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Interpretation Response #17-0032 ([Avalon Battery Corporation] [Mr. Brian Adams])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Avalon Battery Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Brian Adams

Country: CA

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 18, 2017

Brian Adams
Avalon Battery Corporation
1226 Frances Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z5

Reference No. 17-0032

Dear Mr. Adams:

This letter is in response to your March 29, 2017, letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to wet batteries. In your letter, you note that you have classified your product as "UN2794, Batteries, wet, filled with acid." You also confirm that the transportation of this material meets all of the conditions in § 173.159(e). You ask whether the product requires additional packaging to comply with the HMR.

The answer is no. If the shipment of a wet battery meets all of the conditions in § 173.159(e), it is not subject to any other HMR requirements. Additional packaging is not required beyond the method you use to meet the conditions.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.



Dirk Der Kinderen
Chief, Standards Development Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.159 Batteries, wet