NMCARS

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Change Number: NMCARS Change 18-22
Effective Date: 07/11/2022

SUBPART 5223.3 — HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA

5223.370 Safety precautions for ammunitions and explosives.

5223.370-3 Policy.

(a) DON policy is to ensure the safe handling of all ammunition and explosives (A&E). To that end, particular care should be paid to A&E provided to contractors as Government Furnished Material (GFM) when the A&E contain nitrocellulose-based propellants and/or nitrate ester-based materials (such as nitroglycerin,) or any other materials that have a tendency to become chemically unstable over time.

5223.370-5 Contract clauses.

(a) Use the clause at 5252.223-9000, DON ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIED GOVERNMENT FURNISHED AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES, in solicitations and contracts that:

(1) contain the clause at DFARS 252.223-7002; and

(2) provide as GFM any A&E containing nitrocellulose-based propellants and/or nitrate ester-based materials (such as nitroglycerin,) or other similar A&E with a tendency to become chemically unstable over time;

(b) The HCA may make administrative adjustments to the additional requirements (e.g. specify activity points of contact, adjust specified lead times) or add further measures which increase safety requirements as appropriate.

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