NAVSEA Standard Specifications for Ship Repair and Alteration Committee (SSRAC)


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FY21 4E for Preliminary Review

FY21 4E Preliminary Summary of Change

FY21 NAVSEA Standard Items For Preliminary Review

FY21 NSI Preliminary Summary of Change

FY21 Preliminary SSRAC Action Item List

FY21 Preliminary Review Comment Form

FY20 CH-2 Promulgation Letter

FY20 CH-2 NAVSEA Standard Items

FY20 CH-1 Promulgation Letter


FY20 CH-1 Standard Items Package


FY20 NAVSEA Standard Items 01OCT2018

FY20 4E Package

FY20 NAVSEA Standard Items Release Letter 31 AUG 2018

FY19 CH-5 Promulgation Letter

FY19 CH-5 Standard Item Package

(FY19 CH-4) Promulgation Letter FY19 CH-4 Change Summary  FY19 CH-4 Standard Package

FY19 CH-3 Summary of Changes

FY19 CH-3 Standard Package

30 APR 2018 (FY19 CH-3) Promulgation Letter 26 MAR 2018 (FY19 CH-2) Promulgation Letter        FY19 CH-2 Standard Items Package

FY19 CH-2 Summary of changes Summary of NAVSEA approved FY 19 CH-2 Changes to Standard Item 009-32 (SSRAC 2017)

      FY19CH-1 Promulgation Letter 

FY19 CH-1 Standard Items

FY19 CH-1 Summary of changes

FY19 4E Package

FY19 Standard Items

FY19 Promulgation Letter

FY18(CH-2) Promulgation Letter

FY18 (CH-2) Standard Items

Promulgation Letter REV 1 FY18_CH-1

Promulgation Letter REV 1 FY17_CH-2

FY-18 CH-1 Standard Items

  Promulgation Letter FY-18 CH-1

FY-18 Standard Items and Appendix 4E (JFMM Vol VII, Chapter 4) posted 18 NOV 2016

FY-17 CH-2 Standard Items

Promulgation Letter FY-17 CH-2

FY-17 (CH-1) Standard Items posted 12 MAY 2016

FY-17 Standard Items posted 18 NOV 2015

FY-17 Appendix 4-E (JFMM Vol VII, Chapter 4) posted 18 NOV 2015 



 The SSRAC was established in 1970 to carry out the development, revision, and control of standard specifications for non-nuclear surface ships. In accordance with NAVSEAINST 9070.1 (Series), the purpose of the program evolved to include naval ships and craft including nuclear-powered ships and submarines when work is to be performed by Non-Nuclear capable, Non-NAVSEA Note 5000 private shipyards, contractors, or Alteration Installation Teams (AIT). This program ensures that appropriate contract language is used in transmitting technical, quality, and environmental/safety requirements to the contractor or AIT. 

Commander Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) maintains overall responsibility for the SSRAC process. The SSRAC is responsible for updating and maintaining the NAVSEA Standard Items (NSI) and Appendix 4-E of Volume VII, Chapter 4, Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM) formerly Appendix 4-E to the SUPSHIP Operations Manual (SOM).  Standard Items (SI's) are items that establish uniform methods and standards for routine requirements normally invoked in ship repair Work Items.  These items are invoked whenever applicable without modification. Appendix 4-E publishes mandatory procedures for the preparation, utilization and invocation of work items as directed by NAVSEAINST 9070.1 (Series) for repair and alteration of U.S. Navy ships and craft. 

The SSRAC typically meets on an annual basis in July to consider changes to the NSI and 4-E; change proposals must be submitted no later than 60 days before the SSRAC meeting for consideration. Representation on the Committee includes Navy activities involved principally in ship repair and modernization, NAVSEA, Surface Force Type Commanders, Regional Maintenance Centers (RMC), Naval Shipyards, and representatives of various private industry ship repair associations.


 The SSRAC is divided into multiple committee structures. The Steering Committee acts on recommendations received from the subcommittees and handles issues that are beyond the scope of any single subcommittee. The Steering committee has a monthly drumbeat to discuss concerns cognizant to the SSRAC. The subcommittees review proposals on issues related to their technical /trade specialties and provide recommendations to the Steering Committee with supporting rationale.  The subcommittees are: Environmental/Safety, Machinery/Quality Assurance, Piping/Boiler, Hull/Preservation,  Electronic/Electrical, 4-E/Phraseology, and General.

FY-17 Standard Items posted 18 NOV 2015
FY-17 Standard Items posted 18 NOV 2015
2016 (FY18) SSRAC Preliminary Meeting Results