5.4 Hazardous Waste Minimization Responsibilities. Hazardous waste minimization
responsibilities are generally applicable to material issue operations. However, the following
measures are of particular importance during stock selection and movement of material to the
A. Unless otherwise excepted by DoD Directive 4140.27-M, stock selectors will strictly adhere
to the FIFO principle. Issues will be directed against the oldest stocks or those with the least
remaining shelf-life unless those stocks are restricted from issue to specific units, activities, or
geographical areas due to short shelf-life expectancy (e.g., Supply Condition Code B or C).
B. During the course of stock selection, employees must be alert to material for which the
shelf-life has expired (Type I) or past inspection/test date (Type II), and for packages that have
been damaged during storage. In those instances where type II material is past the inspection/test
date, action should be initiated to determine if the material can be extended. When the shelf-life
of an item is extended, employees are to ensure the extension is documented with a DD Form
2477 or its equivalent.
C. Precautions must be taken to prevent accidental damage to materials during removal from
storage locations and subsequent movement to staging areas or the packaging operation. Release
of hazardous substances discovered during stock selection will be reported in accordance with
the provisions of chapter 7 as otherwise specified herein.
SECTION II. ISSUE PROCESSING
5.5 Processing Release Documents
A. Release documents will be received via AUTODIN or other means. Each release document
will be mechanically subjected to a validation audit to assure that all essential data is complete.
Unacceptable or invalid release documents will be returned to the originator.
B. Acceptable release documents will subjected to additional consolidation logic prior to
release for issue processing. (Note that the Distribution Standard System (DSS) uses the
Variation Code and the Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS) uses the Part Number
Indicator to distinguish between different formulations under the same CAGE and NSN.) SUs
will, be consolidated based on load/storage compatibility requirements specified by DOT, ICAO,
IMO, and AFJMAN 24-204/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAI 4145.3 as
applicable. Maintain segregation of incompatible materials during the stock selection process.
5.6 Stock Selection Procedures
A. Hardcopy release documents will be distributed in the sequence logic set by the system.
When radio frequency (RF) capability is used, the user will be notified when a pick is available
based on logic set in the system.