DODD 6055.9-STD 10/05/04
DOD AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES SAFETY STANDARDS
|Publication Date:||5 October 2004|
This Standard is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 6055.9, "DoD Explosives Safety Board (DDESB) and DoD Component Explosives Safety Responsibilities," July 29, 1996 (reference(a)). It establishes uniform safety standards applicable to ammunition and explosives, to associated personnel and property, and to unrelated personnel and property exposed to the potential damaging effects of an accident involving ammunition and explosives during development, manufacturing, testing, transportation, handling, storage, maintenance, demilitarization, and disposal.
APPLICABILITY. These Standards:
Apply to DoD-titled AE wherever it is located.
Apply to DoD personnel and property when hazarded by known host nation or off-installation AE hazards.
Govern DoD facilities siting and construction, except as indicated below in paragraph C1.3.5.
Apply to the evaluation of non-DoD explosives siting submissions on DoD installations (see section (C5.5.).
Do not apply for the exceptions described below in subparagraphs C184.108.40.206 through C220.127.116.11. NOTE: These exceptions must be documented per subparagraph C18.104.22.168.
Existing facilities, or those approved for construction under previous editions of these Standards. This exception applies for the balance of the useful lives of such facilities provided:
The facility continues to be used for its intended purpose.
The explosives safety hazards are not increased.
Redesign or modification is not feasible.
The quantity of AE cannot be reduced for reasons of operational necessity.
Those planned facilities that do not meet these Standards, but have been certified by the Head of the DoD Component (see paragraph C1.4.4.) as essential for operational or other compelling reasons.
To other situations that, upon analysis by both the DoD Component and the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board (DDESB), are determined to provide the required degree of safety through use of protective construction or other specialized safety features.
Records. The DoD Components must document the above exceptions in permanent records. These records must include:
The effective date the applicable Standards were first published.
The date the deviant facility was either approved, from an explosives safety viewpoint, for use, or was first used in the deviating manner.)