(2) Lightning protection - Magazines and open areas used for storage of chemical munitions
shall be equipped with lightning protection. Lightning protection need not be provided for
outdoor storage of ton containers.
(3) Bulk containers of H series agents, which are stored outdoors, shall be positioned on steel
rails or steel dunnage supported by wooden railroad crossties or steel plates. The
containers will be positioned over crushed stone, gravel, or porous earth surfaces to
(4) Storage arrangement - The storage arrangement for munitions shall be such that munitions
may be easily inspected and single items or storage units may be removed easily.
e. Outdoor Storage Requirements. When it is necessary to temporarily store chemical Group B
and C munitions outdoors, prior approval must be obtained from the major command on a case
by case basis. The munitions should be covered with tarpaulins to protect them from the direct
rays of the sun and from exposure to the elements except where the container itself affords
reasonable protection. Munitions will be stacked to permit free circulation of air. Covering
tarpaulins should be supported in a manner to permit free flow of air under the tarpaulins.
Chemical Groups A and D will not be stored out of doors, except as stated in paragraph 5.c
f. Magazine Storage Requirements. Magazines containing chemical group A or B items with
explosive bursters require intermagazine separation based on net explosive weight. Bulk
Chemical Group A and B agents and class 6.1 (agent-filled, not containing explosives) require a
minimum separation distance of 50 feet between each storage magazine, building, or storage
g. Handling of Unserviceable Items.
(1) Reporting of leaking or unserviceable items. Leaking or damaged chemical items shall be
reported immediately to the supervisor of the storage area. The supervisor will initiate
procedures to process the material toward disposition or correction, and accomplish
appropriate reporting procedures.
(2) Processing of unserviceable items. When damaged, leaking or otherwise unserviceable
items are discovered, they shall be marked immediately for identification. These items will
be removed from the storage area promptly, if practicable. If immediate disposition is not
practicable, then leaking munitions should be contained and segregated in a structure or
area reserved for storage of such defective items.
(3) Disposal. Chemical agents in bulk form and munitions containing agents, with or without
explosives, will not be disposed of by burial or dumping into waterways. Production
equipment, munitions, and other items which have been contaminated with chemical
warfare agents will not be disposed of or released for sale as scrap until they have been
thoroughly decontaminated and certified as being free of agents and/or explosives.
h. Personal Protective Equipment.
(1) Protective masks. Each individual who is involved in operations with chemical items shall be
properly fitted with a protective mask, which will be assigned to him and for which he will be