42.9 Marine Fueling
- Bulk plant or terminal loading and unloading facilities
- Transfer of liquids utilizing a flange-to-flange closed transfer piping system
- Marine motor fuel dispensing facilities where liquids used as fuels are stored and dispensed into the fuel tanks of marine craft of 300 gross tons (272 metric tons) or more
Exception: Tanks shall be permitted with the approval of the AHJ to be located on a pier, provided the installation meets all applicable requirements of Chapters 4 and 5 of NFPA 30A and 21.6.2 of NFPA 30 and the quantity stored does not exceed 1100 gal (4164 L) aggregate capacity. [30A:11.2.2]
- Prevent the dispensing of Class I liquids into portable containers that do not comply with 220.127.116.11
- Be familiar with the dispensing system and emergency shutoff controls
- Ensure that the vessel is properly moored and that all connections are made
- Be within 15 ft (4.6 m) of the dispensing controls during the fueling operation and maintain a direct, clear, unobstructed view of both the vessel fuel filler neck and the emergency fuel shutoff control
- All engines, motors, fans, and bilge blowers shall be shut down.
- All open flames and smoking material shall be extinguished and all exposed heating elements shall be turned off.
- Galley stoves shall be extinguished.
- All ports, windows, doors, and hatches shall be closed.
- The fill cap shall be tightly secured.
- Any spillage shall be wiped up immediately.
- If Class I liquid has been delivered, the entire vessel or marine craft shall remain open.
- Bilge blowers shall be turned on and allowed to run for at least 5 minutes before starting any engines or lighting galley fires. If bilge blowers are not available, 10 minutes of ventilation shall be required.