Series AC/76 - Working Group in charge of studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System

SHAPE PROPOSALS AND STANDING GROUP'S COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS PROPOSITIONS DE SHAPE, COMMENTAIRES ET RECOMMANDATIONS DU GROUPE PERMANENT SHAPE STUDY OF THE NATO PIPELINE SYSTEM EXPOSE DE SHAPE SUR LE SYSTEME DE PIPELINES OTAN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PEACETIME USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM UTILISATION CIVILE ET MILITAIRE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINE POL DE L'OTAN EN TEMPS DE PAIX MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PEACETIME USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM UTILISATION CIVILE ET MILITAIRE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINE POL DE L'OTAN EN TEMPS DE PAIX MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PEACETIME USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM UTILISATION CIVILE ET MILITAIRE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINE POL DE L'OTAN EN TEMPS DE PAIX STATISTICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE POL PIPELINE SYSTEM RENSEIGNEMENTS D'ORDRE STATISTIQUE SUR L'EXPLOITATION ET L'ENTRETIEN DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINES POL SYSTEM CONTEMPLATED IN FRANCE FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF POL PIPELINES ORGANISATION PREVUE EN FRANCE POUR L'EXPLOITATION ET L'ENTRETIEN DU SYSTEME DE DISTRIBUTION DE CA... UNITED KINGDOM PROPOSAL FOR AN INTERIM SCHEME FOR BRINGING INTO USE CERTAIN JET FUEL RESERVE STORAGE PROPOSITIONS DU ROYAUME-UNI POUR L'ADOPTION D'UN PLAN PROVISOIRE DE MISE EN USAGE DE CERTAINS DEP... ANSWERS TO QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM IN CENT... RESPONSES AU QUESTIONNAIRE SUR L'UTILISATION MILITAIRE ET CIVILE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINES POL DE L... ADDENDUM 1 - MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PEACETIME USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM IN CENTRAL EUROP... ADDITIF 1 - UTILISATION CIVILE ET MILITAIRE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINE POL DE L'OTAN DANS LE SECTEUR ... MEMO BY STANDING GROUP LIAISON OFFICER ON THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE NATO PIPELINE SYSTEM MEMO DE L'OFFICIER DE LIAISON DU GROUPE PERMANENT SUR L'EXPLOITATION ET L'ENTRETIEN DU SYSTEME DE... MEMO BY THE GREEK DELEGATION MEMO DE LA DELEGATION GRECQUE ESTIMATED USE OF PIPELINE IN PEACETIME UTILISATION PREUVE DES PIPELINES EN TEMPS DE PAIX OPERATION IN PEACETIME BASED ON ANSWERS TO QUESTIONNAIRE AC/76-D/3 (2 REV.) EXPLOITATION EN TEMPS DE PAIX D'APRES LES REPONSES AU QUESTIONNAIRE AC/76-D/3 (2 REV.) REVISED CHART OF MILITARY USE OF THE NATO POL PIPELINE SYSTEM IN CENTRAL EUROPE TABLEAU REVISE DE L'UTILISATION MILITAIRE DU SYSTEME DE PIPELINES POL DE L'OTAN DANS LE SECTEUR C... SIXTH SLICE OPERATIONS IN PEACETIME WAGES EXPLOITATION EN TEMPS DE PAIX DES INSTALLATIONS DE LA 6EME TRANCHE-SALAIRES FINANCING OF THE INITIAL FILL OF THE NATO PIPELINE SYSTEM FINANCEMENT DU REMPLISSAGE INITIAL DU RESEAU DE PIPELINES POL DE L'OTAN FIRST MEETING - 21ST MAY 1954 PREMIERE REUNION - 21 MAI 1954 POSTPONEMENT OF THE MEETING - 16TH JUNE INSTEAD OF 8TH AJOURNEMENT DE LA REUNION - 16 JUIN AU LIEU DU 8 POSTPONEMENT OF MEETING OF 4TH AUGUST 1954 REUNION PREVUE POUR LE 4 AOUT 1954 REMISE A UNE DATE ULTERIEURE POSTPONEMENT OF MEETING OF 17 NOVEMBER 1954 TO 18TH NOVEMBER 1954 N AJOURNEMENT DE LA REUNION : 18 NOVEMBER 1954 AU LIEU DU 17 NOVEMBRE 1954 RECORD OF MEETING COMPTE RENDU DE REUNION RECORD OF MEETING COMPTE RENDU DE REUNION RECORD OF MEETING COMPTE RENDU DE REUNION CORRIGENDUM 1 RECTIFICATIF 1 RECORD OF MEETING COMPTE RENDU DE REUNION CORRIGENDUM 1 RECTIFICATIF 1 COMPOSITION, MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AGENCIES FOR THE CONTROL, OPERATION AND M... COMPOSITION, FONCTIONS ET TACHES PRINCIPALES DES AGENCES DE CONTROLE, D'EXPLOITATION ET D'ENTRETI... FINANCING OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FINANCEMENT DES DEPENSES D'EXPLOITATION ET D'ENTRETIEN PROVISION OF JET FUEL STORAGE FOR THE SECOND TACTICAL AIR FORCE - NOTE BY THE UNITED KINGDOM ENTREPOSAGE DU CARBU-REACTEUR DESTINE A LA DEUXIEME FORCE AERIENNE TACTIQUE - NOTE DU ROYAUME-UNI INTERIM PROPOSAL FOR THE INITIAL FILL OF PIPELINE FACILITIES SOLUTION D'ATTENTE PROPOSEE POUR LE REMPLISSAGE INITIAL DES PIPELINE ET INSTALLATIONS CONNEXES COST ESTIMATES ON INITIAL FILL ESTIMATIONS DE COUTS RELATIVES AU REMPLISSAGE INITIAL PROPOSED TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PIPELINES OPERATING DIVISIONS, CENTRAL EUROPE DIVISIONS D'EXPLOITATION DES PIPELINES DU SECTEUR CENTRE-EUROPE - PROJET DE MANDAT EXPERTS GROUP ON STUDY OF THE CENTAL OPERATING AGENCY GROUPE D'EXPERTS DE L'AGENCE CENTRALE D'EXPLOITATION DES PIPELINES DU SECTEUR CENTRE-EUROPE FIRST MEETING OF THE AD HOC WORKING PARTY (NON-CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES) PREMIERE REUNION DU GROUPE DE TRAVAIL AD HOC (PAYS EUROPEENS AUTRES QUE CEUX D SECTEUR CENTRE-EUR... POLICY CONTROL OF THE NATO POL FACILITIES IN THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN REGION CONTROLE DE LA GESTION DES INSTALLATIONS POL DE L'OTAN DANS LA REGION CENTRE-EUROPE POLICY CONTROL OF THE NATO POL FACILITIES IN THE CENTRAL EUROPE REGION CONTROLE DE LA GESTION DES INSTALLATIONS POL DE L'OTAN DANS LA REGION CENTRE EUROPE POLICY CONTROL OF THE NATO POL FACILITIES IN THE CENTRAL EUROPE REGION CONTROLE DE LA GESTION DES INSTALLATIONS POL DE L'OTAN DANS LA REGION CENTRE EUROPE REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXPERTS GROUP ESTABLISHED TO STUDY THE ORGANIZATION AND COMPOSITION... RAPPORT DU PRESIDENT DU GROUPE D'EXPERTS CHARGE D'ETUDIER L'ORGANISATION ET LA COMPOSITION DE L'A... ADDENDUM 1 ADDITIF 1 CORRIGENDUM 1 RECTIFICATIF 1 FINANCING OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION - NOTE BY SHAPE FINANCEMENT DE L'ENTRETIEN ET DE L'EXPLOITATION - NOTE DU SHAPE SCOPE OF THE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SACEUR UNDER THE AUTHORITY TO CO-ORDINATE AND SUPERV... ETENDUE DES TACHES ET RESPONSABILITES DU SACEUR DANS LE CADRE DE SES ATTRIBUTIONS RELATIVEMENT A ... DRAFT REPORT TO THE COUNCIL PROJET DE RAPPORT AU CONSEIL PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONS TO AC/76-D/25 BY THE NETHERLANDS DELEGATION AMENDEMENTS AU AC/76-D/25 PROPOSES PAR LA DELEGATION DES PAYS-BAS PROGRAMME OF FURTHER STUDIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN PROGRAMME DES ETUDES FUTURES A ENTREPRENDRE POLICY CONTROL OF THE NATO POL FACILITIES IN THE CENTRAL EUROPE REGION CONTROLE DE LA GESTION DES INSTALLATIONS POL DE L'OTAN DANS LE SECTEUR CENTRE-EUROPE FINANCING OF FILL FINANCEMENT DU REMPLISSAGE FINANCING OF PIPELINE FILL - SHAPE MESSAGE FINANCEMENT DU REMPLISSAGE - MESSAGE DU SHAPE FINANCING OF PIPELINE FILL - NOTE BY THE CANADIAN DELEGATION FINANCEMENT DU REMPLISSAGE DES PIPELINES - NOTE DE LA DELEGATION DU CANADA
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AC/76

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Working Group in charge of studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System

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  • 1954 - 1956 (Creation)

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(1954-1956)

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The AC/76 chronological series contains the records of the Working Group in charge of studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System. This working group was set up by the Council on 12 May 1954 (C-R(54)21). It was tasked with studying the proposals of the Permanent Group (SGM 234-54) for the supervision, operation and maintenance of the NATO POL pipeline system. Its first meeting took place on 21 May 1954, chaired by Mr. A.R.G. Barnes, the Deputy Executive Secretary, assisted by national representatives, members of the International Staff and representatives of the Permanent Group and SHAPE.

At its fifth meeting on 15-16 February 1955, the Working Group in charge of the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System decided to entrust the organization of the pipeline system for the Central Europe area to an ad hoc working group made up of representatives from the countries concerned. A second working group, composed of representatives from the Host Nations and User Nations located in the North and South Command zones, was tasked with examining the question of how to organize the system for the north and south European regions.

Their deliberations resulted in a report to the Council, submitted as C-M(55)74 and dated 5 August 1955. In its work, the Group took into account, inter alia, the following points:
(a) the NATO POL pipeline system is an extensive and complex network with an estimated length of approximately 7,000 km and a storage capacity of about 1,743,000 m3.
(b) The Organization must be ready to commence operations as usable sections are completed.
(c) The networks must be capable of meeting military requirements at all times.
It was proposed to structure the NATO POL system as follows:
(1) Central Europe region- NATO Pipeline Committee- Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee- Central Europe Pipeline Office- Central Europe Operating Agency
(2) North and South European Regions - NATO Pipeline Committee - National pipeline agencies (made up of representatives from the NATO nation hosting a particular pipeline system).

At the Council meeting on 14th September 1955, Report C-M(55)74 was approved, and the Working Group was invited to continue its deliberations in this area and to submit a second report to the Council in a timely fashion (C-R(55)37).On 23 September 1955, the Working Group in Charge of Studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System appointed a subgroup made up of representatives from the user nations in Central Europe and tasked it to develop a detailed Programme of Work for the Central Europe Pipeline Office and the Central Europe Operating Agency (AC/76-R/8). This Central Europe Subgroup, under reference AC/76 (CE), began its work that same day.

The Working Group's second report to the Council (C-M(56)30, dated 12 March 1956) dealt with the issue of initial linefills. Following on the above two reports, a third and final report by the Working Group was submitted to the Council (C-M(56)83, dated 20 June 1956). Developed by the Central Europe Subgroup, it contained a draft TOR for the Central Europe Pipeline Office. On 11 June 1956, after completing its work, the Working Group decided to disband.

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The records in the AC/76 series deal with various subjects involving the organization of the NATO pipeline system (status of the bodies in charge of operations; financial aspects related to operating and maintaining the system; the composition, functions and primary duties of the supervising agencies; proposals concerning initial linefills and warehouses, etc).

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The records in the AC/76 series are assembled by type - Note (N), Working Paper (WP), Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by number.

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