AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
1.1. Applicability. Handlers, packers, inspectors, and preparers (certifiers) of hazardous materials shall comply
with rules designed to maximize safety and security of the aircraft, aircrew, cargo and passengers. They must know
the exceptions, exemptions, and waivers to federal laws and related government directives that are unique to military
airlift operations and how to apply them.
This manual governs the transport of hazardous material as cargo on military fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Apply the requirements specified in this manual unless modified or updated according to 1.2.1.
Hazardous materials required as operational equipment of the aircraft for ground/air servicing as identified
in applicable aircraft flight publications are not regulated by this manual.
The provisions of this manual are directive in nature, and must be complied with by those personnel whose
positions or jobs entail responsibility for the functions covered.
Ensure compliance with current applicable DOT and EPA requirements when transporting hazardous
materials outside of the Defense Transportation System. Hazardous waste shipments entering or exiting a
domestic location must comply with 40 CFR Parts 260-265, including preparation of a hazardous waste
1.2. Responsibilities Assigned.
1.2.1. Office of Primary Responsibility (OPR) will publish emergency changes of an operational or technical
nature that do not change policies or major procedures without service coordination. Coordinate all policy changes
with Service focal points. Issue hazardous cargo information, clarifications, updates, procedural and policy changes
to Air Force activities and Service focal points. Focal points retransmit changes to their respective service or agency
H1.2.2. Service Focal Points jointly establish procedures and prepare any documentation necessary to implement
this manual. Users contact their Service focal points for all clarifications and waivers. Service focal points are:
Air Force. AFMC LSO/LOP, 5215 Thurlow Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5540, (937) 257-
Army. US Army Material Command, Logistics Support Activity, Packaging, Storage, and
Containterization Center, ATTN: AMXLS-TP, 11 Hap Arnold Blvd, Tobyhanna PA 18466-5097, (570)
895-6622/7070, DSN: 795-6622/7070.
Navy. Commander, Naval Inventory Control Point, Code 07122.30, P.O. Box 2020, 5450 Carlisle Pike,
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0788, (717) 605-2784, DSN: 430-2784.
Marine Corps. Commandant of Marine Corps (LPP-2), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Navy Annex,
Washington, DC 20380-1775, (703) 695-8926 DSN: 225-8926.
Defense Logistics Agency. HQ Defense Logistics Support Command, Attn: DLSC-LDD, 8725 John J.
Kingman Road, Suite 4134, Fort Belvoir VA 22060-6221, (703) 767-3673/3511 DSN: 427-3673/3511.
H1.2.3. Packers package hazardous materials, but do not sign legally binding documents.
1.2.4. Preparers certify that hazardous materials are properly classified, described, packaged, marked and labeled,
and in proper condition for military airlift according to the applicable regulations of the Department of
Transportation and this manual. Preparers include Technical Specialists. These individuals are qualified based on
their training in handling and preparing the hazardous material in the performance of their duties.
1.2.5. Handlers maintain safe operations when transporting hazardous materials and proficiency in job specific
responsibilities. Handlers include warehouse workers, load planners, load selectors, special handling personnel, and
aircraft load teams.
H1.2.6. Inspectors ensure hazardous materials are properly prepared and documented before entering into the
military airlift system (see attachment 28).
1.2.7. Installation or Activity Commanders (or their designated representatives).
Train personnel according to paragraph 1.3.