Figure 2-8.Standard Equipment Guide List (EGL).
recommending changes to maintenance requirement
cards, ordering MRCs that have been lost or mutilated,
and notifying the systems commands of any
discrepancies in coverage.
The FBR is a five-part form composed of an original
and four copies. Instructions for preparing and
submitting the form are printed on the back of the last
copy as illustrated in figure 2-10. You can obtain these
forms through the Navy Supply System. For detailed
instructions on 3-M procedures, refer to OPNAVINST
THE TECHNICAL LIBRARY
Now that we have discussed the paperwork needed
to complete maintenance actions, we will look at the
technical library that should be setup and maintained to
provide technicians the technical documents they need
to perform maintenance.
In the following paragraphs we will discuss various
manuals and publication that will give you a good
starting point for a technical library.
The PAL lists technical manuals, operating
instruction charts, performance standards sheets,
maintenance standards books, and technical manual
changes for operating and maintaining onboard systems
and equipments that are under the technical cognizance
The PAL is produced from the Ships Technical
Publications System, NAVSEAs technical manual
information system, and is maintained by the Naval
Ships Data Support System (NSDSS), Port Hueneme,
California. Although the PAL provides assistance in
determining the publications needs of the ship or shore
station to which it applies, it is not a list of required
The PAL contains four separately bound volumes,
each having two parts:
Volume 1General Publications
Part 1Electronics, HM&E, and Miscellaneous
Volume 1 lists only general and ship-applicable
publications that do not relate to equipments or systems.
It does not include any of the publications that appear in
Volumes 2, 3, and 4.
Part 1Equipment sequence
Part 2Publication sequence
Volume 3HM & E