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2. Unless specifically authorized in e case by the Commandant of the Marine les (Code AO), garrison type equipment andı additional articles as may be authorized garrison use, will not be taken into the but will be invoiced to the appropriate cu garrison facility prior to the departure e Fleet Marine Force unit. Any discrepanci in accounts of garrison type property rert ing from a sudden departure from gairs of a Fleet Marine Force unit which caser adjusted locally, will be referred to the le mandant of the Marine Corps (Code CSH

f. Those of real property or bui of any type (Code CSH).

54557 COMPOSITION OF BOARDS

g. Those which find deceased pers responsible (Code CAC).

h. Those which pertain to missing sified equipment or material (Code CSH

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: are initiated by a Fleet Marine Force : will be furnished the Commanding Office the garrison facility.

1. Boards of survey shall be composed of either a commissioned officer or a board of three officers, one of whom shall be a commissioned officer appointed in either instance by the convening authority. The number and rank of officers appointed to a board of survey will be in proportion to the circumstances and the value of the property as determined by the convening authority to best serve the interests of the Government. Insofar as practicable, when material under survey is highly technical in nature, an officer possessing technical knowledge of the material shall be assigned as a member of the board. In no event shall the following officers serve

on a survey board: (a) The commanding officer of the unit. (b) The officer on whose accounts the articles are carried. (c) The officer charged with custody of the articles. (d) Officers serving with Supply Department Audit and Inventory Detachments,

i. Those which are held in conjur with shortages of stocks of individual un clothing, or in funds derived from sa. individual clothing (Code CAC). In conne with shortages of stocks of individual clc survey action is not required when the cedures delineated in paragraphs 5 54253, and 54254 are applicable.

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3. When the report of a board of su contains any of the articles enumerated: following categories, which are in ar serviceable condition, the original and copies will be forwarded to the Comma of the Marine Corps (Code CSH) for app of the recommended disposition before posal of the property is effected:

a. Motor vehicles..

54558 BY WHOM APPROVED

1. Athletic clothing and recreationa hobby craft equipment and supplies which been procured for the Marine Corps i appropriated funds, will be accounted follows:

a. Athletic clothing and recreer and hobbycraft equipment and supplies category in the stock of a depot of so or supply depot will be accounted for a appropriate accountable officer in the so manner as provided for all other prop

b. Athletic clothing and recreatics hobbycraft equipment and supplies ir category, including sporting type shall issued to any Marine Corps special ser officer will be invoiced to such officers accounted for by that officer as pronta paragraph 17406.

2. Government owned standard fire furnished for recreational purposes

. continue to be carried on a Marine property account and issued on memore receipt.

1. Marine Corps boards of survey involving lost or missing items regardless of value and types, and with the exception of boats, Na vy property

or property belonging to another Government department, and except as noted below will be approved by local commands.

b. Electronics, engineering, mech cal, and electrical equipment having a value of $100 or more. (Relative to m vehicle engine assemblies and engine blc see paragraph 58155-8).

c. Musical instruments.

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d. Post utilities and galley equipr having a unit value of $100 or more.

2. The below listed boards of survey, original and two or three copies as appropriate, will be submitted to the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code as indicated) for final action:

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a. Those ordered by the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code D).

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f. Typewriters, adding machines, et

g. Boats, inflatable, having a unit va of $100 or more.

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4. All boards of survey of lost or missing property and all boards of survey of wornout or damaged items of property not included in the categories set forth in subparagraphs 2 and 3 above, and those involving minor repairs which do not warrant disposition of an article of Government property will be approved by the convening authority, unless the senior Marine Corps commander present has delegated approving authority to a higher echelon within his command than the convening authority.

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necessary and required for further use, and when the cost of such repairs does not exceed 50% of the original cost of the article. Whether or not an article is economically repairable is largely a matter of judgment on the part

а of the board, based upon such factors as technical advice available, cost of parts and labor to install, availability of parts, cost of item when new, present cost to replace in entirety, and the urgency for its continued use. The factors which the board considered in such recommendation should be briefly indicated in the report.

2. The board in its investigation shall obta in statements as appropriate from per. sons involved in or cognizant of the circumstances but is not limited to the examina tion of these statements in the conduct of its investigation. When pertinent matters are brought out which contradict or amplify such statements they should be indicated to the convening authority in

the board's report.

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5. All boards of survey convened by a reserve unit within a reserve district in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph 54555-1c, and which are subject to local approval as provided in subparagraphs 1 and 4 above, will be approved by the Director of the Reserve and Recruitment District concerned. Those surveys defined in subparagraphs 2 and 3 above as being subject to the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps will be forwarded for final action to the Commandant of the Marine Corps via the Director of the Reserve and Recruitment District concerned. See paragraph 54565-1 for required reviewing action of the convening authority prior to the submission of survey reports to the designated approving authority.

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1. Boards of survey shall inspect the property under survey except in those cases of missing, lost or stolen property and shall thoroughly examine the circumstances attending its status. In the case of lost, stolen, or missing articles, the board shall, when possible, inquire into the causes to determine responsibility, taking into consideration what measures were taken to prevent such loss or theft by the person in whose custody the property was placed. In the

of damaged property the board shall satisfy itself that such damage was not caused by wilful intent or culpable negligence or carelessness before it relieves the person involved of responsibility. Such negligence or carelessness will be judged on the basis of reasonable precautions which an ordinary person can be expected to take under the immediate circumstances. When damage results as violation of specific instructions or orders regarding the use or manipulation of equipment or vehicles, the person or persons violating such instructions shall be held responsible unless it can be clearly shown that there were extenuating circumstances. In all

of damage the board shall determine the monetary extent of such damage and whether economical repairs

be made. As a general rule articles of Government property will be considered economically repairable, provided the article is

3. The report of a board shall generally be confined to findings of fact and recommendations. The findings of boards of survey will state, in every case involving a person

persons, that such person or persons IS (ARE) found culpably responsible or IS NOT (ARE NOT) found culpably responsible. Culpability will be considered to exist only when the findings disclose either anavoidable act of wilfulness or negligence on the part of the person or persons involved which caused the loss or damage. When opinions are given for any reason, they must be based upon the facts brought out in the investigation. The recommendations of boards of survey will indicate the action to be taken on the disposition of the property and its further accountability. Recommendation for disposition of the property shall be specific and in accordance with paragraphs 54560 and 54561 and such modification of general practice as may be applicable to the particular area in which surveying action has taken place.

4. Articles reported as "worn-out" shall be carefully examined to determine whether their condition was caused by reasonable usage and not due to misapplication or other than intended use. The term worn-out in service" shall be used only to indicate the condition of articles worn-out through cus. tomary legitimate usage.

5. When any loss or damage has been the subject of an independent formal investigation by the commanding officer or his superior refer to the pertinent correspondence and in the chain of command, the survey shall may omit findings as to cause and respon: sibility provided these factors are covered in the report of investigation.

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necessary and required for further ng ? when the cost of such repairs does not een 50% of the original cost of the article. We or not an article is economically repezi is largely a matter of judgment on the of the board, based upon such factors technical advice available, cost of parti labor to install, availability of parts, e of item when new, present cost to read in entirety, and the urgency for its conte use. The factors which the board consók in such recommendation should be bre indicated in the report.

6. The survey report shall be prepared for submission to the convening authority in triplicate and such additional copies as may be required by paragraph 54554-1. The original shall be signed by each member who concurs in the findings. Should a member not concur, he shall submit a signed minority report to be embodied in the record immediately after the majority report. The proceedings shall then be submitted to the convening authority who shall take such action as required.

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54560 CLASSIFICATION OF SURVEYED

PROPERTY 1. The determination that property is either salvage, scrap, or repairable material governs in most instances, the final disposition action which will be taken. Accordingly, commanding officers, accountable officers, and boards of survey are enjoined to properly classify material that is subject to survey. For the purpose of disposition, Marine Corps property is classified follows:

1. The columns provided on the report forms shall be employed as india below to briefly define “Present Conditi Cause of Present Condition" and position of all Articles." If the status ( articles on request for board of surve routine wornout in use (illustrations la of figure 54-3) and there is no questic responsibility, the board of survey will cute the columnar information provide the survey forms, add the short form s mary, (illustration 1) and sign the repoi the status of all articles is the resu similar causes conditions, summary comprised of (1) findings of fa (2) opinions, if a finding of fact has not i definitely established; and (3) recommei tions, is sufficient. An article or article falling within the general summary mus referred to in separate detail. The col “Present Condition will normally be c pleted by the accountable officer when i paring the request for survey. “Caus Present Condition" and "Disposition F ommended" columns shall be complete the board of survey. Appropriate abbre tions of terminology consistent with the fi ings of the board of survey shall be use the column “Cause of Present Conditic (See Figure 54-3.)

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a. Salvage. Property that is in such worn, damaged, deteriorated or incomplete condition, or is of such a specialized nature that it has no reasonable prospect of sale as a unit, or is not usable as a unit without major repairs or alterations. Salvage has some value in excess of its basic material content because it may contain serviceable components or may have value to a purchaser who will make major repairs or alterations.

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3. The report of a board shall genez be confined to findings of fact and ret mendations. The findings of boards of so will state, in every ca se involving a pena or persons, that such person or pers IS (ARE) found culpably responsible : NOT (ARE NOT) found culpably response Culpability will be considered to exist when the findings disclose either anarcia act of wilfulness or negligence on the s of the person or persons involved 6 caused the loss or damage. When ops are given for any reason, they must be upon the facts brought out in the investigen The recommendations of boards of scu will indicate the action to be taken te disposition of the property and its ** accountability. Recommendation for diş tion of the property shall be specific a accordance with paragraphe 54560 and it and such modification of general pract may be applicable to the particular arf which surveying action has taken place

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54561 DISPOSITION TO BE RECOM

MENDED 1. When Government property of any nature is condemned by a board and is found to be totally unserviceable, the recommendation shall be that it either be turned over to the post or station or organization reclamation and salvage officer or be reported to the nearest authorized selling activity for appropriate disposal or consigned to the dump or burned as appropriate except as provided in paragraph 54564. In cases where it is determined that the items are worthless and have no apparent commercial or salvage value, a statement to this effect shall be embodied in the survey report. However, the serviceability of the article and its use by or its necessity to the Marine Corps must be the governing factors in the recommendation for disposition.

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Unserviceable. Needing and warranting repairs.

Unserviceable. Needing repairs but cost excessive.

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Flag or Standard, if manufactured of silk or rayon, be forwarded, with a synopsis of serv. ices, to the Depot Quartermaster, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies, Philadelphia, Pa., for final disposition. (See par. 20367-2.) When the unserviceable Flag or Standard is manufactured of material other than silk or rayon, the survey board shall recommend that it be destroyed by burning or be retained for repairs to other flags. Flags or Standards shall never be sold at auction, dumped, or used for cleaning purposes.

3. ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT. Electronics equipment brought before a board of survey shall be carefully examined to deter. mine if all component parts are with the equipment and responsibility fixed for mis. sing items. Appropriate disposition instructions for surveyed electronics equipment will be published in Electronics Supply Bul. letins.

4. MOTOR VEHICLES, Surveys on motor vehicles shall be conducted in the same manner as for other property. Mechanical inspection reports, NAVMC 696c SD, will accompany reports of survey of this nature.

5. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. In recommendations regarding unserviceable musical instruments, boards of survey shall state whether the instruments can be repaired locally, giving estimated cost. If the condition of the instruments is such that repairs cannot be made locally, it shall be recommended that the instrument be shipped to the Post Supply Officer, Marine Barracks, Eighth and Eye Streets SE., Washington 25, D. C.

6. ORDNANCE MATERIAL. Ordnance ma. terial such as vehicles, field glasses, pistols, rifles, machine guns and like items, brought before a board of survey shall be described in detail, including serial numbers when available. Survey boards shall never recom. mend that material of this type be consigned to the dump or sold, but shall recommend that it be returned to the appropriate depot for repair or other authorized disposition unless lost, stolen, or missing. 7. MISSING OR STOLEN PROPERTY.

a. Survey reports covering missing or stolen Government property encompassing the following categories: missing or stolen weapons, typewriters, automobiles, secret of confidential equipment, and items of highly negotiable nature accounted for locally by serial number which are not generally author. ized for sale to individuals shall include of be supported by a statement that the following authorities have been notified:

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2. FLAGS AND STANDARDS. When a survey board has determined that a National Flag or Marine Corps Standard is totally unserviceable, it shall recommend that the

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Flag or Standard, if manufactured of rayon, be forwarded, with a synopsis edz ices, to the Depot Quartermaster, Wie Corps Depot of Supplies, Philadelphia for final disposition. (See par. 201 When the unserviceable Flag or Standar manufactured of material other than si rayon, the survey board shall recem that it be destroyed by burning or be reces for repairs to other flags. Flags or un ards shall never be sold at auction, da or used for cleaning purposes.

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6. ORDNANCE MATERIAL. Ordnan terial such as vehicles, field glasses, for rifles, machine guns and like items, de before a board of survey shall be dessa in detail, including serial number: available. Survey boards shall never te mend that material of this type be car to the dump or sold, but shall recar that it be returned to the appropriak: for repair or other authorized dispe unless lost, stolen, or missing.

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