Radioactive Material Turn-In

Radioactive Material


Regulations

Radioactive Material Disposal Regulations

DoDM 4160.21 Vol4 Page 153

 


Property containing radioactive material will be managed and disposed of in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements, DoD policies, Defense Agencies, and Joint Services’ directives or policies

DLA Disposition Services sites ,for the purpose of reutilization, may accept accountability but not physical custody of license exempt commodities only on a wash-post basis. Radioactive commodities, which are not released through RTDS, must be disposed of by the generating activity. Processing will be disposed of by the DoD Components

Electron tubes and major items of equipment containing installed license exempt radioactive material will be disposed of according to normal transfer, donation, or sale procedures, in accordance with DoD policies, Defense Agencies, and Joint Services directives or policies

Radioactive items may not be mutilated as a condition of sale. If DEMIL is necessary on a radioactive item, the generating activity will be requested to accomplish this action if salable residue would result. If the generating activity cannot safely accomplish the DEMIL action, or if salable residue would not be realized, the item will be considered and processed as radioactive waste.

If DEMIL is required for a radioactive item, the generating activity, owning activity, IM or ICP will be requested to accomplish this action. If salable residue would not be realized, the radioactive item(s) will be considered and processed as radioactive waste by the responsible owning activity

Any radioactive commodity improperly transferred to a DLA Disposition Services site, either by generator error or omission; not properly marked or labeled; improperly identified; miscoded; or contains item data that has not been updated or current, will have the shipment rejected and returned to the generator or IM. The DLA Disposition Services site will notify the generator, IM or ICP that these items are prohibited from being accepted and processed by the DLA Disposition Services site.

If the generator, IM or ICP do not initiate arrangements for retrieval of the property, the DLA Disposition Services site will request shipping instructions from the Army, as lead DoD Component for LLRW disposal and will inform the generator IM or ICP that the owning activity will be responsible for all cost associated for the return shipment or final disposition of the material.