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U.S. Department of Transportation Agrees with PRBA’s Request to Postpone Compliance Date Associated with UN38.3 Lithium Battery Test Summary

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published its HM-215O Harmonization Final Rule on May 11, 2020 that includes several amendments to the lithium battery provisions in 49 CFR 173.185 of the U.S. hazardous materials regulations.

In the Final Rule, the Agency agreed with PRBA’s request for a January 1, 2022 compliance date for the UN38.3 lithium battery Test Summary in order to give companies additional time to comply with this new requirement.

Please contact George Kerchner at [email protected] for more information on the implications of the Final Rule as it relates to lithium batteries.