a. Typewritten copies are preferred, however, handprinted copies are acceptable. Use ballpoint pen and
ensure all copies are legible.
b. EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION: Fill in titled blocks that apply. Gives as much information that can
be determined. Ensure that correct APL number is used for hull, mechanical or electrical equipment or
electronic/weapons equipment which does not have an Army-Navy number or mark/mod designation.
c. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM: Check the appropriate box.
(1) MIP/MRC REPLACEMENT: Ensure that PMS documentation request is current in accordance
with latest SFR. For missing MIPs/MRCs, give SYSCOM control numbers when they can be
determined. If SYSCOM control numbers cannot be determined, provide as much nameplate data as
can be obtained. When ordering a variety of missing/worn MIPs/MRCs, the subject section shall be
(a) Identify specific discrepancy discovered in PMS by MRC control number, step number, etc.
(b) For publication discrepancies identify publication by number, volume, revision date/number,
change number, page, paragraph and/or figure as appropriate.
THIS FORM WILL NOT BE USED TO ORDER PUBLICATIONS.
(3) TYCOM ASSISTANCE: Includes clarification of 3-M instructions and other matters related to
(4) OTHER: Identify in detail any problem not covered by (1) through (3) above. Shifts of
maintenance responsibility will be reported under this item. Ensure that all work centers involved in
the change are identified by work center code. Approval by the Executive Officer will be shown in
d. REMARKS: Provide brief, but complete, description of problem or requirements. Executive Officer
indicate approval of maintenance responsibility shift by endorsement. Use additional forms if more
space is required. Mark addition forms, page 2 of 2, page 2 of 3, etc. Staple additional forms behind
e. ORIGINATOR IDENTIFICATION: Sign and insert work center code in appropriate space.
2. DIVISION OFFICER: Review for accuracy and completeness and sign in the space provided.
3. DEPARTMENT HEAD: Review for accuracy and completeness and sign in the space provided.
4. 3-M COORDINATOR:
a. Serialize, date and sign in the appropriate space.
b. ROUTING INSTRUCTIONS: For Category A FBRs, forward the white and yellow copies to the
appropriate NAVSEACEN and the pink copy to the TYCOM. For Category B FBRs, forward the
white, yellow and pink copies to the TYCOM. Retain blue copy in suspense file. Return green copy to
Figure 2-9.Instructions for completing OPNAV 4790/7B.