be supplied with fuel by tank truck or tank car or both. At
facilities with pipeline or water transport as their principal
supply source, provide tank truck or tank car deliveries as a
secondary supply source. Tank truck deliveries are the most
common method. However, special transportation considerations
or changing circumstances may make the use of rail facilities
desirable. Therefore, at an activity with railroad service,
lay out a tank truck receiving facility so that the system can
be easily and economically extended to the existing rail spur.
See Facility Plate Nos. 002 through 004.
a) Do not locate tank truck or tank car receiving
facilities closer than 50 feet (15 m) from buildings,
aboveground storage tanks, overhead power lines, or public
b) Provide an adequate number (minimum two) of
positions to off-load the daily fuel requirements of the
facility in an 8-hour period without causing detention or
demurrage of delivery conveyances.
c) Provide separate off-loading connections for each
type of fuel to be handled. To facilitate the use of tank
trucks with multiple independent compartments, provide a hose
manifold with a minimum of two connections per tank truck. A
manifold with hose connections equal to the number of truck
compartments is recommended for quick turnaround. If less
than five connections are provided, leave a blind flange on
the end of the manifold to accommodate additional connections.
d) At each off-loading position, provide an
to a containment or treatment system. Pave the spaces between
islands, and on each side of the outer islands, with concrete
pitched a minimum of one percent toward catch basins or trench
drains. Design containment in accordance with the most
stringent of ICBO UBC 902, BOCA F2315, and state and local
regulations. Provide containment with capacity equal to the
larger of the volume of the largest tank truck or tank car
compartment to be off-loaded or the runoff from a rainfall of
intensity equal to a 5-year expectancy for a 1-hour duration.
Provide a normally closed valve on the drain system to allow
for containment during fueling operations and which can be
opened to drain the area when necessary. This valve may be