Cleaning up marine engine oils is a bit like getting rid of the trash in your apartment: you need to make sure that you keep it away from the water, and don’t get caught in it.
The good news is that the EPA’s new Clean Air Act (COA) makes it easy.
The bad news is the Clean Air Agency isn’t the only one using the Clean Energy Act’s new rules for marine engine components.
As a result, some of the most popular marine engine parts are still being used as oil filters, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
While the EPA is still working on its draft COA, it’s already making some changes to its current regulations.
Here’s what you need know about cleaning marine engine lubricants.
The EPA says it’s OK to use marine engine Oil Filters on oil-bearing surfaces, but not on those that don’t need them.
The agency says it has a “longstanding” rule that doesn’t allow using marine engine-derived oil filters on oil surfaces that don: 1) Have a low or medium acidity; 2) Have been in contact with a marine organism for at least five days; 3) Have an acid content of 5 or more parts per million (ppm) or more.
This is because some marine organisms are able to degrade the oil byproducts.
But the agency says there are “others that do not.”
If you do decide to use a marine engine filter on a marine surface, the EPA says you need a minimum of 4 inches (10 centimeters) between the filter and the oil.
You need to keep the oil in the container the filter was in and separate it from the oil you’re using to clean it. 4.
You must rinse the oil off of the filter every five minutes.
You can’t reuse marine engine filters if they’re being used for marine oil cleaning, or if the oil filter itself has been damaged by water or salt.
The EPA is making these changes to the current COA because marine engine manufacturers are trying to make the filters more widely available and more widely used.
“We know that many of the chemicals used in marine engine cleaners are carcinogenic to marine life,” said Mary Anne Franks, assistant administrator of the EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OEA).
The agency has made several changes to current regulations to make it easier for manufacturers to make and sell the filter.
The new regulations are: A marine engine engine oil filter that meets the following requirements must be labeled as “MEG-4.”
If the filter is intended for marine engines, the “M” should be on the bottom side of the label.
If the filter meets the requirements for a marine oil-containing filter, the manufacturer must indicate the type of oil it’s intended for, and the amount of oil that’s contained in the filter, such as “E.O. No. 3” or “E.”
If there’s more than one type of filter, only the type labeled as E.O., and the “O” should appear on the label, and be the same color as the oil inside the filter as it is in the oil used to clean the filter itself.
O.E., or “Outer” and “Inner” are the only colors that can appear on a filter label.
For marine engines that use marine oils, the label must say “M.E.,” “BH.
P.S.,” or “Methyl Ethyl Methane (MEM).”
For commercial marine engines intended for oil-cleaning use, the filter must say MEG-3, and it must have a minimum amount of 3 parts per trillion (ppt) of carbon monoxide (CO), as measured in parts per billion (ppb).
A Marine Engine Filter must be packaged in a sealable container.
If you have any questions about cleaning up marine oil filters you can contact the EPA at 888-731-2488.