E. In the event a package or container does not contain a pesticide, bear a DOT shipping label
or an ANSI precautionary signal word, or if doubt remains on the part of installation personnel as
to the exact nature of the hazard, call the DoD Hazardous Technical Information Service (HTIS)
at 1-800-848-HTIS, DSN 695-5168, or commercial (804)-279-5168.
F. It should be noted that appendix D, except for table D-3, in addition to providing HCCs,
reflects the recommended storage area, both primary and by subdivision.
SECTION IX. RECEIVING QUALITY CONTROL
3.29 Purpose. The general purpose of quality control programs is to inform management of the
effectiveness of installation operations by detection of defects in materials and errors in
procedures. The basic aim is to provide reliable, timely, and comprehensive data to be used as a
guide in directing corrective actions. Since installation operations in hazardous materials
management are governed by Federal laws and regulations, installation quality control programs
must be expanded to include specific procedures for ensuring that such laws and regulations are
not violated. Noncompliance with Titles 29, 40, and 49 CFR may subject installation
commanders and responsible managers to criminal and civil penalties. Because of the high
political and legal visibility associated with hazardous materials management, consistent
compliance with enforcement standards designed to protect human life and the environment is
3.30 Minimum Quality Control Procedures. Minimum quality control procedures governing
the installation receiving function will incorporate additional periodic sampling procedures
designed to ensure:
A. That leaking packages of hazardous materials, or packages requiring minor repair, are
monitored during their movement to the recoupment or packaging facility, as appropriate, and
during their return to the normal receiving process or disposal.
B. That HCCs and storage locations are properly assigned.
C. That all reports and/or notifications are made in connection with accidental releases of
hazardous materials within allowable time frames.
D. That types and quantities of hazardous wastes generated are accurately determined for the
purposes of determining waste generator category and, in turn, the extent of compliance required.
SECTION X. WASTE MINIMIZATION APPLICABLE TO RECEIVING
3.31 General. Because of the volume of hazardous materials received and stored, many defense
activities are considered potential sources of hazardous waste generation. Consequently, defense
activities must have in place a formal waste minimization program as directed by the Office of
the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD). Waste minimization has been defined by OASD as
"any action that reduces the need for disposal of hazardous waste." Accidental releases or spills
occurring within activities are considered uncontrollable waste generation actions. There are
however, a number of waste minimization actions considered to be controllable. Installation