a) Physically disconnect the pipeline from any
b) Remove all fuel and pig to remove any residual
c) Purge the pipeline to remove all vapors.
use water as flushing media.
d) Excavate the line only if required by federal,
state, or local regulations or if deemed necessary by Service
Headquarters for land reuse.
discovered during excavation to the appropriate state and
local environmental authorities.
f) If excavation is not performed, fill the pipeline
with cellular concrete or other acceptable inert solid
material allowed by regulations requiring the filling.
Consider the lowest cost from the acceptable materials list.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. Section 2, General Design
Information, contains important information on fueling
facilities. Do not begin the design or modification of any
closure plan without first becoming completely familiar with
Section 2 of this handbook.
INVENTORY. Prepare an inventory of valuable
fueling hardware which could be easily salvaged and reused at
another base. Equipment such as pantographs, control valves,
pumps, and filtration equipment are always in demand. Submit
list to your command fuels engineer.