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173.185

Section §173.185: Lithium cells and batteries

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Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
24-0019 ProteQ Mr. Marc Gordnier View
23-0055 Amazon Inc. Mr. Josh Galvarino View
23-0045 L-H Battery Company, Inc. Mr. Rick Riggle View
23-0088 Wabtec Corporation Vincent M. Melillo View
23-0091 Honda Development and Manufacturing of America Mr. Joe Williamson View
23-0040 DHL Global Forwarding (RADIX International) Dennis Raymund V. Franco View
22-0102 Transportation Development Group, LLC Jim Powell View
22-0007 Consolidated Nuclear Security Chris Carthel View
22-0044 Transportation Development Group, LLC Jim Powell View
21-0037 Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen Steven W. Hansen View
21-0058 KBI Paul D. Johnson View
21-0052 Amazon Marianna Patterson View
21-0048 EnerSys Steven Spease View
21-0050 Arcimoto, Inc. Pete Z View
21-0044 Nevro Corp. Calvin Tsai View
21-0022 Hazmat Safety Consulting Bob Richard View
20-0087 DHL Global Forwarding Philip Poland View
20-0078 Starkey Laboratories, Inc. Dawn Gardner View
20-0061 LG Chem Michigan, Inc. Ms. Sarah Kim View
20-0058 DHL Global Forwarding Dennis Raymund V. Franco View
20-0008 FedEx Logistics Marvin Sudduth View
19-0083 Currie Associates L’Gena Shaffer View
20-0032 Andres A. Burgos View
19-0088 TerraTrike Lisa Permesang View
19-0137 Lithium-Batterie-Service GbR Eva Glimsche View
19-0129 Goal Zero Christie Babalis View
19-0110 Aclara Bill Laudolff View
19-0085 EnerSys Steve Spease View
19-0101 Council on the Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) L’Gena Shaffer View
19-0057 Dangerous Goods Transport Consulting, Inc. Frits Wybenga View
19-0080 Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. Joshua Galvarino View
19-0084 Duke Energy Charles Denny View
19-0028 J.J. Keller and Associates, Inc. Thomas J. Ziebell View
19-0041 Dangerous Goods Advisory Council Del Billings View
19-0013 Hunter Fan Company Tony Bacon View
19-0003 Cabela's Dale Kettler View
18-0161 MSC Industrial Direct David Cox View
18-0159 Dorsey and Whitney LLP Mark R. Kaster View
18-0156 Mr. Joseph Tsiyoni View
18-0098 Mr. Richard J. Lloyd View
18-0119 Cascade Asset Management, LLC John Sorrel Weakland View
18-0142 Lifetime Brands, Inc. Jeff Koon View
18-0105 Sidley Austin LLP Judah Prero View
18-0084 Ingram Tim Morgan View
18-0073 Sperberstr 50e Eva Glimsche View
17-0101 Preco, Inc. Brian Wiedow View
17-0080 Transportation Development Group LLC James Powell View
17-0019 Nissan Group of North America Mark Marson View
17-0116 Arvato Digital Services, LLC Manuel Gonzalez View
17-0071 A123 Systems, LLC Joe Shi View
17-0127 Sandia National Laboratories Shawn Colborg View
17-0053 View
16-0022 EMC Corporation Mr. Kendall Wilcox View
10-0241 Oxus, Inc. Mrs. Joan Rolwing View
14-0218 Maxxsonics Mr. Ken Eldridge View
12-0199 AirSep Corporation Mr. Richard W. Boerdner View
15-0009 Mr. Mike Revis View
12-0137 Data Domain, BRS Division of EMC Corporation Mr. Kendall Wilcox View
07-0199 Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board Mr. Curtis M. Bowling View
12-0245 VBOX Inc. Mr. Andy Linn View
16-0206 Vergio Mr. Justin Zhou View
09-0303 Electrochem Solutions Mr. Todd Sweetland View
10-0199 Britton & Associates, S.C. Mr. Larry J. Britton View
08-0006 SIEMENS Building Technogies, Inc. Mr. Adam Jablonski View
11-0025 Securaplane Technologies, Inc. Mr. Rod Iverson View
06-0079 House of Batteries Mr. Brion Munsey  View
05-0076 Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP Mr. George A. Kerchner View
05-0278 Regulatory Resources, Inc. Mr. Bruce McLees View
08-0173 Cannondale Sports Group Mr. Zach Krapfl View
08-0052 ILS Manager - Aircraft Mr. Greg Hardwick View
06-0141 LG Chem/Mobile Energy Company Hyeong " Jin Kim, Ph.D.  View
15-0210 E.V. Logistics Coordinator Mr. Mike Casas View
08-0112 Southwest Electronic Energy Corp.                                      Mr. Randy Tanner                                            View
11-0295 Precision Medical, Inc. Mr. Jim Parker View
04-0141 Alston & Bird LLP Ms. Laura Lewis Owens View
13-0213 Lockheed Martin MST Mr. Kevin Unger View
08-0236 Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. Mr. Colin P. Carroll View
07-0202 Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command Mr. Joseph J. Krowitz View
99-0042 National Technical Systems Mr. Steve Farrar View
16-0093 Broadcom Limited Mr. Richard Laudano View
12-0261 Vasco Data Security NV Mr. Marc Covens View
08-0209 Biodiversity Research Institute University of Kansas Mr. Andrew Bentley View
14-0017 URS Corporation Mr. Andrew Romach View
15-0061 Currie Associates, Inc. Ms. L'Gena Shaffer View
16-0102 Amerflight Mr. Matt Payne View
11-0307 ICC Nexergy Mr. David Brongiel A View
10-0017 MGA Research Corporation Mr. Michael Greiner View
08-0075 Terumo Heart, Inc.                                                           Mr. Keith Proctor                                                                             View
09-0085 Cell-Con, Inc. Mr. Steve Fricker View
08-0186 Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. Mr. Jeffrey A. McKinney View
09-0182 GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies Mr. Tom Piggin View
15-0017 Walmart Ms. Veronica Wilson View
16-0172 DGI Training Mr. Sean Kelly View
15-0114 Dorsey & Whitney LLP Mr. Mark Kaster View
98-0383 Radian International Mr. Andrew N. Romach View
15-0043 Ingram Micro Inc. Mr. Glenn Williams View
13-0126 Naval Surface Warfare Center Energy Power & Interconnect Technologies Division Mr. Mark Tisher View
08-0172 National Electrical Manufacturers Association Mr. Craig Updyke View
04-0154 CapAnalysis Mr. George A. Kerchner View
13-0177 CHART-SeQual Technologies, Inc. Mr. Neal Maloy View
15-0027 Texas Instruments Incorporation Mr. Louis Le View
15-0100 Rayovac Corporation Mr. Richard Weinberger View
15-0207 Department of Army Mr. Marco Boasso View
16-0123 Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hansen & Feary, P.C. Timothy Wiseman View
13-0096 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Services Mr. Todd A. Strobel View
09-0066 URS Corporation Mr. Andrew Romach View
14-0003 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
13-0179 PTP Consulting, Inc Carol Brozosky, CHMM, CET View
12-0195 Philips Respironics Mr. Joseph E. Olsavsky View
12-0097 INOVA Geophysical Equipment Ltd. Mr. Harold Sackett View
98-0544 nternational Air Transportation Mr. Gary Dixon View
15-0163 MPS Group Ms. Cynthia Walczak View
99-0070 Delphi Automotive Systems Mr. Dave McCullough View
08-0237 OxLife LLC Mr. Stuart H. Bassine View
12-0031 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
13-0184 Coda Energy Mr. Chris Aragon View
15-0021 United Parcal Service Mr. Samuel S. Elkind View
08-0051 Phillips Medical Systems Mr. Alan Greenstein View
98-0543 SAFT America Inc Mr. Chip Wildes View
16-0003 Mr. Richard Lloyd View
12-0251 Resistacap Energy Products Mr. Davy Hicks View
13-0034 Labelmaster Services Mr. Robert Richard    View
12-0040 Matthews Associates, Inc. Mr. George F. Foucher View
14-0162 Global Satellite Engineering Mr. Scott Walters View
09-0188 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
11-0044 O2 Concepts, LLC Ms. Kathryn G. Forgione View
98-0540 HMT Associates, L.L.C Mr. E.A. Altemos View
09-0261 Westgate Transportation Services, Inc. Mr. Richard J. Lloyd View
12-0252 CHART-SeQual Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ben Kadrlik View
16-0125 UPS Airlines Mr. Bob McClelland View
14-0012 Mr. Adrian Shipman View
14-0207 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
16-0045 Label master Services, Inc. Mr. Robert Richard View
10-0264 Liquid Robotics, Inc. Mr. Roger Hine View
15-0185 HDI Gauges Mr. Gary Rohn View
13-0156 Matthews Associates, Inc Mr. George Foucher View
11-0285 Philips Respironics Mr. Joseph E. Olsavsky View
04-0283 ATA HMC COMAT Taskforce Mr. Les Ado View
10-0135 Naval Surface Warfare Center Energy Power & Interconnect Technologies Division Mr. Mark Tisher View
17-0023 Solvay CYTEC Group Mr. Geoffrey De Vinney View
09-0155 Inogen, Inc. Mr. Matt Scribner View
12-0078 Rechargeable Battery Association Mr. George Kerchner View
06-0216 Wiley Rein and Feuding LLP Mr. George A. Kerchner  View
15-0171 AECOM Mr. Andrew Romach View
10-0173 Intertek Mr. Rich Byczek View
09-0249 Dangerous Goods United Airlines Ms. Nancy Finkenkeller View
14-0158 Mr. Richard J. Lloyd View
09-0255 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
14-0163 Dentons US LLP Mr. James W. Rubin View
08-0028 Raytheon Missile Systems Mr. Steve Jacob View
09-0158 LTL and Conslidation Consultant C.H. Robinson-Ann Arbor Branch Ms. Jennifer Kaczmarczyk View
08-0032 Invacare Corporation Ms. Carroll Martin View
09-0160 National Electrical Manufacturers Association Mr. Kyle Pitsor View
11-0268 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
11-0229 Inogen, Inc. Mr. Matt Scribner View
05-0044 FedEx Express Corporate Safety Department Mr. Marvin Sudduth  View
14-0089 URS Corporation Mr. Andrew Romach View
09-0210 A123 Systems Mr. C. Michael Hoff View
05-0036 Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP Mr. George A. Kerchner View
07-0106 Cobasys Mr. Anthony J. Serventi View
09-0143 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
10-0163 SeQual Technologies, Inc. Ms. Pamela J. Jackson View
11-0074 Currie Associates, Inc. Mr. Tom Ferguson View
08-0161 Portable Rechargeable Battery Association Mr. George Kerchner View
16-0018 UPS Airlines Mr. Bob McClelland View
08-0147 ComSonics, Inc. Mr. Daniel Brown View
09-0047 FedEx Express Mr. Marvin A. Sudduth View
10-0071 Holland & Knight Law Firm Mr. Jonathan Epstein View
11-0150 Holland & Knight LLP Mr. Jonathan Epstein View
11-0110 Delta Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Rick Blenkush View
03-0207 Nexergy, Inc Mr. Philip J. Glandon View
11-0056 Raytheon Network Centric Systems Integrated Communication Systems Ms. Janette Parker View
11-0143 ICC Nexergy Mr. David Brongiel View
05-0215 SeQual Technologies, Inc. Ms. Pamela J. Jackson View
14-0246 Wiley Rein LLP Mr. George Kerchner View
06-0159 Matthews Associates, Incorporated Mr. David Hopkins View
08-0305 Elpro Services, Inc. Mr. Martin Peter View
09-0008 Mr. Patrick Oppenheimer FedEx Express View
11-0072 AirSep Corporation Mr. Richard W. Boerdner View
05-0193 MGA Research Corporation Mr. Anthony J. Angello View
10-0080 Swatch Group Mr. Thomas Affolter View
08-0266 International Biophysics Corporation (IBC) Mr. William R. Wilkinson View
08-0267 National Electrical Manufacturers Association Mr. Kyle Pitsor View