Field personnel preparing technical inspection reports will list materiel known or suspected to require restoration to a
serviceable condition at depot level, and will provide other pertinent information available to assist higher authority in
determining repair or overhaul eligibility. Final determination, relative to the level of repair or complete disposal of the
item, will be made per provisions of paragraph 7c. (Items listed in table 2 as "No Depot Maintenance Equipment" will not
be considered as candidates for potential depot level maintenance; general support maintenance will consequently be the
highest maintenance level authorized to repair (or completely dispose) these items.)
6. Forms. DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) will be used to record results of technical
inspections. Instructions on preparation and use of this form are found in DA PAM 738-750 (The Army Maintenance
Management System (TAMMS) ).
Section IV. COMPUTATION OF REPAIR COST ESTIMATES
7. Cost Factors. Repair cost estimates will be based on the cost to return materiel to serviceable condition at the
authorized maintenance category undertaking the repair, in accordance with appropriate publications. Required repairs
will not be broken into separate job estimates for the purpose of circumventing prescribed repair expenditure limits.
a. If repairs are expected to be within the scope of direct or general support maintenance and the item is to be
repaired at the level for return to user, serviceability standards and maximum wear limits applicable for the appropriate
maintenance category will be used in computing the repair cost estimate.
b. If required repairs are beyond general support maintenance capability and must be accomplished as depot
maintenance, the repair cost estimate will be based upon the return of the item to specified serviceability standards.
c. Repair eligibility will be determined by comparing the repair cost estimate with the product of the prescribed
expenditure limit percentage times the current replacement cost (table 1) for the unserviceable item. For an item to be
eligible for repair, the repair cost estimate must not exceed the prescribed percentage of cost of replacement (i.e., the
product obtained from above arithmetic function). Waiver from this repair eligibility requirement may be granted by the
major Army commander; Chief, National Guard Bureau; or CG, ACALA.
d. The repair (or overhaul) cost estimate will be based on all costs (except those specifically excluded herein)
necessary to convert the given item to the required condition specified in applicable DA equipment publications (table 1).
e. Depot maintenance activities, upon request, also will provide guidance and assistance to field personnel to
facilitate repair cost estimates and technical inspections on materiel to be evacuated to the depot.