§ 1962.6. Battery Labeling Requirements.
13 CA ADC § 1962.6Barclays Official California Code of Regulations
13 CCR § 1962.6
§ 1962.6. Battery Labeling Requirements.
(a) Applicability. This section shall apply to 2026 and subsequent model year zero-emission vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and 48-volt hybrid electric vehicles certified for sale in California. For the purposes of this section, “traction battery” means any electrical energy storage device consisting of any number of individual battery modules or cells that is used to supply power to propel the vehicle.
(A) Chemistry identifier designating the battery chemistry, cathode type, anode type, manufacturer, and date of manufacture in accordance with SAE, International (SAE) J2984 “Chemical Identification of Transportation Batteries for Recycling” SEP 2021, (SAE J2984), incorporated by reference. For chemistries not included in SAE J2984, the manufacturer shall request, as part of their certification application under subsection (d)(1) of this section and subsection (i) of California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 13, section 1962.4, Executive Officer approval of an alternative identifier. The Executive Officer shall approve the alternate identifier as part of certification upon determining the proposed identifier is consistent with SAE J2984 or with terminology generally used for the component in the battery manufacturing industry and distinguishes the new chemistry from other chemistries already defined with identifiers;
(B) The minimum voltage of the battery pack, Vmin0, as defined in the Idaho National Laboratory “INL/EXT-15-34184 Battery Test Manual for Electric Vehicles,” Revision 3, June 2015, incorporated by reference, and the corresponding minimum battery cell voltage, Vmin0,cell when the battery pack is at Vmin0;
(D) A digital identifier, linked to a data repository website as specified in subsection (c). In lieu of a unique digital identifier or entry in the data repository website for each separate date of manufacture included on the label, a manufacturer may utilize a common digital identifier, linked to a common data repository website, covering a period of time representing multiple dates of manufacture, provided that the rest of the label information required by subsection (b)(1) is consistent across the multiple dates of manufacture and that the data repository website entry includes the applicable range of manufacture dates.
(A) A label shall be attached to the exterior of the battery such that it is visible and accessible when the battery is removed from the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer's recommended procedures for removal. For batteries that are designed such that portions of the battery pack may be separately removed for service or repair, a label shall also be attached to each portion (e.g., on each module for a pack with separately replaceable modules).
(B) The digital identifier on the label shall meet the QR code requirements of International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 18004:2015, “Information technology--Automatic identification and data capture techniques--QR Code bar code symbology specification”, adopted February 2015, incorporated by reference.
(A) All information required to be printed on the physical label under subsection (b)(1). For manufacturers utilizing a common digital identifier across multiple dates of manufacture, as allowed by subsection (b)(1)(D), manufacturers are allowed to use a single data entry with the applicable range of manufacture dates listed in the YY/MM format.
(3) Information Availability Requirements. All information required by this section must be maintained on the website required by this subsection for a minimum of twenty (20) years after the vehicle is delivered for sale. After twenty years, the information must be retained and made available within 30 days upon request, if not maintained on a website.
(1) Certification. Samples of actual production labels used shall be submitted to the Executive Officer at time of certification in accordance with CCR, title 13, section 1962.4. The Executive Officer shall, as part of certification under CCR, title 13, section 1962.4, approve the label upon determining it meets the requirements of subsection (b).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 38510, 38560, 38580, 39003, 39039, 39600, 39601, 39602.5, 43013, 43016, 43018, 43018.5, 43023, 43100, 43101, 43104, 43105.5, 43154, 43211 and 43212, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 38580, 43013, 43016, 43018, 43018.5, 43023, 43101, 43102, 43104, 43105, 43154, 43211 and 43212, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 11-30-2022; operative 11-30-2022 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2022, No. 48).
This database is current through 9/22/23 Register 2023, No. 38.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 13, § 1962.6, 13 CA ADC § 1962.6
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