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Hazardous Materials Revision to Requirements for the Transportation Lithium Batteries

Abstract: This rulemaking amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations to comprehensively address the safe transportation of lithium cells and batteries. The rulemaking strengthened the regulatory framework by imposing more effective safeguards, including design testing to address risks related to internal short circuits, and enhanced packaging, hazard communication, and operational measures for various types and sizes of lithium batteries in specific transportation contexts. The rulemaking responded to several recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board.
RIN: 2137-AE44
Type: Rule Making
SUB TYPE Hazardous Materials
Disposition Pending
Action Office PHH-10
Docket Effective Date March 25 2099, at 04.00 AM EST
Docket Close Date March 25 2099, at 12.00 AM EST
Government Level Affected No

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