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Lithium Battery Recycling Workshop

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) team and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite waste management industry members that handle lithium batteries, to participate in a free three-hour workshop to learn how to prevent, reduce or eliminate risks of fire or explosions from the improper packaging, marking, labeling, or recycling of lithium batteries. 

What You Will Learn

The workshop will focus on the safe transportation of lithium batteries for recycling and the applicable regulations that must be followed by battery recyclers.  It is designed for individual in the battery recycling industry who need a working knowledge of the regulations, or who provide training to their employees on the applicable regulations.  They will include an overview on the latest regulatory requirements on proper lithium battery packaging, marking and labeling.  It will provide a basic understanding of how to apply the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).  

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) specify requirements for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials in commerce by rail car, aircraft, water vessel, and motor vehicle. These comprehensive regulations govern transportation-related activities by offerors (shippers, brokers, forwarding agents, freight forwarders and warehouses), carriers (common, contract and private), packaging manufacturers, re-conditioners, testers and re-testers, and independent inspection agencies. The HMR apply to any person who performs, or causes to be performed, functions related to the transportation of hazardous materials such as: determination of and compliance with basic conditions for offering, filling packages, marking and labeling packages, preparing shipping papers, and handling, loading, securing and segregating packages within a transport vehicle, freight container or cargo hold.  

Who Should Attend

This workshop was developed for the following audiences: 

  • Battery and electronics refurbishers
  • Battery and electronics recyclers,
  • Household hazardous waste programs
  • Solid waste programs
  • State recycling associations
  • Certification program auditors  


1-4 pm, July 30


EPA Region 7 Headquarters
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219

Limited to first 80 registrants

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