AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND
"Short Title of Publication Supplemented, i.e., AFI37-160 and AFSPC Supplement Number, i.e., AFSPC1 - Place No Spaces In Title" \* MERGEFORMAT
1 January 1996
"Long Title - Type In All Capital Letters"EXPLOSIVE SAFETY STANDARDS
AFMAN 91-201, Explosive Safety Standard, 7 Oct 94, is supplemented as follows. This supplement applies to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and subordinate units. It does not apply to Air Force Reserve and Air Force Guard. Send a copy of NAF and unit supplements or suggested changes to this supplement to HQ AFSPC/SEW, 150 Vandenberg St, Ste 1105, Peterson AFB, CO 80914-4260, for review and approval before publication.
1.6. Normally two personnel should be present during operations involving munitions. Local supervision can authorize one individual to perform certain operations when needed,
1.8. Any issue/requirement being sent to HQ AFSA or USAF Nonnuclear Munitions Safety Board for action requires HQ AFSPC/SEW coordination.
1.9. The installation commander may approve on-base sale and private use of commercial fireworks classified as "safe and sane." All local, state, and federal regulations apply. Do not use munitions storage area for supporting fireworks displays. Commercial fireworks confiscated or found on-base should be disposed of as soon as possible by EOD personnel.
1.14.1. The handling and storage of dud or damaged items is accomplished by EOD personnel when assigned or by munitions (2W0X1) personnel. Disposal can only be accomplished by EOD personnel
1.14.2(Added). Develop local written procedures for safe use of these items. Procedures must be reviewed by Weapons Safety and Civil Engineer Environmental Flight. As a minimum, the following areas must be addressed:
1.14.3(Added). Requirements listed in para 1.5. of this manual.
1.14.4(Added). A safe waiting time, to be observed prior to handling dud or damaged items.
1.14.5(Added). Procedures for handling the residue as waste.
1.15. Training plans must be reviewed annually and approved by both safety and munitions personnel.
3.2. Prior to using vacant munitions storage facilities for items that do not directly support the munitions storage area, process a deviation request in accordance with AFMAN 91-201. The deviation must include a plan and time schedule to have items moved out of the munitions storage facilities. Send the request to HQ AFSPC/SEW/LGMW.
220.127.116.11. Call HQ AFSPC/SEW before contacting HQ AFSA.
3.17. Cells left empty to meet the 3-foot separation requirement, may be used to store equipment and inert items, as long as the owning commander accepts the risk incurred.
4.23.1. Prior to refueling an aircraft loaded with these motors, wing safety will advise the wing commander or designated representative of the hazards involved.
4.31. MK-23/24 X Rods may be used on the EOD training range as long as they are pointed straight down when they are fired.
6.7. Limited quantities of class/division 1.4 small arms ammunition for base shooting team members can be transported in privately owned vehicles when training for or competing in authorized shooting competitions.
7.1. AFSPC/SEW is the command OPR for all site plans and is responsible for coordinating them with the appropriate agencies. NAF/SE will receive a courtesy copy of site plans for review only. Unit responsibilities are as follows:
7.1.1(Added). Weapons safety will:
18.104.22.168(Added). Complete AF Form 943, Explosive Safety Site Plan
22.214.171.124(Added). Ensure all required documentation is in package
126.96.36.199(Added). Ensure package is coordinated with appropriate base agencies and forwarded for approval
7.1.2(Added). Civil Engineering will:
188.8.131.52(Added). Provide documentation of adequate lightning protection
184.108.40.206(Added). Provide maps as required
220.127.116.11(Added). Update base comprehensive map
18.104.22.168(Added). Provide accurate distances between facilities listed on AF Form 943
7.1.3(Added). Munitions users will provide NEW, hazard class/division, and compatibility group of explosives to be stored in facilities listed on AF Form 943
7.2.1. The wing weapons safety office is the OPR for maintaining all active site plans. For tenant units, site plans will be maintained in accordance with host unit policy.
7.4. The wing weapons safety office coordinates on all facility modification projects.
7.6.1. Waiver and exemption requests are accomplished by a risk assessment showing anticipated over pressure and damage/injuries that can be expected. Where over pressure and damage/injury exceed that which could be expected at required separation, a letter of risk assumption must also accompany the request. The wing commander must agree to accept the risk.
7.6.5. For AFSPC installations, AFSPC/CV is the approval authority for all quantity-distance waivers, exemptions and deviations.
7.6.6. The responsible commander is the installation commander. A deviation may also be submitted by letter. Explain the current requirement, reference required procedures in this manual, and desired deviation to these procedures. Include maps or drawings needed to clearly show conditions involved.
7.6.7. The wing weapons safety office reviews waivers, exemptions, and deviations in accordance with this paragraph. Document the review and forward through the NAF/SEW to HQ AFSPC/SEW. Documentation must indicate the status of actions taken to correct the problem, provide/validate estimated completion dates, confirm interim controls/procedures to reduce or control exposure and risk, or (for permanent exemptions) reaffirm that corrective action remains unfeasible. Send review documentation to the wing commander for signature.
7.8.2. Wing weapons safety will send the original, plus two copies of explosive site plans to the MAJCOM. They should also send a courtesy copy of the explosive site plan to their NAF for review.
BRADLEY A. MAASJO, Colonel, USAF
Deputy Director of Safety