AR 700–131

Loan, Lease, and Donation of Army Materiel

This revision, dated 23 August 2004–

o Changes the name of this regulation from Loan and Lease of Army Materiel to Loan, Lease, and Donation of Army Materiel.

o Assigns the Chief Integrated Logistics Support Division (DALO-SMP), Directorate of Readiness responsibility within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 for Army equipment donation programs (para 1-4e).

o Assigns the Chief Integrated Logistics Support Division (DALO-SMP), Directorate of Readiness responsibility within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 for Army equipment donation programs (para 1-4e).

o Identifies guidelines for loans of historical property (paras 2-2 and 2-4 through 2-7).

o Updates loan or lease approval authority (table 2-1).

o Changes category of requester in table 2-1 from “Private individuals or activities” “Museums and similar activities” (table 2-1).

o Designates the Chief, Center for Military History as the approval authority for all loans of historical property except for arms, combat/tactical vehicles, vessels and aircraft to be loaned to a museum or similar activity
outside the government (paras 2-2, 2-4 through 2-7, 6-2).

o Defines Chief, Center for Military History role in loans, leases and donations of historical property (paras 2-2, 2-4 through 2-7, and 6-2).

o Adds loans to single stock fund installations (para 2-4).

o Establishes guidelines for loans to the National Museum (Smithsonian Institution) (para 2-5).

o Authorizes the Chief, Center for Military History to waive surety bond requirements for historical property based on specific criteria (para 2-10).

o Includes policies covering the loan, lease, and donation of Army items containing radioactive material licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory  Commission (para 2-10, table 2-2, app B-17).

o Designates the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command as the responsible official for all donations of Army property made under 10 USC 2572 and directs the command to perform recipient qualification and maintain a central registry for all loaned or donated property (paras 2-12, 3-4, and 6-2).

o Adds requirement for proper licenses for loans of small arms, consistent with ATF requirements (paras 2-15 and 4-2).

o Adds warning to recipients of loaned army property that failure to return the property at the end of the loan period may result in repossession at the recipients expense and may result in criminal and or civil penalties (paras 2-17 and 3-5).

o Changes the requirement in paragraph 2-12 for an annual inspection by the Department of the Army to requiring an annual inventory be submitted, consistent with paragraph 3-6.

o Advises that loans under 10 USC 2572 are no cost to the government (para 5-1).

o Adds a chapter on donations of Army property under various federal Statutes (chap 6).

o Incorporates requirement for end-use certificates for all transferred (loaned, leased or donated) equipment outlined in DOD Directive 2030.8 (para 6-2).

o Requires the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command to provide a semiannual report of all equipment loaned or donated under 10 USC 2572 to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisitions, Logistics &Technology) (paras 6-2 and 7-6).

o Adds the Avalanche Control Program (chapter 8) and rescinds AR 725-20.

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