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Use to request authority to plan emplacement of scatterable mines (SCATMINE). IAW unit SOPs or the SCATMINE planning and execution policy, units will prepare and submit SCATMINREQ in enough time to allow the request to be staffed at the appropriate level and approval or disapproval returned to the requesting unit. Once a unit receives permission to plan a SCATMINE obstacle, it must still receive release authority before proceeding. This process is normally given when a scatterable minefield warning (SCATMINWARN) is sent 30 minutes prior to execution and the higher commander acknowledges and approves the release. Once the minefield is in place, a minefield/obstacle report (SCATMINREC) is sent to register the minefield. This is key, as the minefield may be on a unit boundary or beyond the FLOT. Reference: FM 20-32, FM 90-7, and FM 5-34.

LINE 1 -- DATE AND TIME______________________________(DTG)

LINE 2 -- UNIT ________________________________________(Unit Making Report)

LINE 3 -- TGT/OBSTCL NO. _____________________________(Target/Obstacle Number, as per Unit SOPs)

LINE 4 -- EMPLACING SYSTEM _________________________(Emplacing System (Volcano (Air or Ground), Artillery (Type), MOPMS, Air Delivered (Air Force), or Gator)

LINE 5 -- ANTITANK MINES____________________________(YES or NO)

LINE 6 -- ANTIPERSONNEL MINES______________________(YES or NO)

LINE 7 -- ATTITUDE ___________________________________(Attitude of Minefield)

LINE 8 -- DIMENSIONS ________________________________(Dimensions of Minefield)

LINE 9 -- AIM POINTS _________________________________(Number of Aim Points/ Corner Points With Grid Coordinates)

LINE 10 -- SAFETY ZONE_______________________________(Size of Safety Zone)

LINE 11 -- MINEFIELD MARKING________________________(Type of Marking, if Applicable)

LINE 12 -- UNIT OBSERVING____________________________(Unit Observing)

LINE 13 -- MISSION____________________________________(Task, Purpose and Intent, if Required)

LINE 14 -- LIFE CYCLE_________________________________(DTG of Life Cycle Planned)

LINE 15 -- ACTIONS___________________________________(Actions Taken by Personnel Involved)

LINE 16 -- NARRATIVE_________________________________(Free Text for Additional Information Required for Clarification of Report

LINE 17 -- AUTHENTICATION___________________________(Report Authentication)