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288 AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3 11 DECEMBER 2001 A11.11.   Excepted  Packages  for  Limited  Quantities  of  Radioactive  Materials.    Radioactive  materials  whose activity  per  package  is  not  over  the  limits  specified  in  A11.15  are  excepted  from  the  specification  packaging, marking, labeling and, if not a hazardous substance or a hazardous waste, shipping paper certification requirements if: - The  materials  are  packaged  in  strong,  tight  packages  that  will  not  leak  any  of  the  radioactive  materials under normal transportation conditions.  Packaging must meet the requirements of A3.3.7.1. - The  radiation  level  at  any  point  on  the  external  surface  of  the  package  is  not  over  0.005  mSv/h  (0.5 mrem/h). - The nonfixed (removable) radioactive surface contamination on the external surface of the package is not over the limits specified in A3.3.7.11. - Except as provided in A11.16, the package does not contain more than 15 grams of uranium235. - The material is otherwise prepared for shipment as specified in A11.12. A11.12.  Additional Requirements for Excepted Packages Containing Class 7 (Radioactive Materials). - Certify excepted  radioactive  materials  prepared  for  shipment  under  A11.11,  A11.14,  or  A11.16 as  being acceptable for transportation by having a notice enclosed in or on the package, included with the packing list,  or  otherwise  forwarded  with  the  package.    This  notice  must  include  the  name  of  the  consignor  or consignee and one of the following statements as appropriate: - “This package conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for radioactive material, excepted package-limited quantity of material, UN2910"; - “This package conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in 49 CFR 173.424 for radioactive material, excepted package-instruments or articles, UN 2910"; - “This package conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in 49 CFR 173.426 for radioactive material, excepted package-articles manufactured from natural or depleted uranium, or natural thorium, UN2910"; - “This package conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in 49 CFR 173.428 for radioactive material, excepted package-empty package, UN2910". - A limited quantity of radioactive material classed as Class 7 and prepared for shipment under provisions of A11.11, A11.13, A11.14, or A11.16 is not subject to the requirements of this manual except for A3.3.7.4, and incident reporting. - Annotate the DD Form 1387 shipping label "Nonhazardous." A11.13.  Multiple Hazard Limited Quantity of Radioactive Materials.  Except as provided in A11.13.2, when a limited quantity radioactive material meets the definition of another hazard class, it must be: - Classed for the additional hazard. - Packaged to conform to requirements specified in A11.11 or A11.14 as appropriate. - Offered for transportation per requirements applicable to the hazard for which it is classed. A11.13.1.  When a limited quantity radioactive material meets the definition of Class 9 material, or is a combustible liquid in a packaging having a rated capacity of 110 gallons (416 L) or less, it must be: - Classed as a radioactive material if the material is not a hazardous waste or hazardous substance. - Classed as a Class 9 material if the material is a hazardous waste or hazardous substance. - Packaged to conform to requirements specified in A11.11. or A11.14 as appropriate. - Offered for transportation according to requirements applicable to the hazard for which it is classed. A11.13.2.  When  a  limited quantity  radioactive  material  which  is  classed  other  than  a radioactive  material  under provisions  A11.13  or  A11.13.1,  it  is  excepted  from  requirements  of  A11.12.1,  and  attachment  17,  if  the  entry "Limited quantity radioactive material" appears on the shipping paper in association with the basic description. A11.14.   Excepted  Packages  for  Instruments  and  Articles.    Instruments  and  manufactured  articles  (including clocks, electronic tubes, or apparatus) or similar devices having radioactive materials in gaseous or nondispersible solid form as a component part are excepted from the specification packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping paper certification  requirements if: - Each package meets the requirements of A3.3.7.1. - The activity of the instrument or article is not over the applicable limit listed in table A11.7.


 


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