Department of the Navy Explosives Safety Site Approval Process Improvement Initiative
NAVAL ORDNANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY ACTIVITY INDIAN HEAD MD
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Starting in 2008, the Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity NOSSA, in partnership with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command NAVFAC, Marine Corps Systems Command MARCORSYSCOM, and Headquarters, Marine Corps HQMC identified a series of initiatives to reduce the time it takes to obtain explosives safety site approval ESA and to increase the consistency in ESA documentation received at NOSSA for review. These initiatives include 1. Establishing the DON Explosives Safety Site Approval ESA Process Improvement IPT. 2. Establishing a quality evaluation process and metrics for ESAs. 3. Drafting an instruction on the generation, management, and oversight of ESAs. 4. Establishing a requirement to use enterprise data for development of ESA packages. 5. Establishing an explosives safety ES database to track facilities-related ES data. 6. Establishing processes to validate facilities are built or modified as specified in the ESA, including requirements to inspect and certify ES systems.
- Safety Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives