CHAPTER 4 Dive Systems
Change A 4-3
Proposed changes/updates to OP/EPs for standardized diving equipment shall be
submitted as a formal change proposal to the respective O&M Manual in accor-
dance with directions contained therein.
Non-standardized OP/EPs. Diving and diving support equipment such as ships,
small boats, and unique shore facility surface supplied diving and recompression
chamber systems shall be operated in accordance with a single set of standard OP/
EPs that are developed at the command level and approved for use after validation
by NAVSEA Code 00C3 or NAVFAC Code 00CE. Proposed changes/updates to
OPs/EPs for non-standardized diving equipment shall be submitted to the appli-
cable approval authority. The following addresses are provided to assist in
submitting proposed OP/EP changes and updates.
Submit proposed OP/EP changes and updates for afloat, portable diving and
recompression chamber systems, and class-certified equipment to:
COMNAVSEASYSCOM (Code 00C3)
2531 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22242-5160
Submit proposed OP/EP changes and updates for fixed, shore-based facilities to:
NAVFACENGSERCEN EAST COAST DET (Code 07FH)
Washington Navy Yard, Bldg. 218
1435 10th Street SE, Suite 3000
Washington, DC 20374-5063
OP/EP Approval Process. Submission of OPs/EPs for approval (if required) must
precede the requested on-site survey date by 90 calendar days to allow complete
review and resolution of questions. Follow these procedures when submitting
OPs/EPs for approval:
! The command shall validate in the forwarding letter that the OPs/EPs are
complete and accurate.
! The command must verify that drawings are accurate. Accurate drawings are
used as a guide for evaluating OPs/EPs. Fully verified system schematics/
drawings with components, gas consoles, manifolds, and valves clearly
labeled shall be forwarded with the OPs/EPs.
! Approved OPs/EPs shall have the revision date listed on each page and not
have any changes without written NAVSEA/NAVFAC approval.
! The command shall retain system documentation pertaining to DLSS
approval, i.e., PSOBs, supporting manufacturing documentation, and OPs/
Format. The format for OPs/EPs is as follows: