AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
A10.7.2.4.1. Cushion the inner drum within the outer drum with a shock-mitigating, nonreactive material. There
must be a minimum of 5.0 cm (2 inches) of cushioning material between the outer surface (side) of the inner drum
and the inner surface (side) of the outer drum, and at least 7.6 cm (3 inches) of cushioning material between the
outer surface (top and bottom) of the inner drum and the inner surface (top and bottom) of the outer drum.
A10.8. Tear Gas Candles. Any newly developed packaging must be approved by the DOT before initial
transportation from the manufacturer. Package tear gas candles, tear gas grenades, and similar devices (with more
than 2 percent tear gas substance by mass).
A10.8.1. Pack in a metal-strapped natural wood box (4C1 or 4C2), metal-strapped plywood box (4D), or metal-
strapped reconstituted wood box (4F). Functioning elements not assembled in grenades or devices must be packed
in a separate compartment within the box, packed in inner boxes, then placed inside the outer box, or packed in a
separate outside wooden (4C1, 4C2, 4D, or 4F) box. Pack and cushion the elements so they cannot come into
contact with each other or in contact with the walls of the box during transportation. No more than 50 items and 50
functioning elements can be packed in one outer container. The gross weight of the outer container must not exceed
35 kg (77 pounds). Tear gas devices can be shipped completely assembled provided the functioning elements are
packed so that they cannot accidentally function. Package items completely assembled as specified in this
A10.8.2. Pack in steel drum (1A2.) Pack functioning elements in a separate inner packaging or separate
compartment. Pack no more than 24 items and 24 functioning elements in one outer drum. The gross weight of the
outer container must not exceed 35 kg (77 pounds).
A10.8.3. Pack in inner containers meeting the DOT 2P or 2Q specification (inside nonrefillable metal containers),
then packaged in a fiberboard box (4G). Place each inside container into fiberboard tubes with metal ends or a
fiberboard box with suitable padding. Pack no more than 30 inner packagings in one outer fiberboard box. The
gross weight must not exceed 16 kg (35 pounds).
HA10.9. Infectious Substances (Etiologic Agent). The following requirements apply to all shipments of
Use inner packagings that consist of a watertight primary receptacle, then place in a watertight secondary
Place absorbent material between the primary receptacle and the secondary packaging. If multiple primary
receptacles are placed in a single secondary packaging they must be separated with enough absorbent
material to make sure there is no contact between the primary receptacles. There must be sufficient
absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of all primary receptacles.
This inner packaging must then be placed in an outer packaging of adequate strength for its capacity, mass,
and intended use.
Each package for infectious substances must be capable of passing the tests specified in 49 CFR 178.609.
Each package must be at least 100 mm (3.9 inches) in the smallest overall external dimensions.
Each package of infectious substances must have an itemized list of the contents enclosed between the
secondary packaging and the outer packaging.
Whatever the intended temperature of shipment, the primary receptacle and the secondary packaging used
for infectious substances must be capable of withstanding without leakage an internal pressure (which
produces a pressure differential) of not less then 95 kPa (14 psi). Also, the primary receptacle and the
secondary packaging must be capable of withstanding temperatures of -40 degrees C to +55 degrees C (-40
degrees F to +131 degrees F).
The commander of the shipping agency can request a technical escort, security escort, military guard, other
technically qualified personnel, or a knowledgeable representative of the shipper or recipient to accompany
the shipment. If a knowledgeable representative of the shipper or recipient is used, they must be authorized
by the Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services, or the Administrator of the
Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture. The commander may make this request if in
their opinion inherent factors of public relations, security, economics, or expeditious handling indicates this
to be in the best interest of the DoD.
In addition to the requirements of this paragraph, the requirements of 42 CFR, Public Health, chapter 1,
part 72 must be followed.