UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
State of California- The Resources Agency ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. Governor
DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
1700 K Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 327-9960
July 24, 2007
President Oil Solutions International
35 Mill St
We have received and reviewed the information you submitted on the Sorbent “Oil Solutions Powder” Government Code section 8670.13.1 (b) states that sorbents and other cleanup devices that do not employ the use of active chemical cleanup agents, or otherwise determined not to cause aquatic toxicity for purposes of oil spill response, are not subject to the licensing provisions. Our review indicates that this product meets the exemption requirements outlined in this subsection.
Please be aware that the Office of Spill Prevention and Response restricts the use of loose particulate materials for purposes of on-water spill response. As such, loose particulate materials must be contained, either in pillows, socks or within the confines of booms or booming operations, for use in cleanup for all waters of the State. These restrictions are necessary to ensure that large quantities of foreign materials are not lost to the environment where they can become available to wildlife.
Should you have any questions or need any additional information regarding this exemption letter, please contact Ms. Yvonne Addassi of my staff at (916) 324-7626.
Office of Spill Prevention and Response
Conserving California’s Wildlife Since 1870
OIL SOLUTIONS Report # 06-TR-103
OIL SOLUTIONS Project # 020002
Static COD Test Procedure Results for “Oil Solutions Powder” with
Hydrocarbon Contaminants on the Surface of Water
Project Report for SBIR Phase II (Topic AF04-258), Chemical/Bio Defense, Biomedical, dated 11 Jan 2004
Department of the Air Force
Ms Becky Roberts
3001 Staff Drive, Post 2AG70A Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3038
Under Contract Number: FA8103-05-C-0219
During a recent meeting with TAFB/EM, the use of “Oil Solutions Powder”TM Powder for spill remediation on water was discussed. The AF is ever investigating new products to reduce the environmental impact of spills on Government property. The “Oil Solutions Powder” discussion led to questions regarding the products ability to reduce Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) by the removal/remediation of various spilled contaminants, and any COD contribution of the product itself. These questions were resolved by use of a static simulation test to quantify the COD contributions. The conclusions from the static tests prove “Oil Solutions Powder” is not a COD contributor and that it is extremely effective in removing hydrocarbon contaminants from the surface of water leaving the water in a very low COD, pristine condition.
“Oil Solutions Powder” has been found to be an exceptional product for the recovery/remediation
of hydrocarbons from the surface of water leaving the water with very low COD. Water with JP-
8 fuel had an average residual COD level of 21 mg/l. The 7808 jet engine oil tests consistently averaged < 20 mg/l after product use. Government requirements are that any product to be used on the on TAFB must meet a limit of 120 mg/l COD.
This report presents findings of static COD tests designed to identify the effectiveness and any contribution to COD on a body of water using “Oil Solutions Powder”. That contribution was found to be 5 mg/l. The potential COD contribution of hydrocarbon contaminants was removed by application of the “Oil Solutions Powder” to capture and remove the contaminant from the water surface.
In summary, this report concludes that the “Oil Solutions Powder” technology is far more effective that current products used in the same environment and supports an environmentally friendly and safe alternative for remediation/disposal of hydrocarbons on the surface of water.
Test Result for Typical Wastes
- Typical Wastes microencapsulated with Oil Solutions Step 1&2 & TCLP extracted and followed by TPH analysis.
- Substance Result
– JP8 Fuel 1-3 ppm
– Calibration Fluid MIL-PRF-7024 < 1 ppm
– Jet Engine Lub Oil MIL-PRF-7808 3.84 ppm
– Preservative Oil (1010) MIL-PRF-6081C < 1 ppm
– Hydraulic Fluid MIL-PRF-5606 (used) 2.65 ppm
– Hydraulic Fluid MIL-PRF-83282 11.1 ppm
– BP Turbo Oil 2389 (SYN) MIL-PRF-7808 1.51 ppm
– Aeroshell Grease MIL-G-21164 9.37 ppm
– Used Motor Oil < 0 ppm
– Type F Hydraulic Fluid < 7 ppm
– Crude Oil Contaminated Soil (4015 ppm) 1.23 ppm
– Lead Contaminated Soil (115 ppm) <0.1 ppm
- Results verified by independent laboratory
Oil Storage Solutions, the maker of the Tank Tub oil tank container, has an eco-friendly clean-up product that can help drivers, technicians and others remove spilled oil thoroughly and quickly.
Known as Oil Solutions, the two-step product can be used on any release or spill to capture the spilled product for easy removal and to eliminate odors, according to Kevin Overhuls, who heads national sales, marketing, and operations for Oil Storage Solutions. Due to increasing sales, volume, the company has reduced the proce so it is now comparable to other cleanup products, he said.
“Overfills, leaky oil filters, leaking oil tanks and broken hoses are a major problem for oil companies,” he explained. “Oil Solutions can clean these releases up in seconds.” He said the products are green and completely harmless.
Oil solutions is a practical solution for Oil heat industry according to Overhuls. “When you;re making deliveries in winter, you have to keep moving or you lose money. If the driver or technician has a release, they can remove the product, eliminate the odor, lift the stain and get back to business.”
Oil Solutions is a complete fuel oil clean-up product. It works like this: For pooling/standing fuel, pour Oil Solutions powder on it. It immediately turns fuel into rubber that can legally be dumped in the trash. For oil odor and oil stain, you pour/spray the Oil Solutions liquid on it, which encapsulates it so it is safe to wipe up or leave in place to disappear on its own. Oil Solutions can be used on gasoline, No. 2 oil, motor oil, hydraulic fluid, mercaptan and more and is safe for any surface.
Oil Solutions products will replace: Oil Pads, Oil-dry, absorbent materials, dispersants, Simple Green, odor neutralizer, air ionizers, enzymes, microbial products, EPA fines, paper work manifesting, lawsuits, wasted time and all the rest of the old technology which do not work. All you need is 1 Oil Solutions Spill Kit to replace all this cost.