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NBC Room SOP

To provide NBC Officers and NCO certain criteria for garrison NBC operations to assist in compliance with NBC guidance, directives, and standards.

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SECTION I GENERAL

 

1. Purpose: To provide NBC Officers and NCO certain criteria for garrison NBC operations to assist in compliance with NBC guidance, directives, and standards.

2. Scope: This NBC Room Guide is applicable to all units in the 38th Infantry Division. The NBC Guide does not supersede Brigade or Battalion Standard Operating Procedures.

3. Terms:

a. NBC Book: The NBC Book is a binder containing unit NBC SOPs, appointment orders, inspectable forms and paper work listed by the NBC Room Guide.

b. Administration: This publication serves as a guide for administration of unit garrison NBC operations, such as SOPs, NBC equipment maintenance, appointment of orders, optical insert program, and personnel information, etc.

4. Responsibilities:

a. The Commander is responsible for all aspects of NBC training and operations.

b. The NBC Control Party (NBC Officer, NBC NCO, Assistant NBC NCO) is responsible for the following:

(1) Provide technical assistance to the Commander for all NBC activities.

(2) Provide training and maintenance assistance for NBC operations.

(3) Issue Protective Masks to arriving soldiers ensuring fit and serviceability.

(4) Train soldiers to operate in a NBC environment.

(5) Perform organizational maintenance and supervise operator maintenance on NBC equipment issued to sections.

Recommended changes and suggested improvements to this guide must be submitted on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) and sent to 38th Infantry Division, Division Chemical Office, Bldg. 20, Los Alamitos, CA., 90720.

SECTION II ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE

1. Purpose: To standardize unit administrative requirements for garrison operations.

2. References: AR 350-41, AR 350-42, AR 350-1, AR 1-201 (Command Inspection Program), AR 350-1, AR 700-2, DA PAM 25-30.

3. Organization

a. Control party.

(1) Consists of an NBC Officer, NBC NCO and enlisted alternate.

(2) Non 54B/74A personnel must attend a two-week NBC Defense Course. 54B unit NBC NCO's that are not BNCOC graduates must also attend the two-week NBC Defense course. (See Annex C, TAB A for Prerequisites and Requirements).

b. NBC Equipment Operators and Teams: Although specific teams are not required, each unit will have operators identified and trained to maintain, place into operation, and understand the tactical uses of the NBC equipment assigned to their section.

(1) Units will identify a primary and alternate operator (See Annex G) for all authorized NBC equipment. Operators are from the sections, squads, and/or platoons that are assigned the equipment by MTOE.

(2) Memorandum or certificate of training signed by the Commander will be used to show qualification of M8A1 Chemical Alarm operators. Memorandums or Certificates will be maintained in the NBC book and the soldiers training folder (See Annex G).

(3) M12A1 PDDA or M17 SANATOR operators must be trained, tested and their qualification annotated on a DA Form 348. Another qualified soldier can be designated as the trainer.

4. Optical Insert Program.

a. Arriving soldiers are screened during inprocessing the NBC Room (NLT 30 days after arrival) to determine the need for optical inserts. Soldiers that wear glasses or state that they wear glasses and do not have inserts will be referred to the optometry clinic for screening IAW AR 40-63.

b. A memorandum requesting a screening for optical inserts (See Annex G) will be completed for the solider. If the soldier has a current prescription (less than 1.5 years old), the soldier will be seen on a walk-in basis. If the soldier's prescription is older than 1.5 years, an appointment must be scheduled.

c. After the screening the soldier will advise the NBC NCO on the results of the screening i.e. inserts have been placed on order or no inserts required.

d. When the optical inserts are received, the soldier will report to the NBC room to install the inserts in the mask.

e. The NBC NCO will maintain an optical insert status chart for all soldiers that require inserts or awaiting screening. (See Annex F and G)

f. The NBC NCO will use the information to monitor the status of the optical insert wearer. Follow-up appointments will be made when a soldier has not received inserts within eight weeks.

g. Soldiers that have optical inserts will be fitted for a mask and optical inserts will be installed in the mask.

h. Departing personnel will remove their inserts from their mask and take them to their next duty station.

5. NBC Equipment Assignment Board Units will prepare a NBC equipment assignment index card file, computer list, or assignment board IAW Annex F and Annex G.

6. SOP. NBC SOP of the next higher headquarters and the current NBC SOP must contain the following minimum information:

a. Reference - Organization (AR 350-42, AR 350-41, FM 3-100)

b. Responsibilities (AR 350-42, AR 350-41, FM 3-100)

c. Unit alarms and warning systems (STP 54B2-SM, FM 3-100)

d. Actions before during and after Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical attacks (FM 3-3, STP 54B2-SM, FM 3-5, STP 21-24 SMCT)

e. Automatic masking procedures (STP 54B2-SM, STP 21-24 SMCT, FM 3-100)

f. Unmasking procedures (FM 3-4, STP 21-24 SMCT, FM 3-100).

g. Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) to include identification of personnel (FM 3-4, STP 54B2-SM, FM 3-5).

h. Decontamination procedures for individuals and unit following a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical attack (FM 3-5, FM 1-104, STP 21-24 SMCT).

i. Radiation Operational Exposure Guidance (OEG) (FM 3-3, FM 3-100, STP 54B2-SM, FM 3-4).

j. NBC Warning and Reporting System (NBCWRS) procedures (FM 3-3, FM 3-100, STP 54B2-SM, FM 3-4).

k. Unit radiological monitoring and survey procedures (FM 3-3)

l. Replacement criteria of filter elements and canisters (TM 3-4240-279-10, SB 3-30-2, FM 3-4).

m. Marking contaminated areas (FM 3-3, FM 3-100).

n. Crossing contaminated areas (FM 3-4).

o. First Aid procedures for Nuclear, Biological and Chemical attacks (STP 21-1, FM 3-100, FM 21-11, FM 8-9, TM 8-285).

p. Provision for requisitioning, issue, and upload of contingency Chemical Defense Equipment (CDE). (Note: Explain in detail how this will happen).

q. Sustained operations in a NBC environment (FM 3-100).

7. Publications, Forms, and GTAs.

a. See the 40ID Command Inspection Checklist at TAB A to Annex B of this document for a recommended list of publications, blank forms, and GTAs to be maintained in the unit NBC room.

b. The list of publications is not all inclusive, additional publications may be required because of the unit's mission. The unit NBC NCO is responsible for keeping the library current IAW DA PAM 25-30, AR 350-1, AR 25-30, AR 700-2, FM 3-100.

c. Units will maintain sufficient quantities of current blank forms.

d. The local Training Support Center (TSC) stocks Graphic Training Aids (GTA). Each MOS Library maintains reference publications for temporary use.

SECTION III LOGISTICS

1. Purpose. To standardize inventory of PLL, storage of maintained NBC equipment, property accountability, and requisitioning of supplies and material as required and/or authorized.

2. References. CTA 50-970, CTA 8-100, Unit MTOE.

3. Authorization for Equipment and Supplies.

a. The unit MTOE and CTA's listed above are used to determine the requirements and authorizations for training and contingency operations.

b. The unit will stock and maintain sufficient NBC equipment, supplies and repair parts to meet administrative, training and/or contingency requirements.

c. All units will maintain adequate quantities of protective masks and individual defense equipment for all personnel assigned and/or attached. Units such as HHC 40ID that have permanent attachments should have a memorandum of agreement with the parent unit for lateral transfer of parent unit issue of individual CDE.

d. Units are authorized a 5% overage of CDE for sizing purposes.

4. Supply Administration.

a. Every unit must have on hand or on valid requisition items required by appropriate publication, Unit MTOE, CTA, TM, etc.

b. Unit supply personnel that inadvertently sign for NBC equipment with missing parts, damage or expired shelf life, should immediately return the equipment with a completed SF Form 364 (Report of Item Discrepancy) or DD Form 6 (Packing and Improvement Report).

c. Units must have sufficient space for safe storage of NBC equipment and supplies, i.e. a refrigerator for batteries.

d. Equipment requiring batteries will have one set on-hand or on-order for training and two sets for contingency operations.

e. The M8A1 Chemical Agent Alarm, Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM),

AN/VDR-2 Radiacmeter, AN/PDR-75 Radiac Set and/or AN/PDR-77 Radiac Set will be kept in a secured area.

f. Radiation hazard signs will be posted on the entrance to all NBC rooms, storage areas and/or secure containers that contain two or more M43A1 Detector Units and/or CAMs. Double lock security is required for the M43A1 Detector Unit and CAMs.

g. Hand Receipts.

(1) Units must have an effective method of maintaining equipment accountability. DA Form 3749 and the DA Form 3161 will be used for equipment signed out for 30 days or less and DA Form 2062 for equipment signed out longer than 30 days.

(2) NBC NCO will have a hand receipt of all the NBC equipment and supplies issued by the unit supply. As the NBC room hand receipt is updated, temporary hand receipts will be destroyed.

(3) NBC NCO will issue Individual Chemical Defense Equipment (ICDE) on a DA Form 2062. Training ICDE will be identified by a "W" in the seventh character of the NSN. A separate hand receipt should be completed for training ICDE issued by the NBC NCO unless the equipment was issued by the Central Issue Facility (CIF).

h. The NBC NCO will maintain a record of all Class II, IV, VII, VIII and IX items placed on order. DA Form 2064, Document Register may be used for this purpose.

i. Chemical Defense Equipment (CDE) Report: CDE report will be completed IAW AR 700-2 and units higher headquarters instructions. A current signed copy of the report will be maintained in the unit and at the Division Chemical Office, located in BLDG 20.

j. Units with excess CDE or PLL must identify and determine overages and cross level within the battalion then brigade.

k. Unserviceable equipment will be turned in through normal supply channels following the guidance provided from direct support maintenance and other supply activities.

l. NBC PLL is exempt from supply / demand stockage requirements. NBC NCO should maintain sufficient stock of PLL for unit needs. Excess stockage of PLL should be avoided.

5. NBC Shelf Life Program.

a. Units will maintain information on all contingency and training items that have an expiration date, lot number, inspection and/or test dates.

b. M256 Detection Kit, M9 Detector paper, M258A1 Skin Decon Kit (SDK), M291 SDK, M295 SDK, C2 canister, and M256 Training Detector Kits have a shelf life.

6. Special Items of Interest.

a. Decon Solution #2 (DS2) and Super Tropical Bleach (STB).

(1) DS2 is generally provided in the theater of operations.

(2) NBC NCO will conduct monthly serviceability inspection of STB when a unit acquires the material. Results are recorded by lot number and manufacture date.

b. Nerve Agent Antidote Kit (NAAK), Nerve Agent Pretreatment Pills (NAPP), and Convulsant Antidote Nerve Agent (CANA).

(1) Will be requisitioned upon deployment through the S4 and Class VIII medical channels.

(2) Will be secured and stored in a wall locker. Temperature should be between 50 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 30 degrees centigrade).

(3) Unserviceable and/or expired NAAKs, NAPP, and CANA will be disposed of through Division medical channels. Expired kits are maintained until 1 for 1 exchange.

(4) If removed from refrigeration for 6 months, it is assumed to have lost its potency and should not be used. Secure the Class VIII against loss under double lock and key. Monthly inventories will be conducted by lot # and quantity by a disinterested person.

7. Bde/Separate Bn/Separate Co are required to submit the following reports to their Higher Headquarters.

a. Chemical Defense Equipment (CDE) Report

b. M41 Protection Assessment Test System (PATS) Report

c. Calibration / Wipe Test Report

d. These reports will be used to verify equipment on hand, verify serial numbers, verify calibration / wipe / certification date, and to enter on database.

SECTION IV MAINTENANCE OF NBC EQUIPMENT AND TAMMS

1. Purpose. To increase combat readiness through standardization of NBC equipment maintenance procedures. See Annex E (NBC Equipment and Maintenance Tables)

2. Reference. DA PAM 738-750 (Maintenance Update) and applicable Technical Manuals.

3. General.

a. The operator will inspect equipment IAW appropriate technical manual. Faults that cannot be corrected will be annotated on a DA Form 2404 and turned in to the unit NBC NCO.

b. The NBC NCO is responsible for inspecting equipment, performing organizational maintenance and repairs IAW appropriate technical manuals.

c. The NBC NCO will maintain TAMMS forms IAW DA Pam 738-750. The NBC NCO will maintain calibration, certification, and wipe test due dates and status of equipment waiting parts.

d. Unserviceable equipment will be turned-in, IAW guidelines provided by the Direct Support Maintenance Facility and unit supply guidelines. As a minimum, the NBC NCO will prepare a DA Form 2404 and DA Form 5504 and take equipment to the unit supply for disposition. The NBC NCO will maintain a receipt (temporary hand receipt, green copy of DA Form 5504, etc.) for the equipment until the equipment is dropped from the hand receipt. When the equipment turned-in, is an MTOE item, the NBC NCO will maintain the turn in document until the property is returned or a replacement item has been ordered.

e. Equipment requiring calibration, certification or wipe test: 50% of the like item must be on hand when more than one like item is authorized.

f. DA Label 80 will be affixed to all equipment requiring calibration, wipe testing, and certification to include equipment identified as "Calibration Not Required" (CNR) (i.e. the PP 1578 Charger).

4. NBC Equipment

a. M11/M13 Decontaminating Apparatus. Holes for mounting brackets must be drilled. Refer to the vehicle or equipment manual for location of the mount. Commander's may determine which DAP they prefer IAW CTA. Rule of thumb is that a 2 1/2 ton or larger vehicle gets an M13, all others to include generators and trailers require an M11.

b. Protective Masks

(1) SB 3-30-2 provides filter and canister serviceability criteria. AMC publishes periodic updates which must be maintained with the SB until it is updated.

(2) Unserviceable contingency hoods may be used as training hoods. The hood will be marked with a blue dot on the back to identify it "for training use only". When the hood no longer meets prescribed training standards (zipper, straps, or strap loops unserviceable), replace it.

c. Gas Particulate Filter Unit (GPFU) M8A3, M13A1, M14.

(1) The M8A3 GPFU is used in the M578 and M88A1 recovery vehicles and the M1059 smoke track.

(2) The M13A1 GPFU is used with the armored bridge launcher, M1 series tank, MRLS , M21FV, M3CFV, M728 CEV, and the FIST-V.

(3) The M14 GPFU is used in the M113 Ambulance.

(4) Airflow tester GPFU, M39 will be used quarterly or after any maintenance conducted on the GPFU. Each station on every vehicle having GPFUs will be checked using the M39 airflow tester. The testing procedures can be found in TM 3-6680-316-10.

(5) A status chart will be maintained for all Gas Particulate Filter units.

5. Replacement Criteria.

a. Organizational maintenance personnel will change gas or Particulate filters that are clogged or otherwise unserviceable. Consult your vehicle 20 level technical manual for specific change-out procedures. Some reasons to change filters are:

(1) Physical damage to filter.

(2) Exposure to water.

(3) Noticeable resistance to airflow.

(4) At 5,000 miles for selected vehicles (check vehicle TM).

(5) If beyond service life.

b. When filters are changed, maintenance personnel must record the following information on the vehicle's DD Form 314: Type filter, filter lot number, filter manufacture date and the date filter was changed. The NBC NCO will update the NBC equipment status chart based on the DD Form 314s maintained by the motor pool.

c. GPFU filters are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed IAW local regulations.

6. TAMMS Forms.

a. DD Form 314 (Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record):

(1) Used as a record of scheduled and performed organizational maintenance, it tracks non-mission capable (NMC) time for DA Form 2406 reportable items and services.

(2) Used to schedule operator services performed under the supervision of organizational maintenance personnel if required by the TM (not when supervised by the first line supervisor).

(3) General Instructions.

a. Normally one DD Form 314 covers only one item of equipment. Several like items may be covered by one DD Form 314 if the services are scheduled and pulled on the same dates (i.e. M11 decon apparatus). When scheduling services on more than one item, put each item's serial number in the remarks block. Use the unit administration number for items with the same serial number, or when there is no serial number such as M-11's.

b. The front side of the DD Form 314 is used for scheduling services. The back is for logging NMC times for DA Form 2406 reportable items. Reportable items are found in AR 700-138 or in Appendix L of DA Pam 738-750.

c. Services are scheduled at least one month or one service in advance, whichever is earlier. Dates go from the date of the month you pulled the service to the corresponding date of the month the next service is due.

d. The next scheduled due date may fall in the following year, in which case you place the due date in the remarks block.

e. Scheduled services are in pencil, when completed it is marked over in ink.

f. Weekends and/or holidays may be marked out.

g. Inking in the appropriate symbol shows completed services.

h. The symbols commonly used for NBC equipment are as follows:

o W - Weekly Services.

o M - Monthly Services.

o Q - Quarterly Services.

o S - Semi-Annual Services.

o L - Used for lubes required by equipment Lube Orders (LOs). (M12A1 Decon Apparatus has such a lube order and must be scheduled on the DD Form 314)

i. When pulling services, you are allowed service variances as follows:

o 10 days before or after the scheduled day.

o 10 hours before or after the scheduled hour.

o 100 miles before or after the scheduled miles.

o Weekly services have a one day variance.

j. When you pull a service within the variance, ink in that symbol on the day it was scheduled.

k. Use this variance to pull as many services as you can at one time.

l. When you cannot pull the services within the variance, enter the correct symbol in ink on the date the services were pulled and schedule the next service from the new date.

m. NMC days are shown on the back using the following symbols:

o O - Organizational NMC days.

o Circle with a "S" in it - organizational NMC days.

o X - Days NMC at Support Maintenance.

o S over X-days NMC at Support Maintenance.

n. Support Maintenance will tell you how many days NMC / NMC on the DA Form 5504. Put the total number of support NMC / NMC days in the remarks block.

o. Use a signal to indicate the day a service is due in the current month. A month may be the 1st through the 31st or from a date in one month to corresponding date in the next month. Example: If you have a quarterly service due on February 14th and it is now the 2nd of February, you should have a yellow signal placed on the DD Form 314 on the 14th along the edge.

p. The yellow signal is used to indicate services, such as Monthly or Quarterly.

q. DD Form 314 is normally used for two years for equipment reported on the DA Form 2406. It is used for one year on non-reportable equipment.

r. Destroy a completed form after transferring needed information to a new form. Transfer the following information:

o Registration, serial, or administration number.

o Nomenclature.

o Model.

o Assigned to.

o Remarks information if needed.

o Scheduled service in pencil.

7. Preparing a DA Form 2404.

The DA Form 2404 is used by anyone performing inspections, maintenance services, diagnostics checks, technical evaluations, and PMCS.

a. Use one DA Form 2404 or separate DA Form 2404s to inspect all components or subsystems that make up one system.

b. Use one DA Form 2404 to inspect several like items such as the M-11 Decon Apparatus.

c. Use the DA Form 2404 as a temporary record of required and completed maintenance.

d. Operators or crews will use the DA Form 2404 to list faults.

(1) General Information:

a. The procedure for completing a DA Form 2404 varies with the type of inspection or service performed.

b. When an inspection must be continued on another DA Form 2404, be sure to number the pages. Print the page number at the right of the forms title block. If you must use two DA Form 2404s for a service, put 1 of 2 on the first page and 2 of 2 on the second page.

c. When a DA Form 2404 is used for PMCS or deferred maintenance, it will be kept until the action is completed, closed out, or the form is no longer needed.

d. Operators and crews, first-line supervisors, maintenance supervisors, and commanders are equally responsible for keeping information current and correct on the DA Form 2404s. It is the central record for managing and controlling maintenance.

(2) Disposition:

a. DA Form 2404 listing faults found during operator or crew PMCS is given to the organizational maintenance supervisor for action. The form is destroyed after faults have been corrected.

SECTION V NBC DEFENSE EQUIPMENT

1. M17A2 Protective Mask:

LIN: M11895

NSN: 4240-01-143-2017-XS

4240-01-143-2018-S

4240-01-143-2019-M

4240-01-143-20200-L

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-279-10/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The M40 Protective Mask is replacing this piece of equipment through Force Modernization. Personnel that cannot be fitted with a small M40 series protective mask may require an extra-small M17A2 Protective Mask.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS: Hang the protective mask by the D-ring on the protective mask carrier or place in compartment boxes. Do not stack masks one-on-top of the other.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform scheduled maintenance semi-annually (every 6 months). Scheduled semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance and Record.

2. M24 Protective Mask:

LIN: M11621

NSN: 4240-00-808-8799-S

4240-00-776-4384-M

4240-00-808-8798-L

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-300-10-1/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The M42 Protective Mask through Force Modernization is replacing this protective mask.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS: Hand the protective mask by the D-ring on the protective mask carrier or place in compartment boxes. Do not stack the masks one-on-top of the other.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform scheduled maintenance semi-annually (every 6 months). Scheduled semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance and Record.

3. M40 Protective Mask:

LIN: M12418

NSN: 4240-01-258-0061-S

4240-01-258-0062-M

4240-01-258-0063-L

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-300-10-1/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The MTOE authorizes a protective mask per authorized soldier or one protective mask per assigned soldier (whichever is greater). Army Regulation 71-13 and AR 700-2, authorize units up to 5 percent more masks over their MTOE authorization for sizing issues. To order the additional masks, do the following:

(1) Complete the DA Form 2765-1, as required.

(2) In the DISTRIBUTION block (Block 18), enter the number 20, in the last two spaces. This special code shows that the requisition is above the MTOE authorization.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Hang the protective mask by the D-ring on the protective mask carrier or place in compartment boxes. Do not stack the masks one-on-top of the other.

(2) Insert the face form in the mask when storing for more than 30 consecutive days.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform scheduled maintenance semi-annually (every 6 months). Schedule semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

4. M42 Protective Mask:

LIN: M18526

NSN: 4240-01-258-0064-S

4240-01-258-0065-M

4240-01-258-0066-L

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-300-10-2/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The MTOE authorizes one protective mask for each soldier that is serving in a duty position with a paragraph and line number that is coded for the M42 protective mask. Army Regulation 71-13 and AR 700-2, authorize units up to 5 percent more masks over their MTOE authorization for sizing issues. To order the additional masks, do the following:

(1) Complete the DA Form 2765-1, as required.

(2) In the DISTRIBUTION block (Block 18), enter the number 20, in the last two spaces.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Hang the protective mask by the D-ring on the protective mask carrier or place in compartment boxes. Do not stack the masks one-on-top of the other.

(2) Ensure faceform is removed and mask is stored to not distort the sealing portion of the mask to the user.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform scheduled maintenance semi-annually (every 6 months). Schedule semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

5. M43 Protective Mask:

LIN: M12350

NSN: TYPE I:

4240-01-208-6966-S

4240-01-208-6967-M

4240-01-208-6968-L

4240-01-208-6969-XL

TYPE II:

4240-01-268-2677-S

4240-01-268-2678-M

4240-01-268-2679-L

4240-01-268-2680-XL

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-312-12&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The MTOE authorizes one protective mask each assigned soldier that is serving in a duty position with a line number that is coded for the M43 protective masks. Army Regulation 71-13 and AR 700-2, authorize units up to 5 percent more masks over their MTOE authorization for sizing issues. To order the additional masks, do the following:

(1) Complete the DA Form 2765-1, as required.

(2) In the DISTRIBUTION block (Block 18), enter the number 20, in the last two spaces. This special code shows the requisition is above the MTOE authorization.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Hang the protective mask by the D-ring on the protective mask carrier or place in compartment boxes. Do not stack the masks.

(2) Insert the face form in the mask when storing for more than 30 consecutive days.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform scheduled maintenance semi-annually (every 6 months). Schedule semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

6. Chemical/Biological Protective Mask Hood (M40-series):

NSN: 4240-01-260-8723

CLASS: IX

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Soldiers are authorized two hoods per mask for contingency and one hood per mask for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

7. M6A2 Chemical/Biological Protective Mask Hood (M17A2):

NSN: 4240-00-999-0420

CLASS: IX

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-279-10/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Two hoods for contingency and one for training are authorized per protective mask.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

8. M7 Chemical/Biological Aircraft Protective Mask Hood (M24-series):

NSN: 4240-00-021-8695

CLASS: IX

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-279-10/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Two hoods for contingency and one for training are authorized per protective mask.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

9. M5 Chemical/Biological CVC Protective Mask Hood (M25-series):

NSN: 4240-00-860-5839

CLASS: IX

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-280-10/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Two hoods for contingency and one for training are authorized per protective mask.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

10. Battle Dress Overgarments (BDOs):

NSN: 8415-01-137-1701-XXS

8415-01-137-1702-XS

8415-01-137-1703-S

8415-01-137-1704-M

8415-01-137-1705-L

8415-01-137-1706-XL

8415-01-137-1707-XXL

CLASS: II

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized two suits for contingency and one for training. Soldiers assigned to decontamination platoons are authorized three suits for contingency.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Use contingency BDOs that become unserviceable as training suits.

(c) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Do not requisition BDOs. USPFO stores contingency BDOs.

(2) Central Issuing Facility issues training BDOs.

(3) For planning purposes, report the quantity authorized for contingency by size on the monthly NBC CDE report.

11. Chemical Protective Undergarments:

Undershirts:

NSN: 8415-01-363-8692-SIZE 32

8415-01-363-8693-SIZE 34

8415-01-363-8694-SIZE 36

8415-01-363-8695-SIZE 38

8415-01-363-8696-SIZE 40

8415-01-363-8697-SIZE 42

8415-01-363-8698-SIZE 44

8415-01-363-8699-SIZE 46

8415-01-363-8700-SIZE 48

Drawers:

NSN: 8415-01-363-8683-SIZE 26

8415-01-363-8684-SIZE 28

8415-01-363-8685-SIZE 30

8415-01-363-8686-SIZE 32

8415-01-363-8687-SIZE 34

8415-01-363-8688-SIZE 36

8415-01-363-8689-SIZE 38

8415-01-363-8690-SIZE 40

8415-01-363-8691-SIZE 42

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TM 10-277, Chemical, Toxicological, and Missile Fuel Handlers Protective Clothing.

(a) AUTHORIZATION: Two suits for contingency and one for training are authorized per combat vehicle crewman.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Contingency CPUs that become unserviceable will be used as training suits.

(c) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Do not requisition CPUs. USPFO stores contingency CPUs.

(2) Central Issuing Facility issues training BDOs.

(3) For planning purposes, reflect the quantity authorized for contingency purposes by size on the monthly NBC CDE report.

12. Chemical Helmet Protective Cover:

LIN: U57960

NSN: 8415-01-111-9028

CLASS: VII

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized one protective cover per helmet.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

13. M20 Self-Contained Protection Shelter (SCPS):

LIN: C79000

NSN: 4240-01-166-2254

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-288-12&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Maintenance personnel will perform unit maintenance semi-annually. Schedule semi-annual maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

(d) COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM:

(1) Protective Entrance.

(2) Filter Canister.

(3) Room Liner Package.

(4) Support Kit.

14. M51 Self-Contained Protection Shelter:

LIN: T00474

NSN: 4240-00-854-4144

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4240-264-12/-20P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Maintenance personnel will perform unit maintenance semi-annually and annually. The maintenance will be scheduled on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

15. Boots, Vinyl:

NSN: 8430-01-049-0879-SIZE 6

8430-01-049-0880-SIZE 7

8430-01-049-0881-SIZE 8

8430-01-049-0882-SIZE 9

8430-01-049-0883-SIZE 10

8430-01-049-0884-SIZE 11

8430-01-049-0885-SIZE 12

8430-01-049-0886-SIZE 13

8430-01-049-0887-SIZE 14

CLASS: II

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized two pair of boots for contingency and one pair for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

16. Chemical Protective Gloves:

NSN: 8415-01-033-3517-S

8415-01-033-3518-M

8415-01-033-3519-L

CLASS: II

AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2. Each soldier is authorized two pair of gloves for contingency and one pair for training.

17. NBC Marking Kit:

NSN: 9905-12-214-5955

CLASS: IX

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-9905-001-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. The CTA authorizes each platoon-sized unit two kits for contingency and one for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

18. PROTECTIVE MASK FILTERS/CANISTERS

A. C2A1 Canister Filters:

NSN: 4240-01-366-1319

CLASS: IX

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized two filters for contingency and one for training.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS: The canister is packaged in a sealed container and should not be opened until ready to use.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Serviceable, excess filters should be either cross-leveled within your unit or contact your MSC chemical office for transfer instructions. If they are not needed, the filters should be turned in through the supply system as Class IX excess. Do not turn in serviceable filters to the hazardous material classification yard.

(2) Sort unserviceable filters by type, place them in a container suitable for the number of filters to be turned in and call the Hazardous Waste Classification Yard at local OMS, for a turn-in appointment. Inform the yard that you have (quantity) of unserviceable filters. The yard will give you a turn-in time and date. Take a copy of the SB which lists the lot numbers of the unserviceable filters you are turning in.

(3) Unserviceable filters are those which have been removed from the foil and are not installed in a mask, are damaged due to large dents in the canister, have gotten wet or otherwise clogged, or have been listed in SB-3-30-2, as unserviceable.

B. C2 Canister Filter:

NSN: 4240-01-119-2315

CLASS: IX

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized two filters for contingency and one for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) The C2 canister filter contains Whetlerite charcoal as a component. Whetlerite charcoal contains chromium and is considered a hazardous waste. As a result, the canister must be disposed of as such.

(2) Serviceable, excess filters should be either cross-leveled within your unit or contact your MSC chemical office for transfer instructions. If they are not needed, the filters should be turned in through the supply system as Class IX excess. Do not turn in serviceable filters to the hazardous material classification yard.

(3) Sort unserviceable filters by type, place them in a container suitable for the number of filters to be turned in and call the Hazardous Waste Classification Yard at local OMS, for a turn-in appointment. Inform the yard that you have (quantity) of unserviceable filters. The yard will give you a turn-in time and date. Take a copy of the SB which lists the lot numbers of the unserviceable filters you are turning in.

(4) Unserviceable filters are those which have been removed from the foil and are not installed in a mask, are damaged due to large dents in the canister, have gotten wet or otherwise clogged, or have been listed in SB-3-30-2, as unserviceable.

C. M10A1 Canister Filter:

NSN: 4240-00-127-7186

CLASS: IX

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized two filters for contingency and one for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) The M10A1 canister filter contains Whetlerite charcoal as a component. Whetlerite charcoal contains chromium and is considered a hazardous waste. As a result, the canister must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

(2) Serviceable, excess filters should be either cross-leveled within your unit or contact your MSC chemical office for transfer instructions. If they are not needed, the filters should be turned in through the supply system as Class IX excess. Do not turn in serviceable filters to the hazardous material classification yard.

(3) Sort unserviceable filters by type, place them in a container suitable for the number of filters to be turned in and call the Hazardous Waste Classification Yard at local OMS, for a turn-in appointment. Inform the yard that you have (quantity) of unserviceable filters. The yard will give you a turn-in time and date. Take a copy of the SB which lists the lot numbers of the unserviceable filters you are turning in.

(4) Unserviceable filters are those which have been removed from the foil and are not installed in a mask, are damaged due to large dents in the canister, have gotten wet or otherwise clogged, or have been listed in SB-3-30-2, as unserviceable.

SECTION VI DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT

1. M12A1 Power Driven Decontamination Apparatus:

LIN: F81880

NSN: 4230-00-926-9488

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4230-209-10/-20&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform unit maintenance semi-annually. Schedule semi-annually maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

2. M17 Lightweight Decontamination System:

LIN: D82404

NSN: 4230-01-251-8702

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4230-228-10/-23&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform unit maintenance semi-annually. Schedule semi-annually maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

3. M11 Decontamination Apparatus:

NSN: 4230-00-720-1618

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4230-204-12&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Units are authorized one M11 per major end item. See the Special Requirements for more information.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Perform unit maintenance semi-annually. Schedule semi-annually maintenance on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

(d) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The M13 will replace the M11, but units may continue to use the M11 to meet peculiar needs (e.g. the M13 cannot be stored on the vehicle). The total combined allowance for the M11 and M13 will not exceed the quantity authorized for each separate item.

(2) See CTA 50-970, for the authorizations for specific vehicles.

4. Nitrogen Cylinder:

NSN: 4230-00-775-7541

CLASS: II

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970.

(1) The regulation authorizes two nitrogen cylinders per M11 for contingency.

(2) The regulation authorizes one nitrogen cylinder per M11 for training.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

5. M13 Decontamination Apparatus:

LIN: D81537

NSN: 4230-01-113-4124

4230-01-234-5172-Trainer

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4230-214-12&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. The regulation authorizes one M13 per major end item and one per crew-served weapon over 60 caliber.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: When filled with DS2:

(1) Units will turn in serviceable containers of DS2 to the DRMO at Los Alamitos.

(2) Units will turn in unserviceable containers of DS2 to the Hazardous Waste Classification Yard at local OMS, to schedule and appointment. Containers that are leaking or are badly corroded are unserviceable.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Perform unit PMCS monthly and semi-annually. Schedule PMCS on DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

(2) Inspect the packaging regularly for signs of deterioration, corrosion and/or leaking.

(d) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Neutralize all spills with vermiculite (NSN: 5640-01-324-2664). Scoop up the residue and place in an epoxy coated, open head drum. Label the drum with the "Corrosive" sign and call the Hazardous Waste Yard for turn-in.

(2) When ordering the M13, do not order the actual item. Order the M13 Trainer because it comes without DS2.

6. M258A1 Decontamination Kits:

NSN: 4230-01-101-3984

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-4230-216-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized one kit per protective mask.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Units will not turn in serviceable kits. Units will cross-level the kits throughout the unit.

(2) Units will not turn in unserviceable kits to the Facilities and Environmental. Call (916) 854-3488, to schedule an appointment. DEH will give guidance on packaging the kits. Take a copy of supply bulletin (SB) or message which lists the M258A1s as serviceable. Unserviceable kits have expired shelf-lives or the kits have been damaged or opened.

(c) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Monitor the shelf-life expiration date of this item.

7. M291 Skin Decontamination Kit (SDK)

NSN: 6850-01-276-1905

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TM 3-4230-229-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. Each soldier is authorized one kit per soldier.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) See M258A1 Disposition Instructions.

8. M295 Decontamination Kits (Individual Equipment):

NSN: 6850-00-01-8456

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TM 3-4230-235-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. One per soldier.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) See M258A1 Disposition Instructions.

SECTION VII DECONTAMINANTS

1. Decontamination Solution #2 (DS2):

NSN: 6850-00-753-4827-1.3 QT Can

6850-00-753-4870-5 Gallon Can

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-20; 3-21; 3-220; 3-4230-204-12

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970.

(1) The regulation authorizes two 5-gallon cans per company and twenty-five 5-gallon cans per decontamination platoon.

(2) The regulation authorizes two 1.3 quart cans per M11 decontamination apparatus.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Los Alamitos prohibits the storage of DS2. Units that are storing DS2 will turn it in immediately.

(2) When issued for contingency operations, store DS2 on a pallet or on a hardstand (concrete or blacktop), in a cool, dry area. Do not store DS2 in an area where temperatures can reach or exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

(3) DS2 reacts violently with STB and HTH, generating enough heat to cause a fire. If stored within the same structure, place the DS2 and STB a minimum of five feet apart with a splash-proof barrier.

(4) Contact with DS2 can cause irritation to personnel with chronic pulmonary, asthmatic, renal, skin or central nervous system conditions. Do not expose pregnant females to DS2 under any circumstances.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Units will turn in serviceable containers of DS2 to the DRMO at Los Alamitos.

(2) Units will turn in unserviceable containers of DS2 to the hazardous waste classification yard at local OMS, to schedule an appointment. Containers that are leaking or are badly corroded are unserviceable.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Inspect the packaging regularly for signs of deterioration, corrosion and/or leaking.

(e) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Neutralize all spills with vermiculite (NSN: 5640-01-324-2664). Scoop up the residue and place in an epoxy coated, open head drum. Label the drum with the "Corrosive" sign and call the hazardous waste yard for turn-in.

(2) For planning purposes, reflect the quantities authorized in the monthly NBC CDE report.

2. Super Tropical Bleach (STB):

NSN: 6850-00-297-6653

CLASS: III

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970.

(1) Each company is authorized two drums.

(2) Two drums are authorized per collective protection entrance.

(3) Ten drums are authorized per decontamination platoon.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Store STB in a cool, dry place. STB is not a fire hazard, but it can explode when heated to temperatures above 150 degrees Celsius.

(2) STB reacts violently with DS2, generating enough heat to cause a fire. If stored within the same structure, place DS2 and STB a minimum of five feet apart and separate with a splash-proof barrier.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Units will maintain control of serviceable STB. Excess STB will be cross-leveled within the units or within the MSC.

(2) Shelf-life expiration dates do not make STB unserviceable. Leaking or deteriorating containers make STB unserviceable.

(3) Units will turn in unserviceable containers of STB to the Facilities and Environmental. Call (916) 854-3488, to schedule an appointment. Unserviceable containers are leaking.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Regularly inspect containers of STB for corrosion, deterioration and leaking.

(e) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: In the event of a spill, mix dry earth or sand with the STB and scoop the mixture into a 55-gallon drum. Place the "Oxidizer" label on the drum. Call the Facilities and Environmental, at (916) 854-3488, and they will give you guidance for turn-in. Rinse away residue with large quantities of water.

SECTION VIII CHEMICAL DETECTION EQUIPMENT

1. M8A1 Chemical Agent Alarm.

LIN: A32355

NSN: 6665-01-081-8140

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-6665-312-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE. The MTOE authorizes one alarm per platoon.

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The M8A1 Chemical Agent Alarm consists of the M43A1 Chemical Agent Detector, which contains a radioactive isotope called Americium-241. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission governs this radioactive substance.

(2) When one detector is stored alone, the area will be secured and no special markings are required.

(3) Store two or more detectors in fire-resistant containers. The fire-resistant containers will be located in areas designated for storage of radioactive materials. The designated areas will be free from danger of flooding and must be outside the danger radius of flammables and explosives. Army regulations 385-11 and 385-30 require the posting of signs stating: "CAUTION--RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL" on all sides of the storage area. The signs will be yellow with magenta lettering and a radiation symbol at least 8 inches by 10 inches.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: If the M8A1 is damaged or fails a wipe test, notify the Installation Radiation Safety Officer, (916) 854-3035.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The M8A1 Chemical Agent Alarm requires an annual wipe test of the detector cell. Technical Manual (TM) 3-6665-312-30&P provides procedures for conducting wipe tests. The wipe tests may be performed by personnel with the MOS 39E; personnel who have radiation training; or Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) organizations. Graduates of the Chemical Officer Advanced Course or the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course are not authorized to perform wipe tests.

(2) When the M8A1 passes the wipe test, the person or unit performing the wipe test will attach a DA Label 80 (Maintenance Validation Sticker) to the equipment.

(3) Perform unit maintenance monthly. The monthly maintenance will be scheduled on the DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

(e) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Supplementary items authorized for the M8A1 include the BA3517, M273 Maintenance Kit, and the M42 Chemical Agent Alarm and an installation kit. Information on these items can be found in the operator's technical manual.

2. BA 3517 Battery.

NSN: 6135-00-450-3528

CLASS: IX

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2.

(1) The regulation authorizes two batteries per M8A1 for contingency.

(2) The regulation authorizes one battery per M8A1 for training.

(b) STORAGE: Store the batteries in a cool, dry place.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

3. Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM).

LIN: C05701

NSN: 6665-01-199-4153

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-6665-331-10/-23&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE

(b) STORAGE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM) contains the radioactive source, Nickel-63. The Nuclear Regulatory Commissioned governs this radioactive substance.

(2) When one detector is stored alone, the area will be secured and no special markings are required.

(3) Store two or more detectors in fire-resistant containers. The fire-resistant containers will be located in areas designated for storage of radioactive materials. The designated areas will be free from danger of flooding and must be outside the danger radius of flammables and explosives. Army regulations 385-11 and 385-30 require the posting of signs stating: "CAUTION--RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL" on all sides of the storage area. The signs will be yellow with magenta lettering and a radiation symbol at least 8 inches by 10 inches.

(c) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: If the CAM is damaged or fails a wipe test, notify the Installation Radiation Safety Officer, (916) 854-3035.

(d) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The Chemical Agent Monitor requires an annual wipe test of the detector cell. Technical Manual (TM) 3-6665-312-30&P provides procedures for conducting wipe tests. The wipe tests may be performed by personnel with the MOS 39E; personnel who have radiation training; or Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) organizations. Graduates of the Chemical Officer Advanced Course or the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course are not authorized to perform wipe tests.

(2) When the CAM passes the wipe test, the person or unit performing the wipe test will attach a DA Label 80 (Maintenance Validation Sticker) to the equipment.

(3) Perform monthly unit maintenance. The monthly maintenance will be scheduled on the DD Form 314, Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record.

(4) To ensure the CAM will pass the "Wait" Test. It is recommended that the CAM be operated a minimum of 30 minutes weekly.

4. M21 Chemical Agent Automatic Alarm.

NSN: 6665-01-324-6637

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-6665-10/-23&P

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Scheduled maintenance is not required at the unit level.

(d) COMPONENTS: Components of the M21 are the detector assembly, the transit case, and the tripod bag assembly. The tripod bag assembly includes the tripod, an M42 alarm, a power cable, a connector plug assembly and adapter connector, seven stakes, four halyards, four wire reels and straps, and a hammer.

5. M256A1 Chemical Detector Kits.

NSN: 6665-01-133-4964

6665-01-112-1644--Trains

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-6665-307-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970.

(1) Each squad-sized element is authorized one contingency kit.

(2) Medical treatment facilities are authorized four contingency kits.

(3) One training detector kit is authorized per every two soldiers.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Units will not turn in serviceable detectors. Cross-level the detectors throughout the unit.

(2) Units will turn in unserviceable detectors to the Facilities and Environmental. Units will separate the unserviceable detectors by NSN, bagged or boxed and stored in a cool, dry place until turn in. Call (916) 854-3488, to schedule an appointment.

(3) Turn in the plastic carrying case with the following statement attached: "I certify that these M256/M256A1 Chemical Agent Detectors, NSN _______, were demilitarized in accordance with instructions from the U.S. Army Chemical and Biological Defense Command. All hazardous components have been removed. This action constitutes demilitarization." The person turning in the detectors will sign the statement as well as a witness of the next higher grade.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Monitor the shelf-life expiration dates for this item.

6. M9 Chemical Agent Detector Paper.

NSN: 6665-01-049-8982

CLASS: II

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 3-6665-311-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: AR 700-2 and CTA 50-970. For contingency, the CTA authorizes one roll of detector paper per 5 individuals or major items of equipment. For training, the CTA authorizes one roll of detector paper per 10 individuals and one roll per 5 major items of equipment.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS:

(1) Units will not turn in serviceable M9 paper. Cross-level excess M9 paper within your unit.

(2) Units will not turn in unserviceable M9 paper, unless they have an excess. Unserviceable M9 paper can be used for training.

(3) Units that have an excess of unserviceable M9 paper will dispose of it through the Facilities and Environmental, (916) 854-3488. Units turning M9 paper will take a copy of the SB or advisory message that indicates the expired lot numbers.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Monitor the shelf-life expiration dates for this item.

7. M8 Chemical Agent Detection Paper.

NSN: 6665-00-050-8529

CLASS: II

(a) AUTHORIZATION: CTA 50-970. The CTA authorizes one book per individual for training and one book per individual for contingency.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Do not dispose of M8 paper. Use unserviceable M8 paper for training.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS: Monitor the shelf-life expiration dates for this item.

SECTION IX RADIAC EQUIPMENT

1. AN/VDR-2 Radiac Set.

LIN: R20684

NSN: 6665-01-222-1425

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: 11-6665-251-10/-20

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) The AN/VDR-2 Radiac Set requires an annual calibration. The wipe tests may be performed by personnel with the MOS 39E or Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) organizations.

(2) When the AN/VDR-2 is calibrated, the person or unit performing the calibration will attach a DA Label 80 (Maintenance Validation Sticker) to the equipment.

(3) This equipment does not require scheduled, organizational services.

(d) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The AN/VDR-2 can be mounted in vehicles. Vehicle installation kits are required to mount the AN/VDR-2 but are not provided with the radiac set. Each installation kit requires a vehicular mount (MOUNT MT-6123/VDR-2) which is not provided with the kit or the radiac set. The NSNs for the installation kit and the mount are located in Appendix B of the technical manual.

2. IM-93, IM-9E, Dosimeter

LIN: Q20935

NSN: (IM-93) 6665-00-752-7759; (IM-9E) 6665-00-243-8199

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TM 11-6665-214-10

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE.

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Dispose of through normal supply channels.

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Annual Certification.

(2) Same as AN/VDR-2

(3) Monthly leakage test

3. AN/PDR-75 Radiac Set

LIN: R30925

NSN: 6665-01-21104217

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TM 11-6665-236-12

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Same as above

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Annual Calibration

4. M41 PROTECTION ASSESSMENT TEST SYSTEM (PATS)

LIN: T62350

NSN: 4240-01-365-8241

CLASS: VII

TECHNICAL MANUAL: TC 3-41

(a) AUTHORIZATION: MTOE

(b) DISPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS: Same As Above

(c) SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS:

(1) Annual Calibration.

(2) Same as AN/VDR-2.

(3) Before/After Operations PMCS only

SECTION X ANNUAL WIPE TEST PROCEDURES

1. References: AR 700-2, AR 385-11.

2. Summary: This section provides information on annual wipe test procedures for the Chemical Agent Alarm (M8A1) and the Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM).

3. Purpose: The procedures below enable qualified Radiation Protective Officers (RPO) and/or Hazmat trained Chemical NCOs to take appropriate action on annual wipe test requirements to ensure that the unit is IAW the NRC license.

4. Maintenance Requirements: Annual wipe tests must be scheduled on the ULLS-G system. Perform before and after maintenance prior to turn-in for wipe testing or lateral transfer.

5. Information:

a. Unit Chemical NCOs will monitor the status of annual wipe tests on M8A1s and CAMs to determine whether the following steps should be taken:

(1) Unit Chemical NCOs will complete a DA Form 5504 (Work Order Request) and DA Form 5990E generated from the ULLS-G with cell serial number and detector serial number. Take paper work to DRMO at Los Alamitos to review the paper work and check both serial numbers. This must be done for both the M43A1 detector unit and the CAM. DOL will then return the paper work stamped.

(2) The MSB and FSB's can wipe test 10 M8A1s and CAMs in one day; if you need to wipe test more than 10, call ahead of time and make arrangements with the MSB or FSB.

(3) Unit Chemical NCOs turn-in DA Form 5504 and DA Form 5990E with the equipment to their MSB or FSB for the annual wipe test (equipment must be double bagged). When the wipe test has been conducted; the MSB or FSB sends the wipe test to Rock Island address as follows: Commander, Rock Island Arsenal; ATTN: SMCRI-SEM-L; Samples; Bldg # 210, 4th Floor; Rock Island, IL 61299-5000; DSN: 793-7889).

(4) Rock Island will send results of wipe test back to the MSB or FSB.

(5) The MSB or FSB forwards one copy of the wipe test results to the owning unit/NBC NCO and DOL.

(6) DOL sends results by autodin to AMCCOM, Rock Island.

(7) AMCCOM post to Central Registry.

6. MSB and FSB Procedures for Wipe Testing CAMs and M43A1s (39E MOS)

a. CAMs Wipe Testing Procedures: (Maintenance personnel monitor the equipment for leaks prior to taking the equipment inside the facility)

(1) Cover the work area with Kraft paper.

(2) Write the following information on the small envelope:

- Name of the person performing the wipe test.

- Installation name and location.

- CAM serial number.

- Drift tube module serial number.

- "Mail Room: DO NOT OPEN".

(3) Wear rubber gloves.

(4) Wipe the front part of the CAM and around the air intake protective cap.

(5) Perform initial sample screening with the AN/PDR-77 Radiac Set. Consider the CAM contaminated if a reading of twice background is detected.

(6) Place the swipe into the smaller envelope. Use one envelope per wipe. DO NOT PLACE MORE THAN ONE SWIPE IN EACH ENVELOPE.

(7) Seal the small envelope with tape. DO NOT LICK THE ENVELOPE TO SEAL IT.

(8) Place all of the small envelopes into one large envelope.

(9) Remove rubber gloves and store them in a sealed plastic bag until wipe test results are received to determine whether they can be disposed of as regular waste or if they must be handled as Radioactive Waste and disposed of IAW AR 385-11.

(10) Seal the large envelope with tape. DO NOT LICK THE ENVELOPE TO SEAL IT.

b. M43A1 Wipe Testing Procedures:

(1) Cover the work area with Kraft paper.

(2) Write the following information on the small envelope:

- Name of the person performing the wipe test.

- Installation name and location.

- M43A1 serial number.

- "Mail Room: DO NOT OPEN".

(3) Wear rubber gloves.

(4) Unfasten the 4 catches and remove the bottom case.

(5) Write the serial number of the detector cell module on the small envelope.

(6) Rotate the lock handle on the detector cell module counter - clockwise 1/4 turn and pull the module from the chassis assembly.

(7) Insert a dry disposable applicator through the small hole with a red seal on the chassis assembly twisting the applicator as you pull it out.

(8) Perform initial sample screening of the applicator with an AN/PDR-77 Radiac Set.

(9) Place the applicator into the small envelope. Use one envelope per swipe. DO NOT PLACE MORE THAN ONE SWIPE IN EACH ENVELOPE.

(10) Seal the small envelope with tape. DO NOT LICK THE ENVELOPE TO SEAL IT.

(11) Place all of the small envelopes and one copy of each of the "W" transaction work sheets into one large envelope.

(12) Remove rubber gloves and store them in a plastic bag until wipe test results are received to determine whether they can be disposed of as regular waste or if they must be handled as Radioactive Waste and disposed of IAW AR 385-11.

(13) Seal the large envelope with tape. DO NOT LICK THE ENVELOPE TO SEAL IT.

(14) Address the large envelope to:

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c. Equipment is returned to the unit unless it is leaking. If it is leaking, the equipment is double bagged in plastic. Expect a 7 to 10 day turn-around on suspected leakers.

d. Equipment will NOT be issued, used, or operated until official wipe test results are received from Rock Island. This is to limit the spread of contamination.

5. Procedures for Reporting Lost or Damaged Radioactive Equipment:

a. Notify all personnel and/or agencies concerned with potential safety hazards.

b. Immediately report incidents of lost or damaged equipment to the installation Radiation Protection Officer (RPO) at (916) 854-3035.

c. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensing requirement allows for a 48 hour notification process; 24 hours for the installation to notify the Army Chemical Acquisition Logistics Agency (ACALA) and 24 hours for ACALA to inform the NRC.

d. A $10,000 fine may be imposed against the installation that fails to comply with established requirements.

 

Annexes: A-Command Inspection Program

B-Grafic Training Aids/Training Devices

C-NBCWRS

D-Tracking NBC Equipment Maintenance Requirement

E-Tracking Operator Qualifications

F-Inserts

G-Authorized NBC Equipment