Houston Explains Effects of EPA Regulation Mandating Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in Dredges
February 15, 2016
Matt Houston, market manager for marine construction for RSC Bio Solutions, discussed the 2013 vessel general permit and Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants at PIANC’s Dredging 2015. His presentation was entitled “New EPA Regulations for...
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RSC Bio Solutions certifies that its products comply with EPA 2013 VGP
The 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) enacted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all vessels to use environmentally acceptable lubricants in all oil-to-sea interfaces unless technically infeasible. And the regulation is applicable to all commercial vessels larger than 79 feet operating within three nautical miles of either the United States coastline or any one of the Great Lakes.
*As per OECD 301B and ASTM D7373.
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