The Army Sustainment Command (ASC), Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center (PSCC), is the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC) Responsible Office (RO) for managing Wood Packaging Material.
Phytosanitary requirements are measures to maintain plant health, including the protection of natural flora and plant products through direct and indirect damage by pests for Wood Packaging Materials (WPM). United Nation (UN) guidelines have imposed phytosanitary measures to protect forests worldwide against pest infestation. The Department of Defense (DoD) and its components engaged in packaging of materiel for transnational shipments must comply with the procedures in International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 (ISPM 15) and DoD Manual 4140.65 Issue, Use, and Disposal of Wood Packaging Material (WPM), dated 21 August 2012. The goal of phytosanitary processing and the DoD WPM Self-Certification Program, is to eliminate the migration of pest infestation worldwide via WPM products, thereby allowing free flow of Army materiel packaged in WPM to arrive to forward-based troops.
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For more information contact:
Chief, ASC PSCC
11 Hap Arnold Boulevard
Tobyhanna, PA 18466-5097
COMM: (570) 615-9165
FAX: (570) 615-7175