EXPLOSIVES SAFETY MANAGEMENT (ESM)
|Publication Date:||18 November 2016|
Purpose: This issuance:
• Implements Section 172 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) by establishing the DoD Explosives Safety Board (DDESB).
• Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the DDESB and DoD ESM, in accordance with Section 172 of Title 10, U.S.C., and DoD Directives 5134.01 and 4715.1E.
• Provides for the maintenance, oversight, and management of the DDESB as a standing joint board with a full-time staff.
• Designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent for Emergency Response to Transportation Mishaps involving DoD Military Munitions in accordance with DoD Directive 5101.1.
• Authorizes the development and maintenance of supporting and clarifying DoD issuances and other publications, such as DoD Explosives Safety Regulations and DoD Explosives Safety Standards
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").
b. ESM associated with:
(1) DoD operations, activities, installations, and facilities worldwide, including when participating in or supporting multinational and coalition operations.
(2) Government-owned, contractor-operated DoD military munitions operating facilities.
(3) Non-DoD activities, including non-DoD munitions or explosives-related activities, that lease or use real property or facilities on DoD land.
(4) DoD military munitions on DoD land or in DoD facilities, on non-DoD land, or in non-DoD facilities.
(5) The potential impact to DoD activities or operations of non-DoD activities or operations, on-base or nearby.
(6) Transportation of DoD military munitions within and outside the United States, to include when they are located or handled at a commercial port or anchorage, regardless of other (e.g., U.S. Coast Guard) authorizations or approvals.
(7) DoD military munitions throughout their life cycles