RSC BIO Solutions’ Products Comply with the 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. 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. The 2014 Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) for non-recreational or non-military vessels less than 79 feet in length that are operating in a capacity as a means of transportation will require compliance starting Dec.19, 2017.

The good news is that with RSC Bio Solutions’ non-sheening, hard-working products, your operations can comply with the EPA 2013 VGP without compromising productivity. In fact, many of our readily biodegradable* products outperform their petroleum based alternatives—in both tests and real-world applications.

RSC Bio Solutions’ products are certified as Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) as defined by the EPA
Readily biodegradable products biodegrade ≥ 60% or more within 28 days (According to OECD 301B or ASTM D7373 methods)
Non-sheening & technically feasible
 

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Current Listing of OEM Approvals FAQs EAL Regulations Whitepaper Common Misperceptions   VGP Certification Letter