c. Final SIOATHs. The DERs prepare and distribute the amended final SIOATHs, that reports the
actual quantity delivered, within 45 days after the DPA/SIOATH terminates.
Requisitioning Fuel From Intermediate DESPs.
DERs will notify military base-level DESPs of designated supply sources via SIOATHs, with a copy to the supply
Fuel will be scheduled in advance of required delivery dates (RDD) by the following criteria:
Ocean tanker -- 20 days
Barge and pipeline -- 15 days
Tankcar/truck -- 2 days (48 hours)
DESC/DERs provide bulk petroleum transportation services through arrangements with MTMC, MSC, and
commercial carriers. Within CONUS, MTMC has delegated to DESC these functions: determining the most
efficient method of transportation; distribution of traffic among various competing carriers; and authority to
suspend carriers for unsatisfactory performance. Rates and routes for transportation modes (except ocean tankers)
are obtained from MTMC-EA.
a. In developing routing data, DERs take into account DESPs receiving capabilities and constraints to
avert detention or demurrage charges. DESC will coordinate the possibility of adjusting or increasing receiving
capabilities at specific sites with the goal of lowering overall costs to DOD.
b. DERs provide routing instructions to shippers such as refineries, pipelines, and shipments between
base-level DESPs. DERs issue routing instructions to shippers for each mode of transportation by grade of fuel.
Routing instructions are also IAW the route order issued by MTMC-EA. Shippers coordinate the transportation
schedule for loading/shipping the fuel and shipping schedules with the receiving DESP. Military activities
schedule delivery orders with the supplier IAW SIOATH instructions issued by the DERs.
a. The Slate. The slate represents current and future requirements at ocean DESPs and plans for the
tanker delivery. Slates are consolidated requirements developed by DESC for ocean tanker deliveries. The
slating program is designed to provide timely resupply of fuel at minimum costs. Slates are reported by DERs
and JPOs to DESC-O for developing cargo schedules in coordination with MSC.