G-CLEAN OSC 1809 (formally G-MARINE OSC 1809) satisfies the requirements contained in Title 40 of the CFR section 300.915 of the National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), as it is listed on the NCP Product Schedule under the Surface Washing Agent category. The surface washing agent may now be authorized for use by Federal On-Scene Coordinators in accordance with 40 CFR Section 300.910 and is posted on the Environmental Protection Agency's website in the Product Schedule and the Technical Notebook.
G-CLEAN OSC-1809 Surface Washing Agent is a unique blend of derived water based and ultimate biodegradable ingredients specifically formulated to quickly emulsify and encapsulate fuel and oil spills. These plant derived ingredients are processed to form a colloidal micelle whose small particle size (1-4 nanometers) enables it to penetrate and breakdown long chain hydrocarbons bonds in oils and holds them in a colloidal suspension when mixed with water. Once oil has been suspended in a nano-colloidal suspension, there is no reverse emulsion as the oil or fuel becomes water soluble.
G-CLEAN OSC 1809 treatment for cleaning and removing oil from solid surfaces…safe for cleaning vegetation and wildlife and will not harm human helpers. No protective clothing or precautions are necessary.
Surface Washing Agents are identified as a product that will clean and remove oil once it has migrated to the shoreline or beaches. Surface Washing Agents are primarily used on solid surfaces and objects; however, if they are non-toxic, then they can be used on plants and or animals. These products are the final line of defense in the abatement of oil spills (according to the EPA's NCP: Definitions - 40 CFR 300.5). Surface washing agent is any product that removes oil from solid surfaces, such as beaches and rocks, through a detergency mechanism and does not involve dispersing or solubilizing the oil into the water column.