3.5 Defense Installations. Defense installations, are subject to the regulatory requirements of
Title 40 CFR concerning the processing and reporting of releases of hazardous substances that
may occur in connection with the unloading and movement of hazardous materials. Also,
determination of the applicability of 29 CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management of Highly
Hazardous Chemicals should be made by the appropriate personnel.
personnel may receive pesticides that are off specification, outdated, or in broken containers.
Such material cannot be forwarded to storage, but must be processed through the local Defense
Reutilization Marketing Office (DRMO) where it will be processed according to existing
3.7 Thefts or Losses of Explosives. Thefts
or losses during transportation
classified as explosives must be reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms,
Department of the Treasury, within 24 hours of discovery.
3.8 Radioactive Material Incidents. The radioactive material receipt and reporting
requirements for potential incidents involving release are contained in CFRs 10 and 49.
SECTION IV. HAZARD CHARACTERISTIC CODES (HCCs)
3.9 Hazardous Materials Management and HCCs. It is absolutely essential that hazardous
materials management be properly planned to prevent interactions that adversely affect
personnel, installations, and the environment during receipt, storage, and handling. To reduce
the risk of hazards associated with incorrect classifications or categorizations by untrained
personnel, a two-digit alphanumeric HCC has been developed for categorizing hazardous
materials. This code has been developed to assist personnel in receiving, storing, and issuing
material categorized by law or regulation as hazardous. HCCs are assigned by qualified safety,
health, and transportation personnel representing service HMIS focal points. Use of the HCC
assures uniformity in the identification and management of hazardous materials and will assist in
proper recognition and safe storage by compatibility. Current HCCs, including hazardous
characteristic groups and definitions are shown in Appendix B. Storage and warehousing should
utilize the HCCs as a tool to effect the proper storage of hazardous materials.
SECTION V. ARRIVAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT THE INSTALLATION
3.10 Hazardous Material Receipts
A. Hazardous material receipts may arrive with little or no advance notice. Consequently, the
identification process commences upon arrival of the carrier's vehicle or transport conveyance at
the installation's main gate or other designated point of entry. Activity entrance personnel
(Security or Transportation) must be sufficiently trained in hazardous materials identification on
the basis of placards and shipping papers. Directing the vehicle to the desired unloading site
accomplishes the following:
1. Minimizes travel distances from the point of base access to the receiving or storage area.