Lithium Battery

What type of cells/batteries fall under Section II?

Lithium ion cell ≤ 20 WH Lithium ion battery ≤ 100 WH Lithium metal cell ≤ 1 g Lithium metal battery ≤ 2 g
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For air shipments when do I need to receive adequate instruction for lithium cells/batteries?

Adequate instruction must be met for persons preparing or offering lithium cells/batteries for transport under Section II of Packing instructions 965- 970 to the extent of their responsibilities. Adequate instructions should include: classification of the lithium batteries being shipped, documented procedures for the lithium batteries being shipped, written work instructions or other documentation, including automated controls, a review and understanding of documented procedures, as they apply to an individual’s job functions, dated instruction records of all employees, refresher instructions provided a minimum of every 2 years, or as documented procedures or instructions are revised, or regulations are changed, reverse logistics, including aircraft limitations and applicable prohibitions.
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What qualifies as a fully regulated cell/battery?

Lithium ion cell ≥ 20 WH Lithium ion battery ≥ 100 WH Lithium metal cell ≥ 1 g Lithium metal battery ≥ 2 g
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If I ship above the smaller cell/battery limits by ground or vessel will the fully regulated requirements apply?

Yes. You will need to meet subpart requirements of C-H in the 49 CFR manual section 172. You will need to provide shipping papers, marking, labeling, placarding, emergency response information, and training. You may also need to use UN performance level tested packaging if it is required.
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What needs to be marked on the outside of the lithium battery mark?

On the outside of the lithium battery mark where the single * is you will need the UN ID number for the battery type and where the ** is you will need the telephone number for additional information. The telephone number does not need to be monitored 24/7 but needs to be of a person that is knowledgeable about the shipment.
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What qualifies as a smaller cell/battery?

Lithium ion cell ≤ 20 WH Lithium ion battery ≤ 100 WH Lithium metal cell ≤ 1 g Lithium metal battery ≤ 2 g
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When I ship out smaller cells/batteries by ground or vessel do I need to follow the fully regulated requirements which include: shipping papers, marking, labeling, placarding, emergency response information, training, or to use UN performance packaging?

No you will not need any of the above requirements.  By ground and vessel shipment you will just need to provide the lithium battery marking on the outside of the package and or the “Primary Lithium Batteries Forbidden for Transport aboard Passenger Aircraft” or “Lithium Metal Batteries Forbidden for Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft” or “Cargo Aircraft Only” label if it applies.
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IATA with Lithium Battery 61st Edition

ICAO/ IATA regulations (61st edition) require training of all persons whose roles affect the safe transport of dangerous goods by aircraft.  This course presents all components required to meet ICAO/ IATA training requirements, while focusing on how they apply to lithium cell and battery shipments.  Due to its intense focus on lithium battery shipments, the general ICAO/IATA training may better fit your needs. 

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