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DOD D 5210.65

2007 Edition, March 12, 2007

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Minimum Security Standards for Safeguarding Chemical Agents

Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , March 12, 2007

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This Instruction:

Reissues Reference (a) as an Instruction in accordance with the guidance in Reference (b) and the authority in Reference (c) and reissues policy and responsibilities for the management of the DoD Chemical Agent Security Program.

Establishes the minimum standards for securing and safeguarding Schedule 1 chemical agents as defined by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) (Reference (d)) (hereafter referred to as "chemical agents"), above the dilute solution concentration and total quantity restrictions as defined by the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (ATSD(NCB)), and in the custody or possession of the Department of Defense.

Establishes the criteria for personnel reliability regarding chemical agents including requirements for the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP).

Permits the use of chemical agents for bona fide research and other peaceful purposes permitted by the CWC.

Secures personnel and chemical agents from attack, theft, wrongful use, and inappropriate transfer to unauthorized personnel, organizations, and/or laboratories.

Directs responsible personnel and agencies to secure the access to, and control of, applicable chemical agents and to establish minimum physical security measures.

Establishes requirements for initial and periodic security reviews, threat and vulnerability assessments, and inspections.


This Instruction applies to:

The Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components") that furnish, have custody, or have possession of Schedule 1 chemical agents for research, medical, pharmaceutical, training, and/or protective purposes.

Contractors and consultants requiring access to DoD chemical agents, who shall be assigned the requirements of this Instruction through appropriate contract clauses.

Provision of DoD chemical agents to non-DoD entities including Small Business Innovative Research Agreements and memorandums of agreement with other research partners and government agencies that involve furnished DoD chemical agents for a DoD effort. Such provision will be according to guidance to be published by ATSD(NCB).

DoD facilities that produce, store, use, train with, transfer, and/or destroy chemical agents according to Reference (d) (hereafter referred to as Chemical Agent Facilities (CAFs)).

2.5. This Instruction does not apply to: 2.5.1. Recovered chemical warfare material (RCWM) except for RCWM transferred to a CAF. 2.5.2. Chemical agent samples, wastes, or material recovered from former production facilities; or 2.5.3. Chemical laboratory working standards managed within the Non-Stockpile Chemical Material Project (NSCMP).