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Hazardous Materials Packaging & Transportation

The Hazardous Materials Packaging & Transportation Community is designed to assist all DOD HAZMAT employees to find information necessary to package and transport Hazardous Materials. The Community is maintained by members of the Hazardous Materials Packaging Working Group. It serves to provide Points of Contact, Policies, Hot Topics, Compliance Checklists, Training links and various Job Aids. 

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Need more? Try the HazMat FAQs here: https://www.dau.edu/sites/default/files/Migrate/cop/hazmat/Lists/FAQs
 

 


 


 

Hazardous Materials Frequently Asked Questions
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Does AFMAN-24-204 Require the 30% SOC limit

​No. AFMAN 24-204 does not require the 30% SOC limit for transport of lithium ion batteries on military aircraft.

Can Public Vehicles Use HAZMAT Materials?

No. Some vehicles: security forces, fire, rescue, ambulance, EOD, among others carry hazardous materials for use in performing their functions. When carried in this manner they are not in transportation. Requirements for movements of HAZMAT by forces performing their functional requirements are determined IAW DoD Component policy and established guidelines. If these vehicles are used to "transport" HAZMAT, the requirements in the DTR apply. This policy is stated below:
Defense Transportation Regulation – Part II 11 April 2016
Cargo Movement
II-204-5
c. Off-Installation. Transportation units and Service tactical and combat units must adhere to the requirements of 49 CFR when moving HAZMAT over public highways for the purpose of transportation. Installation CDRs will develop procedures for the movement of HAZMAT on installation or government roads and over public highways IAW or more stringent than 49 CFR and this regulation if tactical or combat units travel on roads accessible to civilians, family members, military personnel, or contractors. Transportation and security requirements for movements of HAZMAT by forces performing their functional requirements shall be determined IAW DoD Component policy and established guidelines. Those functions shall maintain accountability and control of all HAZMAT in their possession until such items are consumed or returned to the installation-approved storage locations. OCONUS movements comply with HN requirements.

Can any commercial vendor operate hazardous material

​No. The DTR 4500.9-R, Chapter 204 and AFMAN 24-204 list the required training courses and approved training vendors for HAZMAT preparer and Inspector personnel. Listed training courses have been vetted and approved by the HMPWG. We have no control over claims that a commercial training vendor may make.

Can I use packaging at my descretion?

​No. Generally you may only use packagings as specified in the test report. In this case it appears the manufacturer has only tested these drums as single packagings. If the manufacturer or the DOD POP Program does not have a test report supporting this packagings use as an outher packaging for a combination packaging they may not be used in this manner. Some packagings may be used when they comply with packaging variations- "V" coded packaging. Always ensure the packagings are used in an authorized configuration. 

What are UN Numbers?

​There are new UN numbers and proper shipping names (PSNs) for shipping engines or machinery consisting of internal combustion engines. The new UN numbers are based on the type of fuel used to power the engine or machinery. Engines or machinery must be described using the new PSN and UN number by 1 Jan 2018. See the engine classification help document in the document library for help determining the appropriate classification.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAA's Resources for Shippers
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​Looking for information? Check out the FAA's "Safe Cargo" resoueces for shippers: ​​​https://www.faa.gov/hazmat/safecargo/resources/

Release of Air Force Interservice Manual 24-604/TM 38-250/NAVSUP
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​1.  Interservice Manual AFMAN 24-604/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/DLAI 4145.3, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipment, dated 9 October 2020, is released for use.

2.  Effective date.  This revision becomes effective immediately upon receipt.  To allow for distribution, a transition period from the previous manual dated 13 July 2017, Incorporating Change 1, 24 July 2018 to the new manual, dated 9 October 2020 is authorized for all users.  The transition period ends 31 December 2020.  During this time period, shippers may use either manual in total.  Do not intermix requirements.  To increase efficiency of the military airlift system and assist all personnel concerned with expediting movement of materials, request shippers annotate "2020 Manual" (or "20 Manual") in Key 19 of the shipper's declaration for dangerous goods form to identify the 9 October 2020 version was used to complete the certification.  This is strictly an optional entry.  Do not frustrate shipments if this entry is missing.  AMC APOEs will continue to accept shipments prepared according to the 13 July 2017 manual.  However, these shipments must have entered the defense transportation system (DTS) prior to 31 December 2020.

3.  Distribution.  The manual is currently available on the U.S. Air Force publishing electronic library website http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/index.asp, direct access: https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a4/publication/afman24-604/afman24-604.pdf, the AF Hazardous Materials SharePoint https://usaf.dps.mil/teams/AFMC-A4R/SitePages/Hazardous-Materials-Transportation.aspx?web=1, and the DOD Hazardous Materials Packaging and Transportation milBook site https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/dod-hazardous-materials-packaging-and-transportation.  

4.  Each individual service/DLA/DCMA is responsible for distribution to their respective activities.  Print the manual locally from the above electronic source for individual use as required.

5.  Our points of contact at AFMC/A4RT are Mr. Jim Frank, [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> , DSN 787-1984, telework cell: 9377761479 or Mr. Bill Heineman, w[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>, DSN 787-4503.

DOT Check the Box
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Latest information from PHMSA. It's all about the undeclared HAZMAT issue... https://checkthebox.dot.gov/

Packaging of Hazardous Materials CBT
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The Packaging of Hazardous Materials CBT, LOG0140, is now in the DAU continuous learning section.

The training is function specific and the target audience is: Program Managers, Product Support Managers, Life Cycle Logisticians, Packaging Engineers, Field-Level Processors, Aerial and Sea Port Processors, Distribution Facilities Specialists, Warehouse Workers (Packers, Certifiers, Handlers, Inspectors). It is highly recommended that personnel attend this training before going to an 80-hour certifier course.

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Hazardous Material Community 

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Here you can find the latest regulation updates and important info!
 

Need more? Try the HazMat FAQs here: https://www.dau.edu/sites/default/files/Migrate/cop/hazmat/Lists/FAQs
 

 


 


 

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Hazardous Materials Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does AFMAN-24-204 Require the 30% SOC limit

​No. AFMAN 24-204 does not require the 30% SOC limit for transport of lithium ion batteries on military aircraft.

Can Public Vehicles Use HAZMAT Materials?

No. Some vehicles: security forces, fire, rescue, ambulance, EOD, among others carry hazardous materials for use in performing their functions. When carried in this manner they are not in transportation. Requirements for movements of HAZMAT by forces performing their functional requirements are determined IAW DoD Component policy and established guidelines. If these vehicles are used to "transport" HAZMAT, the requirements in the DTR apply. This policy is stated below:
Defense Transportation Regulation – Part II 11 April 2016
Cargo Movement
II-204-5
c. Off-Installation. Transportation units and Service tactical and combat units must adhere to the requirements of 49 CFR when moving HAZMAT over public highways for the purpose of transportation. Installation CDRs will develop procedures for the movement of HAZMAT on installation or government roads and over public highways IAW or more stringent than 49 CFR and this regulation if tactical or combat units travel on roads accessible to civilians, family members, military personnel, or contractors. Transportation and security requirements for movements of HAZMAT by forces performing their functional requirements shall be determined IAW DoD Component policy and established guidelines. Those functions shall maintain accountability and control of all HAZMAT in their possession until such items are consumed or returned to the installation-approved storage locations. OCONUS movements comply with HN requirements.

Can any commercial vendor operate hazardous material

​No. The DTR 4500.9-R, Chapter 204 and AFMAN 24-204 list the required training courses and approved training vendors for HAZMAT preparer and Inspector personnel. Listed training courses have been vetted and approved by the HMPWG. We have no control over claims that a commercial training vendor may make.

Can I use packaging at my descretion?

​No. Generally you may only use packagings as specified in the test report. In this case it appears the manufacturer has only tested these drums as single packagings. If the manufacturer or the DOD POP Program does not have a test report supporting this packagings use as an outher packaging for a combination packaging they may not be used in this manner. Some packagings may be used when they comply with packaging variations- "V" coded packaging. Always ensure the packagings are used in an authorized configuration. 

What are UN Numbers?

​There are new UN numbers and proper shipping names (PSNs) for shipping engines or machinery consisting of internal combustion engines. The new UN numbers are based on the type of fuel used to power the engine or machinery. Engines or machinery must be described using the new PSN and UN number by 1 Jan 2018. See the engine classification help document in the document library for help determining the appropriate classification.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The checklists below can be used to inspect shipments for compliance with the regulations indicated



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