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Interpretation Response #00-0060 ([American Suzuki Motor Corporation] [Mr. Werner Dittmer])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Werner Dittmer

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 30, 2000

Mr. Werner Dittmer                Ref. No. 00-0060
American Suzuki Motor Corporation
P.O. Box 1100
Brea, CA 92822-1100

Dear Mr. Dittmer,

This is in response to your letter dated February 18, 2000 regarding the marking requirements for non-spillable batteries under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if a sticker with the words "NONSPILLABLE" or "NONSPILLABLE BATTERY" would qualify as plainly and durably marked (§ 173.159).

Section 173.159(d)(2) requires each non-spillable battery and its outer packaging to be plainly and durably marked "NONSPILLABLE" or "NONSPILLABLE BATTERY" if the battery was manufactured after September 30, 1995.  Any method that affixes the required markings to the package in a durable manner is acceptable.  Provided the required marks remain on the package during transportation, the use of a sticker is authorized.

I hope this satisfies your request.

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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159 Batteries, wet