PREPARATION FOR MOVEMENT
SECTION I. GENERAL
6.1 Purpose and Applicability
A. This chapter outlines the general requirements for packaging, marking, and labeling
hazardous materials to ensure compliance with Federal and International regulations. Its
provisions apply to all hazardous materials received, stored, and distributed by installations.
B. The provisions of this chapter are applicable to all installation employees whose duties
involve care of supplies in storage (COSIS) or the packaging, marking, and labeling of hazardous
materials in preparation for shipment.
6.2 Installation Packaging Responsibilities. Installations supporting a packaging activity have
the following responsibilities:
A. To repackage items in storage as required by the results of periodic surveillance inspections.
During prolonged storage, packaging materials may deteriorate or become damaged, thus failing
to provide the required protection. This is particularly true in the case of hazardous materials.
B. To package repaired or modified items for storage or shipment. At the installation level,
packages containing hazardous materials will occasionally require repackaging as a result of
C. To package outbound shipments in accordance with the specific requirements outlined in
applicable transportation modal regulations.
6.3 Regulations Applicable to Installations
A. DLAR 4145.7/AR 700-15/NAVSUPINST 4030.28/AFR 71-6/MCO 4030.33, Packaging of
Materiel. This regulation covers packaging requirements, specifications, levels of protection, and
project information exchange requirements. Policies and procedures for UN standard packaging
(performance oriented packaging) and the protection of electrostatic discharge sensitive items are
B. DLAD 4145.41/AR 700-143/NAVSUPINST 4030.55A/AFPD 24-210/MCO 4030.40A,
Packaging of Hazardous Material. This publication establishes uniform procedures for the
Military Services and DLA for packaging hazardous materials for safe, efficient, and legal
storage, handling, and transportation.
C. Prepare hazardous materials for transportation according to the applicable modal regulation.
Regulations governing commercial shipments are introduced in paragraph 1.5A. Prepare