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​How do I ship items to SLAC?

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​If you are a FACET user, you can send items to the FACET User Manager who will look after the item until it is needed.

 

Address the shipment to

Christine Clarke

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

2575 Sand Hill Road

Menlo Park

CA 94025-7015

 

Phone Number: 650 926 5746

 

If you are shipping from overseas, use our Customs Broker and leave at least two weeks for the shipment to pass through customs.

1. Consign orders to SLAC, c/o American Overseas Air Freight

2. Ensure that destination information includes SFO (airport)

3. Provide detailed description on item being shipped
 
4. Secure documentation on the inside and outside of the container/package
 
5. Attach Pro Forma Invoice to the Air Way Bill
 
6. Detail/document to notify American Overseas for custom clearance


​Who is the SLAC Customs Broker?

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The Customs Broker designated by the University Board of Trustees, with which SLAC has a continuing arrangement, is American Overseas Air Freight, Inc. This firm has the University's Power of Attorney for customs matters.

The appropriate contact points are:
 
American Overseas Air Freight, Inc.
320 Beach Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Telephone: 415-340-1111
Fax: 415-340-1041
 
Contact: Nanette Juni
 
Inbound (import) information suggested by American Overseas:
 
1. Consign orders to SLAC, c/o American Overseas Air Freight
2. Ensure that destination information includes SFO (airport)
3. Provide detailed description on item being shipped
4. Secure documentation on the inside and outside of the container/package
5. Attach Pro Forma Invoice to the Air Way Bill
6. Detail/document to notify American Overseas for custom clearance


​How do I ship radioactive material from SLAC?

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1) Survey items outside of the accelerator housing with NaI and GM pancake detectors to determine if radioactive or not.

      (Top of stairs, User trailer)
 
2) If not radioactive, the Users can prepare e shippers as non - radioactive material or hand carry to their destination.
 
3) If Radioactive, RP performs a gamma spectroscopy analysis to:
      Determine isotopes and radioactivity.
 
4) Based on #3 results, RP determines if it is a "Regulated" or Unregulated shipment.
 
5) Either way RPFO will prepare shipping documents to the receiver.
 
6) Users supply the receiver's Radiation Safety Office contact phone numbers, address.
 
7) RP will verify the receiver's radioactive material licenses to have radioactive materials
 
8) RPFO may assist Users in packaging items.
 
9) RPFO will take items to Shipping and receiving department for shipment.
 
10) FACET supplies charge number for shipping costs.
 
The whole process may take 5 days or so.


​How to I ship things out of SLAC?

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​The Shipping and Receiving website contains instructions. If you don't have a charge number because you are not SLAC staff, ask Christine.

 

 



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