b. Testers to be shipped or moved around, shall
AIR DROP. The tester is not authorized for air
a. The tester is not authorized for shipment on
transportation is governed by DOT regulations.
b. The tester is approved for air transport by
helicopter, fixed-wing Army aircraft, Air Force aircraft,
and commercial nonpassenger-carrying aircraft when
shipped in accordance with TM 38250, AR 385-11, and
applicable DOT and NRC regulations.
SURVEYS AND TESTS
4-23. RADIATION SURVEYS. Radiation surveys shall be
conducted at least quarterly. Records of surveys shall be
maintained by the Radiological Protection Officer. A copy
of the initial survey, while the tester is in the storage
area, shall be provided to Commander, TACOM, ATTN:
AMSTACZ. A closeout radiation survey shall be made
and documented for the tester storage location when the
storage of the tester is terminated at that location. A copy
of this survey shall be provided to the TACOM Safety
Office, AMSTA-CZ. The surveys shall contain, as a
minimum, the following information:
a. A sketch of the storage area showing tester
location and adjacent offices and buildings.
b. Recorded radiation levels and location of the
c. Distance from the tester to the survey location.
d. Location of radiation caution signs.
e. Identification of the instrument used to make
the survey, and the date on which the instrument was
f. Name of the surveyor.
g. Date of the survey.
documents specified in Para 4-19a have been posted.
4-24. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHEDULED
a. Check the security of radiation sources and
b. Ensure that the area is posted in accordance
with AR 385-30, Title 10 CFR Part 20 and Para 419a.
c. Ensure that personnel comply with the
radiation safety procedures.
d. Ensure that personnel comply with the SOP
for safe handling of the tester and tester security.
e. When a tester storage area is relocated or
renovated, perform a new survey in accordance with
Para 4-23. Furnish a copy of the new survey to
Commander, TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ.
RADIATION LEAK (WIPE) TEST
a. In compliance with AR 385-11, every tester
shall be tested for radiation leakage at intervals not to
exceed six months. The absence of a certificate of
transfer, which would have indicated that a leak test had
been made within six months prior to transferring a
tester, mandates that the tester shall not be used until it
has been tested. The leak test requirement applies to all
testers, both in use and in storage. See Para 4-26 for
leak test procedures.
b. Tester users in the U. S.,Puerto Rico,Panama
and Korea shall receive leak test kits every six months,
January and June. Units in these areas not receiving the
kits during this timeframe shall notify Commander,
TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ.
c. Leak test results shall be maintained by the