shipments for transportation by military or DoD commercial contract aircraft according to
AFJMAN 24-204/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAM 4145.3, Preparing
Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments.
6.4 Hazardous Waste Minimization Responsibilities. The responsibilities outlined in Chapter
4, Section I, Paragraph 4.3 are applicable to packaging operations.
6.5 DOT Exemptions and DoD Certificates of Equivalency (COE)
A. DOT Exemption. Title 49 CFR, Part 107, Subpart B, prescribes procedures for obtaining
administrative relief from DOT requirements. An exemption is authority granted by the DOT to
deviate from the requirements of Title 49 CFR, parts 100-199, based on proof that an equivalent
level of safety is provided by the deviation. DoD is required to transport hazardous materials that
are forbidden from carriage by passenger aircraft or that are packaged in quantities exceeding
those allowable in Title 49 CFR for cargo aircraft only.
B. DoD COE. A COE is approval issued by the responsible command that the proposed
packaging for shipment of hazardous materials equals or exceeds the requirements of Title 49
CFR, Parts 100-199.
C. Competent Authority Approval (CAA). A CAA is authority granted by DOT to deviate
from specific requirements of the IMDG Code or ICAO Technical Instructions for international
6.6 Waivers of Military Air Packaging Requirements. Comply with AFJMAN 24-204/TM
38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAM 4145.3, for shipments of hazardous
materials and their packaging by military air. Activities must obtain waiver approval before
releasing materials or packaging not in compliance with this publication into the Military Air
transportation system. Chapters 2 and 3 of the above publication covers deviations, waivers, and
SECTION II. PLANNING THE PACKAGING OPERATION
6.7 General. Much of the difficulty associated with the storage, handling, and transportation of
hazardous materials could be substantially reduced if the importance of proper packaging were
recognized by all concerned. Packaging personnel must, therefore, have a thorough
understanding of the hazard class of the material to be packaged and the mode(s) of
transportation that will be involved. In addition, they must ensure that the material being
processed is safely packaged and, when offered for transportation, meets all packaging, marking,
and labeling requirements of the appropriate modal regulation (i.e. Title 49 CFR, ICAO, IMDG,
military regulations), and MIL-STD-129.
6.8 Packaging Operation Layout. General guidelines for planning a packaging operation
layout are in accordance with component directives. The actual layout, which will vary by
installation, will be based on the total volume of material to be packaged, available space, and