PURPOSE. This section provides life cycle
controls for the Campbell Pacific Nuclear Model MC-1
Nuclear Method Tester, NSN 6635-01-0306896. Areas of
responsibility are then identified and assigned for
personnel involved in the life cycle program.
SCOPE. These safety procedures apply to
Active Army, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard,
and all other installations, activities and units covered
Commission (NRC) license issued to the US Army Tank-
Automotive Command (TACOM). Areas of involvement
include procurement, storage, possession, shipment,
transfer, operation, use and disposition of the tester.
LICENSE. NRC license number 21-01222-05
has been issued to TACOM. This license authorizes
TACOM to purchase, use, and store the tester.
Conditions of the license permit the tester to be issued
throughout the Army without specific licenses being
issued to individual users. The license also states how
radioactive material shall be used to measure the
moisture content and density of soils and asphalt. A copy
of the license is furnished with each tester. Additional
copies of the license may be obtained from the
Commander, TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ.
REGULATIONS. Refer to Appendix A for
applicable Army regulations (AR), technical bulletins (TB)
and codes of Federal regulations.
TACOM, is the program manager. Areas of responsibility
a. Ensure compliance with Section IV of this
manual by monitoring reports of radiation leakage tests,
incidents and equipment improvement. Utilize feedback
reports from logistic assistance teams, inspection teams
and reports from major
Army command Radiation Material Control Points
b. Maintain overall National Inventory Control
Point (NICP) functions by managing the tester as a major
c. Provide coordination for tester disposal in
accordance with AR 385-11.
NICP ITEM MANAGER. Areas of responsibility
a. Account for each tester by serial number.
b. Issue testers to specific units, based upon
plans developed individually, or together, by the Chief of
Engineers and the Commander, TRADOC.
c. Ensure that the consignee for the initial issue
of the tester is the commander of the specific unit (see b
above). Under no circumstances shall the consignee be
the Property Book Officer (PBO), Director of Industrial
Operations (DIO), or the Transportation Officer (TO).
d. Ensure that all requests are channeled
through the using units RMCP, and that the requests
contain certificates and appointing orders on the using
Command Local Radiation Protection Officer (LRPO),
Alternate LRPO and operator. The requests must also
contain a proposed storage location drawing with
background readings as per Section IV of TM 5-6635-
e. Issue disposition instructions and coordinate
disposal action in accordance with AR 385-11.
f. Request documentation from manufacturer of
testers received for overhaul or repair from user unit.
g. Request documentation from manufacturer of
testers in transit to user units.