In some states, installations may receive fines for raising too much dust when vehicles convoy to and
from training sites. Maintain a properly stocked spill kit, and ensure that it is readily available.
b. Prevention. To further prevent maneuver damage problems adhere to following guidelines:
(1) Reduce the likelihood of creating a spill by securing cargo properly. Traveling with open
or loose containers or driving carelessly creates a potential for spills.
(2) Reuse wire, barrier materials, and sandbags.
(3) Recycle materials that are collected at collection points (CPs), latrines, maintenance
facilities, aid stations, and mess facilities.
2-10. Field Recovery. Taking care of equipment develops an important habit that helps the Army
prepare for combat, and it conserves natural resources. When returning from training, account for all
of the equipment and then clean it. Bring all of the trash and waste back for proper disposal. Wash
the equipment at approved wash sites that have oil-water separators. Prevent pollution, and protect
yourself by making sound environmental decisions during every recovery operation.
(1) Upon departing the training area, return all waste to the containment area. Do not bury
any waste materials. Collect unused munitions, and turn them in. Police all brass, wire
(communication, concertina, and barbed), and litter before departure.
(2) Use only approved wash racks. When washing equipment in a parking lot or a
maintenance area, the runoff enters storm drains and runs into streams and rivers, causing pollution.
The same is true when washing a vehicle in a lake, stream or pond.
b. Prevention. Use the following guidelines--
(1) Reduce pollution at the wash rack by using only approved solvents or detergents when
washing vehicles. Using unapproved soaps, detergents, and solvents can clog the oil-water separator,
causing it to back up and overflow.
(2) Reuse barbed wire, barrier material, and communication wire. When finished with
these materials, turn them in to unit supply to ensure that they are available for future use and the area
is safe for wildlife. Also, reuse cleaning materials such as brushes and rags.
Recycle worn out or damaged equipment rather than throw it out.
2-11. Weapons Training and Demolition. Citizens living near firing ranges sometimes complain
about noise from weapons training and demolition. When these complaints result in letters to local
newspapers, letters to Congress or litigation, they can lead to curtailment of the soldier's ability to
train realistically. Although the primary responsibility for preventing noise complaints belongs to the
operations officer (Operations and Training Officer [US Army] [S3] or Assistant Chief of Staff,
Operations and Plans [US Army] [G3]) and the installation master planning office, there are ways that
individual soldiers can help the effort
a. Compliance. When selecting artillery-firing points close to the installation boundary, check
with the range control office to ensure that there are no noise sensitive buildings nearby. When