EXPLOSIVES SAFETY AND MUNITIONS RISK MANAGEMENT FOR JOINT OPERATIONS PLANNING, TRAINING, AND EXECUTION
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
Purpose. This instruction:
a. Establishes policies and practices for integrating explosives safety and munitions risk management (ESMRM) into the Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP) to facilitate planning in support of the full spectrum of operations during peacetime and wartime periods, as defined in reference a.
b. Establishes procedures for identifying the potential hazards, consequences, and risks associated with Department of Defense (DoD) military munitions, and, when applicable, foreign munitions to support informed decision making.
c. Clarifies the level of U.S. leadership that will approve and accept munitions-related risk decisions when the explosives safety requirements of reference b cannot be met. Enclosure C of this instruction provides a framework for conducting Munitions Risk Management Assessments (MRMA).
d. Clarifies DoD Component roles in the coordination of munitions-related risk decisions with multinational partners when DoD military munitions are involved.
e. Clarifies the staffing and approval processes for explosives safety site plans and deviations identified in planning and execution for overseas enduring, contingency, training, and exercise locations. The framework includes the processes for:
(1) Requesting explosives safety site plan approvals at locations that meet the explosives safety requirements of reference b and can be sited per reference f.
(2) Deviating from explosives safety requirements of reference b.
(3) Submitting explosives safety site plans or requesting deviations at sea and aerial ports of embarkation/debarkat
(4) Approving DoD-funded military construction within areas that cannot meet the explosives safety requirements of reference b and require a deviation or Secretarial Certification.
a. This instruction applies to the Joint Staff, Military Services, Defense Agencies, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), sub-unified commands, joint task forces (JTFs), and their subordinate component commands (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. This instruction applies to the S/APOD and S/APOE and en route infrastructure (e.g., munitions staging and storage) identified in operational plans.
c. The MRMA methodology contained in Enclosure C provides a framework on how to assess munitions-related risks when the explosives safety requirements of reference b cannot be met.
d. The Military Services will continue to use the established chains of command to submit explosives safety site plans specified in reference f to the DoD Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) for approval.
e. A Combatant Commander (CCDR), or delegated authority, risk decision is required for deviations when the explosives safety requirements of reference b cannot be met or when required for siting per reference f at overseas operating locations. The affected Service or Functional Combatant Command (FCC) will be provided MRMA or Hybrid Safety Submission (HSS) documentation and associated risk decision.