f. Check drivers for possession of a valid dispatch. Check drivers for valid operators' permits (OF
364). Do so before they depart from the motor park/pool.
g. Establish a policy requiring periodic checks of Army vehicles. Include those that operate on,
enter, and leave the post. This measure will ensure vehicles are properly dispatched. It will ensure,
also, that the vehicles are used for official business.
h. Segregate types of vehicles particularly vulnerable ones. These would be vehicles vulnerable to
theft, misappropriation, or damage in the motor park/pool. Place these vehicles where guards can keep
them most easily under surveillance.
PART D - ESTABLISH PHYSICAL SECURITY FOR POL STORAGE AREA
1. Introduction. For over a decade OPEC has virtually dominated and dictated the state of the world
economy. OPEC does this through control of oil production and prices. OPEC leaders were keenly
aware that the economy of industrialized nations could be crippled, if their oil supply was cut off. Not
desirous of self-defeat, oil producing nations joined forces to limit production. They forced the price of
oil per barrel to triple. The world is so dependent upon petroleum products that it is as precious as
gold. Fuel is a major consideration in military capabilities. Aircraft will not fly, tanks will not move, and
supplies and troops cannot be transported. POL storage areas, therefore, are critical and vulnerable
areas for theft. High cost and sabotage are the reasons for this vulnerability.
2. POL Handling Facilities. Level I Security.
a. There are several types and methods of protection connected with the handling and dispersing
of petroleum. Bulk POL handling facilities include the following:
(1) Buried or semi-buried construction.
(2) Floating roof (roof rises and lowers depending on the amount of fuel in the tank).
(3) Splinter proofing.
(4) Blast walls.
b. POL Storage areas will have fences and barriers. These will be built in accordance with OCE
drawing 40-16-08, FE-6 type. The fences will be 7 feet high, including top guard. This should be
single. Metal or reinforced concrete posts must be used. These must be set apart in multiples of 10
feet. 9 gauge chain link is authorized for use for POL storage areas.
c. POL pumps will be locked, and electrical power will be turned off when not under the
surveillance of personnel. These must be only those persons