4.25 Control of Storage Locations
A. Installations will ensure that procedures are established to provide for positive control of all
hazardous material removed from permanent storage locations to temporary storage areas,
packaging, or the recoupment facility, for correction of deficiencies detected during routine
B. Necessary surveillance will be provided to ensure that all hazardous materials in storage
have been assigned the proper HCC and that such material is in fact stored in the proper storage
4.26 Physical Inventory of Hazardous Materials
A. Before being permitted to participate in physical inventories of hazardous materials,
personnel shall be thoroughly indoctrinated in the hazards involved. Refer to chapter 9 of this
publication for training requirements.
SECTION IV. RECOUPMENT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
4.27 Purpose and Applicability
A. The purpose of this section is to prescribe procedures to safely receive, inspect, store,
segregate, and recoup hazardous materials. Implementation of the requirements identified in this
chapter should reduce the risks to personnel, installations, and the environment while assuring
compliance with Federal, DoD, and host nation regulations. DoD services/activities operating
facilities with established hazardous materials/hazardous waste management systems shall follow
guidelines and policy set forth by their respective headquarters.
B. If recoupment facilities, equipment, or personnel are not available or are inadequate for the
material involved, then prepare the hazardous material for disposal as outlined in Chapter 11.
C. The contents of this chapter are applicable to personnel involved in the physical recoupment
of hazardous materials or in the decision making process of recoupment operations.
A. During the recoupment process, stock items in a Not Ready for Issue (NRFI) state are
reclaimed, brought back to an issuable state, and returned to stock. Most hazardous materials
relegated to a recoupment facility are deteriorated or were damaged during handling or storage;
however, some materials may have been damaged during shipment. Damage or deterioration
may be superficial and may only require replacement of labels, markings, or packing. However,
damage or deterioration (e.g., dented, leaking packages) may require transfer of the material to a
new package. Replacement of labels, markings, or packing is a packaging function; replacement
of packages will be the responsibility of recoupment facilities. Materials with an expired shelf-
life may be mistakenly relegated to a recoupment facility. Recoupment personnel must then
assure that quality assurance directives are followed.