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FORT HOOD, TX

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Painting

Paint Booths

Air Quality Program Because Fort Hood has such a large amount of equipment that needs to be painted, there are 15 active paint booths to accommodate this need. 11 paint booths are covered under Fort Hood's Permit #24538 and the other 4 are covered under a Permit by Rule (PBR) PBR 106.433. These paint booths must meet requirements for recordkeeping, material usage restrictions, operational and emission limitations, and more. Spray painting of Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) can only take place in an authorized paint booth. If you are in a motorpool that does not have a paint booth, your unit is only allowed to store up to 1 qt. of CARC paint for touch up applications. If you are going to handle CARC paint, make sure you are using the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Aerosol Spray Painting and Bumper Number Painting

Air Quality Program If you are going to use aerosol spray paints, make sure that you meet these requirements:
  • Low-VOC, No-HAP Paints (Eco-Sure) preferred
  • Dispose of empty or un-sprayable cans in proper containers for turn-in to Classification Unit Spraying with guns in Paint Booths ONLY
  • Spray painting with Aerosol Cans is authorized ONLY outside or in well ventilated (open bay or hangar doors, away from others) work areas

Painting Parking Spaces

When a new activity moves into a new Motorpool, they want to paint the asphalt, curbs, and other things to identify themselves. While it is understood that this is a form of Esprit De Corps, it is prohibited by Fort Hood and Army Regulations and others such as OSHA. Read more about this below:
  1. Fort Hood Regulation 420-27, Care, Maintenance, and Alterations of Facilities, 15 March 2000, prohibits painting of real property by activities. DPW will maintain exterior markings on Fort Hood. Also, this regulation prohibits painting of sidewalks, curbs, and asphalt surfaces by activities.
  2. Fort Hood Regulation 420-5, Standards for Signs and Markings, 28 February 1989, requires all traffic painting or markings to be done under the authority of DEH (DPW). No other traffic painting or marking is authorized. FH Reg 420-5, page 3, specifically states: Traffic painting of motor pool parking lots and hardstand areas is not authorized.
  3. OSHA Standard 1910.144 specifies colors of safety markings. Yellow shall be the basic color for designating caution and physical hazards that one could strike against, stumble over, or get caught in between. Red shall be the basic color used to mark fire protection equipment areas and danger areas. Black and white shall indicate housekeeping areas, and green shall be the basic color for designating safety equipment.
  4. Pursuant to AR 385-10, paragraph 3.5, "Commanders may not issue waivers or variances to OSHA standards". Also, DOD Instruction 6055.1 requires components to comply with the standards promulgated by OSHA.

Requesting more CARC paint than you are authorized for

If you work in a motorpool that doesn’t have a permitted paint booth, you are only authorized to have 1 qt. of CARC paint at any time in accordance with FH 200-1. On the rare occasion that you should need more than this amount, you can request through DPW Environmental to purchase more than 1 qt. To do this you must fill out this (right click the link and select "Save Target As..") Blank CARC Exception Request form and turn it into the DPW Environmental Hazardous Material Manager, phone number 287-9718, for approval. An evaluation will be conducted and after signatures from the Hazardous Material Manager and the Air Program Manager, the form will be returned to you authorizing you to make the purchase.
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