B. If facility or recoupment personnel suspect that material has deteriorated, the appropriate
personnel should be contacted to draw a sample. If sampling would result in a residual quantity
unsuitable for a specification NSN (paragraph D below), the recoupment will be discontinued
and the material should be turned in to the DRMO or disposed of through contract with a
licensed commercial firm or through interservice/interagency support agreements. Samples
should be tested to assure that the material meets specifications. Situations that will require
testing include the following:
1. When facility or recoupment personnel know or suspect that the material has been
contaminated (during transport, warehousing, or recoupment operations).
2. If the shelf-life has expired (or if the shelf-life will expire within 3 months) and the
installation is applying for an extension of the shelf-life; the shelf-life can be extended for
materials with a Type II shelf-life code only.
C. If the test sample proves that the material has not deteriorated, recoupment procedures can
continue. However, if the product has deteriorated or if the shelf-life cannot be extended, the
material should be turned in to the DRMO or disposed of through contract with a licensed
commercial firm or through interservice/interagency support agreements.
D. Another aspect of maintaining product quality is to assure that no loss of material has
occurred. Personnel must assure that a recouped package contains the full amount of material as
specified by the NSN. If a partially empty package is turned in for recoupment, the material will
have to be transferred to smaller packages that will meet specifications.
E. Personnel obtaining samples shall follow all safety requirements as specified in this