Should they have a MRC and Recoverability Code for provisioning purposes other than "ZZ"?
Per AR 700-82, Joint Regulation Governing the Use and Application of Uniform Source Maintenance and Recoverability Codes, dated 10 October 2007, the uniform service has the responsibility for determining which end items and support items are assigned an SMR code.
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Responsibilities can be found in Chapter 2, paragraph 2-3, b and c. An excerpt of those paragraphs follows: b. Uniform SMR codes will be assigned to support items during the initial acquisition phase of end items of
material. These codes may also be applied to end items already in the supply system, to support items already in the supply system or to support items entering the supply system after initial acquisition of the end item.
c. Using military Services/PAs will be responsible for the assignment of SMR codes to end items and support items. Recommendations on the coding of support items may be requested from contractors or vendors. When requested from a contractor, an approving agency for the SMR coding effort shall be identified. Upon approval of the SMR code, no changes to the coding that affect the recoverability (spare to repair part or repair part to spare) will be implemented without a review of the life cycle cost impact considering all required support resources. The using military Services/ PAs may delegate coding responsibility to the procuring military Service/PA by mutual written agreement.