D. Recoupment personnel should verify that the specific recoupment operation can be
performed at the recoupment facility. If the material cannot be recouped, process the material for
disposal as outlined in chapter 11.
E. Discrepancies discovered during the receiving inspection should be resolved per local
4.33 Accepting Receipt
A. If no discrepancies are discovered during the receiving inspection, recoupment personnel
should accept receipt of the material. If an HCC has not been assigned, the HMIS focal point
should be contacted and an HCC assignment requested.
B. At the time of receipt, materials should be included on the recoupment schedule. The
recoupment schedule should be a prioritized list. The materials that must be recouped right away
should appear first (e.g., leaking, punctured, or open packages that are overpacked; Condition
Code E materials with pending back orders). These should be followed by the materials that
should be recouped as soon as possible (e.g., packages that are likely to leak; rusting containers;
materials with an extendible, expired shelf-life or with an extendible shelf-life expiration date
within 3 months). Any remaining materials (e.g., slightly damaged containers) should have the
C. When it is determined that the material can be safely offloaded and that receipt can be
accepted, the materials should be carefully removed from the transport vehicle or staging area
and placed directly into the appropriate recoupment, processing, or holding area. Incompatible
materials must be segregated as outlined in section II at all times during storage and transport.
D. If test samples have not already been taken, at this time samples should be drawn of
materials suspected to be contaminated and of materials with an extendible, expired shelf-life.
These tests are required to assure that product quality is within specifications. Quality Assurance
should be contacted concerning test sampling (see section IX of this chapter).
SECTION VI. PROCESS HOLDING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT
A RECOUPMENT FACILITY
4.34 General. The purpose of a holding area at recoupment facilities is to provide a means of
segregating incompatible materials until they can be recouped. NRFI items turned in to
recoupment facilities have a higher probability of leaking during handling or storage than during
normal operations. Efficient segregation and procedural controls are required to prevent
commingling of materials that may result in hazardous reactions (e.g., fire, explosion, toxic fume
4.35 Holding Storage Area Requirements
A. The holding area must provide segregated storage for each storage group that is processed
through a facility (as defined by Hazard Storage Area Code (HSAC) and HCCs in this chapter).