Unscoped DCT Report (Standard DCT)


MLF Label: 6.3.2 (OP) Hazardous Materials DCT Type: ED DCT Specialty: Operations Peer Group: E - Part 135 (HAA) DCT Revision: 13.0 on 12/29/20 (Released)
Summary Information

Purpose (Certificate Holder Responsibility): To identify and appropriately handle HAZMAT.
Objective (FAA Responsibility): Determine if the certificate holder will be able to; (1) Comply with regulations; (2) Identify and appropriately handle HAZMAT.

The (OP) Hazardous Materials Element includes the following System(s) and Subsystem(s)

Questions Answers Comments
  6.3.2 (OP) Hazardous Materials
1   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for the safety and quality performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051929, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
2   
Does the process design ensure the individual with responsibility provides both financial and human resources for the safety and quality performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Responsibility,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051943, Response Details: Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
3   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051930, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
4   
Is the person with authority clearly identifiable, qualified and knowledgeable to effectively plan, direct and control resources, change procedures and make key determinations including safety risk acceptance decisions for this element?


Safety Attribute: Management Authority,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051944, Response Details: Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
5   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051931, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
6   
Do process measurement(s) exist to evaluate the performance of this element and implement corrective action if necessary?


Safety Attribute: Process Measurement,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051945, Response Details: Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
7   
Do the procedures prohibit or authorize, as appropriate per the OpSpecs, the acceptance, handling, and transporting of materials regulated as HAZMAT in transport under 49 CFR Part 171 through 180?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055

NOTE: This includes regulated aircraft replacement parts, consumable materials, or other items.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") ,  Rev.  2  2/10/2016 12:25:57 PM, 

QID:
 00010450, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
8   
Does the program include procedures and information to assist each crewmember and person performing or directly supervising the following HAZMAT job functions involving items for transport on an aircraft:

      #1 Accepting;
      #2 Rejecting packages that do not conform to the HAZMAT Regulations in 49 CFR Part 171 through 180 or that appear to contain undeclared HAZMAT;
      #3 Packaging of company materials (COMAT);
      #4 Handling;
      #5 Storing incidental to transport; and
      #6 Aircraft loading?

REFERENCES: A055, 135.501(a)

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:35:21 PM, 

QID:
 00010451, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
9   
Do the procedures assist personnel in identifying packages showing signs of containing undeclared HAZMAT including the following:

      #1 Identifying a method for rejecting packages; and
      #2 Complying with the HAZMAT incident reporting requirements of 49 CFR Part 171.15 and 171.16 and the discrepancy reporting requirements of 49 CFR Part 175.31?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, 135.503, 49 CFR 171.15, 49 CFR 171.16, 49 CFR 175.31

NOTE: All part 135 regulatory references can be found in Title 14 CFR, and all part 171 through 175 regulatory references can be found in Title 49 CFR.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) ,  Rev.  3  3/17/2015 8:47:30 AM, 

QID:
 00010458, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
10   
Does the HAZMAT program contain procedures for the following:

      #1 Assisting personnel (particularly maintenance, shipping, and storage personnel) in identifying or recognizing aircraft components and consumable materials that contain HAZMAT;
      #2 Determining how these aircraft components or consumable materials are to be moved, stored, or handled;
      #3 Determining the proper packaging, marking, labeling, and materials compatibility, including such consumable materials as Chemical Oxygen Generators;
      #4 Understanding the precautions on the specific hazards associated with aircraft components and consumable materials containing HAZMAT; and
      #5 Understanding the procedures for the proper disposal of unserviceable aircraft components and consumable materials containing HAZMAT?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A055") ,  Rev.  3  6/25/2019 2:50:49 PM, 

QID:
 00010461, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
11   
Does the HAZMAT program include procedures that provide specific guidance on acceptance of HAZMAT including:

      #1 Proper packaging, marking, labeling, and documentation;
      #2 Prohibiting against leaking or damaged packaging per CFR 175.90;
      #3 Authorizing and labeling HAZMAT for carriage on passenger aircraft or labeled for cargo-only aircraft (if not authorized for passenger aircraft);
      #4 Requiring identification and markings per 49 CFR Part 172 or ICAO Transportation Index; and
      #5 Ensuring that shipping papers include all required information?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.503

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  3  12/29/2020 11:09:39 AM, 

QID:
 00010467, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
12   
Does the HAZMAT program have policies and procedures providing specific guidance for handling HAZMAT including:

      #1 Damaged packages per 49 CFR Part 175.90 and radioactive contamination per 49 CFR Part 175.700; and
      #2 Substances in Class 6, Division 6.2 (infectious substances), as found in 49 CFR Part 175.630?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.503, 49 CFR 175.630, 49 CFR 175.700, 49 CFR 175.90

NOTE: This information should include a list of telephone numbers and addresses of organizations that can provide technical advice on clean-up techniques and precautions to minimize the possibility of injury to employees and the general public.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:35:24 PM, 

QID:
 00010477, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
13   
Does the HAZMAT program include procedures that provide specific guidance on the loading and carriage of HAZMAT (if authorized) including the following:

      #1 HAZMAT in aircraft per 49 CFR Part 175 Subpart B;
      #2 HAZMAT in cargo-only aircraft, when other means of transportation are not available or impracticable, per 49 CFR Part 175.320;
      #3 Radioactive materials in aircraft per 49 CFR Part 175.700 to ensure that Transportation Index limitations are following the provision of 49 CFR Part 175.75 and that radioactive packages are transported per 49 CFR Part 175.701, 175.702, and 175.703; and
      #4 HAZMAT that is loaded in cargo compartments or freight containers within cargo compartments per 49 CFR Part 175.75?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.503, 49 CFR 175.701, 49 CFR 175.702, 49 CFR 175.703, 49 CFR 175.705, 49 CFR 175.706, 49 CFR 175.75

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:35:24 PM, 

QID:
 00010480, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
14   
Do the procedures prohibit the loading of packages bearing a poison label in the same compartment that holds foodstuffs, feeds, or any edible materials intended for consumption by humans or animals, unless both commodities are in separate, closed-ULDs known as freight containers?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.503, 49 CFR 175.630

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  2  12/29/2020 11:09:39 AM, 

QID:
 00010485, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
15   
Do the procedures require that the pilot in command be notified if HAZMAT is on board, per 49 CFR Part 175.33?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.503, 49 CFR 175.33

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  1  5/14/2014 10:51:14 AM, 

QID:
 00010486, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
16   
Does the Operator's will-not-carry HAZMAT program include procedures for the following:

      #1 Providing recognition training for personnel accepting or handling cargo or packaged materials;
      #2 Prohibiting the carriage of HAZMAT by the Operator;
      #3 Containing reporting procedures for damaged packages that contain or are suspected of containing HAZMAT; and
      #4 Requiring the use of an alternate mode of transportation for COMAT that contains HAZMAT?

REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( HAZMAT = "WILL NOT CARRY HAZMAT" ) ,  Rev.  2  7/17/2014 4:35:25 PM, 

QID:
 00010487, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
17   
Do procedures exist that prevent stowage of any cargo containing hazardous materials which might react dangerously with one another if placed next to each other or in a position that would allow a dangerous interaction in the event of leakage?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, 49 CFR 175.78(a), A055

NOTE: This requirement includes hazardous materials on an aircraft, in a cargo facility, or in any other area so designated at an airport. All part 121 and 135 regulatory references can be found in Title 14 CFR, and all part 171 through 175 regulatory references can be found in Title 49 CFR.

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "121" OR "135") AND (OPSPEC = "A055") ,  Rev.  2  2/10/2016 12:25:57 PM, 

QID:
 00049174, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
18   
Does the HAZMAT program include procedures that provide specific guidance on the storage of Class 8 (corrosive) materials?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.501(a), 135.503

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  1  2/10/2016 12:25:56 PM, 

QID:
 00049405, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
19   
Does the HAZMAT program include procedures that provide specific guidance on the storage of Class 6, Division 6.1 (poisonous) materials?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.501(a), 135.503

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  1  2/10/2016 12:25:56 PM, 

QID:
 00049406, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
20   
Does the HAZMAT program include procedures that provide specific guidance on the storage of Class 7 (radioactive) materials?


REFERENCES: 8900.1 Vol 2 Ch 2 Sec 6, A055, 135.501(a), 135.503

Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" ) AND ( OPSPEC = "A055" ) ,  Rev.  1  2/10/2016 12:25:56 PM, 

QID:
 00049407, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
21   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051926, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
22   
Do procedures exist in enough detail to meet the regulatory and guidance requirements for this element to produce the intended results?


Safety Attribute: Procedures,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051940, Response Details: EP & ED DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
  Not Applicable
23   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051927, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
24   
Do controls exist within this element that ensure risks are reduced to an acceptable level?


Safety Attribute: Controls,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051941, Response Details: Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
25   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051928, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
26   
Does the certificate holder have a method to evaluate the impact of changes on related processes (interfaces) for this element?


Safety Attribute: Interfaces,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:47 PM, 

QID:
 00051942, Response Details: Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
27   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes to the safety performance of this element?


REFERENCES: AC-120-92, 8900.1 Vol 17 Ch 3 Sec 3

Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:46 PM, 

QID:
 00051932, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No
28   
Does the process design require that individuals understand their safety role and how it contributes to the safety performance of this element?


Safety Attribute: Safety Ownership,  Question Type: Output Validation,  

Scoping Attribute:
  (FAR PART = "135" OR "145" OR "141" OR "142" OR "147") AND NOT (SAFETY PROGRAMS = "SMSVP") ,  Rev.  2  3/8/2019 12:47:48 PM, 

QID:
 00051946, Response Details: Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW),  Status: Released

  Yes
  No


Response Details List  Authority ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Process oversight failure
2 Unacceptable safety risk acceptance
3 Ineffective planning of resources
4 Ineffective use of resources
5 Ineffective control of resources
6 Failure to implement safety risk processes
7 Process owner not clearly identified
8 Unqualified
9 Other
Response Details List  Controls ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failure to identify hazards or ineffective risk controls
2 Failure to develop and maintain risk controls
3 Failure to effectively mitigate risk before applying risk controls
4 Risk controls ineffective
5 Unclear risk controls
6 Failure to assess risk for a new system
7 Failure to assess risk when revising an existing system
8 Failure to assess risk when developing operational procedures
9 Failure to maintain records of outputs of risk control assessments
10 Other
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  Interfaces ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Internal communication failure(s)
2 External communication failure(s)
3 Lack of interfaces
4 Inconsistent interfaces
5 Poor coordination between departments and employees
6 Failure of interfaces between processes or procedures
7 Other
Response Details List  Process Measurement ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Inadequate monitoring of operations processes
2 Ineffective evaluations of processes or systems
3 Undocumented or insufficient investigations
4 Failure to conduct audits
5 Ineffective audits
6 Failure to detect changes in the operational environment
7 Personnel failed to perform/follow process (procedures, guidance, etc.)
8 Process failed to meet desired outcome
9 Process oversight failure
10 Other
Response Details List  Responsibility ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 1.0)
1 Failed to provide financial resources
2 Failed to provide sufficient human resources
3 Individual not clearly identified
4 Failure to ensure safety of process
5 Failure to oversee operations conducted under the certificate
6 Failed to ensure quality performance of process
7 Process oversight failure
8 Communication failure(s)
9 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  Safety Ownership ED/EP/SP DCTs (Both OP and AW) (Released, 3.0)
1 Unaware of or ineffective safety policies or processes
2 Unaware of or ineffective safety related reporting tools
3 Unclear safety policy
4 Ineffective safety related training
5 Lack of safety culture
6 Unclear safety objectives
7 Other