NAVY - OPNAV 9070.1B
(N9) SURVIVABILITY POLICY AND STANDARDS FOR SURFACE SHIPS AND CRAFT OF THE U.S. NAVY
|Publication Date:||17 November 2017|
Scope and Applicability
a. This instruction applies to all Navy surface ship classes and craft, hereinafter referred to as ships, and those procured by the Navy in support of Navy missions, and encompasses all aspects of survivability throughout all phases of the life-cycle.
b. Survivability over naval nuclear propulsion plant systems, equipment, and facilities falls under the cognizance of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEASYSCOM) Deputy Commander, Nuclear Propulsion Directorate (SEA 08), and therefore are not covered by this instruction. Executive Order 12344, statutorily prescribed by Public Law 98-525 (7158 note of Title 42, United States Code) establishes the responsibilities and authorities of SEA 08 over all facilities and activities which comprise the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, a joint Department of Energy and Navy organization. These responsibilities and authorities include all technical and logistical matters related to naval nuclear responsibilities and propulsion. Accordingly, nothing in this instruction supersedes or changes those authorities, and SEA 08 must be consulted concerning all matters related to naval nuclear propulsion.Purpose
a. To establish policy and assign responsibility for the conduct of assessments to determine a balance of survivability performance, risk, and cost in surface ship, combat systems and equipment designs, overhauls, conversions, and modernizations within program objectives.
b. This revision captures changes made to improve readability and update background information and references.
c. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.