NON-PERMANENT DOD FACILITIES IN SUPPORT OF MILITARY OPERATIONS
|Publication Date:||4 March 2022|
PURPOSE AND SCOPE.
Consistent with the requirements of Public Law 111-84 Section 807 this UFC establishes the minimum design criteria for the following areas:
• Fire protection
• Structural integrity
• Electrical systems
• Plumbing and mechanical systems
• Water treatment, storage and distribution
• Wastewater collection and treatment
• Telecommunications networks
Exceptions and Exclusions.
The following exceptions and exclusions apply.
Ammunition and Explosives Safety.
This document does not contain requirements for explosives safety.
All facilities that involve DoD Ammunition and Explosives (AE) storage, handling, maintenance, manufacture or disposal, as well as any facilities within the Explosives Safety Quantity Distance (ESQD) arcs of AE facilities, must comply with the minimum DoD explosives safety criteria given in DoD Manual 6055.09-M, as implemented in DA PAM 385-64 (Army), NAVSEA OP5 (Navy and Marine Corps), and AFMAN 91-201 (Air Force). DoD facilities exposed to potential explosion effects from AE belonging to other nations are also required to meet DoD and Service explosives safety criteria.
It is essential that the planning and design of new facilities and occupation and renovation of existing AE-related facilities or any facilities within ESQD arcs be accomplished in close coordination with knowledgeable explosives safety professionals in theater or with the Services' explosives safety centers. This coordination should occur as early as possible in the planning/design process to avoid issues/problems and ensure compliance.
All facility construction or use within ESQD arcs requires review for compliance with explosives safety criteria and must have either an approved explosives safety site plan or an approved explosives safety deviation. Refer to the DoD and Service documents mentioned above for further guidance in this area.
Antiterrorism / Force Protection.
Expeditionary structure stand-off distances are incorporated from Chapter 4, UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings. All other antiterrorism and force protection requirements are excluded for initial and temporary construction. Semi-permanent construction follows the complete requirements of UFC 4-010-01.
The mass notification system must comply with the requirements of UFC 4-010-01 (DOD Minimum Antiterrorism Requirements for Buildings) excluding the requirement for remote activation and the requirements of UFC 4-021-01.
Facilities for use in military operations are designed for combat capable, able-bodied personnel. However, special use facilities, such as medical facilities, may employ more stringent requirements IAW (In Acceptance With) "Accessibility" requirements in UFC 1-200-01.
Solid Waste Disposal.
Solid waste disposal is addressed in UFC 3-240-11 Landfills In Support Of Military Operations.
The following disposal functions, must comply with the respective chapters from TM 3-34.56, MCIP 4-11.01 Waste Management for Deployed Forces:
• Non-hazardous Solid Waste
• Hazardous and Special Waste
• Medical Waste
Regulated hazardous and medical waste disposal facilities must reference host-nation final governing standards (FGS) or where the FGS does not exist, then the Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document (OEBGD) prevails (DOD 4715.05-G).