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Item 12. To check the compatibility of the load, use BOE-6000, paragraph 177.848 (see the extract in figure 1-
12). Suppose for example, your cargo is small arms ammunition and detonators. Look these two items up on the
extract. An X at an intersection of horizontal and vertical columns shows articles that must not be loaded or stored
together. Detonators (horizontal column d) and small arms ammunition (horizontal column 4) are compatible,
since there is no X at the point where the columns intersect. You would be able to mark SAT. If the load you are
inspecting is not compatible, mark the item UNSAT and notify the control section. (Note: BOE-6000 is always
subject to change. If you compare the extracts in this subcourse with the latest edition of BOE-6000, you may find
differences. It is your responsibility when working with the BOE-6000 on the job to make sure you have the latest
Item 13. This item concerns an unloaded railcar.
Item 14. This item concerns an unloaded railcar.
Comments. This item concerns an unloaded railcar.
Date and Signature Lines. When you have finished your inspection, date it and sign here.
Before the railcar can be closed and sealed, a railway employee must inspect the load blocking and bracing, make
sure that required placards have been posted, and see that the doors close tightly. The railway employee will then
sign Certification No. 2 on the Car Certificate (see figure 1-2) for the carrier. The ammunition inspector signs for
the shipper. Before sealing the car, record the serial numbers of the seals on the Government bill of lading. Place
the bill of lading and other documents pertaining to the munitions shipment inside a manila envelope. Attach the
envelope with tape or staples to the inside of one of the railcar's doors. Seal the railcar by fastening a US
Government, serial-numbered band around the handle of each door (figure 1-13). Record the number on the
Government bill of lading or shipping document. Notify the chief inspector that the car can be released to the
carrier for shipment. If Class A munitions are loaded, Certification No. 3 of the Car Certificate will be signed by the
shipper (or you acting for the shipper) or railway employee who supervised the loading and security. Often both
Figure 1-13. Sealed Railcar Door Showing Closeup of Serial Numbered Seal.