ARMY - DA PAM 385-65
Explosive and Chemical Site Plan Development and Submission
|Publication Date:||1 February 2008|
This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. During mobilization, procedures in this publication can be modified to support policy changes as necessary.
Explosives safety site planning is the composite risk management (CRM) process associated with explosives/toxic chemical activities to ensure the minimum risk to personnel, equipment, and assets, while meeting mission requirements. The damage or injury potential of explosions is determined by the separation distance between potential explosion sites (PES) and exposed sites (ES); the ability of the PES to suppress blast overpressure, primary and secondary fragments; and the ability of the ES to resist explosion effects. Planning for the proper location and construction of ammunition and explosives (AE) facilities and surrounding facilities exposed to AE facilities is a key element of the explosives/toxic chemical site planning process. This management process also ensures that risks above those normally accepted for AE activities are identified and approved at the proper management level. If quantity distance (QD) requirements of this pamphlet cannot be met, risk-based siting may be used as a supplement, where risks are extremely low in accordance with guidance provided in this pamphlet, DA Pam 385-64, and DOD 6055.9-STD.