Facility, Fleet and Marine Federal Regulatory Compliance

Below you'll find brief summaries of the regulations encountered most often by our customers, along with a list of relevant products that can help you comply.

For full information on specific compliance requirements, please refer to the Code of Federal Regulations. Each State has their own facility, fleet and marine regulations. These are summaries of Federal Regulations only. Check with your State's OSHA, EPA and DOT.

Products We Have That Can Help You Comply

29 CFR — OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration)
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29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2)
Summary: Floors in your workplace should be "maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a dry condition."
29 CFR 1910.107(b)(3)
Summary: Combustible floors in a spray booth or work area "shall be covered with noncombustible material to facilitate the safe cleaning and removal of residues."
29 CFR 1910.107(g)(2)
Summary: OSHA requires spraying areas to be "kept as free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible residues as practical."
29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1)
Summary: Commonly known as HAZWOPER, requires DOT containers and proper absorbents be kept available and used wherever spills, leaks or ruptures may occur.q
29 CFR 1910.1450(e)
Summary: OSHA requires containment and cleanup materials for spills in laboratories to reduce occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.
 
33 CFR — USCG (United States Coast Guard)
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33 CFR 154.1047(c)(2)
Summary: Concerning navigation and navigable waters, a facility which handles, stores or transports Group V petroleum oils must identify response plan resources such as containment booms or other methods.
49 CFR — DOT (Department of Transportation)
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49 CFR 173.3(c)(1)
Summary: If a container of hazardous waste is damaged or leaking, it can be placed in a compatible salvage drum that meets UN criteria for shipping by air, highway, rail or water.
49 CFR 173.12(b)
Summary: A labpacking container must be "a UN 1A2 or UN 1B2 metal drum, a UN 1D plywood drum, a UN 1G fiber drum or a UN 1H2 plastic drum tested and marked for the Packing Group III performance level."
49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(iv)
Summary: When labpacking, "Inner packagings must be surrounded by a chemically compatible absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb the total liquid contents."
DOT 49 CFR 173.25:
Authorized Packages & Overpacks (a) Authorized packages containing hazardous materials may be offered for transportation in an overpack as defined in 171.8 of this subchapter, if all of the conditions are met.
40 CFR — EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
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40 CFR 112.7(c)(1)
Summary: Facilities must have "appropriate containment and/or diversionary structures to prevent discharge oil from reaching a navigable water course."
40 CFR 122.26
Summary: Facilities must have a detailed plan in place to prevent illegal discharge of pollutants into waterways.
40 CFR 263.30(a)
Summary: Requires immediate action, such as diking the discharge area, by transporter if hazardous waste is accidentally discharged during transportation.
40 CFR 263.31
Summary: A transporter must clean up any hazardous waste discharges that occur during transportation.
40 CFR 264.175
Summary: A hazardous waste container must not sit in its own spill, and it must be able to hold 10% of total volume of liquid or 100% of largest container, whichever is greater.
 

 

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