Standard Guide for In-situ Burning of Oil Spills on Water: Ice Conditions
4.1 This guide is meant to aid local and regional spill response teams during spill response planning and spill events.
1.1 This guide addresses in-situ burning as a response tool for oil spills occurring on waters with ice present.
1.2 In-situ burning is one of several methods available to responders for the control or cleanup of spilled oil, which includes mechanical recovery, dispersant application or natural recovery.
1.3 The purpose of this guide is to provide the user with general information on in-situ burning in ice conditions as a means of controlling and removing spilled oil. It is intended as a reference to plan an in-situ burn of spilled oil.
1.4 This guide outlines procedures and describes some equipment that can be used to accomplish an in-situ burn in ice conditions. The guide includes a description of typical ice situations where in-situ burning of oil has been found to be effective. Other standards address the general guidelines for the use of in-situ burning (Guide F1788), the use of ignition devices (Guide F1990), the use of fire-resistant boom (Guide F2152), the application of in-situ burning in ships (Guide F2533), and the use of in-situ burning in marshes (Guide F2823).
1.5 In making in-situ burn decisions, appropriate government authorities should be consulted as required by law.
1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.7 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.Specific precautionary information is given in Section 8. Guide F1788 addresses operational considerations.
1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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