EXPLOSIVES SAFETY AND MUNITIONS RISK MANAGEMENT FOR JOINT OPERATIONS PLANNING, TRAINING, AND EXECUTION
|Publication Date:||7 May 2021|
a. Establishes policies and practices for integrating Explosives Safety and Munitions Risk Management (ESMRM) in 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 explosives hazards, consequences, and risks associated with Department of Defense (DoD) 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 applicable explosives safety requirements of reference b cannot be met. Enclosure C of this instruction provides a framework for conducting a Munitions Risk Management Assessment (MRMA).
d. Clarifies DoD Component roles in the coordination of munitions-related risk decision making with multinational partners when DoD munitions are involved.
e. Clarifies the staffing and approval processes for required explosives safety submissions (e.g., explosives safety site plans) and deviations identified in planning and execution for overseas (outside the United States and its territories) enduring, contingency, training, and exercise locations. The framework includes the processes for:
(1) Requesting approval of Explosives Safety Site Plan for locations that meet the applicable explosives safety criteria of reference b and can be sited per reference c.
(2) Deviating from the applicable explosives safety criteria of reference b.
(3) Submitting Explosives Safety Site Plans or requesting deviations at sea and aerial ports of embarkation/debarkat
f. Approving DoD or host nation funded military construction within areas that cannot meet the applicable explosives safety criteria of reference b and require a deviation (i.e., Secretarial Exemptions or Certifications).