The SOP cover sheet should be completed as illustrated in Figure 1-2. Information applicable to each numbered
line not listed below is considered self-explanatory.
1. 1.Installation. Insert the name of your installation or unit.
2. 2.Item. Indicate the Federal Supply Class (FSC), Department of Defense Identification Code (DODIC) and
complete nomenclature, hazard classification(s), fire symbol(s), and/or chemical hazard group(s) required for the
item to be processed.
3. 3a Operation. Indicate the type of activity, e.g., renovation, preservation and packaging, demilitarization,
transportation, inspection, or testing, as applicable.
4. 3bEstimated Daily Production Rate. Enter number and units such as items, rounds, pounds, gallons, etc.
5. 4.Organization Symbol. Insert the office symbol for the responsible organization.
6. 5.SOP No. and Date. Numbering system should be consecutive, and arranged so as to avoid duplication of
numbers by separate organizations of the same installation.
7. 5a.Rev No. and Date. Enter revision number when complete revision of the SOP is made; e.g., Rev 1.
8. 5bChange No. and Date. Insert the change number to either the basic or revised SOP, whichever is
9. 6.Authority. Indicate the appropriate technical reference, Depot Maintenance Work Requirement (DMWR),
test procedures, etc., from which the SOP was developed.
10. 10Concurrences. Indicate the division or office, typed name, signature, and title of each person whose
concurrence must be obtained.
11. 11Approval. Approval by commander, deputy commander, executive assistant, or by an individual
specifically authorized by the commander to review and approve SOPs.
12. 12Biennial Review. Add date, typed name, signature, and title at 2 year intervals, indicating review for
adequacy. Active SOPs will be reviewed for currency at least every 2 years by the office of record for the SOP
(block 4, SOP cover sheet). SOPs will be changed or revised in accordance with the following procedures
whenever they are found to be out-of-date.
a. A change to an SOP will be made as the operation dictates and will consist of a page-for-page substitution
(replacing only those pages with changes) with an authenticating cover sheet. All changed portions of the text or
contents will be indicated by vertical lines in the left margins. Pages that have been changed will be annotated in
the lower left corner of the page with the change number, and date of the change. The old authenticating cover
sheet should remain with the SOP. The new cover sheet for the change should be attached over the old sheet.
b. A total revision of an SOP will be made when more than one-third of the SOP pages require changes or
have been changed. After a revision, numbering of future changes will start with change number 1. The next
element of the SOP is the supervisors statement (See Figure 1-3).