e. Time Limitations.
eventual .limitation of the exemption's need are being
(1) Waivers normally will be limited to 1 year
or less; no waivers will be in effect for more than 5
years. A waiver will be considered as rescinded on its
(2) Exemptions can be authorized only by the
expiration date. Installation or activity commanders will
Secretary or Under Secretary of the Army, or higher
forward waiver renewal requests in time to permit
investigation, evaluation, and reply. Waivers will not be
(3) Requests for exemptions will be sent to
renewed unless all practicable means for corrections
HQDA(DAPE-HRS), WASH DC 20310.
have been exhausted.
(4) Exemption requests must include detailed
(2) Waivers granted for more than 1 year will
information on the hazards involved in the operation. A
be reviewed each year by the installation or activity
hazard analysis must describe expected casualties and
This will ensure that circumstances
property losses on a worst-case basis.
requiring the waiver have not changed. Results of this
review (and a progress report regarding milestones that
Recommendations of the 'DOD' Explosives Safety
have been completed) will be forwarded through
Board (DODESB) will be considered by HQDA(DAPE-
command channels to the MACOM commander granting
HRS). This will help resolve requests for waivers or
exemptions, or controversial decisions.
(3) Request for amendments will be initiated
Requests for waivers or
(a) Factors or circumstances provide a
exemptions within CONUS that cannot be resolved
basis for a change to the initial requests for waiver.
between MACOM commanders will be referred to
(b) New conditions arise to affect an
HQDA(DAPE-HRS), WASH DC 20310, for resolution.
i. Records. Copies of waivers and exemptions will
(4) When factors of circumstances prevent a
be maintained in the safety offices of installations and
waiver condition from being corrected within 5 years of
an original request (submitted after the effective date of
Requests for clarification of
this regulation), the waiver becomes a candidate for
provisions of this regulation will be submitted to HQDA
exemption. The installation commander will review
(DAPE-HRS), WASH DC 20310.
exemptions each year and assure that a record of this
review be maintained locally.
1-4. HAZARD CLASSIFICATION
The U.S. Army DARCOM is responsible for
(1) Exemptions are relatively long-term exceptions
assigning proper hazard classification (TB 700-2) DOD
to otherwise mandatory standards. They will be granted
only under the following conditions:
Transportation (DOT) class, and DOT markings for
measures are impractical.
Army. Information desired for existing munitions and
(b) Where impairment of the overall
required data regarding newly developed systems shall
defense posture would result.
be addressed to Director, DARCOM Field Safety
Activity, ATTN: DRXOS-ES, Charleston, IN 47111.
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