MONITOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PROGRAM
The US Army and other services are highly mechanized and use thousands of barrels of petroleum, oils, and
lubricants. In order to supply petroleum products to using units, we must operate loading and unloading facilities
for ships, barges, tank trucks, and rail tank cars, as well as operate pipelines and storage facilities. Every time a
product is handled, a potential for spills exists.
During this block of instruction we will discuss how, as a petroleum supply manager, you can identify, establish,
and enforce procedures that can help prevent oil spills through the application of proper procedures and how to
properly contain, treat, and dispose of a petroleum spill.
Terminal Learning Objective:
The soldier will acquire knowledge on the correct procedures for containing, cleaning up, and
disposing of spilled petroleum, as well as establishing and enforcing an environmental control
Condition: Given subcourse QM 5097.
Standards: The soldier must score a minimum of 70 percent on the end of subcourse examination.