examined for evidence of possible leakage. The package or material suspected of containing
radioactive contamination as a result of leakage will be segregated from personnel contact, and
the Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) will be contacted for advice. When the exterior of a
radioactive material container shows signs of damage or leakage, the transport vehicle will be
monitored for contamination. Prior to returning a previously contaminated vehicle to service, it
will be decontaminated to the levels specified in Title 49 CFR, part 173.443. The shipper and
any carrier(s) will be informed of potential contamination of transport vehicles and the need for
C. Leaking containers will, in all cases, be resealed in the presence of the RPO or other
properly trained personnel designated to represent the RPO. When the cause of leakage has been
determined (e.g., packaging deficiency or damage in transit), a discrepancy report will be
D. Radioactive material will be inspected for identification, packaging requirements, quantity,
and labeling as required by Title 49 CFR, part 172.
3.21 Astray/Misdirected Shipments
A. It is entirely possible that installations will, in the course of off-loading and processing
inbound shipments of hazardous material, receive material consigned to other installations. Title
49 CFR, part 177.811, requires that a carrier or installation in possession of an astray shipment of
hazardous materials, other than explosives, forward it promptly to its intended destination, if
known. However, such material will not be forwarded until it has been confirmed by inspection
that the package is in proper condition for transportation.
B. When an incident involving hazardous materials occurs during this transportation process, a
report may be required in accordance with Title 49, parts 171.15 and 171.16.
3.22 Inspection of Pesticides (Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Rodenticides,
Repellents, Growth Regulators, Defoliants, Desiccants, or Biocides)
prescribed for other hazardous materials. If inspection of incoming pesticides discloses that the
manufacturer's labels have been mutilated or obliterated and rendered unfit for further issue
under FIFRA, the following actions will be taken:
1. The pesticide will be processed as a receipt and immediately suspended in supply condition
2. The office administering the contract will immediately be alerted to the labeling problem.
Within 24 hours, a discrepancy report will be prepared and forwarded in accordance with
3. Installation personnel will immediately contact the item manager or contracting officer and
request that the pesticides be relabeled by or returned to the manufacturer. As the EPA