Army Regulation 385–63MCO 3570.1CSafetyRange SafetyHeadquartersDepartments of the Army,and the U.S. Marine CorpsWashington, DC30 January 2012UNCLASSIFIED
SUMMARY of CHANGEAR 385–63/MCO 3570.1CRange SafetyThis major revision, dated 30 January 2012--o Prescribes responsibilities for firing ammunitions, lasers, guided missiles,demolitions, explosives, rockets, and the delivery of bombs (chap 1).o Revises range safety policy (chap 2).o Provides guidance for deviations from range standards and procedures (chap3).o Makes administrative changes (throughout).
HeadquartersDepartments of the Army,and the U.S. Marine CorpsWashington, DC30 January 2012SafetyRange Safety*Army Regulation 385–63*MCO 3570.1CEffective 29 February 2012H i s t o r y . T h i s p u b l i c a t i o n i s a m a j o rrevision.S u m m a r y . T h i s r e g u l a t i o n / o r d e rprovides revised range safety policy forthe Army and Marine Corps. For both theArmy and the Marine Corps, this regula-tion/order is to be used in conjunctionwith DA Pam 385–63.Applicability. This regulation/order ap-plies to the active Army, the Army Na-tional Guard/Army National Guard of theUnited States, and the U.S. Army Re-serve, unless otherwise stated. It also ap-plies to the following: the United StatesMilitary Academy; Departments of theArmy and the Navy civilian employeesand contractors; Reserve Officers’ Train-ing Corps students training on Army orMarine Corps controlled ranges; the Ma-rine Corps Total Force; any person or or-ganization using Army or Marine Corpsc o n t r o l l e d r e a l e s t a t e o r o p e r a t i o n a lranges; operational range training and tar-get practice activities; military real estateareas that are being or have been used asbombing ranges; artillery impact areas ortarget areas; all areas designated for live-fire weapons firing; recreational rangesand rod and gun club ranges located onArmy or Marine Corps real property con-trolled by the Army or the Marine Corps;personnel training outside the continentalU n i t e d S t a t e s ; a n d o p e r a t i o n a l t r a i n i n gconducted on test and evaluation ranges(it does not apply to testing and evalua-tion conducted on such ranges). This reg-u l a t i o n / o r d e r i s a d v i s o r y f o r d e p l o y e dunits engaged in combat operations. Armyor Marine Corps commanders will applythe provisions of this regulation/order and/or host nation agreements as appropriate.Local standard operating procedures andrange policies will reinforce this regula-tion/order. Contracts for work on Army/Marine Corps ranges will comply with ap-plicable provisions of this regulation/or-d e r . D u r i n g c o n t i n g e n c y o p e r a t i o n s ,chapters and policies contained in thisregulation/order may be modified by theDirector Army Staff/Commandant of theMarine Corps.