NPSNPS personnel must be familiar with fuel and petroleum storage and handling requirements to protect themselves, the environment, park resources, and the visiting public. Exposure to fuel and other petroleum products can cause harm to both the environment and human health. Spills or leaks from fuel and petroleum storage tanks may contaminate the soil groundwater and surface water. Fuel released into the environment may harm wildlife. Because of the many and varied dangers caused by fuels in the environment, Congress and the states have enacted many regulatory programs requiring fuels to be handled, stored, and used safely.
The purpose of the NPS Fuel Management Technical Guide is to provide information and assistance to NPS personnel regarding the requirements and Best Management Practices (BMPs) pertaining to fuel and petroleum storage management.
The Guide consists of two parts. Part I is a downloadable document in Adobe PDF meant for personnel from typical parks with small to medium-sized fuel operations. Part II is a website for personnel using/handling fuel and petroleum products at parks with large, complex fueling operations.┬áCheck out Pasrt II, the NPS Environmental Management Program’s NPS Fuel Management Technical Guide.

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