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Member Bulletin ~ May 2020

Contents

  1. Exciting Sponsorship Opportunity: The Power-full Life of Batteries Animated Video
  2. National Transport Commission seeks ABRI’s input on proposed changes to UN Model Regulations for Transporting Dangerous Goods
  3. ABRI seeks sponsors for training and guidelines development and production of industry best practice documents
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EXCITING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: THE POWER-FULL LIFE OF BATTERIES ANIMATED VIDEO

ABRI is seeking expressions of interest for sponsorship from industry and government to create a “Power-full Life of Batteries’ animated video.   The video will be produced by a professional communications team with experience in creating animated videos.  ABRI has created an initial concept storyboard which will be used as a foundation by the communications team. 

Please review the Expression of Interest document and let us know if you would like to sponsor this effort by May 26th.

DOWNLOAD THE STORY BOARD
DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
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NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMMISSION CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO UN MODEL REGULATIONS FOR TRANSPORTING DANGEROUS GOODS

Debra Kirk at NTC has provided us with a summary of formal papers that will be discussed at the July meeting of the ECOSOC (UN) Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.  Due to current travel restrictions, the UN will not be holding a face to face meeting.  Instead, discussion on the papers will be conducted by exchange of comments in writing.  To enable, this the UN has imposed tight timeframes for submission of comments. Links to the full papers are included in the summary document.  Amendments made to the UN Model Regulations as a result of decisions made by the Sub-Committee are generally adopted into the ADG Code, as a matter of course, in the next update following each release of the UN Model Regulations.

The Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD) represents Australia at the biannual meetings of the Sub-Committee and provides Australia’s official position on papers discussed at the meetings.  In forming the official Australian position, DITCRD consult with a number of stakeholders, including the NTC.

If you have any issues to raise, please provide them to ABRI by COB Monday May 25th so that we can prepare an ABRI submission.  You can also provide comments in the last two columns of the attached summary and return to me for inclusion in our overall submission.  Where possible, please provide evidence to support your comments.

DOWNLOAD THE NTC SUMMARY
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ABRI SEEKS SPONSORS FOR TRAINING AND GUIDELINES

ABRI is seeking to create new revenue streams to manage the impact on our cash flow as a result of COVID-19.  Please let us know if you would like to support our work and ensure that guidelines and training can continue to be created to improve knowledge of battery best practices and safety.  ABRI’s guidelines are widely distributed and accessed from the ABRI website and sponsors will be recognised accordingly.  Please respond to our EOI by COB Friday 29th May 2020.  In particular we are seeking sponsors for:

  • Packaging guidelines for transporting used handheld batteries of mixed chemistries (draft attached)
  • Packaging guidelines for transporting used lead acid batteries (previous version attached)
  • Packaging guidelines for transporting used lithium batteries
  • Development of a training program to support each of the above guidelines to enhance compliance, foster best practice, and assist members to educate clients regarding transport packing requirements.
  • Development and production of “Button cell batteries guidelines for safe use & disposal”.

Click the buttons below to review the EOI and example guidelines.  It is envisaged that future editions will include sponsor logos.

Please let us know if you would like to sponsor any of these efforts by May 26th.

DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP EOI
ULAB GUIDELINES
BUTTON BATTERY GUIDELINES
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