-Depot is the lowest level that can do complete repair of the item.
-Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.
-No repair is authorized. (No parts or special tools are authorized for the
maintenance of a "B" - coded item). However, the item may be reconditioned
by adjusting, lubricating, etc., at the user level.
(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition action on
unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR Code as follows:
-Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of
maintenance shown in 3d position of SMR Code.
-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at
organizational or aviation unit level.
-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the direct
support or aviation intermediate level.
-Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the
general support level.
-Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation and
disposal of item not authorized below depot level.
-Reparable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity
-Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (e.g.,
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material). Refer to
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.