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NAVY - OPNAV 8110.18D

(N9) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPONS SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM

active, Most Current
Organization: NAVY
Publication Date: 19 November 2015
Status: active
Page Count: 55
scope:

This instruction provides safety guidance pertaining to all nuclear weapon and nuclear weapon systems for which the DON has operational, custodial, or developmental responsibility. It also focuses on the accountability and responsibility of nuclear weapon capable operating units, and nuclear weapon systems safety, security, control, and reliability. Specific emphasis is placed on aggressively implementing and completing corrective actions when deficiencies are identified. References (c) and (d) define policy, responsibilities, and authorities for the safe, secure, and reliable stewardship of DON nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon systems.

Purpose. To implement the Department of Defense (DoD) Nuclear Weapon System Safety Program (NWSSP) described in reference (a) as required by reference (b), and to issue the overarching guidance for the Department of the Navy (DON) NWSSP per all applicable instructions, directives, and procedures found in references (c) through (t), and enclosures (2) through (8). This instruction incorporates changes from reference (a), adds guidance for conducting the quarterly Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) nuclear weapons safety council (NWSC) and annual nuclear weapons safety and schedule review, and updates OPNAV responsibilities to reflect current OPNAV staff structure. It has been substantially revised and should be reviewed in its entirety.

Applicability. This instruction applies to all U.S. Navy commands, activities, units, and forces having responsibility for custody, operations, life cycle support, development, acquisition, or security of nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon systems.

Document History

OPNAV 8110.18D
November 19, 2015
(N9) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPONS SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM
This instruction provides safety guidance pertaining to all nuclear weapon and nuclear weapon systems for which the DON has operational, custodial, or developmental responsibility. It also focuses on...
June 25, 2010
(N411) DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPONS SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM
This instruction applies to all U.S . Navy commands, activities, units, and forces having responsibility for custody, operations. life cycle support. development, acquisition, or security of nuclear...
November 24, 1998
R DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPON SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM
A description is not available for this item.
March 21, 1986
R DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPON SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAM
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