Equipment and accessories used in association with chemical, biological, or radiological environments must be decontaminated or sanitized before they can be declared surplus. Most laboratory equipment is in this category.
The S-3 Surplus Decontamination Form is used to certify that equipment has been decontaminated or sanitized. Warehousing will not accept equipment without the decontamination form. Items that cannot be decontaminated must be disposed of in accordance with applicable directives. Toxic, hazardous, and dangerous items are not accepted into the surplus program.