of the aircraft, engines, or equipment in the
operational employment under which the adverse
safety condition exists, until the directive has
been complied with. The immediate action
directive is identified by the words IMMEDIATE
ACTION in 1/4-inch capital letters at the top
center of the page.
The category urgent action is assigned to
directives that are used to correct safety con-
ditions, if uncorrected, could result in personnel
injury or property damage. Such conditions com-
promise safety and involve risks calculated to be
tolerable within narrow time limits and may or
may not necessitate the imposition of operating
restrictions. Urgent action directives are identified
by the words URGENT ACTION printed at the
top of the first page.
The category routine action is assigned to
directives concerned with equipment or procedural
deficiencies of a material (mechanical, opera-
tional, or tactical in nature), the uncorrected
existence of which could constitute a hazard.
Continued usage could have an adverse effect on
operational efficiency, reduce tactical or tactical
support utility, or reduce operational life and/or
general service use of the equipment. Routine
action directives are identified by the words
ROUTINE ACTION printed in black letters at
the top of the cover page.
The category record purpose is used when
a modification has been completely incorporated
by the contractor or in-house activity in all
accepted equipment, and when retrofit is not
required of repairable in the Navys possession.
Record purpose directives are identified by the
words RECORD PURPOSE printed in black
capital letters at the top center of the first page.
The numbering system used for TDs is a con-
secutive, numerical application regardless of year
of issue. For example, F-14 airframe change 45
would be the 45th airframe change that is appli-
cable to the F-14 aircraft. All TDs are numbered
in numeric sequence regardless of the subject to
which it applies. The TD control center, located at
NATSF, is responsible for assigning TD numbers.
TDs are listed in NAVSUP 2002, section 3A.
Indexing begins on a separate microfiche
immediately following the last fiche reflecting
stock numbers for publications and forms.
Information listed is complete for the identifica-
tion of individual directives. Interim TDs are listed
in NAVSUP 2002, section 3A, with other TDs.
However, interim TDs are specifically identified
by the abbreviation INT after the TD number.
TDs listed as interim should be requested by
speedletter submission to the appropriate con-
trolling custodian. A TD marked by an asterisk
preceding the directive number indicates the
directive is effective but out of stock. Asterisk-
marked TDs should be special ordered by speed-
letter directly from NATSF. A TD marked with
the letter R preceding the directive number
indicates that the TD has been rescinded and is
listed for record purposes only. TDs not identified
by INT, an asterisk, or the letter R may be ordered
using NAVSUP Form 1205. This form (with the
noted exceptions) is the primary document for
ordering TDs. Refer to the example in figure 3-7.
The form is filled out as follows:
Enter the requisitioning activitys address
and any appropriate requisitioning
List all directives sequentially by
Identify the office of the originating
command and the directives and their
numbers in numerical sequence.
State the required number of copies.
Enter the date of request.
Enter the address to which the form is
to be mailed. The address is prelabeled
on the form so that a window envelope
may be used.
ORDERING CARTRIDGE DIRECTIVES
Although the MIARS cartridge concept is
slowly being phased out by the Navy, some TDs
are still found on cartridges. These TDs are listed
in NAVSUP 2002 with the technical manuals
instead of the TDs. They should be researched in
section 2 by nomenclature; that is, by AFB or
AFC number and cartridge numbers prefixed by
NA. Contrary to normal TD indexing, cartridges
have an assigned stock number and should be
ordered in the same manner as technical manuals,
using a DD Form 1348.