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EPA Seeks Public Input on Guidelines for Voluntary Battery Labeling and Battery Collection for Recycling


Submit Comments by July 11, 2022

As part of efforts to develop best practices for the collection of batteries to be recycled, and to help inform a program to promote battery recycling through the development of voluntary labeling guidelines for batteries—as directed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021—the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting information on the end-of-life management of batteries. The request includes information on battery generation, collection, recycling, and reuse, as well as the current labeling standards/requirements for batteries regarding their end-of-life.

The broad information request seeks on all battery types, from small, single-use consumer batteries to large-format rechargable vehicle, grid energy, or other commerical-use or industrial batteries, as well as information on how consumers, businesses, and entities throughout the vehicle management chain are educated on how to manage batteries at the end-of-life. EPA is interested in input from a wide range of stakeholders across the entire battery lifecycle.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and battery-lifecycle stakeholders—including standards developers, industry experts, academia, government and non-governmental organizations, and the public—to review the Federal Register notice and submit comments to EPA by the July 11 deadline.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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