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Interpretation Response #15-0156 ([Toyota Materials Handling Northeast Inc.] [Mr. Partlow])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Toyota Materials Handling Northeast Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Partlow

Location State: PA Country: US

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Response text:

August 28, 2015

Mr Barry Partlow
Toyota Materials Handling Northeast Inc.
2564 Industry Lane
Norristown, PA 19403

Ref. No.: 15-0156

Dear Mr. Partlow:

This is in response to your July 27, 2015 letter requesting clarification of exceptions for lead acid (wet) batteries under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically you request confirmation that you may transport lead acid batteries in accordance with the exception prescribed in § 173.159(e) in a company vehicle or if this exception only applies to battery vendors.

Section 173.159(e) provides relief from the requirements of the HMR for highway or rail shipments of electric storage batteries containing electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid without limiting the exception to a certain transporter type. Provided the conditions § 173.159 (e)(1) through (4) are met, the batteries may transported in a company vehicle and are not otherwise subject to the HMR.

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



Duane Pfund
International Standards Coordinator
Standards and Rulemaking

173.159(e), 173.159 (e)(1)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159 Batteries, wet