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Interpretation Response #14-0005 ([Casa International Brokerage, Inc.] [Mr. Hector Casas])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Casa International Brokerage, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Hector Casas

Location State: CA Country: US

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Response text:

February 11, 2014

Mr. Hector Casas
Casas International Brokerage, Inc.
9665 Airway Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92154

Ref. No.: 14-0005

Dear Mr. Casas:

This is in response to your email dated December 24, 2013, requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) relating to the shipment of batteries, wet, non-spillable, UN 2800 from Mexico to the United States.  You request confirmation that pursuant to HMR § 173.159a(d), a shipment of non-spillable batteries as well as non-spillable batteries with lighting equipment is excepted from the labeling requirements of subpart E of part 172 of the HMR.  

You are correct.  Provided the shipment of non-spillable batteries is in full compliance with all applicable requirements of HMR § 173.159a, relief from all other requirements of the HMR is available under § 173.159a(d).  Therefore, such shipments of non-spillable batteries are not subject to the labeling requirements of the HMR.   

I trust this information is helpful.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.


Duane A. Pfund
International Standards Coordinator
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159a Exceptions for non-spillable batteries