Rural Alaska Fuel Services
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Scope of Services

Rural Alaska Fuel Services is a not-for-profit corporation organized to contract for the operation and maintenance of rural Alaskan bulk fuel storage facilities constructed by the Denali Commission and granted to selected communities. A condition of the Denali Commission grants is that the newly constructed tank farms be maintained and operated in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations.

RAFS provides an alternative means of managing and safely operating rural tank farms, brings economies of scale and expertise to tank farm operations not usually available to individual communities, and ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations, laws and standards.

RAFS offers communities, village corporations, school districts and electric power generation cooperatives a means to achieve the Denali Commissionís goals of economic advantage, regulatory compliance and long term sustainability of rural bulk fuel storage facilities operating requirements.

1. Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Management and Administration

Oversee all affairs related to operating the bulk fuel storage facility.

Supervise tank farm operating staff.

Maintain all facility records.

Assist local fuel operators with tank farm accounting and financial services.

Manage the Renewal and Replacement Fund as required by Denali Commission.

Assist in preparation of operations and maintenance budgets.

Prepare operations and maintenance manuals.

Maintain Spill Preparedness and Countermeasures Contingency Plans.

Provide initial spill response services.

Contract for Tier II spill response services.

Manage bulk fuel storage facility inventory.

Liaison with government and regulatory agencies.

Assist in preparation and submission of necessary reports and documents.


2. Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Operations

Provide facility operations and maintenance training.
      HAZWOPER
      HAZMAT Awareness

Provide regulatory training.

Inventory current tank levels.

Assist and train local fuel operators in unloading fuel shipments from fuel barges and transfer to tank farm.

Assist and train local fuel operators in unloading fuel shipments from aircraft and transfer to tank farm.

Accomplish fuel testing protocols and maintain records.

Assist local fuel operators in establishing and maintaining facility security.

Assist in preparation and submission of necessary reports and documents.


3. Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Maintenance

Maintain maintenance and inspection logs and schedules.

Test and inspect fuel pipelines.

Test and inspect fuel storage tanks.

Working with local fuel operators, test, inspect and service fuel handling pumps and valves.

Working with local fuel operators, test, inspect and service marine headers and hoses.

Working with local fuel operators, conduct secondary containment inspection and maintenance.

Working with local fuel operators, conduct preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled.

Assist local fuel operators with equipment repairs, including replacement, when necessary.

Contract to clean storage tanks as required.

Assist in preparation and submission of necessary reports and documents.

 
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