ASTM-F1279 Standard Guide for Ecological Considerations for the Restriction of the Use of Surface Washing Agents: Permeable Land Surfaces

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Scope

1.1 This guide covers the use of surface washing agents to assist in the control of oil spills. The guide is written with the goal of minimizing the environmental impacts of oil spills; this goal is the basis on which the recommendations are made. Aesthetic and socioeconomic factors are not considered although these and other factors are often important in spill response.

1.2 In making surface washing agent use decisions, appropriate government authorities should be consulted as required by law.

1.3 Spill responders have available several means to control or clean up spilled oil. In this guide, the use of chemical surface washing agents is considered.

1.4 This guide applies only to permeable land surfaces. This guide does not apply to shorelines.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

4.1 This guide is meant to aid local and regional response teams who may use it during spill response planning and spill events.

4.2 This guide should be adapted to site-specific circumstances.

Keywords

land; oil spill; oil spill surface washing agents; permeable; soil ; surface washing agents;; ICS Number Code 13.020.40 (Pollution, pollution control and conservation)

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11.05 (Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response)

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13.020.40 (Pollution, pollution control and conservation Including ecotoxicology)

13.060.01 (Water quality in general)

13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods Including performance requirements for dangerous goods, their handling, storage, transportation, marking, labelling, etc. Nuclear fissile materials, see 27.120.30 Explosives, see 71.100.30)

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Document Number

ASTM-F1279-19

Revision Level

2019 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

Document Type

Guide

Page Count

3 pages

Committee Number

F20.13