products or compressed gas cylinders stored in open areas. Local procedures should be
developed to provide complete control of issue and transportation documentation during such
5.9 Material Found Damaged During Stock Selection. Packages found to be damaged or
leaking during the stock selection process will be immediately reported to the supervisor and
managed in accordance with the host Hazardous Material/Hazardous Waste Management Plan
and the Installation Spill Contingency Plan (ISCP). Operations in the immediate area will be
suspended and will not be resumed until authorized by the supervisor. If the material can be
repackaged, it will be processed through recoupment and returned to stock. If the material has
been neutralized or overpacked by the spill response team, it will be processed as outlined in
chapter 11 for DRMO.
5.10 Processing Disposal Release Orders (DRO). As DROs are received, they should be
subjected to a validation audit in the same manner specified for release documents. In the case of
hazardous materials, however, the material will not be removed from the stock location until the
turn-in has been coordinated with the servicing DRMO. DRMO acceptance of physical custody
of hazardous materials depends on a conforming storage determination by the DRMO and the
availability of proper equipment and trained personnel to accept turn-in. Defense activities will
forward turn-in documentation to the DRMO, which may, in turn, schedule a prereceiving visit to
the facility. Physical custody of the material will be determined during this visit. Detailed
procedures are contained in DoD 4160.21-M, Defense Materiel Disposition Manual, and in
DRMS standard operating procedures.
5.11 Reports of Hazardous Materials Incidents
A. Notifications of incidents involving personnel exposure to ionizing radiation, property
damage, or releases of radioactive material will be made to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
and appropriate service/agency officials in accordance with AR700-64/DLAM
4145.8/NAVSUPINST 4000.34/AFR 67-8/MCO P4400.105, Radioactive Commodities in the
DoD Supply Systems, and local directives.
B. In the event of an accidental release or spill of an item assigned an RQ, the report will be
submitted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 7 of this publication or in accordance
with military service procedures.
C. Title 29 CFR, part 1904.8, requires that an oral or written report be made to the nearest
office of the Area Director of OSHA, US Department of Labor, in the case of accidents involving
a fatality or the hospitalization of three or more employees. This report will be made within 8
hours after the occurrence.