the container only, unless the condition of the con-
d. Materiel less than three years of age will be
tainer indicates that storage stability of the item
considered serviceable provided it meets the visual
may be affected.
inspection criteria of SB 74094-5.
e . Determinations of
(2) Report by lot number and quantity on hand
of each lot to Commander, US Army Armament
"Unserviceable" within the context of the bulletin
M u n i t i o n s and Chemical Command, ATTN:
and attendant lists apply to the canister or filter el-
DRSMC-QAF-C (R), Rock Island, IL 61299. User
activities will report by letter requesting evalua-
f. M13, M13A1, and M13A2 Filter Elements may
tion and disposition. Depots and other installations
be visually identified by the color of the connector
will report by completing DA Form 984 (Munitions
Surveillance Report) using the method for record-
ing results as prescribed in SB 740-94-5. The right
side of the title block on DD Form 984 will be anno-
tated "For evaluation, SB 330-2". The address of
the reporting agency will be placed conspicuously
on the reports.
The M13A2 Filter Element is the only one of the
(3) Materiel will be restricted for training only
above filter elements authorized for use against
pending receipt of final evaluation.
toxic agents and in riot control situations, if its lot
(4) Final evaluation will be provided by HQ,
number is listed as serviceable in Section 11. Any
alteration to an M13U falter element (such as
AMCCOM, DRSMC-QAF-C (R) to the reporting
activity along with disposition instructions as ap
painting the connector) will result in the falter ele-
ment being used for training purposes only. The
propriate. For Air Force Activities, information
M13 and M13A1 falter elements are authorized for
copies of evaluations will be forwarded to Warner
Robins Air Logistics Center (AFLC), ATTN:
training purposes only.
WRALC-MMTRDC, Robins Air Force Base, GA
5. Procedure. a. Listed Lots.
(1) Identify the lot numbers of canisters and
(5) If no evaluation can be made from available
fiter elements. The lot number is either embossed
records, surveillance samples will be requested for
or stamped on the canister or falter element. A
test and evaluation. Disposition instructions will
canister or falter element intended as a repair part
then be provided after evaluation of samples.
o r packed with the protective mask may be
identified from the markings on the hermetically
6. Disposition. a. Material determined to be
"Serviceable", when evaluated in accordance with
(2) Consult current serviceability lists in this
this bulletin, may be declared serviceable and
SB and updates.
placed in stock for normal issue. The recommended
(3) Report unserviceable canisters and falter
supply practice is to issue lot fragments at the
elements in accordance with paragraph 6. If a
earliest possible time.
canister or falter element installed on a mask is
b. For those items listed as "Unserviceable", in
listed as "unserviceable" the mask is considered
this supply bulletin, the reporting activity will re-
unserviceable until a serviceable canister or falter
quest disposition from Commander, US Army Ar-
element is installed.
m a m e n t Munitions and Chemical Command,
(4) If a lot is listed as "Serviceable" previous
ATTN: DRSMC-MMN-C (R),. routing identifier
determination of serviceability of protective mask
B14, Rock Island, IL 61299. Air Force activities
and/or canister or falter element lot in accordance
will dispose of unserviceable falter elements and
with SB 740-94 -5/'T. 0.'s remains unchanged.
canisters in accordance with Manual DOD 4160.2M.
b. Unlisted Lotsi. If a lot is less than three years
old and it meets the visual inspection criteria of the
applicable appendix of SB 740-94-5, the lot is
7. Reporting of Equipment Publication Improve-
"Serviceable". If the material is over three years
ments. Reporting of errors, omissions, and recom-
mendations for improving this publication by the
old and the lot number does not appear on the ap
propriate serviceability list, the following procedure
individual is encouraged. Reports should be sub-
mitted on DA Form 2026 (Recommended Changes
will be followed:
to Publications and Blank Forms) and mailed direct
(1) Perform only a visual examination of
to Commander, US Army Armament Munitions
canister or falter element in accordance with the
and Chemical Command, ATTN: DRSMC+QAF-C
applicable appendix of SB 740-94-5. For canisters
or filter elements packed in hermetically sealed
(R), Rock Island, IL 61299. Air Force activities
will submit AFTO Form 22 per TO 00-5-1.
cans or barrier bags, perform a visual inspection on