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Interpretation Response #00-0054 ([Texas Department of Public Safety] [Trooper Rocky Stone])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Texas Department of Public Safety

Individual Name: Trooper Rocky Stone

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 17, 2000

Trooper Rocky Stone                 Ref. No. 00-0054
Texas Department of Public Safety
License & Weight Service
1400 I.H. 35
San Marcos, TX 78666

Dear Trooper Stone:

This is in response to your letter dated February 8, 2000, regarding the exception for batteries provided in § 173.159(e)of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if a transport vehicle loaded with Batteries, wet, filled with acid, 8, UN2794, PGIII and Battery fluid, acid, 8, UN2796, PGIII is eligible for the exception.

The answer is no.  Electric storage batteries containing electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid are excepted from the HMR when transported in accordance with § 173.159(e). One of the conditions under § 173.159(e) is that no other hazardous materials may be transported in the same vehicle.  This means that with the exception of the batteries, no hazardous materials, including electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid, may be transported in the vehicle.

We hope this satisfies your request.

John A. Gale
Transportation Regulatory Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159 Batteries, wet