Published: DOE-HDBK-5001-2017, Procurement, Use, and Maintenance of Standard Freight Containers for Use in Transportation and Disposal of Radioactive Material and Radioactive Waste

This handbook provides guidance in order to comply with the DOT regulations, including. 49 CFR 173.411(b)(6). The document also provides additional practices and methods that may be over and above compliance with these regulations. This handbook is organized in a manner in which the user makes determinations beginning with the process of packaging selection, development of a technical specification, procurement, receipt inspection, and end user requirements. It is recommended that any user of this document be familiar with ISO 1496-1.