1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
lead time, and may require formal requests or petitions for approval.
2-4.2.3 Development of on-site systems is not generally desirable; additional land
may be required to prevent interference with on-site water supply and waste water
disposal systems. In addition, development of sufficient on-site water supply or storage
for fire protection and waste water treatment capabilities will add appreciably to typical
2-4.2.4 Gas, electric and telecommunications utilities operate in a competitive
environment in many locations, and more than one source of service may be available
to the site. Service area agreements between utilities may also be in effect that will limit
which utility will service the site and need to be investigated. Information regarding
standard rates for utility connection fees, capacity charges or area assessments and
their method of payment should be collected.
2-4.2.5 Many Government installations have "privatized" the utility systems which
were formerly under the ownership and operational control of the installation s
Department or Directorate of Public Works. The privatized utility system owner should
be determined and the necessary information gathered as outlined above. Utilities
brought onto the site and constructed by the utility owner may also require that an
easement be designated over the utility line to allow the utility company access to
maintain and service its line(s). The Government generally prefers to avoid easements
2-4.2.6 On some Government installations, the installation may be a potential utility
provider. The design team must verify that the Government has sufficient utility capacity,
and also what entity would be responsible for the design, construction and funding of
any required upgrades or extensions to the utility service.
Existing Jurisdictional Agreements
2-4.3.1 Some training centers or Government installations have written agreements
with local jurisdictions which govern fire service, utilities, roadways, and similar issues.
The designer must verify whether such agreements exist, and ensure that any
requirements they impose are incorporated into the project planning.
2-4.3.2 If the facility is located near a civilian or military airport, the designer must
verify the airport authority s requirements, which may not be written into any agreement
but will still apply to project construction and operation. There may be height restrictions
affecting both construction operations and the finished building(s), other airspace
envelope restrictions, and requirements for noise insulation which must be a part of the
2-4.4.1 All sites will be investigated to verify whether they contain designated
floodways; this is typically a part of the EBS/EA effort. The information is normally