5. QD separation of other areas.
a. Operating lines and other storage areas. These lines should be:
(1) Separated from each other and from inert areas by appropriate IBD.
(2) Ammunition workshops are located at IBD. This is based on the greater NEW in the workshop or the
(3) Guard shelters, field offices, surveillance buildings, bombproof and other personnel shelters should
be at MD.
(4) Operating lines should be at the 1.1 ID or 1.2 thru 1.4 MD.
b. Change houses, lunchrooms, shipping buildings, dunnage preparation buildings, and lumber storage
c. An individual sentry post does not require QD, but should be located at a prudent fire distance from the
d. Classification yards. These are separated from other explosive sites by MD.
e. Holding yards. These are classified as aboveground magazines, and require appropriate MD. This
(1) A 250,000 pound NEW limit per group of railcars.
(2) The railcars may contain more than 125,000 pounds NEW if they don't exceed the area limits.
f. Interchange yards. No QD required when they are used exclusively for the interchange of explosives-
carrying vehicles or railcars between the commercial carrier and the military installation.
g. Suspect car spur track. When inspection of a railcar loaded with ammunition or explosives indicates that
it may be in a hazardous condition, it should be moved at once to a suspect car spur track or an isolated
section of track. The distance between the spur and other facilities should be the inhabited building
h. Loading docks. This includes docks, pads, container transfer sites, and other facilities used to transfer
explosives and ammunition from vehicles and railcars.
(1) The dock should not exceed 250,000 pounds NEW per dock.
(2) For loading dock to loading dock, the aboveground magazine distance applies.
(3) For loading dock to magazine, use the magazine distance.
(4) For an operating line or ammunition workshop serviced by the dock, use the intraline distance.