Making a Conscious Change: Seaspan Marine’s Conversion to EALs
November 11, 2014
(Marine News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Vessel General Permit (VGP), requires that all vessels over 79 feet use an “Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant” (EAL) in oil-to-water interfaces unless technically...
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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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