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FAA Office of Airports Airport Fuel Storage and Handling. Airport Certification. Safety and certification of airports Title 14 of the US Code of Federal Regulations Part 139, Certification of Airports , requires FAA certification of airports

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Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

FAA Office of AirportsAirport Fuel Storage and Handling


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Airport Certification

  • Safety and certification of airports

    • Title 14 of the US Code of Federal Regulations Part 139, Certification of Airports, requires FAA certification of airports

      • Scheduled passenger-carrying operations conducted in aircraft designed for more than 9 passenger seats

      • Unscheduled passenger-carrying operations conducted in aircraft designed for more than 30 passenger seats

      • Total of 544 Part 139 airports

      • Evaluate airport operations and safety practices

  • Inspect airports

  • Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF)

  • Signing and marking

  • Airport lighting

  • Mitigation of wildlife hazards


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

FUEL STORAGE AND HANDLING

§139.321 Handling and storing of hazardous substances and materials.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (b)

(b) Each certificate holder must establish and maintain standards authorized by the Administrator for protecting against fire and explosions in storing, dispensing, and otherwise handling fuel (other than articles and materials that are, or are intended to be, aircraft cargo) on the airport. These standards must cover facilities, procedures, and personnel training.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (c)

(c) Each certificate holder must, as a fueling agent, comply with, and require all other fueling agents operating on the airport to comply with, the standards established under paragraph (b) of this section and must perform reasonable surveillance of all fueling activities on the airport with respect to those standards.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (d)

(d) Each certificate holder must inspect the physical facilities of each airport tenant fueling agent at least once every 3 consecutive months for compliance with paragraph (b) of this section and maintain a record of that inspection for at least 12 consecutive calendar months.

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Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (e)

(e) The training required in paragraph (b)(6) of this section must include at least the following:

(1) At least one supervisor with each fueling agent must have completed an aviation fuel training course in fire safety that is authorized by the Administrator. Such an individual must be trained prior to initial performance of duties, or enrolled in an authorized aviation fuel training course that will be completed within 90 days of initiating duties, and receive recurrent instruction at least every 24 consecutive calendar months.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (e) (Cont.)

(e) The training required in paragraph (b)(6) of this section must include at least the following:

(2) All other employees who fuel aircraft, accept fuel shipments, or otherwise handle fuel must receive at least initial on-the-job training and recurrent instruction every 24 consecutive calendar months in fire safety from the supervisor trained in accordance with paragraph (e)(1) of this section.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (f)

(f) Each certificate holder must obtain a written confirmation once every 12 consecutive calendar months from each airport tenant fueling agent that the training required by paragraph (e) of this section has been accomplished. This written confirmation must be maintained for 12 consecutive calendar months.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (g)

(g) Unless otherwise authorized by the Administrator, each certificate holder must require each tenant fueling agent to take immediate corrective action whenever the certificate holder becomes aware of noncompliance with a standard required by paragraph (b) of this section. The certificate holder must notify the appropriate FAA Regional Airports Division Manager immediately when noncompliance is discovered and corrective action cannot be accomplished within a reasonable period of time.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

§139.321 (h)

(h) FAA Advisory Circulars contain methods and procedures for the handling and storage of hazardous substances and materials that are acceptable to the Administrator.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

FAA Advisory Circular 150/5230-4B, Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, Training, and Dispensing on Airports


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Applicability

  • This AC provides an acceptable means of complying with Part 139 for all Part 139 airport operators.

  • Although non-certificated airports are not required to develop fuel standards, the FAA recommends these airports use the guidance contained in this AC to develop such standards for the continued enhancement of aviation safety.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Training

  • Training performed under the supervisory training program must use an FAA authorized Supervisory Fuel Safety training course.

  • Line service fuel safety training for other employees may be provided by a supervisor who has completed the supervisory course or an authorized fuel safety training program.

  • The material and program used by a certified supervisor to provide training to their company employees does not need to be reviewed or approved by the FAA.

  • Using an approved line service fuel safety course does not relieve a fueling agent from the obligation to have at least one supervisor complete a supervisory fire safety course.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Supervisory and Line Service Fuel Safety Training Programs

  • Bonding.

  • Public protection.

  • Control of access to storage areas.

  • Fire safety in fuel farm and storage areas.

    5. Fire safety in mobile fuelers, fueling pits, and fueling cabinets.

    6. Training of fueling personnel in fire safety.

  • The fire code of the public body having jurisdiction over the airport.

  • Requirements for hand-held fire extinguishers, fire code and airport-specific courses for supervisors.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Record Keeping – Airport Fueling Agents

  • Airport Fueling Agents – Maintain certificates of completion for at least 24 consecutive calendar months for all.

  • Tenant Fueling Agents – Maintain certificates of completion for at least 12 consecutive calendar months for all. Send written confirmation of training completion every 12 consecutive calendar months to the airport operator/certificate holder.

  • Certificates must include date of completion and:

    • Name of company doing training

    • Name of individual and training (Fuel Safety Supervisor or Line Fuel Service)

    • Part 139 Statement: “Has successfully completed all classroom and practical application for the requirements of 14 CFR Part §139.321(b)(1) through (b)(7) and 139.321 (e) (2)” for Supervisors, and (b) (6) and (e) (2) for Line.


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Fuel Program Approval

  • Must be approved by FAA

  • Must include:

    • Outline of the course,

    • Testing material,

    • References, and

    • Sample of the course completion certificate

  • List of approved courses updated online quarterly at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars


Faa office of airports airport fuel storage and handling

Resources

  • FAA Part 139 Website:

    • http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/part139_cert/

  • FAA ARFF Website

    • http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_safety/aircraft_rescue_fire_fighting/


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