Change 1, 30 June 1995
Note that rifles, pistols, and shotguns produce greatly varying
amounts of projectile energy to be controlled by range structures. Design
range components to accommodate the maximum energy anticipated.
If the following criteria can be met, request site approval under
normal conditions through the cognizant EFD or EFA. Refer to NAVFAC
Instruction 11010.44E, Shore Facilities Planning Manual: A System for the
Planning of Shore Facilities. Deviations from this criteria cannot be made
without prior approval of NAVFACENGCOM Code 15C. The point of contact is:
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Attn: Code 15C
1510 Gilbert Street
Norfolk, VA 23511-2699
Telephone: Commercial (804) 322-4205
Fax: (804) 322-4416
Application. These paragraphs (par. 2.2 inclusive) apply to new
construction and any rehabilitation or repair of existing ranges.
Record of Compliance. After construction is complete, a Record of
Compliance is required from NAVFACENGCOM Code 15C before the range is
authorized to operate. Coordinate through the cognizant EFD or EFA.
Design Policy. Design the range such that the SDZ is unoccupied by
any personnel, livestock, vehicles, facilities, etc., which may be damaged.
The SDZ is any area that may reasonably expect projectile impact resulting
from direct fire (DF), including misdirected and accidental discharges (MAD),
and ricochets (RC). The SDZ is only in force when weapons are being fired.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through the Range Safety Officer (RSO) shall
maintain complete control over the SDZ. The entire SDZ must be either U.S.
Government owned or legally authorized for Government use as a small arms
range (SAR). The maximum range of the most powerful cartridge to be fired
shall be used in calculating the limits of the SDZ. Select the longer
distance if potential weapons are close in maximum range (as 45 caliber;
select 9 mm). Maximum ranges for various small arms ammunition are shown in
Table 4. Required SDZ footprints (based on soil type and range improvements)
are shown in Figures 2.2-l through 2.2-5. When two or more ranges are located
contiguous and parallel , use the longest maximum distance to plot one
composite symmetrical SDZ. If land area for a full SDZ is unavailable then
various improvements (baffles) shall be constructed to contain the
projectiles. Alternative designs producing smaller SDZ's are presented
starting in par. 2.2.6. Note that the land available for the SDZ directs the