Sorbents.

Sorbents.
(1) Sorbent material may consist of, but is not limited to, the following materials:
(i) Organic products -
(A) Peat moss or straw;
(B) Cellulose fibers or cork;
(C) Corn cobs;
(D) Chicken, duck, or other bird feathers.
(ii) Mineral compounds -
(A) Volcanic ash or perlite;
(B) Vermiculite or zeolite.
(iii) Synthetic products -
(A) Polypropylene;
(B) Polyethylene;
(C) Polyurethane;
(D) Polyester.
(2) EPA does not require technical product data submissions for sorbents and does not include sorbents on the NCP Product Schedule.
(3) Manufacturers that produce sorbent materials that consist of materials other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1) of this section shall submit to EPA the technical product data specified for miscellaneous oil spill control agents in paragraph (f) of this section and EPA will consider listing those products on the NCP Product Schedule under the miscellaneous oil spill control agent category. EPA will inform the submitter in writing, within 60 days of the receipt of technical product data, of its decision on adding the product to the Schedule.
(4) Certification. OSCs may request a written certification from manufacturers that produce sorbent materials that consist solely of the materials listed in paragraph (g)(1) of this section prior to making a decision on the use of a particular sorbent material. The certification at a minimum shall state that the sorbent consists solely of the materials listed in § 300.915(g)(1) of the NCP. The following statement, when completed, dated, and signed by a sorbent manufacturer, is sufficient to meet the written certification requirement:
(1) Sorbent material may consist of, but is not limited to, the following materials:
(i) Organic products -
(A) Peat moss or straw;
(B) Cellulose fibers or cork;
(C) Corn cobs;
(D) Chicken, duck, or other bird feathers.
(ii) Mineral compounds -
(A) Volcanic ash or perlite;
(B) Vermiculite or zeolite.
(iii) Synthetic products -
(A) Polypropylene;
(B) Polyethylene;
(C) Polyurethane;
(D) Polyester.
(2) EPA does not require technical product data submissions for sorbents and does not include sorbents on the NCP Product Schedule.
(3) Manufacturers that produce sorbent materials that consist of materials other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1) of this section shall submit to EPA the technical product data specified for miscellaneous oil spill control agents in paragraph (f) of this section and EPA will consider listing those products on the NCP Product Schedule under the miscellaneous oil spill control agent category. EPA will inform the submitter in writing, within 60 days of the receipt of technical product data, of its decision on adding the product to the Schedule.
(4) Certification. OSCs may request a written certification from manufacturers that produce sorbent materials that consist solely of the materials listed in paragraph (g)(1) of this section prior to making a decision on the use of a particular sorbent material. The certification at a minimum shall state that the sorbent consists solely of the materials listed in § 300.915(g)(1) of the NCP. The following statement, when completed, dated, and signed by a sorbent manufacturer, is sufficient to meet the written certification requirement:
(h) Mixed products. Manufacturers of products that consist of materials that meet the definitions of two or more of the product categories contained on the NCP Product Schedule shall submit to EPA the technical product data specified in this section for each of those product categories. After review of the submitted technical product data, and the performance of required dispersant effectiveness and toxicity tests, if appropriate, EPA will make a determination on whether and under which category the mixed product should be listed on the Schedule.

Source

40 CFR § 300.915


Scoping language

None
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