Packing of Hazardous Material
Packaging of hazardous materials is a specified
procedure. Close adherence to required instructions,
publications, and manuals is required. You can get
assistance from packaging and transportation personnel
at supporting activities, if available. All hazardous
material should be accompanied with a DD Form
1348-1 indicating that the material is dangerous and can
require further packaging. DODINST 6050.5LR
identifies hazardous materials and explains the
preparation of shipping documents.
Magnetic Material Shipments by Air
Certain types of cognizance symbol N material,
such as magnetrons, require magnetic shielding before
air shipment. Refer to the NAVSUP P-484 for basic
instructions; then, obtain assistance from the ashore
supporting activity. See figures 9-3 and 9-4 for examples
of completed hazardous material paperwork
Airlift shipments are controlled by the ACA. The
ACAs control all movement of air eligible materials. All
shipments originating overseas are moved either by
commercial air when weighing over 150 pounds or by
the MAC. Such shipments must be cleared and routed
by the MAC or the respective commercial airline,
regardless of the weight. They must also be cleared and
routed by the Navy Material Transportation Office
(NAVMTO), Norfolk, Virginia. The ACAs are
geographically located throughout the world, mainly at
major naval installations and within CONUS at
NAVMTO, Norfolk, Virginia. The ACAs can challenge
all shipments based on certain criteria that are discussed
later in this chapter.
AIRLIFT CLEARANCE PROCEDURES
Obtaining a clearance and routing from an ACA is
accomplished by submitting, either by telephone or
message, the complete information on a TCMD to the
appropriate ACA before shipping. The shipper can
release the shipment identified in the advanced TCMD
if the ACA does not challenge the shipment by the coded
hour and day indicated in block 15 of the TCMD. If the
shipment is challenged, the ACA can advise you when
to release the shipment and the method of transportation
to be used, whether air or surface.
The basic concept of the challenge program is to
question you at the time material is available for
shipment as to whether air transportation or surface
shipment can best meet your requirements. The
objective of the program is to make sure the needs of
your ship are met while reducing the expenditures of
transportation funds. You can receive a challenge
message on high-priority material. If so, a rapid
response to the message can make sure of rapid
movement of your requisitioned cargo.
Except when otherwise exempt, all shipments of
Navy funded and sponsored material offered for airlift
are subject to challenge. The ACA can challenge the
requirement to airlift certain cargo based on any of the
l Weight exceeds 300 pounds.
. The shipment volume exceeds 24 cubic feet.
. The requisition date is more than 90 days old.
. Transportation charges are more than $7,500.
Certain types of shipments are exempt from
previously mentioned challenges
following material conditions:
. The RDD is 999.
. Certain types of CASREP.
based on any of the
l NMCS, ANMCS, and PMCS (CASREP).
. TP1/TP2 retrograde repairable.
All air shipment challenges for submarine force
units can be addressed to the monitoring activity
identified by the first character of the distribution code.
SPECIAL HANDLING OF MATERIAL
During the clearance process, you can advise the
ACA of shipments that can fall into several different
categories. Some of these categories are listed as
1. Shipments that require expediting (greensheet
action). Greensheet is a procedure where specifically
identified cargo in the MAC system can gain movement
precedence over other priority cargo, including 999
shipments. Any request for this service is closely
screened and should be kept to a minimum.
2. Shipments that are accompanied by couriers or