The DD Form 200 will be initiated by either the
accountable or responsible person.
When circumstances warrant, such as when there is
an indication of criminal action or gross negligence, the
commanding officer or the COs designee may appoint
a surveying officer or survey board. Refer to the
NAVSUP P-485 for Survey Board procedures.
Research action is not required when it is the
opinion of the commanding officer or a designated
representative that negligence is not indicated in the
loss, damage, or destruction of government property.
Also if for reasons known to the commanding officer,
negligence, or responsibility cannot be determined and
research under those conditions would constitute an
unnecessary administrative burden. Research action is
not usually required when an individual accepts
responsibility for loss, damage, or destruction of
government property. At the discretion of the
commanding officer or a designated representative,
investigative reports required by other appropriate
DOD component regulations may be used in lieu of
research procedures prescribed in the NAVSUP P-485
under the following circumstances:
1. There is no death nor personal injury involved.
2. The total property damage does not exceed $200.
3. There is no possible claim against the
EXPENDITURE OF MATERIAL
Material will be expended without survey on a
Requisition and Invoice/Shipping Document (DD Form
1149) or DOD Single Line Item Release/Receipt
Document (DD Form 1348-1) which will be annotated
Loss by survey and will indicate the circumstances of
the loss or damages, or the disposition authority, as
applicable, under the following circumstances:
Items determined to be scrap by an inventory
Losses of liquid oxygen because of evaporation
Material cannibalized or otherwise unaccounted
for in the overhaul and repair department.
Residue of material cannibalized in the overhaul
and repair department considered to have scrap
Samples of petroleum products sent to a
laboratory for examination and test, but not
returned to stole.
Medical material determined to be defective or
out of date by the Field Branch, Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery, and destruction of the
material has been directed.
Discrepancies in material quantities transferred
to disposal, provided that the value of loss or
shortage is less than $50 per line item and does
not involve sensitive items.
Material is lost in transit due to enemy action.
Action by the Appointing Authority
The appointing authority is usually the
commanding officer, designee, or officer in the chain of
command with jurisdiction over the individual having
custodial responsibility for the property involved.
For detailed instructions concerning the
preparation and submission of the Report of Survey,
refer to the NAVSUP P-485.