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Lithium Battery Guide for Shippers

This compliance resource was prepared to assist shippers to safely package lithium cells and batteries for transport by all modes according to the latest (May 11, 2020; HM-215O) regulatory requirements. This publication directs the reader to scenario-based shipping guides that outline the applicable requirements to ship packages of lithium cells and batteries in various configurations. Each distinct shipping guide in this document refers to the regulatory requirements for a specific lithium cell/battery type, configuration, and size. In this way, shippers will easily find the applicable transport provisions.

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Last updated: Friday, October 1, 2021