ASTM F1279 - 08(2014)

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

    Active Standard ASTM F1279 | Developed by Subcommittee: F20.13

    Book of Standards Volume: 11.05


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    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.

    1. 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.

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1280 Guide for Ecological Considerations for the Use of Surface Washing Agents: Impermeable Surfaces

    F1872 Guide for Use of Chemical Shoreline Cleaning Agents: Environmental and Operational Considerations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.01 (Water quality in general); 13.300 (Protection against dangerous goods)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)


    DOI: 10.1520/F1279

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