fire, seismic activity, and other damaging influences. In
high threat areas, more extensive protection may be required.
Consult appropriate Service Headquarters for guidance.
and damage-resistance capability will vary with geographical
locations, site conditions, missions, and strategic importance
of activities. NATO projects have their own specific criteria
which govern protection level requirements.
Design Criteria. In general, design fuel facilities
in accordance with MIL-HDBK-1013/1 or Corps TM 5-853-3.
Consult appropriate Service Headquarters for appropriate
directives and instructions.
(direct line for Air Force projects only) between separated
areas such as receiving, dispensing, pump stations, and
storage to coordinate operations involved in fuel transfer.
Refer to MIL-HDBK-1004/1 or Corps TM 5-811-9.
VAPOR RECOVERY. Provide vapor recovery where
required by local, state, or federal regulations (40 CFR 60
Subpart XX) or other sections of this handbook. Refer to
paragraph on air quality control in this section of the
WORKER SAFETY. Design facilities to comply with the
most stringent of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
(OSHA) or the host nation standards. Also, ensure that design
complies with service-specific occupational safety and health
Area Classifications. Classify all fuel facilities,
except as modified by this handbook, in accordance with API RP
500, NFPA 30, NFPA 70, and ANSI C2. These practices may be
modified where unusual conditions occur, where locations
contain hazardous atmospheres classified other than Group D
(as defined by NFPA 70), or where equipment malfunction may
cause hazardous situations. Use sound judgment in applying
these requirements. Specify a higher classification wherever
necessary to maintain safety and continuity of service. Treat