Importance of Environmental Considerations.
Environmental compliance for POL facilities is defined by the following criteria:
a. Design and construction of pollution abatement projects. DLA/DESC will fund projects to upgrade
POL facilities to control emissions and discharges to meet environmental regulatory standards. Also included are
projects needed for POL facilities to achieve regulatory compliance to continue to operate.
b. POL waste site assessment and cleanup. DLA/DESC will fund the identification, assessment, and
remediation costs of fuel spills/leaks which occur after 1 October 1992. All past POL contamination sites
resulting from activities conducted prior to that date will remain a service funding responsibility.
c. Recurring environmental costs to maintain POL facility compliance. This includes operating permits,
operational documents, sampling and testing of emissions and discharges, removal and disposal of hazardous and
other POL wastes, and fines and penalties levied by regulatory agencies for environmental noncompliance of bulk
petroleum facilities previously identified by the services to DESC and for those conditions beyond the control of
the services, unless such fines or penalties result from a lack of timely action by the services.