Change Notice No. 1
include a signoff of the site chemical coordinator before an order is filled have
excellent control over the flow of chemicals onto the site.
In addition to site-wide systems, DOE has established the Materials Exchange to
help facilitate the exchange of chemicals and other materials. The Exchange web
site is located at http://wastenot.er.doe.gov/doematex.
Chemical acquisition should be documented in a controlled process that addresses,
as appropriate, the identification of: (1) roles and responsibilities of those
individuals who are responsible for safely managing chemicals; (2) those
individuals who are authorized to request, approve, and sign for receipt of
chemicals; and (3) the individual (usually the requester) and group responsible for a
chemical from time of its acquisition to final disposition.
The following DOE, OSHA, and EPA directives, regulations, and standards pertain
to chemical acquisition. At the activity or worker level, DOE O 440.1A requires the
DOE O 440.1A
identification of workplace hazards and evaluation of risk (440.1A.9). Many
standards either directly or indirectly require acquisition management: 29 CFR
29 CFR 1910.120
1910.120, HAZWOPER, 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication, 29 CFR
29 CFR 1910.1450
1910.1450, Laboratory Standard, and Section 313 (EPCRA).