Executive Director of the Rechargeable Battery Association George Kerchner stated July 8 that the lithium battery industry would not be opposed to incorporating a lithium battery handling label into the U.N. Model Regulations, which set international standards for developing harmonized hazardous materials transport regulations. The industry would support a similar or improved label already required under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions. However, he noted that the industry is not happy about the possible reclassification of lithium batters by ICAO and that they will continue to push the U.N. Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to consider a proposal to remove certain documentation requirements for lithium battery shipments.