Environmental and Explosives Safety Management on Operational Ranges Outside the United States
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
This Directive reissues reference (a), updates established policies, and assigns responsibilities under references (b) and (c) for:
Sustainable use and management of operational ranges located outside the United States.
The protection of Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and the public from explosive hazards on operational ranges located outside the United States.
APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Directive applies to:
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
All operational ranges located outside the United States.
For operational ranges that a non-DoD Component (to include a foreign government) owns, this Directive applies subject to the terms of any agreement with the owner for the leasing or operation of the range. (The DoD Components shall try to ensure that future agreements are consistent with this Directive and provide for non-DoD users to proportionally reimburse the DoD Component for the costs of complying with this Directive.)
The DoD Component having real property accountability for the range is responsible for compliance with this Directive. A written agreement shall document the responsibilities of the parties for compliance with this Directive in cases where a range is operated by another DoD Component.
This Directive does not apply to DoD operational ranges located within the United States. For such ranges, consult DoD Directive 4715.11 (reference (d)).
This Directive does not apply to indoor ranges.