Section I. GENERAL
1. Purpose. This bulletin contains guidelines for maintenance expenditure limits of ACALA materiel to be used when
determining the economical reparability of that materiel. It specifies the technical inspection criteria and detailed data for
computing repair cost estimates to prevent the evacuation of uneconomically repairable equipment unless specifically
required and directed.
a. This bulletin is applicable to all US Army organizations, installations, and activities, and the Reserve Components
b. This bulletin is applicable to all US Army procured end items of materiel, selected repair parts, and assemblies-
requiring repair or overhaul (either by contractor or in-house), except materiel provided to allied nations under the Military
Assistance Program or International Logistics Agreements.
Section II. ONE TIME REPAIR EXPENDITURE LIMITS
3. Procedures. Maintenance expenditure limits will provide guidance for determining the economical repair of Army
materiel in order to prevent evacuation of uneconomically repairable equipment, make uneconomically repairable
equipment eligible for disposal, and preclude the loss of materiel to the Army solely on the basis of the age of the materiel
4. Expenditure Limits. Table 1 provides current replacement cost and maintenance expenditure limitation criteria in the
form of one-time repair expenditure. The items are listed by Federal Supply Classification (FSC), and indicate life
expectancy of the item and the expenditure limit (dependent on the current age of the item). The maintenance
expenditure limit is expressed as a percentage of the total repair cost estimate (refer to para 7 and 8) relative to the total
cost of the item. The maintenance expenditure limit, in conjunction with technical inspections, will be used as a guideline
for the determination of the useful future of the item (i.e., whether the item is to be returned for maintenance or disposal).
AR 750-1 cites the maximum expenditure limit at depot level for repair, transportation, and handling.
Section III. TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS
5. Procedure. Technical inspections will be conducted by qualified personnel who must be familiar with maintenance
operations and standards to determine the work required and-thereby arrive at an equitable maintenance classification.
All inspections will be performed in accordance with instructions contained in pertinent equipment publications listed in
table 1. If required repairs are beyond general support maintenance category, the item will be returned to a specified
depot as economically repairable. The item will be further evaluated by the depot to ensure repair or overhaul eligibility.