Lead-Acid Storage Batteries
Owners or operators of facilities that store spent batteries before reclaiming them are subject
to additional requirements as specified in 40 CFR 266, subpart G. For this reason it is
recommended that DOE facilities do not reclaim their own spent batteries. Reclamation may
be included as part of a procurement contract for replacement batteries or contracts may be
placed with a permitted reclaiming facility.
Generators of spent lead-acid batteries must ensure that batteries meet all radioactive
contamination requirements for uncontrolled release.