4. Pay particular attention to section 3.22 of this publication in regards to toxic materials they
may or may not be able to recoup.
SECTION V. RECEIVING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT A RECOUPMENT FACILITY
A. Upon arrival of the hazardous material at a recoupment facility, a visual inspection of the
exterior should be performed to assure a release has not occurred. Prior to an actual physical
inspection of the interior, the manifest should be reviewed to determine if a potential exists for an
adverse impact if any breakage did occur. If so, personnel should suit-up in appropriate personal
protective equipment to include respiratory protection prior to opening and/or entering the
vehicle for the inspection. Physical evidence for a potential release includes
crushed/fallen/shifted loads. If the inspection reveals a hazardous materials spill, personnel
should discontinue receiving operations and implement emergency procedures as outlined in
chapter 7 of this publication.
B. Material sent to a recoupment processing facility should be accompanied by a Storage
Quality Control Report (DD Form 1225). This report identifies the material and describes the
corrective action required to return the material to an issuable status.
4.32 Receiving Inspection
A. The purpose of inspection is to assure that materials are properly identified and assigned the
appropriate HCC, and that the facility is equipped to perform recoupment of the material.
B. Receiving inspection should be performed prior to offloading; however, if this is
impractical, materials should be offloaded onto a staging area for inspection. Incompatible
materials must be segregated as outlined in section II.
C. Receiving inspection should verify that the following information is available:
1. Material identification including NSN, manufacturer's name, product identity (part
number/trade name), MSDS, and HCC.
2. Unit of issue and type of package, including number of packages per pack.
3. Quantity of material.
4. Shelf-life code (i.e., type I or II), expiration date or inspection/test date.
5. Identification of activity or organization turning in materials for recoupment.
6. Details of the cause and nature of the defect, including whether personnel suspect the
material has been contaminated.