Outbound International Mailings of Lithium Batteries, 68069-68070 [2012-27842]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2012 / Rules and Regulations bearing extending from the 4-mile radius to 6 miles southwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Klutts at 813–877–0372. * POSTAL SERVICE In the final rule published on May 14, 2012, (77 FR 28259–28261), the Postal Service implemented new international standards effective May 16, 2012, that prohibited the mailing of lithium batteries and cells internationally and when sent to and from any Army Post OfficeTM (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), or Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) location. The Postal Service took this action to bring its international mailing standards into compliance with international standards for the acceptance of dangerous goods in international mail. We also stated in that notice that we anticipated on January 1, 2013, customers would be able to mail specific quantities of lithium batteries internationally (including to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location) when the batteries are properly installed in the personal electronic devices they are intended to operate. Through recent discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU), we are pleased to announce that we will be able to implement the following changes effective November 15, 2012. In addition, we will also make parallel changes to other USPS publications that make reference to the international mailing of lithium batteries such as Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail. The Postal Service hereby adopts the following changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1. 39 CFR Part 20 List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ANM WA E5 Pullman, WA [Modified] Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, WA (Lat. 46°44′38″ N., long. 117°06′35″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10-mile radius of the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport, and within 1.7 miles each side of the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport 229° bearing extending from the 10-mile radius to 13 miles southwest of the airport, and that airspace bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the 10-mile radius of the airport and the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport 307° bearing to the intersection of the of the 23-mile radius of the airport and the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport 328° bearing extending clockwise within a 23-mile radius of the Pullman/Moscow Regional Airport; thence to the intersection of the 23mile radius of the airport and the Pullman/ Moscow Regional Airport 064° bearing of the airport to the intersection of the 10-mile radius of the airport and the Pullman/ Moscow Regional Airport 066° bearing of the airport; thence clockwise along the 10-mile radius to the point of origin. That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46°46′00″ N., long. 117°51′00″ W.; to lat. 47°06′00″ N., long. 117°29′00″ W.; to lat. 47°10′00″ N., long. 117°13′00″ W.; to lat. 47°07′00″ N., long. 116°50′00″ W.; to lat. 46°57′00″ N., long. 116°28′00″ W.; to lat. 46°38′00″ N., long. 116°41′00″ W.; to lat. 46°31′00″ N., long. 116°23′00″ W., to lat. 46°12′00″ N., long. 116°25′00″ W.; to lat. 46°19′00″ N., long. 116°57′00″ W.; to lat. 46°24′00″ N., long. 117°30′00″ W.; thence to the point of origin. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 23, 2012. Vered Lovett, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2012–27668 Filed 11–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Foreign relations, International postal services. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Outbound International Mailings of Lithium Batteries Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is revised to read as follows: Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail PART 20—[AMENDED] SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:24 Nov 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301– 307; 18 U.S.C. 1692–1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001–3011, 3201–3219, 3403–3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001. 2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows: ■ Effective date: November 15, 2012. Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * Manual (IMM®) to new standards when mailing primary and secondary lithium cells or lithium batteries internationally, or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO destinations. 68069 Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) 1 International Mail Services * * * * * 130 Mailability * * 135 Mailable Dangerous Goods * * * * * * * * [Insert new 135.6 to read as follows:] 135.6 135.61 Batteries General Only lithium cells and batteries under 135.62 and 135.63 that are properly installed in the equipment they are intended to operate may be sent internationally or to APO, FPO, or DPO locations when not restricted or prohibited by the destination country or APO, FPO, or DPO location. For specific country restrictions, see the applicable Individual Country Listing. For specific APO, FPO, or DPO restrictions, see the information for the destination ZIP Code in the article titled ‘‘Overseas Military/ Diplomatic Mail’’ published in each issue of the Postal Bulletin. Lithium batteries packed with equipment and lithium batteries sent separate from equipment are prohibited. Damaged or recalled batteries are prohibited and may not be mailed internationally under any circumstances. 135.62 Primary Lithium (NonRechargeable) Cells and Batteries Small consumer-type primary lithium cells and batteries (lithium metal or lithium alloy) like those used to power cameras and flashlights are mailable in a single shipment with the following restrictions: a. The batteries must be installed in the equipment being shipped. b. Each shipment may contain a maximum of only four lithium cells or two lithium batteries. c. The lithium content must not exceed 1 gram (g) per cell. d. The total aggregate lithium content must not exceed 2 g per battery. e. The batteries installed in the equipment must be protected from damage and short circuit. E:\FR\FM\15NOR1.SGM 15NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 221 / Thursday, November 15, 2012 / Rules and Regulations f. The equipment must be equipped with an effective means of preventing it from being turned on or activated. g. The equipment must be contained in a strong sealed package and cushioned to prevent movement or damage. 135.63 Secondary Lithium-ion (Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries Small consumer-type lithium-ion cells and batteries like those used to power cell phones and laptop computers are mailable in a single shipment with the following restrictions: a. The batteries must be installed in the equipment being shipped. b. Each shipment may contain a maximum of only four lithium-ion cells or two lithium-ion batteries. c. The lithium content must not exceed 20 Watt-hour rating (Wh) per cell. d. The total aggregate lithium content must not exceed 100 Wh per battery. e. Each battery must bear the Wh marking on the battery to determine if it is within the limits defined in 123.63c and 123.63d. [FR Doc. C1–2012–21972 Filed 11–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 90 [PS Docket 12–94; PS Docket No. 06–229; WT Docket 06–150; DA 12–1462] Implementing Public Safety Broadband Provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: On October 15, 2012, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Commission published a document announcing that a Report and Order implementing public safety broadband provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:24 Nov 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 f. The batteries installed in the equipment must be protected from damage and short circuit. g. The equipment must be equipped with an effective means of preventing it from being turned on or activated. h. The equipment must be contained in a strong sealed package and cushioned to prevent movement or damage. 136 Nonmailable Goods 136.1 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 85, 86, and 600 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 523, 531, 533, 536, and 537 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0799; FRL–9706–5; NHTSA–2010–0131] Dangerous Goods * * * Some examples of dangerous goods include the following: * * * * * [Delete item ‘‘i’’ in its entirety.] * * * * * We will publish an amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect these changes. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice. [FR Doc. 2012–27842 Filed 11–13–12; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P RIN 2060–AQ54; RIN 2127–AK79 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards Correction In rule document 2012–21972 appearing on pages 62623–63200 in the issue of Monday, October 15, 2012, make the following correction: § 533.5 Requirements [Corrected] 1. On page 63195, Figure 4, an equation, is corrected to appear as set forth below: ■ Creation Act of 2012, adopted as DA 12– 1462, would become effective November 14, 2012, except for the removal of certain sections. The Bureau explained that it would publish a separate document in the Federal Register announcing the subsequent effective date of the removal of these two rule provisions. In this document we announce the effective date of the removal of these two rule provisions. DATES: The amendments removing 47 CFR 90.18 and 90.528, published October 15, 2012, at 77 FR 62461, are effective November 15, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Fullano, Federal Communications Commission, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, 445 12th Street SW., Room 7–C747, Washington, DC 20554. Telephone: (202)–418–0492, email: genaro.fullano@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2012, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Commission published a document PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 announcing that the Report and Order adopted in PS Dockets 06–229 and 12– 94 and WT Docket 06–150 on September 7, 2012, DA 12–1462, would become effective November 14, 2012, except for the removal of §§ 90.18 and 90.528. In this document we announce the effective date of the removal of these two rule provisions, November 15, 2012. This date will be the date of issuance of a license to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) pursuant to Section 6201(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 90 Administrative practice and procedure, Business and industry, Civil defense, Common carriers, Communications equipment, Emergency medical services, Incorporation by reference, Individuals with disabilities, Radio, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. E:\FR\FM\15NOR1.SGM 15NOR1 ER15NO12.102</GPH> 68070

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 221 (Thursday, November 15, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68069-68070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27842]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


Outbound International Mailings of Lithium Batteries

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service is revising the Mailing Standards of the 
United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) 
to new standards when mailing primary and secondary lithium cells or 
lithium batteries internationally, or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO 
destinations.

DATES: Effective date: November 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Klutts at 813-877-0372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the final rule published on May 14, 2012, 
(77 FR 28259-28261), the Postal Service implemented new international 
standards effective May 16, 2012, that prohibited the mailing of 
lithium batteries and cells internationally and when sent to and from 
any Army Post OfficeTM (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), or 
Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) location. The Postal Service took this 
action to bring its international mailing standards into compliance 
with international standards for the acceptance of dangerous goods in 
international mail. We also stated in that notice that we anticipated 
on January 1, 2013, customers would be able to mail specific quantities 
of lithium batteries internationally (including to and from an APO, 
FPO, or DPO location) when the batteries are properly installed in the 
personal electronic devices they are intended to operate. Through 
recent discussions with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the 
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal 
Postal Union (UPU), we are pleased to announce that we will be able to 
implement the following changes effective November 15, 2012. In 
addition, we will also make parallel changes to other USPS publications 
that make reference to the international mailing of lithium batteries 
such as Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic 
Mail Manual (DMM) and Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and 
Perishable Mail.
    The Postal Service hereby adopts the following changes to Mailing 
Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail 
Manual (IMM), which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal 
Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.

    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is revised to read as follows:

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-
1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-
3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.


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2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows:

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International 
Mail Manual (IMM)

1 International Mail Services

* * * * *

130 Mailability

* * * * *

135 Mailable Dangerous Goods

* * * * *
    [Insert new 135.6 to read as follows:]

135.6 Batteries

135.61 General

    Only lithium cells and batteries under 135.62 and 135.63 that are 
properly installed in the equipment they are intended to operate may be 
sent internationally or to APO, FPO, or DPO locations when not 
restricted or prohibited by the destination country or APO, FPO, or DPO 
location. For specific country restrictions, see the applicable 
Individual Country Listing. For specific APO, FPO, or DPO restrictions, 
see the information for the destination ZIP Code in the article titled 
``Overseas Military/Diplomatic Mail'' published in each issue of the 
Postal Bulletin.
    Lithium batteries packed with equipment and lithium batteries sent 
separate from equipment are prohibited. Damaged or recalled batteries 
are prohibited and may not be mailed internationally under any 
circumstances.

135.62 Primary Lithium (Non-Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries

    Small consumer-type primary lithium cells and batteries (lithium 
metal or lithium alloy) like those used to power cameras and 
flashlights are mailable in a single shipment with the following 
restrictions:
    a. The batteries must be installed in the equipment being shipped.
    b. Each shipment may contain a maximum of only four lithium cells 
or two lithium batteries.
    c. The lithium content must not exceed 1 gram (g) per cell.
    d. The total aggregate lithium content must not exceed 2 g per 
battery.
    e. The batteries installed in the equipment must be protected from 
damage and short circuit.

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    f. The equipment must be equipped with an effective means of 
preventing it from being turned on or activated.
    g. The equipment must be contained in a strong sealed package and 
cushioned to prevent movement or damage.

135.63 Secondary Lithium-ion (Rechargeable) Cells and Batteries

    Small consumer-type lithium-ion cells and batteries like those used 
to power cell phones and laptop computers are mailable in a single 
shipment with the following restrictions:
    a. The batteries must be installed in the equipment being shipped.
    b. Each shipment may contain a maximum of only four lithium-ion 
cells or two lithium-ion batteries.
    c. The lithium content must not exceed 20 Watt-hour rating (Wh) per 
cell.
    d. The total aggregate lithium content must not exceed 100 Wh per 
battery.
    e. Each battery must bear the Wh marking on the battery to 
determine if it is within the limits defined in 123.63c and 123.63d.
    f. The batteries installed in the equipment must be protected from 
damage and short circuit.
    g. The equipment must be equipped with an effective means of 
preventing it from being turned on or activated.
    h. The equipment must be contained in a strong sealed package and 
cushioned to prevent movement or damage.

136 Nonmailable Goods

136.1 Dangerous Goods

    * * * Some examples of dangerous goods include the following:
* * * * *
    [Delete item ``i'' in its entirety.]
* * * * *
    We will publish an amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect these 
changes.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Legal Policy & Legislative Advice.
[FR Doc. 2012-27842 Filed 11-13-12; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 7710-12-P