(5) For administrative areas, inert areas, and operating lines and workshops not serviced by the dock,
use the inhabited building distance.
6. Facilities for containerized munitions.
a. Transfer pads used for containerized munitions shall use loading dock QD requirements.
b. Container holding sites/transfer pads require the following safety distances:
(1) Will be at IBD if the materials are class 1.1 and located near unrelated operations (such as load lines,
administrative areas, or indent storage).
(2) When the transfer pad is located adjacent to a magazine containing class 1.1 materiel, use the
aboveground magazine distance.
(3) If the storage area is located adjacent to a site with materiel other than class 1.1, use the IBD, based
on materiel stored (such as (12) 1.2, etc.).
7. QD for gasoline and other POL handling and storage facilities.
a. Underground facilities (tanks and pipelines):
(1) A minimum of 100 feet is required for class 1.4.
(2) 300 feet is required for all others.
b. Aboveground facilities, including fixed dispensing pumps.
(1) A minimum of 450 feet for class 1.4.
(2) For classes 1.1 thru 1.3, a minimum of 1800 feet or IBD, whichever is less, with a minimum of 450
c. Mobile units (500 gallon capacity) should be located at least 90 feet from the explosives location.
8. Spacing of ammunition and explosives on conveyors. Ammunition and explosives that are being transported
on conveyors from one operating building to another, or from one operating bay to another within a single
operating building, shall be separated by distances established by AMC safety information letter, dated
9. Application of QD classification and tables.
a. The QD classification system is designed to identify and/or anticipate hazards; and identify the required
QD criteria applicable to the development, manufacture, testing, maintenance, storage, and shipment of
ammunition and explosives.
b. These requirements are designed to provide specified levels of protection for nearby civilian communities,
public railroads, highways, and workshop or storage facilities.
c. The grouping of ammunition and explosives into the several hazard classes does not necessarily mean
that the different items in a class may be stored together.