Tom Ferguson, Sr. Technical Consultant, submitted comments for The Council on Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in PHMSA‐2013‐0260 (HM‐215M)
Small Lithium Battery-Powered Vehicles: There have been questions raised regarding the classification of small lithium battery-powered vehicles when shipped as cargo. IATA issued a notice providing background on the provisions that apply, specifically the wording of Special Provision A21. This devices, that go by names such as balance wheel, air wheel, solo wheel, mini balance board and hoverboard, are accordingly classified as UN 3171, battery-powered vehicles.
Kentucky Transportation Center - Section 1554 Executive Report (December 2013) - Cost and Technology Considerations in Development of a Shipment Tracking Program for Highway Security Sensitive Materials under Section 1554 of the 9/11 Act of 2007