Chapter 7.110
FUEL

Sections:

7.110.010    Fueling and fuel storage.

7.110.020    Fueling sources.

7.110.030    Fuel personnel training.

7.110.040    Spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan (SPCC) and fuel loading plan required.

7.110.050    Fueling apparatus electrical bonding.

7.110.060    Labeling.

7.110.070    Fueling facilities.

7.110.080    Commercial fueling.

7.110.010 Fueling and fuel storage.

A. No aircraft shall be fueled or defueled while the engine is running, unless running the engine is allowed for hot fueling of a helicopter under the most current National Fire Protection Association Code 407, “Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing,” which is adopted in this regulation by reference.

B. No person shall smoke, light a match, or have any open flame within 50 feet of an aircraft being fueled or defueled.

C. Persons engaged in the fueling or defueling of aircraft shall prevent the overflow or spilling of petroleum products.

1. In the event of a petroleum products overflow or spill, the person shall immediately take appropriate measures to contain and clean up the petroleum products, prevent the petroleum products from draining into soil, and report the overflow or spill to the airport superintendent.

2. The person shall also promptly report the petroleum products overflow or spill to each regulatory agency that requires a report of that overflow or spill and repair any petroleum products leak and equipment failure or defect that caused or contributed to the overflow or spill.

D. No person shall start an engine of any aircraft when there is any liquid fuel on the ground under the aircraft.

E. Fuel hoses, containers, storage tanks, and related equipment shall be maintained in a safe, sound and nonleaking condition.

F. Fuel trucks with tanks shall be utilized only in a safe and operable condition. Inoperable fuel trucks shall never be used as above ground storage tanks.

G. No person shall fuel or defuel an aircraft without adequate fire extinguishers or equivalent fire protection equipment immediately available to the fueling location.

H. All fueling, defueling, and fuel transfer on the airport shall be conducted in accordance with applicable city and state of Alaska fire codes.

I. All fuel storage tanks, whether above ground storage tanks (ASTs), underground storage tanks (USTs) or mobile storage tanks (MSTs), are subject to plan review, approval and inspection by the city of Palmer’s department of community development and the department of fire and rescue per the most currently adopted Palmer Municipal Code, as well as any other governing body responsible for same (state and federal). (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.020 Fueling sources.

A. Aircraft fueling shall be conducted only from approved fuel handling systems that conform to city and state of Alaska fire codes, and only by persons authorized by the airport superintendent.

B. All fueling shall be conducted only using equipment operated in a manner consistent with its designed purpose. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.030 Fuel personnel training.

Any person who engages in commercial fuel delivery, fueling, defueling or fuel storage on the airport shall ensure that line service personnel and supervisors who handle fuel on the airport are trained in safe fuel handling practices, fire safety, spill prevention and spill response. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.040 Spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan (SPCC) and fuel loading plan required.

A. Storing Bulk Fuel. The following requirement is applicable to all vendors or other operations storing bulk fuel at the airport:

1. SPCC Plan. A stamped spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan must be submitted to the airport superintendent for review.

2. Spill Response Kit. A spill response kit which is in conformity with the SPCC. The kit and its contents must be approved by the Palmer fire and rescue chief or designee.

B. Delivering, Transporting or Loading/Unloading Bulk Fuel. The following requirement is applicable to all vendors or other operations delivering, transporting or loading/unloading bulk fuel (including, but not limited to: fuel trucks; aircraft engaged in hauling bulk fuel using the Palmer Municipal Airport):

1. Submit Fuel Loading Plan. Any entity transporting bulk fuel for resale to or from the Palmer Municipal Airport must submit a fueling (fuel loading/unloading) plan to the airport superintendent for review and approval.

C. Any person who engages in fuel delivery, fueling, defueling or fuel storage on the airport shall maintain spill prevention and response capability readily accessible to the site or on the vehicle where the fuel is handled, stored, transported, or dispensed.

D. Any person who engages in commercial fuel delivery, fueling, defueling or fuel storage on the airport shall, before operating on the airport:

1. Submit to the airport superintendent a copy of the person’s spill prevention control and countermeasures plan prepared under 14 CFR 112; or

2. If 14 CFR 112 does not apply to the person’s fuel related activities on the airport, submit to the airport superintendent a written fuel spill prevention and response plan that includes:

a. The measures the person will take to prevent a spill or release of fuel;

b. The steps the person will take, in the event of a spill or release of fuel, to:

i. Stop the spill or release; and

ii. Contain and prevent spreading or migration of any fuel released;

3. The person’s plan for immediate notification describing any spill or release of fuel to the airport superintendent and to each regulatory agency that requires such a report.

E. Neither the submission of a plan by a person under this section nor the receipt of the plan by the airport superintendent shall be construed as approval of the plan by the airport superintendent or the city. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.050 Fueling apparatus electrical bonding.

Before fueling an aircraft from a tanker truck, fuel tender, or fixed fueling facility, the aircraft and the truck, tender, or fixed facility shall be connected by cable so as to establish a condition of zero electrical potential between them. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.060 Labeling.

In addition to any labels or signs required by applicable law, a person who engages in fuel delivery, fueling, defueling or fuel storage on the airport shall place on the person’s storage tank, tank truck, fuel tender or other fuel container placards consistent with regulations established by the Department of Transportation (DOT). (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.070 Fueling facilities.

A. Any fuel storage tank (greater than 200 gallons in aggregate), fuel dispensing apparatus or other fuel handling facility placed or used on the airport must conform to applicable environmental law and the city’s fire prevention code.

B. Before constructing or installing a fuel storage tank, fuel dispensing apparatus or other fuel handling facility on the airport, a person must:

1. Obtain a lease for the land from the city; and

2. Obtain a city building permit and the airport superintendent’s written approval under PMC Title 15.

3. Obtain a plan review submitted to and approved by the state of Alaska fire marshal. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)

7.110.080 Commercial fueling.

No person shall engage in fuel delivery, dispensing or storage for commercial purposes on the airport without first obtaining a land lease or fuel dispensing permit and city of Palmer business license from the city authorizing the activity and paying any required fees. (Ord. 17-003 § 4, 2017)