(1) AR 55-355 provides policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the performance of traffic
management at all DOD activities within the continental United States (CONUS).
(2) Chapter 33 of this document, "Explosives and Other Hazardous Materials", deals with the policies for
shipment of ammunition and explosives by road, rail, and commercial air.
b. TM 38-250, Preparation of Hazardous Materials for Military Shipment. This applies to DOD shipments by
c. TM 55-70, Army Transportation Container Operations.
Chapter 12 (Hazardous Materials) of this
document identifies required shipping labels and placards.
d. U.S. Coast Guard Pamphlet 108, Rules and Regulations for Military Explosives and Hazardous
Munitions. This publication governs the maritime shipment of hazardous material in U.S. waterways.
e. Bureau of Explosives (BOE) Tariff 6000, Hazardous Material Regulation of the DOT. This regulation
applies to anyone shipping any type of hazardous materials. It is divided into parts as listed below:
(1) Part 174, Carriage by rail.
(2) Part 175, Carriage by aircraft.
(3) Part 176, Carriage by vessel.
(4) Part 177, Carriage by public highway.
(5) Part 178, Shipping container specifications.
16. Destruction references. These documents are provided to assist in the destruction of ammunition and
explosive components. The destruction of ammunition falls into two categories, routine destruction and
a. Routine destruction is designed to dispose of unserviceable ammunition stocks in a hazardous condition,
and other items as required.
b. Emergency destruction (ED) means the methods used to destroy the ammunition in a storage facility in
order to prevent enemy capture or overrun.
c. The publications used for destruction are:
(1) FM 5-25, Explosives and Demolitions. This publication is used to identify the various types of
demolition materials and equipment to be used in ammunition destruction operations. It also
describes the proper approved demolition procedures to be used.
Chapter 2, Firing Systems. This chapter explains the electric and nonelectric firing systems
used for destruction operations.
Chapter 5, Safety Factors. This chapter provides the safety precautions and minimum safe
distances for personnel conducting destruction operations in the open.