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Schedule 2

The TDG Regulations have been consolidated to include SOR/2017-137 (International Harmonization Update, 2016).

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Special Provision NumberRegulation Description and Applicable UN Numbers
34Regulation Description:

(1) These Regulations, except for Part 1 (Coming into Force, Repeal, Interpretation, General Provisions and Special Cases) and Part 2 (Classification), do not apply to the handling, offering for transport or transporting of lithium cells and batteries on a road vehicle, a railway vehicle or a ship on a domestic voyage if

(a) for a lithium metal or lithium alloy cell, the lithium content is not more than 1 g, and, for a lithium-ion cell, the watt-hour rating is not more than 20 Wh;

(b) for a lithium metal or lithium alloy battery, the aggregate lithium content is not more than 2 g, and for a lithium-ion battery, the watt-hour rating is not more than 100 Wh;

(c) lithium ion batteries are marked with the watt-hour rating on the outside case, except for those manufactured before January 1, 2009;

(d) each cell and battery type passes each of the tests set out in paragraph 2.43.1(2)(a) of Part 2 (Classification);
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(e) the cells and batteries are afforded protection against short circuit, including protection against contact with conductive materials within the same packaging that could lead to a short circuit;

(f) the cells and batteries are packed in a means of containment that completely encloses the cells and batteries;

(g) the gross mass of the cells and batteries does not exceed 30 kg, except when the cells and batteries are installed in or packed with equipment; and

(h) the cells and batteries are packed in a means of containment capable of withstanding a 1.2 m drop test in any orientation without damage to the cells or batteries contained inside the means of containment, without the contents shifting so as to allow battery-to-battery or cell-to-cell, contact, and without release of contents.

(2) Cells and batteries referred to in subsection (1) that are installed in equipment must, unless they are afforded equivalent protection by the equipment in which they are contained,

(a) be afforded protection against damage and short circuit, including protection against contact with conductive materials within the same packaging that could lead to a short circuit;

(b) subject to subsection (3), be fitted to prevent accidental activation; and

(c) be packed in a means of containment designed, constructed, filled, closed, secured and maintained so that under normal conditions of transport, including handling, there will be no release of the dangerous goods that could endanger public safety.

(3) Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply to cells and batteries installed in devices that are intentionally active during transport such as radio frequency identification transmitters, watches and sensors, and that are not capable of generating a dangerous evolution of heat.

(4) Except for means of containment containing button cell batteries installed in equipment, including circuit boards, or no more than four cells installed in equipment or no more than two batteries installed in equipment, each means of containment must be marked with the appropriate lithium battery mark in accordance with section 4.24.
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(5) Despite subsection (4), except for means of containment containing button cell batteries installed in equipment, including circuit boards, or no more than four cells installed in equipment or no more than two batteries installed in equipment, each means of containment may, until December 31, 2018, be marked with the following:
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(a) ?lithium metal?, ?lithium métal?, ?lithium ion? or ?lithium ionique?, as appropriate;

(b) an indication that the means of containment must be handled with care and that a flammability hazard exists if the means of containment is damaged;

(c) an indication that special procedures must be followed in the event the means of containment is damaged, including inspection and repacking, if necessary; and

(d) a telephone number to call for additional information.
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SOR/2014-306

Applicable UN Numbers:

UN3090, UN3091, UN3480, UN3481
Date Modified:
2017-09-29