Effective Date: May 01, 2014
Expiration Date: May 01, 2021
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2.1.1 NASA Center TO/TMs can obtain general assistance directly from the GSA's Regional Offices.
2.2.1 The GSA, upon request, provides freight traffic management data and services to all civilian agencies. NASA Center TO/TMs can obtain routine traffic management data and services directly from the GSA Regional Office. Specific services include the following:
a. Providing commercial carrier rates, routes, and charges.
b. Developing proper technical descriptions of articles for shipment.
c. Providing general traffic management information, instructions, and training.
d. Investigating loss/damage and assisting in filing claims.
e. Conducting assistance visits and technical reviews.
f. Using the Centralized Household Goods Traffic Management Program.
2.3.1 Upon request, the Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) may provide aircraft for NASA special airlift requirements including Special Assignment Airlift Missions (SAAM) and special test-loading requirements. NASA uses AMC's services at a minimum for those instances in which commercial capability is not available to transport bulky items, for items of extreme sensitivity requiring a controlled environment, or for items needed to meet a critical launch schedule.
2.4.1 Upon request, the Military Sealift Command (MSC) will provide oceangoing vessels or cargo space for special missions.
2.5.1 The Department of Transportation (DOT) publishes the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in 49 CFR, 171-177. The HMR govern the transportation of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) in commerce. DOT issues Special Permits, formerly known as Exemptions and Approvals, which are documents authorizing the Agency to perform a function that is not currently authorized under the authority of the HMR. The Agency complies with Federal HAZMAT transportation law by following DOT HAZMAT training requirements for employees involved in pretransportation, transportation, and the packaging process of the transportation of HAZMAT in commerce.
2.6.1 The Agency complies with current DOT regulations covering HAZMAT shipped via airfreight. The DOT authorizes use of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Technical Instructions that most airfreight companies use. The International Air Transport Association's (IATA's) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) governs the transportation of dangerous goods (HAZMAT) by air.
2.7.1 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) promulgates regulations that govern the international transportation of HAZMAT and dangerous goods by oceangoing vessel. The TO/TM tendering a shipment for inland water transportation may use these regulations as allowed by the DOT.
2.8.1 The Departments of Commerce and State provide information on export and import controls and requisite licensing requirements. Export administration within NASA conforms to the NPR 2190.1, NASA Export Control Program published by NASA's Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR).
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