Fuel Spills - What you need to know
and dispensing is regulated in accordance with the Energy Act of 2005 by both
the State and Federal government.
are set up to protect human health and the environment.
Tank systems (USTs) are built to prevent leaks and spills by having secondary
values, shear vales, etc
These tanks are
monitored continuously for the presence of liquids, and prevent leaks from reaching
inspections are also performed checking for leaking swivels and nozzles, checking
into complaints of the automatic nozzles not shutting off, fuel on the cement,
and any unusual conditions.
with these regulations in place, leaks occur or spills happen. When they do the
following must be done:
immediate action to prevent the release of more product.
off the power to the dispenser and “bag” the nozzle if you suspect a pipe leak.
sure you know where your emergency shutoff switch is located. Signs are posted and visible for shut off
2. Contain the Spill or Overfill
absorb, and clean up any surface spills or overfills immediately.
dry is available at the fuel island for very small spills.
spills over 1 gallon, Spill Kits with absorbent socks, pads, etc are available.
identify any fire, explosion, or vapor hazards and take action to neutralize
of Spills and Overfills
our fuel emergency number 801-833-8553 for the following:
1 gallon or more
not shutting off
leaking from dispenser, hose or nozzle
with clean-up of spill
the incident threatens public health or the environment and requires immediate
action by local authorities - call 911.
information can be found at Utah Department of Environmental Quality website
Thanks to Dana
Dmitrich, for her knowledge and help with this article. Dana is the Fuel
Specialist for Salt Lake County Fleet Management.
Salt Lake County Fleet Management
Salt Lake County Fleet maintains approximately 3,000 vehicles & equipment that travels over 18 million miles a year with a fuel consumption of nearly 2 million gallons.
New Reservation link for the Government Center Motor Pool
The Motor Pool reservation system is changing for the Government Center location only, located in the lower level of the north parking garage.
As of today, December 23, 2016 the new reservation system will be available. The new system can be accessed at motor pool page.
If you and have questions or problems please contact our Service department at 385-468-0502
Snow Tire & Chain Up Requirements from UDOT
Motorists traveling October through March on the highways listed below are required to have: Steel link chains, or Mounted snow tires (tires with a M/S rating, with or without studs,), or Elastomeric tire chains designed for use with radial tires. Four-wheel drive vehicles are required to have a minimum of two mounted snow tires. Radial tires without snow tread do not meet the requirements. Commercial vehicles with four or more drive wheels are required to have chains for at least four of the drive wheels and recreational vehicles and buses for at least two. Please note that UDOT or law enforcement may place restrictions on any roads if they determine it necessary. Snow Tires and Chains Required Northern Utah: S.R. 30, Laketown to Sage Creek Junction, U.S. 89, Antelope Drive to I-84, U.S. 89, Logan Canyon (Logan to Garden City), U.S. 91/89, Sardine Canyon (east of Brigham City), S.R. 158, Eden to Powder Mountain, S.R. 226, Snow Basin Resort to S.R. 167
Wasatch Front: U.S. 6, Spanish Fork and Price Canyons (Spanish Fork to Helper), I-80, Parley's Canyon (Mt. Aire to Jeremy Ranch), U.S. 89, Antelope Drive to I-84, S.R. 92, Alpine Loop (Cedar Hills to U.S. 189), U.S. 189, Provo Canyon (Orem to Charleston), S.R. 190, Big Cottonwood Canyon, S.R. 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon Wasatch Back: U.S. 40, near Jordanelle Reservoir (Summit/Wasatch County Line to S.R. 32), I-80, Parley's Canyon (Mt. Aire to Jeremy Ranch), U.S. 189, Provo Canyon (Orem to Charleston) Eastern Utah: U.S. 6, Spanish Fork and Price Canyons (Spanish Fork to Helper), S.R. 40, Daniel's Canyon (Heber to east of Strawberry Reservoir), S.R. 44, U.S. 191 to Manila, U.S. 191, Indian Canyon (north of Helper to south of Duchesne), U.S. 191, Steinaker Reservoir to Greendale (S.R. 44 Junction) Central and Southern Utah: S.R. 12, Boulder Mountain (Boulder to Grover), S.R. 14, Cedar City to Long Valley Junction, I-15, Black Ridge, I-15, milepost 100 to 109 (south of Beaver), I-15, north of Beaver (Manderfield to Sulpherdale), I-15, north of I-70 (Cove Fort to Kanosh), I-15, north of Fillmore (Holden to Scipio), S.R. 20, I-15 to U.S. 89, S.R. 24, S.R. 119 to Loa, S.R. 31, Fairview to Huntington, I-70, Cove Fort to Clear Creek Canyon, I-70, Salina to Price/Loa Interchange, I-70, Lone Tree to Moore Cutoff, I-70, west of Brake Test Area to Spotted Wolf View Area, S.R. 143, Parowan to Panguitch, S.R. 153, Beaver to Eagle Point Ski Resort, S.R. 264, S.R. 31 (Fairview Canyon) to S.R. 96 (south of Scofield)
Safely Parking on a Hill
On the rare occasion when parking brakes fail, the force of gravity is not your friend. That’s why parking on a hill requires a little different approach, just to be safe.
Here are some tips from the California Department of Motor Vehicles as a friendly reminder:
- On a sloping driveway, turn the wheels so the vehicle will not roll into the street if the brakes fail.
- Headed downhill, turn your front wheels into the curb or toward the side of the road. Set the parking brake.
- Headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back a few inches. The wheel should gently touch the curb. Set the parking brake.
- Headed either uphill or downhill when there is no curb, turn the wheels so the vehicle will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.
It can be easy to forget to take these measures, especially if you're running late to a meeting or appointment. But the process only takes a few seconds and just might avoid costly damage some day. It's a habit worth making.
Watch an Esurance video on the subject.
Article found at businessfleet.com