Accordo multilaterale M292
Carriage of damaged lithium batteries
Multilateral Agreement M292 under section 1.5.1 of ADR concerning the carriage of damaged lithium batteries that are carried in accordance with the conditions approved by the competent authority under special provision 376
(1) By derogation from the provisions of chapter 3.3 of ADR, lithium ion cells or batteries and lithium metal cells or batteries which have been identified as being damaged or defective in accordance with special provision 376 such that they no longer conform to the type tested in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Manual of Tests and Criteria and which are liable to disassemble rapidly, react dangerously, produce flame or the dangerous evolution of heat or the dangerous emission of toxic, corrosive or flammable gases or vapours under· normal conditions of carriage shall not be carried except under conditions approved by the competent authority of an ADR Contracting Party; this competent authority may also recognise an approval issued by the competent authority of a country which is not an ADR Contracting Party, provided this approval was issued in accordance with the procedures applicable under ADR, the IMDG Code or the ICAO Technical Instructions.
(2) This Agreement shall be valid until 31 December 2016 for the carriage on the territories of the ADR Contracting Parties signatory to this Agreement. If it is revoked before that date by one of the signatories, it shall remain valid until the above mentioned date only for carriage in the territories of those ADR contracting parties signatory to this Agreement which have not revoked it.
Bonn, 03 December 2015
The competent authority for ADR of the Federal Republic of Germany
For the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure