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08 Feb, 2017, 10:13 ET Corporations and Trade Groups Ask DOT to Issue Hazmat Safety Rule Blocked by White House Regulatory Freeze

In a letter sent on February 3rd to incoming Secretary of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, 22 corporations and trade associations sought "the...


10 Jun, 2016, 12:30 ET PRBA Urges Crackdown on Non-Compliant Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturers in China

 PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association has called for tough enforcement, new efforts to identify companies repeatedly...


30 Dec, 2015, 10:11 ET PRBA Applauds U.S. DOT's Safety Alert on Hoverboards, Seeks Aggressive Action Against Non-Compliant Lithium Battery Shippers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association today congratulated the U.S....


31 Jul, 2014, 18:46 ET PRBA Commends PHMSA for Issuing Final Rule Strengthening Lithium Battery Transport Regulations

 PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association today thanked the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for releasing...


13 Jan, 2014, 10:00 ET Industry Coalition Urges OMB to Approve Rule Enhancing Safe Air Transport of Lithium Batteries

PHMSA Rule Would Align U.S. Rules with Stricter International Safety Regulations    PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery...


11 Oct, 2013, 12:23 ET PRBA Concludes Successful International Meeting on UN Testing Requirements for Large Lithium Batteries

 PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association and two other international organizations last week held three-days of  meetings to...


24 Jul, 2013, 19:17 ET PRBA Statement on the Report Issued by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority on the 2010 UPS Aircraft Accident

PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association  commends the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates for the...


30 May, 2013, 17:35 ET PRBA Participates in the 5th World Rechargeable Battery Regulatory Forum in Japan

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Kerchner, executive director of PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association,...


18 Mar, 2013, 09:00 ET PRBA Urges PHMSA to Align U.S. Air Transport Rules for Lithium Batteries with Stricter International Standards

Dual Compliance Option "Inconsistent" with 2012 FAA Law      PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association has...


05 Feb, 2013, 13:18 ET PRBA Statement on the Safety of Lithium Ion Batteries

The following statements can be attributed to PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner: News stories that equate cargo shipments of lithium ion...


13 Dec, 2012, 16:09 ET PRBA-Backed Proposals on Shipments of Damaged and Waste Lithium Batteries Approved by UN Transport Panel

Success at Geneva Meetings Caps Remarkable Year for Battery Association      PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association said...


14 Nov, 2012, 08:53 ET PRBA Lauds U.S. Postal Service Decision Allowing the International Air Shipment of Electronics with Small Lithium Batteries

Early Implementation A Holiday Gift for America's Overseas Military Personnel WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRBA-The...


17 Sep, 2012, 09:18 ET PRBA Endorses Expansion of International Technology Agreement and Elimination of Import Duties on Rechargeable Batteries

PRBA—The Rechargeable Battery Association announced today that it has filed comments with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)...


16 May, 2012, 17:33 ET PRBA Welcomes PHMSA Plan to Harmonize U.S Air Shipment Rules For Lithium Batteries with International Standards

Also Calls on PHMSA to Avoid Rules That Would Frustrate Battery Recycling  PRBA—The Rechargeable Battery Association has filed...


15 Feb, 2012, 09:02 ET PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association Hails Enactment of FAA Reauthorization

 George Kerchner, Executive Director of PRBA—The Rechargeable Battery Association, issued the following statement after President Obama...


28 Dec, 2011, 10:17 ET PRBA Assails Fundamental Flaws in FAA Safety Study on Air Shipments of Lithium Batteries

 PRBA—The Rechargeable Battery Association today said a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study on the potential risks...


05 Dec, 2011, 14:08 ET PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association Endorses U.N. Efforts to Improve Lithium Ion Battery Transport Safety Regulations, Reiterates Call for Increased Compliance, Tougher Enforcement

 PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association today praised efforts last week by the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of...


03 Dec, 2011, 17:57 ET Statement of PRBA - The Rechargeable Battery Association on the FAA Reauthorization Bill and the Safe Air Shipment of Lithium Ion Batteries

 The following is a statement from PRBA Executive Director George Kerchner:  Safety remains PRBA's No. 1 priority....


21 Jun, 2011, 13:51 ET Industry Coalition Urges DOT Crack Down on Lithium Battery Shippers That Violate Air Safety Regulations

U.S. Cooperation with Global Enforcement Efforts Deemed Essential to Improved Safety A broad-based coalition of trade associations representing...


18 Feb, 2011, 11:59 ET PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association Endorses Transportation Department's Announcement of Regulatory Review

DOT Action Follows PRBA Letter to Secretary LaHood on Lithium Battery Rule PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association fully supports the...


21 Oct, 2009, 14:47 ET PRBA's Lithium Battery Proposals Adopted by International Dangerous Goods Panel

PRBA - The Rechargeable Battery Association said today the International Civil Aviation Organization's Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) that met...