1-6. Manual Change Procedures.
a. General. JOAP manual users desiring technical and or procedural changes shall provide feedback via
their appropriate oil analysis Program Manager to ensure coordinated directive updating. The Program Manager
will screen proposed changes for validity and forward recommended changes to the JOAP-TSC for technical
review and coordination with all service Program Managers and engine/equipment managers, as applicable.
Procedural and technical changes are not authorized for program application until formally released.
b. JOAP Manual Update Methods. The Navy is the lead service for publication of this manual; therefore,
the following Navy publication change procedures apply:
(1) Revision. A revision is a complete document reissue with all change information incorporated.
With the current Internet hosting of the JOAP manuals, the goal is to use complete revisions to avoid the
workload of inserting page changes.
(2) Routine changes. Technical manual changes are the official corrected pages to a portion of an
existing document. They consist of replacement change pages for that area of the manual affected by the
(3) Rapid action changes. Rapid action changes are issued in order to provide the operating forces
and maintenance personnel with accurate and timely information necessary for mission performance.
(a) Rapid action changes shall be prepared and issued when any of the following conditions
1. Hazards to safety of personnel.
2. Impairment of safety of flight.
3. Aircraft grounding.
4. Mission capabilities adversely affected.
5. Potential equipment damage.
(b) Rapid action changes may be issued as Interim Rapid Action Changes (IRAC) or as formal
Rapid Action Changes (RAC). Interim Rapid Action Changes are issued as Naval messages to expedite the
release of urgent and essential operational and maintenance change information. Army and Air Force Program
Management offices are responsible for retransmitted of IRAC's to appropriate service addresses.
(c) Formal Rapid Action Changes are issued as insert change pages prepared in the same style
and format of the technical manual being changed and as a replacement for an IRAC. A Formal RAC or routine
change containing IRAC change material must be issued within one year of the release of an IRAC.