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This paper describes development of seismic design standards for nonstructural components and nonbuilding structures in MOTEMS. For this purpose, a simple procedure is developed based on ASCE 7 standard and is simplified to structural configuration appropriate to those typically found in marine oil terminals. Underlying assumptions in the MOTEMS procedures and range of applicability are identified. It is shown that the MOTEMS procedure, in general, provides conservative estimate of forces, when compared with results from response history analysis, in nonstructural components and nonbuilding systems supported on marine oil terminals.