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  • 2013 CRTC Range Regulation 19 July 2013

    THE WARRIORS CHOICE

    COL Scott St. Sauver, Post Commander

    Camp Ripley Training Center

    15000 Highway 115

    Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

    Camp Ripley Training Center

    2013 Range Operations

  • 2013 CRTC Range Regulation 19 July 2013

    State of Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

    CAMP RIPLEY TRAINING CENTER Camp Ripley Little Falls, MN 56345

    Appendix 1 Range Operations (Range Regulation) TO ANNEX A Operations and Training TO CRTC Regulation. This Appendix is a summary of policies and procedures set forth by AR 385-63, DA Pamphlet 385-63, NGR 385-63, AR 385-64, DA Pamphlet 385-64, AR 210-10, TC 25-8, and any other Regulations pertaining to the use and operation of the Field Training Area, Live-Fire ranges, Non-Live Fire ranges, and ammunition usage in the Installation. All persons entering the Field Training Area are subject to the regulations set forth in this document. Violations of this Regulation by persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice will be prosecuted there under. Any other persons who violate this Regulation may be prosecuted by administrative action by the Installation Commander or other appropriate military or civilian authority. Scott A. St. Sauver Colonel, FA, MNARNG Post Commander Dated: 19 July 2013

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    2013 Range Operations Summary of Changes o All changes to the below chapters is per the DA PAM 385-63 to reflect the same chapters o Chapter 3 Ammunition of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation moved to Chapter 2, 2.7 AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE ITEMS ON RANGES o Chapter 3 Ammunition of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 3 Danger Zones o Chapter 4 Firing of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 4 Small Arms o Chapter 5 Targets of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 5 Hand Grenades and Grenade Launchers o Chapter 6 Small Arms and Machine Guns of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 6 Antitank Rockets o Chapter 7 Grenades and Grenade Launchers of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 7 Antitank Guided Missiles o Chapter 8 Antitank Rockets of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 8 Tank/Fighting Vehicle Gunnery o Chapter 11 Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) Gunnery of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 11 Aviation Range Safety Aerial Gunnery o Chapter 12 Aerial Gunnery of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 12 Air Defense Artillery Weapon System o Chapter 13 Air Defense Weapons of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 13 Chemical Agents and Smoke o Chapter 14 Guided Missiles of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 14 Non-Lethal Weapons o Chapter 15 Chemical Agents, Smoke and Aircraft Spray of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 15 Mines, Firing Devices, Trip Flares, Simulators, and Explosive Charges o Chapter 16 Mines, Firing Devices, Trip Flares, Simulators, and Explosive Charges of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 16 Laser Range Safety o Chapter 17 Lasers of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 12 Live-Fire Exercises o Chapter 18 Live-Fire Exercises of the 2012 Draft Range Control Regulation changed to Chapter 18 Environmental Management o Added: NOTE: The use of digital media for FMs/TMs are AUTHORIZED as long as you have access to keep your device charged and you are able to pull up the material/media anytime. (1.1.4) o Change: For commanders of field artillery, mortar, and MLRS battalions or indirect fire will establish and maintain safety training and certification program to train and qualify personnel in safety procedures for their specific areas of responsibility. Personnel who have not completed annual certification training will NOT be appointed as an OIC or RSO. (1.3.7, b)) o Change: Officers who have not completed their branch qualification course will not be able to OIC or RSO FA, mortar, MLRS or indirect fire ranges. (1.3.7, c))

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    o Change: All Military Units and Civilian Lessees WILL order Portable Toilets from the Supply and Services Warehouse at (320) 632-3128 for all activities scheduled in the field training area, except for those ranges that have a classroom with latrine facilities in them. Any outside structured latrine will not be utilized for Environmental reasons and pending deconstruction. (1.7.8) o Added: NOTE: All activities for use as an assembly area or bivouac site in the Field Training Area are considered un-authorized without an approved usage request (RFMSS Reservation) from Post Operations and/or Range Control. (1.7.9) o Added: NOTE: All Non-Tactical Vehicles MUST obtain a Range Control Vehicle Pass prior to entering the Field Training Area and unmarked GSAs are required to stop at RC also and obtain a vehicle pass. Govt plates are not considered a marked vehicle. These vehicles MUST clear the Field Training Area prior to the hours of darkness (prior to the need to turn on headlights), unless they are supporting range operations or bivouac site, or in possession of a signed and approved Camping Request. (1.8.3) o Change: NOTE: When passing troops or anyone on the side of the road, SLOW DOWN to 10 MPH. (1.9.2) o Added: Convoy/Road Marches information for downrange operations (1.14) o Added: NOTE: For all established ranges a copy of the SDZ will be in the range packet you sign for at Range Control and for unestablished ranges you will need to obtain an approved copy of the SDZ that has been verified prior to opening. (3.1.2) o NOTE: The batwing will be considered when designing or conducting training on ranges that involve fire and movement, fire and maneuver, flanking fire, and/or when ricochet hazards outside the range boundary may endanger nonparticipating personnel. Decision on the use of batwing will be based on level of risk and approval of appropriate command risk acceptance authority. An Exception to Policy memo will be submitted to Range Control to be verified and sent through channels for approval by the Camp Ripley Post Commander. (per DA Pam 385-63, para 4-1c) (4.1.2, e)) o Procedural and administrative changes to Chapter 9 Mortars and Chapter 10 Artillery o NOTE: Red smoke and Red Star Clusters are not necessarily used for emergency situations and can be used for training. (13.1.1) o Added: NOTE: The use of NLW/Less-Lethal Weapons are required to use the range control BLANKS/SIMUNITIONS/LESS-LETHAL RANGES OPENING/CLOSING CHECKLIST. (14.2.1) o Added: Supply and Services (3128) issue the PVC piping for waste water disposal drain field. (18.4.2) o Change: Unestablished Water points used by units not hauling their potable water off site must also follow the same approval procedures. However, environmental standards for locating these water points will limit water points of this nature. The standards include a 100 meter setback from lakes, streams, wetlands, and historic sites. Furthermore, wastewater discharge must be mixed with purified water to its original concentration and shall be applied to land surface using the plastic drain field pipe. (18.4.3) o Change: Crow Wing River site (UM 939283) is a permanent, self-sufficient electrical pump operated potable water point. This site is used to draw water only. (18.4.5) o Change: It is illegal to transport unpurified water (filtered 40 microns or greater) from infested waters, Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers, except by DNR permit. (18.4.7) o Change: Ensuring that equipment is clean is critical to limiting the spread of invasive species. Any equipment used to treat Mississippi or Crow Wing River water must be treated by one of the following means prior to use in another water body: (18.4.7) o Change: d) Fire danger status will be posted on a sign immediately adjacent to E gate outside the Range Control Office. It will also be posted on the Range Bulletin. (18.5.3, d)

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    o Added: FIRE DANGER CODE description table for Green, Yellow, and Red. (18.5.3) o Change: d) A continuous berm, surrounding the storage site, will be constructed using on-site soils. The dimensions of the bermed area should not be less than the total capacity of the fuel storage bladder located within the area. The bermed area must be lined with an impervious material to act as a secondary containment, in case of any failure or seepage from the storage container. This material is issued through the Logistics Division, Camp Ripley, (320) 616-3128/3130. (18.8.2, d)) o Change: e) The area designated for conveying the fuel (i.e., hoses, piping, etc.) must be underlain with an impermeable liner. (18.8.2, e)) o Moved SUSPENSE Dates from the beginning to end of Range Regulation labeled TAB L, Suspense Dates. o Moved Observation Point information to Chapter 1, 1.16. o Added to Table 1-1 CRTC OIC/RSO requirements for Snipers, and Reflexive fire training events. (moved to TAB K Range Control Tables) o Change: Updated MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS; Range Control Table Medical Requirements moved to TAB L, Range Control Tables. o Removed forms from within the chapters and put them in TAB J Range Control Forms o Removed Authorized White Light Road Map from Chapter 1 and put it in TAB I Authorized White Light Road Map o Removed from Chapter 1, Access to the ranges and field training areas, the use of ATVs in training areas and use personally owned weapons. Referenced in Camp Ripley Regulation o Removed from Chapter 9 Mortars and Chapter