Lithium batteries are regulated as a hazardous material under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 C.F.R., Parts 171-180). The HMR apply to any material DOT determines is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce. Lithium batteries must conform to all applicable HMR requirements when offered for transportation or transported by air, highway, rail, or water.
Even if you are forwarding a computer to another WSU location. That lithium Battery or Computer is now the property of WSU and can not use the dangerous good labels that are embossed on the package (Dell, Apple, Amazon). It (the computer or lithium battery) must be shipped out by a Dangerous good/Hazardous material shipper.
Please contact a Dangerous good/Hazardous material shipping specialist at 509-432-3869 (cell phone) if you have any questions about shipping lithium batteries or equipment with lithium batteries in them.