11.03.02.03-2

.03-2 Fueling and Defueling.

A. General Requirements.

(1) The provisions of this section govern and control the fueling and defueling of aircraft at the Airport.

(2) A person may not fuel or defuel any aircraft while any engine of the aircraft is running.

(3) The smoking or carrying of lighted cigars, cigarettes, pipes, matches, or any open flame is prohibited within 100 feet of the site at which an aircraft is being fueled or defueled, or within 100 feet of the site of a flammable or combustible liquid spill.

(4) The operation of any electrical appliance in an aircraft is prohibited when the aircraft is being fueled or defueled.

(5) A person may not fuel or defuel an aircraft unless the aircraft and the fuel apparatus both are electrically bonded.

(6) When a fuel spill occurs at or near a fuel delivery device, the Administration shall be notified immediately. Valves and dome covers shall be shut down, and the fueling vehicle shall remain in place until the arrival of fire department vehicles. If the engine of the fueling vehicle is running at the time of the fuel spill, it shall remain running until orders otherwise are issued by the fire department incident commander at the scene. Conversely, if the engine of the fueling vehicle is shut down at the time of the fuel spill, it shall remain shut down until the fire department incident commander at the scene orders the vehicle removed. Fueling or defueling operations may not resume following a fuel spill until all affected areas are thoroughly cleaned.

(7) No person, except personnel engaged in the fueling, defueling, servicing, and operation of an aircraft, may be within 100 feet of aircraft during fueling or defueling, excluding passengers and flight crew.

(8) A person may not be in any aircraft being fueled or defueled.

(9) A material which may cause a static spark during fueling or defueling of aircraft may not be used within 100 feet of any aircraft being fueled or defueled.

(10) A person may not engage in aircraft fueling or defueling operations without fire extinguishers within ready reach.

(11) A person may not start the engine of any aircraft when there is any flammable or combustible liquid on the ground near the aircraft.

(12) A person may not fuel or defuel an aircraft with fueling hoses and other equipment or apparatus which are not in a safe, sound, and nonleaking condition.

(13) A person may not use hoses, funnels, and appurtenances in fueling and defueling operations unless the hoses, funnels, and appurtenances are equipped with a grounding or bonding device in good order to prevent ignition of flammable liquids.

(14) A person may not engage in the fueling and defueling of aircraft or the maintenance of aircraft fueling systems at a distance of less than 50 feet from any hangar or other building, unless conducted in compliance with:

(a) NFPA 410 Aircraft Maintenance, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(2)(e); and

(b) NFPA 407 Aircraft Fuel Servicing, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(2)(c).

(15) Use of Automotive Fuel in Aircraft Engines.

(a) Except as provided in žA(14)(b), the use of automotive fuel (MOGAS) in an aircraft engine is prohibited. The Administration, acting as the vendor of aviation fuel at the Airport, may not service any aircraft with aviation fuel (AVGAS) if it is determined that the aircraft has been fueled previously with automotive fuel (MOGAS).

(b) Permissible use of MOGAS shall be extended only to those aircraft owners/operators carrying a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration which specifically authorizes use of MOGAS in the aircraft or if the aircraft is certified for MOGAS use by the Federal Aviation Administration.

B. Fueling Vehicles.

(1) A person may not park a fueling vehicle other than in an area assigned by the Administration, except for the accomplishment of minor adjustments or repairs necessary to move this vehicle to a designated storage area when failure occurs elsewhere on the Airport.

(2) A person may not bring, keep, or store fuel vehicles, empty or otherwise, within any building at the Airport, unless the building is properly equipped for that purpose, or, in those instances under controlled conditions, during approved fueling and defueling operations.

(3) A person may not back a fueling vehicle anywhere on the Airport, unless an attendant is present outside the fueling vehicle to assist the operator of the fueling vehicle.

C. A person may not operate or ground test airborne radar equipment in any area on the Airport, except in areas approved for these purposes, when the directional beam of high intensity radar is within 300 feet, or the low intensity beam is within 100 feet, of another aircraft, aircraft fueling operation, aircraft fueling truck, or aircraft fuel or flammable liquid storage facility.

D. The Administration shall adhere to NFPA 407 Aircraft Fuel Servicing, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(2)(c), and NFPA 410 Aircraft Maintenance, which is incorporated by reference at COMAR 11.03.01.01-1B(2)(e).

E. Furnace Rooms. A person may not let rubbish accumulate in the furnace rooms or any hangar or other building at the Airport. Rubbish in furnace rooms shall be collected in metal covered containers and shall be disposed of daily.

F. Clothes Lockers. A person may not install or use at the Airport a clothes locker constructed of anything besides metal. All clothes lockers shall be either secured to a wall or anchored to the floor.