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Significance and Use
This guide is meant to aid local and regional spill response teams during spill response planning and spill events.
1.1 This guide addresses in-situ burning as a response tool for oil spills occurring on waters with ice present.
1.2 There are several methods of control or cleanup of spilled oil. In-situ burning, mechanical recovery, dispersant application or natural recovery are the usual options available.
1.3 The purpose of this guide is to provide the user with general information on in-situ burning in ice conditions as a means of controlling and removing spilled oil. It is intended as a reference to plan an in-situ burn of spilled oil.
1.4 This guide outlines procedures and describes some equipment that can be used to accomplish an in-situ burn in ice conditions. The guide includes a description of typical ice situations where in-situ burning of oil has been found to be effective.
1.5 In making in-situ burn decisions, appropriate government authorities should be consulted as required by law.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.7 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 requirements prior to use. Specific precautionary information is given in Section 8. Guide F 1788
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F1788 Guide for In-Situ Burning of Oil Spills on Water: Environmental and Operational Considerations
F1990 Guide for In-Situ Burning of Spilled Oil: Ignition Devices
F2152 Guide for In-Situ Burning of Spilled Oil: Fire-Resistant Boom
ICS Number Code 13.220.40 (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products); 75.020 (Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas)
UNSPSC Code 76131700(Oil spill cleanup)