February 20, 2015: (FR) (HM-224F) PHMSA Issues Final Rule and Extends Compliance Date for Transporting Lithium Batteries

PHMSA has extended the compliance date for HM-224F based on comments from multiple stakeholders who were concerned with the challenges faced by the regulated community to fully implement the provisions contained in the final rule. The original compliance date was set for February 6, 2015 but has since been changed to August 6, 2015.

Several of the comments PHMSA received pointed out the fact that new regulations typically require domestic ground shipments of products that contain lithium batteries adhere to shipping standards that, in the past, only applied to international air and sea transportation. The other concern was the amout of consumer products that would probably be impacted by the new rule.

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