Issue, Use, and Disposal of Wood Packaging Material (WPM)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This Manual:
a. Reissues DoD 4140.65-M (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5134.12 (Reference (b)) to establish guidance for the issuance, use, and disposal of wood packaging material (WPM) in compliance with International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) Number 15 (Reference (c)). When used as an adjective in this Manual, Reference (c) will be referred to as "ISPM No. 15."
b. Issues WPM procedures to:
(1) Implement the Memorandum of Agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine and the Department of Defense (Reference (d)).
(2) Comply with section 319.40-3 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations (Reference (e)).
APPLICABILITY. This Manual applies:
a. To OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. To U.S. vessels.