This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry.
by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA
Phil Squair, NEMA Vice President, Government Relations, is a member of the federal Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee. Launched in January 2020, the committee promotes communication among manufacturers of lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and the federal government. The committee also advises the Department of Transportation (DOT) on new battery technologies and transportation safety practices, provides a forum to discuss DOT regulatory activities related to lithium battery transportation safety, and will ultimately report to the DOT Secretary and Congress on the results of private sector and international regulatory efforts to enforce safe lithium battery air transport practices. ei