Shipping

Sample shipments to/from Argonne have separate requirements according to their status as non-hazardous or hazardous.  Users are required to comply with US DOT, US DOE, ANL and APS requirements for shipping and receiving materials, samples and equipment. Use FedEx if possible. Please provide GSECARS with your shipment tracking number.

Material Classifications:

  • Hazardous Materials : Hazardous materials are those materials considered hazardous by the US DOT, ANL,and the DOE. All hazardous materials that are brought to the APS must be declared on your ESAF. Contact Joanne Stubbs (630) 252-0427 or Bruce Glagoa if you have any questions.
  • Radioactive Samples : Please submit your ESAF early prior to your experiment start date, noting a complete description of the radiaoctive sample and containment.  Contact Joanne Stubbs (630) 252-0427 or Bruce Glagoa if you have any questions.
  • Regulated Soil : Soil from foreign sources and certain locations in the US are regulated in their movement into and about the country because it could contain numerous diseases and pests.  Please submit your ESAF early prior to your experiment start date. Contact Bruce Glagoa if you have any questions.

Non-Hazardous Materials

Non-hazardous, non-radioactive samples (including dry shippers without liquid), materials, and tools may be shipped to Argonne, or transported by the user.  Please contact your local Safety Office for assistance with proper shipping methods. Packages should be addressed as follows:

 

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)

Ship To Address

  • Host scientist name
    GSECARS, University of Chicago
    Building 434A, Argonne National Laboratory
    9700 South Cass Ave.
    Lemont, IL 60439

Please Note: There is no Saturday delivery. If you do require a Saturday delivery and are staying at the Argonne Guest House, ship to the Argonne Guest House.  The shipment must be addressed to a person in your group who has a reservation there and strictly following the Non-hazardous Saturday FedEx Delivery Procedure.

Hazardous Materials

Users are NOT allowed to bring or ship hazardous or infectious substances directly to CARS.

These substances are materials identified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or International Air Transport Association (IATA), such as liquid nitrogen, propane, freon or ethane, and biological samples that are identified as hazardous by DOT or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These substances must be shipped to the address given below.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY USERS TRANSPORT A NONEXEMPT HAZARDOUS OR BIO-HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TO THE APS IN THEIR OWN VEHICLES.

  • You can ship small quantites of hazardous materials to Argonne National Laboratory.  Shipments of small quantities of some materials may qualify for exemption from DOT requirements.  Under no circumstances may you transport a nonexempt hazardous material to the APS in your own car.  Click here for additonal information.

 

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)

Ship to Address:

  • Host scientist name
    GSECARS, University of Chicago
    Building 46, Hazardous Materials Receiving
    Argonne National Laboratory
    9700 South Cass Ave.
    Lemont, IL 60439

Radioactive Materials

You can ship radioactive samples to Argonne National Laboratory.  The use of radiaoactive samples requires additional information for review and approval by the Beamline and the APS Radiaoactive Sample Saferty Review Committee.  The APS must be notified of shipment of any radiaoactive materials to the site in advance of the proposed experiment.  All radioactive materials must arrive through Argonne Receiving in Building 46, attn: Argonne Special Materials Group.  For detailed information, contact Bruce Glagola (630) 252-9797 or Wendy VanWingeren (630) 252-0600).  Click here for additional information.

 

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)

Ship to Address:

  • Argonne National Laboratory
    Attn: Bldg 46, Receiving
    B. A. Finney, Special Materials Rep.
    9700 South Cass Ave.
    Lemont, IL 60439

Soil Samples

You can ship soil samples to Argonne National Laboratory.  Soil from foreign sources and certain locations in the United States are regulated in their movement into and about the country.  A permit from USDA is required to receive these soils unless they are sterilized.  Please contact Bruce Glagola (630) 252-9797 in advance of your experiment start date if you plan to use regulated soils.  Click here for more detailed instructionsClick here for the US Regulated Soil Map.

 

Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)

Ship to address :

  • Patti Pedergnana
    Bldg 431, Z020
    Argonne National Laboratory
    9700 South Cass Ave.
    Lemont, IL 60439

Administrative Contacts

 

Nancy Lazarz

Sector Coordinator
(630) 252-0423
lazarz@cars.uchicago.edu

Safety Contacts

 

Guy Macha

GSECARS Safety Officer
(630) 252-0448
macha@cars.uchicago.edu

Pasquale (Lino) DiDonna

Electrical Engineer
Contact for Electrical Inspections
(630) 252-0442
didonna@cars.uchicago.edu