Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 4.2.1 (AXH) HM COMAT Shipping DCT Type: EP DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA) DCT Revision: 5.0 on 06/30/21 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): Determine if the OPERATOR has implemented procedures to identify, prepare and offer HM COMAT in accordance with regulations.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the OPERATOR, (1) followed the approved/accepted safety performance objectives (2) offers HM COMAT into transportation in accordance with regulations and established procedures

 (AXH) HM COMAT Shipping Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  4.2.1 (AXH) HM COMAT Shipping
1   
Did the certificate holder properly prepare shipments of hazardous material COMAT for transportation to include:

      #1 Classification;
      #2 Preparing shipping papers;
      #3 Marking;
      #4 Labeling; and
      #5 Packaging?

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 49 CFR 171.2(f), 49 CFR 175.3, 49 CFR 175.8(a), 172 subpart C, 172 subpart D, 172 subpart E, 49 CFR 173.309(c)

NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 171 subpart C, 172, 173, and 178.71(q)(13)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:28:13 AM, 

QID:
 00051335, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
2   
Did the certificate holder properly offer shipments of hazardous material COMAT for transportation on their own aircraft?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 49 CFR 175.8(a), 172 subpart C, 172 subpart D, 172 subpart E

NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 171 subpart C, 172, 172 subpart G, and 173,

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND NOT (HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:25:00 AM, 

QID:
 00051340, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
3   
Did the certificate holder properly offer hazardous material COMAT shipments for transportation by air on another carrier?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 172 subpart C, 172 subpart D, 172 subpart E

NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 171 subpart C, 172, 172 subpart G, and 173.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2021 10:28:46 AM, 

QID:
 00051341, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
4   
Did the certificate holder retain shipping papers for hazardous material COMAT shipments for two years after acceptance by the initial air carrier?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 172.201(e)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:28:12 AM, 

QID:
 00051342, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
5   
Did the certificate holder/operator properly prepare chemical oxygen generators for transport?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 49 CFR 173.168, 49 CFR 171.23(b)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations. Ensure the offeror met the following conditions: approval, impact resistance, protection against inadvertent actuation, packaging, and equipment marking.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  2  6/24/2021 10:28:47 AM, 

QID:
 00051343, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
6   
Did the certificate holder/operator follow policies, procedures, instructions, and information for this element?


NOTE: This question pertains to policies, procedures, instructions, and information, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  3  6/24/2021 10:24:29 AM, 

QID:
 00051589, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
7   
Are liquid hazardous materials in non-bulk packaging legibly marked with package orientation markings?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 172.312

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "129" OR "121" OR "135" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:29:00 AM, 

QID:
 00057496, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
8   
Does the certificate holder/operator remove and/or obscure all indications of hazardous materials, when reusable packaging is offered for transportation when hazardous materials are not present in the package?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(k), 49 CFR 175.3

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "129" OR "121" OR "135" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:29:00 AM, 

QID:
 00057497, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
9   
When offering hazardous materials shipments under a Special Permit and/or Approval, did the offeror comply with all applicable conditions contained within the special permit?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 172.203(a), 49 CFR 172.301(c)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:29:00 AM, 

QID:
 00057498, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
10   
Does packaging offered by this facility or intended for air transportation meet inner package quantity limitations?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.27, 49 CFR 173.220, 49 CFR 173.222

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations. Reference Tables 1, 2, and 3 in 49 CFR 173.27 for inner packing limitations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:48 AM, 

QID:
 00057499, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
11   
Does packaging offered by this facility or intended for air transportation meet applicable absorbent material requirements?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.27

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:48 AM, 

QID:
 00057500, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
12   
Does packaging offered by this facility or intended for air transportation meet the closure requirements to adequately resist the effects of temperature and vibration occurring in conditions normally incident to air transportation?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.27(d)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:48 AM, 

QID:
 00057501, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
13   
Does this facility prepare packaging so designed and closed that under conditions (including the effects of temperature, pressure, and vibration) normally incident to transportation:

      #1 There is no identifiable release of hazardous materials to the environment from the opening to which the closure is applied;
      #2 The closure is leak proof and secured against loosening; and
      #3 Follows packaging manufacturer closure instructions for shipments intended by air?

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.27, 49 CFR 173.22, 49 CFR 173.24

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:09 AM, 

QID:
 00057502, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
14   
Does packaging offered by this facility or intended for air transportation meet heightened packing group requirements?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.27(a)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:48 AM, 

QID:
 00057506, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
15   
Does the facility retain a copy of the manufacturer's notification, including closure instructions for DOT Specification or UN standard packaging subject to the requirements of 49 CFR 178?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.22(a)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations. May be retained at a local or corporate level.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:48 AM, 

QID:
 00057507, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
16   
Did the certificate holder/operator properly offer chemical oxygen generators for transport?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 49 CFR 173.168, 49 CFR 171.23(b)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:47 AM, 

QID:
 00057508, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
17   
Did the certificate holder/operator follow processes and procedures for chemical oxygen generators not intended to be shipped by air?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.2(e), 49 CFR 173.168

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:47 AM, 

QID:
 00057509, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
18   
Did the certificate holder/operator properly prepare lithium batteries for air transportation?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.185, ICAO Part 1 Chapter 2, ICAO Part 5 Chapter 4

NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 171 and ICAO US variations. Consider if the certificate holder's/operator’s inventory system accounts for lithium batteries contained within COMAT items. Reference Table 173.185(c)(4)(i) for the limits of the maximum number and net quantity of batteries/cells that may not be combined in the same package.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:47 AM, 

QID:
 00057510, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
19   
Did the certificate holder/operator properly offer lithium batteries for air transportation?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 173.185, ICAO Part 1 Chapter 2, ICAO Part 5 Chapter 4

NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 171 and ICAO US variations. Consider if the certificate holder's/operator’s inventory system accounts for lithium batteries contained within COMAT items.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:47 AM, 

QID:
 00057511, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
20   
Did each person who offers a hazardous material for transportation provide a numeric emergency response telephone number that was:

      #1 Monitored at all times the hazardous materials is in transportation, including storage incident to transportation;
      #2 The telephone number of a person knowledgeable of the hazardous material being shipped, or has immediate access to a person who possesses such knowledge and information;
      #3 Entered on a shipping paper, as required?

REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.22(g), 49 CFR 172.600, 49 CFR 172.604

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:46 AM, 

QID:
 00057512, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
21   
Did the facility operator maintain emergency response information where a hazardous material is received, stored, or handled during transportation?


REFERENCES: 49 CFR 171.22(g), 49 CFR 172.600, 49 CFR 172.602(c)

NOTE: Reference ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:46 AM, 

QID:
 00057516, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
22   
Does this facility maintain a current Certificate of Registration on file with the DOT for hazardous materials requiring registration, offered in transportation?


NOTE: Reference 49 CFR 107 Subpart G and ICAO US variations.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129" ,  Rev.  1  6/24/2021 10:28:46 AM, 

QID:
 00057517, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
  Not Applicable
23   
Were the certificate holder's/operator's controls for this element effective in achieving the desired result?


NOTE: This question pertains to controls, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2021 10:24:30 AM, 

QID:
 00051233, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable
24   
Were the certificate holder's/operator's interfaces effective for this element?


NOTE: This question pertains to interfaces, other than those already identified as inadequate in related questions.

Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135" OR "129") ,  Rev.  4  6/24/2021 10:24:30 AM, 

QID:
 00051234, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Observable


Response Details List  EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Unclear procedure(s)
2 Conflicting procedure(s)
3 Used workaround(s)
4 Skipped process step(s)
5 Personnel failed to follow process (procedures, guidance, etc)
6 Procedures/guidance not available
7 Procedures/guidance not current
8 Inconsistent procedure(s)
9 Undocumented procedure(s)
10 Minor typographical error(s) (i.e. record entries)
11 Information missing
12 Communication failure(s)
13 Personnel failed to perform task
14 Process failed to meet desired outcome
15 Process oversight failure
16 Equipment/tools not available
17 Equipment/tools not adequate
18 Equipment/tools not calibrated
19 Facilities not adequate
20 Other
Response Details List  N/A Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Not applicable or authorized for the certificate holder or applicant
2 Other
Response Details List  N/O Response Detail (Released, 2.0)
1 Personnel (e.g., key certificate holder personnel not present/available)
2 Equipment (e.g., equipment not present/available/in serviceable condition)
3 Event did not occur (e.g., did not observe an intoxicated passenger on the flight)
4 Time Constraints (e.g., resources/workload)
5 Weather (e.g., weather needed for observation not present or weather made observation impossible)
6 Other