NSSI
P.O. Box 34042 • Houston, Texas 77234 • Phone (713) 641-0391
Mixed Waste: kpage@nssihouston.com
Chemical Waste: ivanmateo@nssihouston.com
RSO/Sealed Sources: crincon@nssihouston.com
President: jcruz@nssihouston.com
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SHIPMENT OF PACKAGED CHEMICAL WASTE

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SHIPMENT OF PACKAGED RADIOACTIVE WASTE



GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SHIPMENT OF PACKAGED CHEMICAL WASTE
  1. The term "Customer", as used herein, means the person, corporation, partnership, association, firm institution, or other entity which requests waste disposal services from the Company. The term "Company" means NSSI/Sources & Services, Inc., NSSI, NSSI/Recovery Services, Inc., or any duly authorized representative thereof.

  2. The Company may fulfill its obligations under an order through any of its facilities or designated agent facilities.

  3. Payment of invoices is to be made within the net 30 day terms. Terms are COD for customers without established credit.

  4. Shipments of waste must be packaged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Department of Transportation Regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials.
     
  5. Shipments of bulk liquid waste must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging Instruction for Bulk Liquids" dated 12-01-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  6. Shipments of bulk solid waste must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging for Bulk Solids" dated 12-01-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  7. Shipments of lab packs of containers of chemicals must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging Instructions for Chemical Lab packs" dated 12-01-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  8. Shipment shall be made by commercial conveyance, Customer vehicle, or Company vehicle. Possession of the radioactive waste shall pass to the Company, F.O.B. the Company's said facility when carried by commercial or Customer conveyance. Possession of the radioactive waste picked up by the Company vehicle shall pass to the Company at the time of pick up. All waste drums shall be picked up from and delivered to a single dock location designated at each generating facility. Should the generator require the pickup of drums at multiple storage locations within the generating facility, additional charges will be assessed. If the facility has multiple levels, elevator access to each level must be provided by the generator or the generator must provide the waste for pickup at a ground level location.

  9. If a waste shipment fails to meet the standards established by the Department of Transportation, or other governmental agency having jurisdiction over such matters, or with the conditions set forth herein, and the company elects to, or is required to over pack the container or decontaminate the containers, transport vehicles, or loading or unloading areas or equipment, because of such failure to meet transportation or radiation protection standards, the Customer shall pay the Company the cost to perform such over packing and/or decontamination in accordance with the company's established current pricing rates.

  10. "The Customer represents that the data furnished to the Company on all container labels and/or Waste Manifest forms and any supplements or attachments thereto are true and correct and understands that the Company will rely on such representation.

  11. The Customer agrees to indemnify the Company, any operator of any Company facility, its officers, employees and agents against all liability whatsoever, and to save each of them harmless from all losses, whatsoever, including all costs which arise out of or in connection with the disposal of any waste delivered to the Company, if such loss or liability in any way whatsoever results from failure of the waste to conform in all material respects to the data supplied on the waste manifest or waybill forms and attachments or supplements thereto supplied with an order; or said shipment fails to meet the standards prescribed by the Department of Transportation or any other governmental agency having jurisdiction over such matters; or which fails to comply with the conditions set forth herein.

  12. No waste shall be shipped to Company facilities until execution of an order by the Customer and acceptance of the order by the Company. The Customer, at the time of shipment, shall notify the Company of the date and methods of shipment and expected date of arrival by telephone and shall mail or fax duplicate transport documents to the Company at the time of notification.

  13. In any case where liability of the Company to the Customer has been established, the extreme measure of the Company's liability shall not, in any event, exceed refund of the charge for waste disposal services or such portion thereof as the Company may have received.

  14. The Customer shall abide by all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances of the United States or of any state, territory, or political subdivision including Department of Transportation regulations governing such shipments.

  15. All shipments must be prepaid and consigned to NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087, except as otherwise provided for. Transport of filled waste drums and delivery of empty containers is not included in the prices quoted. NSSI can provide the pickup, transport, and delivery of containers and supplies at competitive prices.

  16. The Customer shall complete all required waste manifest forms with a copy of the original accompanying the customer's order or request for services from the Company. Duplicate copies shall accompany the shipment together with an executed Bill of Lading and any required certifications.

  17. The Company reserves the right to reject any shipment(s) at its facilities if, in the opinion of the Company or it's designated representative, the handling of the waste material would present an undue hazard to employees, agents or officers of the Company, or the shipment fails to meet the standards set forth in any applicable regulations. Upon rejection of any such shipment, a duly authorized representative of the Company shall contact the Customer by telephone immediately for the purpose of resolving the problems thus presented. Shipments will also be rejected if the waste received does not conform with the waste manifests provided.

  18. All shipments of empty containers shall be F.O.B. our site, Houston, Texas unless otherwise provided for. Containers, labels and packaging supplies are not included in the quoted disposal charges. These items can be purchased from NSSI at competitive prices.

  19. All containers opened by the Company and found to contain materials or quantities other than that identified by the Customer on the waste profiles, manifests, or shipping document(s) may be rejected or the Company may adjust the pricing to address correction of the discrepancy. The generator agrees to pay the additional charges billed by the company for such discrepancies.
     
  20. A contract entered into by the Company with the Customer may be terminated upon a 30 day notification by the Company by letter to the Customer

  21. Each drum offered for disposal shall be accompanied by a multi-part Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Form. The form is to be properly completed and signed.

  22. Should costs increase for containers, freight, treatment, burial charges or other items associated with the disposal of wastes, the Company reserves the right to adjust pricing provided to the Customer.

  23. Any drum received weighing in excess of 400 pounds will be assessed an excess weight charge. Drums weighting in excess of 800 pounds will not be accepted.
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SHIPMENT OF PACKAGED RADIOACTIVE WASTE
  1. The term "Customer", as used herein, means the person, corporation, partnership, association, firm institution, or other entity which requests waste disposal services from the Company. The term "Company" means NSSI/Sources & Services, Inc., NSSI, NSSI/Recovery Services, Inc., or any duly authorized representative thereof.

  2. The Company may fulfill its obligations under an order through any of its facilities or designated agent facilities.

  3. Payment of invoices is to be made within the net 30-day terms. Terms are COD for customers without established credit.

  4. Shipments of waste must be packaged in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Department of Transportation Regulations for the transportation of hazardous materials.

  5. Shipments of liquid scintillation vials must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging Instruction for Scintillation Liquids in Vials" dated 04-15-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  6. Shipments of animal carcasses must be packaged and the containers identified in accordance with the Company's "Packaging for Radioactive Animal Carcasses" dated 04-15-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  7. Shipments of compactable solid radioactive wastes must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging Instructions for Compactable Dry Solid Radioactive Waste", dated 04-15-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  8. Shipments of solid radioactive wastes or wastes already compacted by mechanical compaction equipment or non-compactable wastes must be packaged in accordance with the Company's "Packaging Instructions for Dry Compacted and Non-Compactable Solid Radioactive Waste" dated 04-15-08. Any variances must be approved in writing by the Company.

  9. Shipment shall be made by commercial conveyance, Customer vehicle, or Company vehicle. Possession of the radioactive waste shall pass to the Company, F.O.B. the Company's said facility when carried by commercial or Customer conveyance. Possession of the radioactive waste picked up by the Company vehicle shall pass to the Company at the time of pick up. All waste drums shall be picked up from and delivered to a single dock location designated at each generating facility. Should the generator require the pickup of drums at various storage locations within the generating facility, additional charges will be assessed. If the facility has multiple levels, elevator access to each level must be provided by the generator.

  10. If a shipment fails to meet the standards established by the Department of Transportation, or other governmental agency having jurisdiction over such matters, or with the conditions set forth herein, and the company elects to or is required to over pack the container or decontaminate the containers, trucks, railroad cars, or other shipping vehicles or the Company's unloading area and equipment, because of such failure to meet radiation protection standards, the Customer shall pay the Company the cost to perform such over packing and/or decontamination in accordance with the company's current pricing rates.

  11. "The Customer represents that the data furnished to the Company on all Waste Manifest forms and any supplements or attachments thereto are true and correct and understands that the Company will rely on such representation.

  12. The Customer agrees to indemnify the Company, any operator of any Company facility, its officers, employees and agents against all liability whatsoever, and to save each of them harmless from all losses, whatsoever, including all costs which arise out of or in connection with the disposal of any waste delivered to the Company, if such loss or liability in any way whatsoever results from failure of the waste to conform in all material respects to the data supplied on the waste manifest or waybill forms and attachments or supplements thereto supplied with an order; or said shipment fails to meet the standards prescribed by the Department of Transportation or any other governmental agency having jurisdiction over such matters; or which fails to comply with the conditions set forth herein.

  13. No waste shall be shipped to Company facilities until execution of an order by the Customer and acceptance of the order by the Company. The Customer, at the time of shipment, shall notify the Company of the date and methods of shipment and expected date of arrival by telephone and shall mail or fax duplicate transport documents to the Company at that time.

  14. In any case where liability of the Company to the Customer has been established, the extreme measure of the Company's liability shall not, in any event, exceed refund of the charge for waste disposal services or such portion thereof as the Company may have received.

  15. The Customer shall abide by all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances of the United States or of any state, territory, or political subdivision including Department of Transportation regulations governing such shipments.

  16. All shipments must be prepaid and consigned to NSSI, 5711 Etheridge Street, Houston, Texas 77087, except as otherwise provided for. Transport filled waste drums and delivery of containers is not included in the prices quoted. NSSI can provide the pickup, transport, and delivery of containers and supplies at competitive prices.
    As set forth in Section 173.441 (a), of the Department of Transportation Regulations, all radioactive materials must be packaged in suitable packaging (shielded, if necessary)so that at any time during the normal conditions incident to transportation, the radiation dose rate does not exceed 200 millirem per hour at any point on the external surface of the package, and the transport index does not exceed 10. Containers with surface dose rates in excess of 100 millirem per hour must be approved in writing by the Company before shipment.

  17. The Customer shall complete all required waste manifest forms with a copy of the original accompanying the Customer's order or request for services from the Company. Duplicate copies shall accompany the shipment together with an executed Bill of Lading and any required certifications.

  18. The Company reserves the right to reject any shipment(s) at its facilities if, in the opinion of the Radiation Safety Officer or his designated representative, the handling of the waste material would present an undue hazard to employees, agents or officers of the Company, or the shipment fails to meet the standards set forth in the Code of Regulations, Title 10, Part 20 and/or Part 71 and Title 49, parts 100-199, as applicable. Upon rejection of any such shipment, a duly authorized representative of the Company shall contact the Customer by telephone immediately for the purpose of resolving the problems thus presented. Shipments will also be rejected if the waste received does not conform with the waste manifests provided.

  19. All shipments of empty containers shall be F.O.B. our site, Houston, Texas unless otherwise provided for. Containers, labels and packaging supplies are not included in the quoted disposal charges. These items can be purchased from NSSI at competitive prices.

  20. All containers opened by the Company and found to contain materials or quantities other than that identified by the Customer on the waste profiles, manifests, or shipping document(s) will carry additional charges as required to correct the conditions. Additional charges will be in accordance with existing Company pricing.

  21. A contract entered into by the Company with a customer may be terminated upon a 30 day notification by the Company by letter to the Customer

  22. Each drum offered for disposal shall be accompanied by a multi-part Uniform Waste Manifest Form. The form is to be properly completed and signed. Individual isotope quantities and weights must be in millicuries and pounds. Manifests showing only SI units will not be accepted.

  23. Should costs increase for containers, freight, burial charges or other items associated with the disposal of wastes, such increases shall be passed through to the Customer.

  24. The following radio nuclides will be accepted only with prior specific approval by the company. Additional charges will be assessed based on the radioactivity content, radionuclide, and waste form.
    Radium 226       Nickel 63     Technetium 99
    Strontium 90       Iodine 129
    Any radionuclide with atomic number greater 91.

  25. An activity charge will be assessed for each millicurie of activity contained in a waste drum and indicated on the waste manifest.

  26. Any drum received weighing in excess of 400 pounds will be assessed an excess weight charge. Drums weighting in excess of 800 pounds will not be accepted.

  27. Each container received with dose rates on any surface which exceeds 10 mr/hr or which exceeds 1 mr/hr at one meter from any surface as measured by NSSI personnel will have additional charges assessed.

  28. Only drums with less than 1000 dpm/cm2 of removable external contamination will be knowingly accepted. Drums found on receipt to be in excess of this level will be decontaminated at customer expense.
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