B -- No repair is authorized. No parts or special tools are authorized for maintenance of "B" coded
item. However, the item may be reconditioned by adjusting, lubricating, etc., at the user level.
Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes assigned to indicate the disposition action on unserviceable
items. The recoverability code is shown in the fifth position of the SMR code as follows:
Z -- Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of
maintenance shown in the third position of the SMR code.
O -- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
F -- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
direct support level.
H -- Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
general support level.
D -- Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation and
disposal of item are not authorized below depot level.
L -- Reparable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below Specialized Repair
A -- Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (such
as precious metal content, high dollar value, critical, material, or hazardous material). Refer to
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
NSN (Column (3)). The NSN for the item is listed in this column.
CAGEC (Column (4)). The Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) is a five-digit code which
is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor or Government agency/activity that supplies the item.
PART NUMBER (Column (5)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer (individual,
company, firm, corporation or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the
item by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards and inspection requirements to
identify an item or range of items.
When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a different
PN from the number listed.
DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (6)). This column includes the following
1. The federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
2. PNs of bulk materials are referenced in this column in the line entry to be manufactured or fabricated.
3. Hardness Critical Item (HCI). A support item that provides the equipment with special protection from
electromagnetic pulse (EMP) damage during a nuclear attack.