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"Coming soon to your boat: SHIMS SR-1".

In an effort to continue building upon recent improvements in submarine Hazardous Materials Control and Management (HMC&M) that began with fleet-wide implementation of the Submarine Hazardous Material Inventory and Management System (SHIMS) in 2001, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 05M4) and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD 632) have developed the first Service Release (SR-1) to SHIMS. Submarines that are currently using SHIMS need to update their systems with SHIMS SR-1 to integrate improvements into their currently installed systems. SHIMS SR-1 provides several key updates to SHIMS including:

* An improved Submarine Material Control List (SMCL) which now includes all hazardous materials identified in the Planned Maintenance System (PMS) for submarines and more complete "Use Category" information and "Remarks" regarding material usage requirements

* Hazardous Material Content Code (HMCC) information in place of the Special Material Content Code (SMCC) to help address material compatibility stowage requirements, and

* Updated policy and reference materials, including OPNAVINST 5100.19D Change 1 Chapter D-15 and appendices, the new Submarine Supply Procedure Manual (4406.1F), and an updated SHIMS User's Guide.

In early 2003, the SHIMS team will disseminate the SHIMS Service Release 1 package to all submarine commands. The package provides step-by-step instructions for updating your current SHIMS system with Service Release 1 and includes the SHIMS SR-1 CD-ROM, which carries a self-executable file that will automatically update your current SHIMS system via a simple installation wizard.

In conjunction with the SR 1 release, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division will conduct another series of SHIMS training and technical assistance visits to submarine homeports in 2003. The SHIMS team will coordinate visit schedules with designated homeport points of contact.

If you have any questions about SHIMS or Service Release 1, or have suggestions for improving SHIMS please contact the SHIMS technical point of contact, Mr. Kiet Ung, NSWCCD 632, (DSN 287-5235, Commercial 301-227-5235, e-mail:
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Title Annotation:Submarine Hazardous Material Inventory and Management System, Service Release 1
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Date:Oct 1, 2002
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