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SIMPLE GREEN® 2013 Reformulation

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-65
USEPA, OEM REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION DIVISION
ORIGINAL DATE: JULY 9, 2013
“SIMPLE GREEN® 2013 Reformulation”

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
SIMPLE GREEN® 2013 Reformulation
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Sunshine Makers, Inc.
15922 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (800) 228-0709
Phone: (562) 795-6000
Fax: (562) 592-3830
Email: CChapin@simplegreen.com 
(Ms. Carol Chapin)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
Sunshine Makers, Inc.
15922 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (800) 228-0709
Phone: (562) 795-6000
Fax: (562) 592-3830
Email: CChapin@simplegreen.com

(Ms. Carol Chapin)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable.
2. Ventilation: Not expected to cause respiratory irritation. However, use in well ventilated areas. If adverse effect occurs, move to fresh air.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: Not expected to cause eye irritation. However, use protective glasses if splashing or spray-back is likely. If adverse effect occurs, flush eyes with water. Not expected to cause skin irritation. However, dermally sensitive users may experience dry skin and should use protective gloves. If adverse effect occurs, rinse skin with water. General hygiene considerations include washing hands thoroughly after handling and before eating or drinking. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep out of reach of children. If ingested, drink plenty of water to dilute.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 109°F
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 41°F
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 42°F to 108°F
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: SIMPLE GREEN® is stable and phase separation will not occur at temperatures within the maximum and minimum storage temperatures. If separation occurs, mix the product for reconstitution.
V. SHELF LIFE
SIMPLE GREEN® has a 5-year shelf life. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame and direct sunlight. Do not pierce any part of the container. Keep container tightly closed. Keep in a cool dry area. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Do not store at temperatures above 109ºF (42.7ºC).
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Application Method: Spray or apply on oily surfaces (e.g., beaches, rocks, shorelines, pilings, etc.).
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
a)  Mix SIMPLE GREEN® in clean water at recommended concentration for strength of surface being cleaned:

Degree that Surface is Covered in Oil Concentration of Simple Green®
HEAVY – fresh, thick, viscous oil; porous surfaces Full strength to 25%
MEDIUM – weathered, thinner coats of oil; non-porous surfaces – use pressure washer equipment 25% to 10%
LIGHT – very light oil film; non-porous surfaces Less than 10%

b) Apply SIMPLE GREEN® or diluted solution of Simple Green® to oiled surface via sponge, mop, coarse spray, foaming applicator, or pressure washer.
c) Whenever possible, allow several minutes (5-10) of contact time to loosen oil. Do not allow product to dry on the surface or it will be difficult to remove.
d) Wash and scrub as necessary.
e) Rinse cleansed surfaces with clean water. Whenever possible, rinse should enter a pretreatment system (e.g., clarifier, oil/water separator, municipal sanitary sewer) before repurposing.
3. Conditions for Use: SIMPLE GREEN® can be used in freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments at all temperatures. Prior to application, booms, oil skimmers, or other appropriate containment and collection mechanism should be deployed and operational. Collected product and oil mixture should be disposed of according to local, state, and federal regulations.
 

VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
SIMPLE GREEN® Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
735.00 96-hr
541.00 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
26.40 96-hr
3.37 48-hr
SIMPLE GREEN® & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
28.50 96-hr
5.05 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (DSS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
1.69 96-hr
6.60 48-hr

NOTE:  This toxicity data was derived using the concentrated product. See Section VI of this bulletin for information regarding the manufacturer's recommendations for concentrations and application rates for field use.

b. Effectiveness: NA

VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
SIMPLE GREEN® contains no microorganisms, enzymes, or biological material.
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point (ASTM 92): 98°C
No Flash Point seen at or below 212ºF (ASTM 93)
2. Pour Point: 0ºC
3. Viscosity: <2.0 mm2/s at 40°C
4. Specific Gravity: 1.0283 g/ml at 60°F
5. pH: 9.0
6. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Solvents: None
8. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
9. Solubility: 100% soluble
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 0.0031
Cadmium < 0.0005
Chromium 0.013
Copper < 0.0025
Lead < 0.0005
Mercury 0.0016
Nickel 0.0054
Zinc 0.016
Cyanide < 0.08
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons < 5

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