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    ASTM E2942 - 17

    Standard Guide for Security of Tank Farm Installations for Compliance with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) Regulations

    Active Standard ASTM E2942 | Developed by Subcommittee: E50.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers fencing and lighting only. More sophisticated security systems may be appropriate for the facility but discussion of these types of systems is beyond the scope of this document.

    1.2 The information included in this guide is intended for petroleum bulk storage facilities. It is not intended for use with retail fueling and other motor fueling facilities, refineries, chemical plants, docks, oil production facilities, or electric power generation, transmission, distribution and service center facilities. Fencing, lighting or other security measures designed to prevent unauthorized access to the bulk storage facility may be components of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that the facility uses to prevent releases of petroleum to storm water discharges. There are several different types of fencing and lighting that can be effective. The intent of this document is to outline a method for providing security fencing and lighting that has been effectively used. There are other fencing and lighting methods that may be adequately effective. Some facilities may be considered adequately secure without fencing or lighting. An analysis of the threat level should be made to determine the type of security system to employ.

    1.3 Any facilities must meet local, state, and federal building, architectural, hazardous material handling and storage, and fire protection codes.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    Federal Standards

    ASTM Standards

    A121 Specification for Metallic-Coated Carbon Steel Barbed Wire

    A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric

    A567/A567M Specification for Castings, Iron, Cobalt, and Nickel-Base Alloy, for High Strength at Elevated Temperatures

    A817 Specification for Metallic-Coated Steel Wire for Chain-Link Fence Fabric and Marcelled Tension Wire

    F626 Specification for Fence Fittings

    F900 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Steel Swing Gates

    F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework

    F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures

    F1184 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Horizontal Slide Gates

    United States Environmental Protection Agency

    Federal Regulation 40 CFR 112 Oil Prevention Pollution Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule Streamlined Requirements for Tier I and Tier II Qualified Facilities

    United States Department of Transportation

    AC150/5370 10F Item F-161 Wire fence With Steel Posts (Class C and D Fence) Item F-162 Chain Link Fence Item F-163 Wildlife Deterrent Fence

    Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute


    Illumination Society of North America

    United States Environmental Protection Agency 40 F

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.200 (Petroleum products and natural gas handling equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 77100000(Environmental management)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2942-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2942-17, Standard Guide for Security of Tank Farm Installations for Compliance with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) Regulations, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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