11-1. FORECASTING AND BUDGETING
c. Forecasting Army Requirements for
ARRCOM Plants and Arsenals. Since a substantial
backlog of demilitarization material is already on-hand
a. Forecasting Other Service Requirements.
within the ARRCOM plants and arsenals, workload
forecasts for these facilities, up to their level of annual
(1) A five-year forecast of conventional
capacity, can be developed on a line item and quantity
ammunition demilitarization requirements is provided to
basis from lip account asset records (JCAP
ARRCOM annually by the other services (Navy, Marine
Demilitarization/Disposal Inventory Handbook).
Corps, and Air Force) during the March/April time frame.
This data represents demilitarization workload that will
d. Budgeting for ARRCOM. The combined
be performed by the Army on a common service (non-
Army and other services demilitarization requirements
reimbursable) basis according to its charter as Single
to be performed in the ARRCOM plants and arsenals
Manager for Conventional Ammunition as governed by
are included in the ARRCOM budget submissions, COB
DOD 5160.65. These forecasts categorize projected
and five year impact memorandum, to DARCOM.
workload in broad homogeneous groupings, such as
Markup of these submissions by DA/DARCOM
small arms, bombs, mines, etc,; quantify each grouping
establishes the level at which the program can be
in tons, and generally identify the sources from which
financed during execution year and provides planning
the assets will be generated (East or West coast
guidance for the budget and out-years. An execution
facilities or Army Storage sites).
year ceiling corresponding to this markup is included in
the DARCOM OMA allotment to ARRCOM and
(2) From this input, ARRCOM, utilizing
becomes the basis for implementing the program.
historical experience and its demilitarization cost
Installation workload is authorized on a comparative
The mechanics of the workloading
accomplishing the workload, and determines, based on
process will be described in subsequent paragraphs.
the facilities capabilities and shortest shipping distance,
the probable site, i.e.
ARRCOM plant/arsenal or
e. Budgeting for DESCOM. Demilitarization
requirements identified for accomplishment within the
Army Depot System are forwarded to DESCOM for
b. Forecasting Army Requirements for
inclusion in their budget submissions. Although funding
Depots. Army conventional ammunition demilitarization
to support these requirements is allotted directly to
requirements to be accomplished in DESCOM depots
DESCOM by DARCOM, actual workloading of individual
are developed by ARRCOM from projected generations
depots is accomplished by ARRCOM.
of excess, unserviceable or obsolete materials and are,
similarly, processed, as above, to determine estimated
11-2. INSTALLATION WORKLOADING AND FUNDING
demilitarization cost. While this forecasting process is
admittedly fraught with uncertainties and cannot be
a. ARRCOM Plants/Arsenals.
expected to identify, with any degree of precision,
specific items that will require demilitarization much
beyond the immediate time frame, it is nonetheless
capable of portraying annual levels of effort that can be
demilitarization resources to ARRCOM supports
expected with reasonable accuracy.
Radioactive Waste disposal contracts and the
headquarters personnel who administer the program,
demilitarization of small