AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
STEPS FOR PREPARING HAZARDOUS MATERIAL
Use the following illustration as a guide for preparing hazardous materials for military air shipment.
STEP 1 TRAINING
Ensure you are properly trained and qualified according to
paragraph 1.3 and attachment 25.
If a Preparer, ensure compliance with paragraph 1.2.4 for
authorization to certify.
STEP 2 IDENTIFY
Determine if material is hazardous and appropriate hazard
classification by utilizing:
DoD 6050.5, Hazardous Material Information System
Product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Joint Hazardous Classification System (JHCS) or Service
STEP 3 DETERMINE
PROPER SHIPPING NAME
See Table A4.1 for listing of PSNs.
Also listed with PSN is the hazard class, UN number,
packaging group (PG), special provisions, and packaging
Determine whether item is forbidden. If so, the item may
not be shipped via military airlift.
Determine whether item is a Hazardous Substance.
Determine whether a technical name is required.
STEP 4 DETERMINE
WHETHER CHAPTER 3 OR
NON-CHAPTER 3 MISSION
Non-Chapter 3 (Channel) Airlift See Chapters 1 & 2 for
general requirements that cover all hazardous materials
shipments by military airlift. Chapter 2 covers deviations,
waivers, and special requirements.
Chapter 3 Operations See Chapter 3 for exceptions.
STEP 5 PACKAGE ITEM
- Package or prepare the item for airlift. Utilize:
DoD PC-POP computer program
Special Packaging Instruction or Drawing
Technical Order, directive or field manual
Manufacturer or Vendor packaging
- If already packaged, go to step 6
Some items list more than one packaging paragraph.
Review the paragraphs listed to determine which paragraph
best describes the hazardous material.
Determine whether special provisions apply. Atch 22