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ARMY - DA PAM 385-61

Toxic Chemical Agent Safety Standards

inactive
Organization: ARMY
Publication Date: 17 December 2008
Status: inactive
Page Count: 82
scope:

Applicability. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve on or off a Department of Defense installation, unless otherwise stated. It applies to Army civilian employees in a duty status, on or off a Department of Defense installation, and to Army contractors (unless otherwise specified within contract clauses) with a responsibility for toxic chemical agent operations or a toxic chemical agent mission. It also applies to other Department of Defense personnel and foreign military personnel working with and under Army operational control.

Purpose

This mandatory pamphlet describes the minimum safety criteria, guidance, and procedures for use in processing, handling, storage, transportation, disposal, and decontamination of chemical agents.

This pamphlet does not apply to tactical military operations.

This pamphlet does not apply to research, development, test, and evaluation (RDTE) dilute solutions except where specifically addressed in this pamphlet. These provisions should be used in conjunction with hazard analyses/standing operating procedures (SOPs) and good laboratory practices to minimize the risks associated with these operations.

Specific requirements pertaining to chemical agent safety during the conduct of military tactical training are noted in chapter 12. Where conflicts exist between the requirements of chapter 12 and other parts of this pamphlet, the requirements of chapter 12 have precedence.

This pamphlet does not apply to Recovered Chemical Warfare Material (RCWM), except where required by DA Pam 385-72.

DA Pam 385-65 contains the requirements for developing and submitting chemical site plans.

This pamphlet does not apply to Chemical Agent Identification Sets (CAIS) that contain dilute chemical agents or industrial chemicals, which are managed as hazardous waste; the exception is CAIS components that contain dilute nerve agent.

Document History

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December 17, 2008
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