The following paragraphs come from a MOP Environmental Solutions Release July 2008 that explains the complexities of the EPA process for determining whether a product can be used on open water. They will help understand the specific process used that permits MOP to Certify that the MOP sorbent is safe for use on open water.
Essentially the process works as follows:
1. EPA issues a letter of determination that a product meets the standards of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), sections 300.5 and 300.915(g) of the National Contingency Plan.
2. MOP issues a Certification letter for the on-site coordinator, based on EPA's determination letter.
The EPA has reviewed MOP® Maximum Oil Pickup and has found it to be in compliance with Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), sections 300.5 and 300.915(g) of the National Contingency Plan (NCP).
This certification enables MOP® Maximum Oil Pickup to be immediately used on site due to prior review by the EPA for any oil spill on land or water upon presentation of the authorized certification on our letterhead pursuant to the EPA review.
MOP CEO, Charles Diamond states: “This gives MOP® Maximum Oil Pickup a significant advantage since our product is allowed for use on both land and water. Oil spills supervised by a Federal approved On-Scene Coordinator can immediately accept or reject the cleanup materials being used. This EPA certification letter immediately informs any On-Scene Coordinator that MOP® Maximum Oil Pickup is allowed for use as an oil sorbent for any oil spill on land or water.”
About MOP Environmental Solutions: A green manufacturer of oil spill removal products for use on land and water, providing particulate, booms, pillows, pads, bilge skimmers, spill response kits and associated processing machinery. Website: www.mopenvironmental.com