The HMIS (DOD 6050.5L and LR) provides
information to assist users who handle hazardous
materials in the performance of their jobs to minimize
the risk. There is a wide range of data in the HMIS
related to safety, health, packaging, labeling,
transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials.
HMIS also provides labeling and packing requirments,
shipment, storage, and handling safety precautions as
well as other characteristics of the items listed. The
listing is separated into three sections as follows:
Trade Name/Product Identity Cress Reference
Part Number Cross Reference (PN XREF)
Specification Number Reference (SPEC XREF)
NOTE: The HMIS mentioned above is in microfiche
format and consists of two versions, The DOD 6050.5L
contains nonproprietary information and DOD
6050.5LR contains both nonproprietary and proprietary
information. The HMIS is also produced in Compact
AFLOAT SHOPPING GUIDE (ASG)
The Afloat Shopping Guide, (NAVSUP P-4400) is
designed to assist you in identifying NSN items most
frequently requested by ships. It includes:
a detailed description of each item,
a specific code to designate items carried by
combat logistics forces (CLF) ships,
the stock numbers of substitute items, if any, and
the specifications for illustrations or diagrams of
many types of material. Refer to figure 4-9 for
a sample page from the ASG.
IDENTIFICATION LISTS (ILs)
ILs provide descriptive and illustrative data used to
identify or select items of supply. Data is provided only
for active, descriptive-type items of supply which have
at least one recoded user.
ILs are consolidated publications used by all
services. Some NSNs identified in the ILs are not listed
in the ML-N.
ILs are published by Federal Supply Class/Federal
Group. Each contains an introduction and specific
instructions for its use.
Stock numbers for each IL are assigned by the Navy
Publications and Forms Directorate, Philadelphia PA,
and are included in the NAVSUP P-2002.
Each IL consists of at least two microfiche. The
first fiche contains the:
Catalog Identification frame
Instructions for use
Item Name Index
The second frame contains an NSN Index and the
Identification Data consisting of Descriptive Method
Items and Illustrations.
Each microfiche has an Index frame located in the
lower right comer of the microfiche (frame 01 8). This
frame will show the first NSN or Item Name on each
frame of the microfiche. For the NSN Index, frame 018
will show the first NSN on each frame and for the
Descriptive Section, the first Item Name.
Each microfiche is by identified by a title printed
across the top of the microfiche that can be used without
Distribution of ILs to afloat units, except for
petroleum, medical, and subsistence items is restricted
to load carrying ships and aircraft carriers. Requests
from other ship classes for ILs excluded as above must
be submitted via the appropriate type commander via
NAVY ITEM CONTROL NUMBER TO
NATIONAL ITEM IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER, (NICN to NIIN)
The NICN to NIIN file is designed as a
cross-reference to assist in the identification of those
NICNs that which have assigned NSNs. This
publication is distributed on microfiche only and
sequenced by the last nine digits of the NICN as shown
in figure 4-10.
NICNs are not included in the Navy Management
Data File (NMDF) nor in the Management List-Navy
(ML-N). However, a separate history file containing
NICN to NIIN cross-reference is maintained at SPCC.