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Canadian Natural – Dust Management Plan – Muskeg River Mine and Jackpine Mine

 

 

CANADIAN NATURAL UPGRADING LIMITED

 

 

December 18, 2019

 

Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary Head Office

Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4

 

Sent via email only: EPEA.WA.Plans.Authorizations@aer.ca

 

Attention: Hannah LaPlante

 

Re:       Dust Management Plan – Muskeg River Mine and Jackpine Mine

 
   

EPEA Approval No. 20809-02-00 and 153125-01-00

 

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural), on behalf of Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited is pleased to submit to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) a Dust Management Plan for the Muskeg River Mine (MRM) and Jackpine Mine (JPM). This plan is submitted in accordance to approval 20809-02-00 conditions 4.1.44-45 and 153125-01-00 condition 4.1.49-50.

 

As stated in the attached plan, MRM and JPM currently do not use chemical suppressants for dust mitigation. As per approval 20809-02-00 conditions 4.1.47 and 153125-01-00 condition 4.1.52, Canadian Natural is requesting authorization to use the chemical suppressant SOILTAC at MRM and JPM if required and appropriate as an additional dust control measure. Information including the Safety Data Sheet for SOILTAC are contained within the attached plan.

 

Should you have any questions or comments on the attached document please contact me at 403-514- 7682 or by email at Kelly.Green@cnrl.com.

 

Sincerely,

CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LIMITED

 
   

Kelly Green

Regulatory Coordinator

 

Cc:      S.Wytrychowski, Canadian Natural

F. Kuzmic, Canadian Natural

D. Koroluk, AER

 

Attachments: MRM and JPM Dust Management Plan, Canadian Natural, December 2019

Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited

Suite 2100, 855 – 2nd Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4J8 T 403.517.6700 F 403.514.7677 www.cnrl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust Management Plan

Muskeg River Mine & Jackpine Mine

 

Submitted to

 

 

 

12/18/2019

 

 

Contents

  1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………. 3

1.1  Background…………………………………………………………………………………………… 3

1.2  Canadian Natural’s Environmental Policy……………………………………………………… 4

  1. Identification of Potential Sources……………………………………………………………….. 5

2.1  Dust Characterization………………………………………………………………………………. 5

2.2  Dust Generation……………………………………………………………………………………… 5

2.3  Dust Sources and activities generating fugitive dust……………………………………….. 6

2.3.1  Road Dust………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

2.3.2  Tailings Storage Areas (External Tailings Facility and In Pit Tailings Storage)…… 7

2.3.3  Overburden and Reclamation Material Stockpiles…………………………………….. 7

2.3.4  Aggregate Mining Areas……………………………………………………………………… 8

  1. Dust Control and Mitigation……………………………………………………………………….. 8

3.1  Surface Watering……………………………………………………………………………………. 9

3.2  Control of vehicle traffic…………………………………………………………………………… 9

3.3  Road Design and Maintenance…………………………………………………………………. 10

3.4  Material Handling………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

3.5  Reclamation…………………………………………………………………………………………. 10

3.7 Chemical suppressants…………………………………………………………………………… 10

  1. Dust Monitoring and Contingency Plan………………………………………………………… 11
  2. References…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11

 

Appendix A: Dust Emission Source Map Appendix B: SOILTAC Safety Data Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acronyms

EPEA                Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act JPM         Jackpine Mine

MRM               Muskeg River Mine

 

SDS                  Safety Data Sheet

 

US EPA            United States Environmental Protection Agency WBEA    Wood Buffalo Environmental Association

 

 

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  1. 1.    Introduction

The Dust Management Plan describes the measures used by Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited (Canadian Natural) to mitigate dust emissions at Muskeg River Mine (MRM) and Jackpine Mine (JPM). The Dust management plan and has been prepared to comply with the Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA):

  • Approval 20809-02-00, Condition 4.1.44-45; and
  • Approvals 00153125-01-00, Condition 4.1.49-50.

In general, the two conditions require the plan identify and describe the sources and activities at each mine site which have the potential to cause dust particles to be suspended in the air. It also describes the actions taken to monitor and minimize dust emissions and the effectiveness of existing dust control strategies.

The Dust Management Plan has been developed considering current Best Management Practices (BMP) in the Oil Sands Region. The Dust Management Plan is subject to on-going review and utilizes adaptive management principles, which require updates to the plan as appropriate.

The adaptive management approach includes:

 

  • clearly defined management objectives to guide decision-making
  • exploring alternatives to meet management objectives
  • predicting the outcomes of alternatives based on the current state of knowledge
  • implementing one or more of these alternatives
  • monitoring to learn about the impacts of management actions
  • using the results to update knowledge and adjust management actions.

 

1.1  Background

Canadian Natural MRM and JPM are located about 70 km north of Fort McMurray, Alberta and approximately 500 km northeast of Edmonton. Fort McKay is the closest community, located about 5 km west of the MRM and 15 km west of JPM. Both MRM and JPM consist of an open pit mine, tailings storage areas, bitumen processing and associated infrastructure.

The predominant features in the area are the Athabasca River which runs north to south and the Muskeg River running from the northeast to the southwest and connecting to the Athabasca River south of Fort McKay. Both rivers are surrounded by wide river valleys. The elevation of the mines range from approximately 275 to 325 meters above sea level. Vegetation in the area

 

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consists primarily of aspen, poplar, white spruce and jack pine in upland areas and black spruce, tamarack, and willow in wetland areas. The terrain is level to undulating.

Temperatures average -19°C during the winter months and +17°C during the short summer season. Annual average precipitation is 456 mm that falls mainly in the summer months. The average annual snowfall is 156 cm, with snow covering the landscape five to seven months of the year. Precipitation is highest from May to September, with an average of 62.5 mm per month during this period.

Prevailing winds in the area are predominantly from south–southwest and north–northeast, as reported from the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association’s (WBEA) ambient air monitoring station number 9 (AMS9). Though both valley features surrounding the mines are broad and the hills are several kilometers away, the features have the potential to disrupt wind flow patterns and channel the flow in the direction of the valley. Given the mines’ position in the Muskeg River valley, a strong north-west to south-east trend is observed at the onsite wind monitoring station presently operating at the Project. This trend, combined with the north to south wind trend resulting from the Athabasca River valley are likely to influence dispersion of air emissions.

 

1.2  Canadian Natural’s Environmental Policy

Environmental protection is a fundamental value of Canadian Natural. This dust management plan incorporates the core values of Canadian Natural’s environmental policy and is within the framework of Canadian Natural’s Environment Management System (EMS).

  • Provide strong leadership and promote a participative culture to proactively identify, assess and manage environmental risks and associated impacts;

 

  • Strive to reduce the impacts of our activities through adaptive management while considering social and economic factors;

 

  • Reduce the environmental footprint of our activities by continually improving energy efficiency, managing greenhouse gases, air emissions, water use and other resources; reduce and recycle waste materials and preserve and restore natural biodiversity through closure planning and reclamation;

(Canadian Natural Corporate Statement on Environmental Management)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table 1: Excerpt of Canadian Natural Oil Sands EMS aspect table

 

 

 

Aspect

 

Legal or Other Req

 

 

Source or Activity

 

Actual or Potential Impact

 

 

Likelihood

 

 

Severity

 

 

Risk-ranking

 

 

Particulates (Blowing Sand/dust, forest fire smoke)

 

 

Stakeholders

 

Air Quality Guidelines

 

Tailings Sand, unreclaimed land, roads (vehicle traffic).

Forest fires

 

Reduced air quality, reduced visibility, reduced aesthetics, health impacts (PAH & heavy metals), loss of soil resource

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

Moderate risk

                 

 

  1. 2.    Identification of Potential Sources

2.1  Dust Characterization

Dust consists of particles with small aerodynamic diameters (ranging from 1 -100 µm) originating from natural or anthropogenic sources that are suspended into the atmosphere under various conditions. Fugitive dust is among the largest fractions of PM2.5 and PM10 (particles with diameter less than 2.5 µm and 10 µm, respectively) emissions in Alberta (Environment Canada, 2014).

Wind speed, temperature, precipitation, humidity, and indirectly soil moisture content can influence the amount of particulate material suspended in the atmosphere. The distance travelled by dust emissions will depend on the particle size, wind speed, and turbulence. Smaller dust particles will stay airborne for longer periods and disperse over a wider area. Strong and turbulent winds will also keep larger particles airborne for longer periods of time.

Depending on its composition, suspended dust particles can have potential adverse effects on the air, water, vegetation, and human health.

 

2.2  Dust Generation

Fugitive dust particles suspended in the air can result from windblown generated dust or mechanically generated dust. Windborne dust occurs when there is turbulent air on erodible surfaces because of the wind’s velocity reaching a specific threshold. Mechanically generated dust is a result of the pulverization and abrasion of surface material due to mechanical force such as vehicle traffic.

Weather conditions have a major impact on the amount of dust mobilized. Precipitation, temperature, and evaporation conditions can affect the moisture of the material being disturbed and have an indirect effect on the amount of dust generated. Dust generation is more prevalent in the summer and fall months when conditions are dry and windy. During the winter, the roads

 

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are frozen with dust particles bound in the surface. Thawing and rainfall in the spring maintains the moisture in the road surfaces and limits the emission of dust particles in the air.

 

2.3  Dust Sources and activities generating fugitive dust

In general, the dust generating mechanisms are:

 

  1. Wind Erosion

Wind-generated dust occurs when wind speed exceeds the erosion threshold velocity of the underlying surface. Under these conditions, large particles are dislodged by shear forces and move and creep across the surface. These particles, by their movement, or skipping motion, can dislodge smaller particles, which then remain suspended in the air. The surface impacts also re-arrange the surface exposing new particles that may contribute further to this process.

 

  1. Material Handling

Mechanical material handling processes generating dust include movement such as loading and unloading, screening operations, dropping operations such as conveyor transfer points, stacking and reclaiming. The amount of dust generated from these processes is usually not primarily dependent on the wind speed. The highest dust levels occur downwind under light wind conditions where dust plumes are relatively undispersed.

 

  1. Vehicular Movement

Wheel / track generated dust occurs when the road surface is impacted by the passage of vehicles (mine equipment and light vehicles) and loosened particulate matter is uplifted by the turbulent air behind the vehicle. Heavy vehicles and high speeds will produce higher emissions than light vehicles and low speeds. This effect is enhanced when vehicles are travelling over roads with heavy particulate loading, usually around areas where unsealed roads intersect sealed roads (paved).

The dust exposure areas and location of dust emission concerns at MRM and JPM are listed below (a map of locations is provided in Appendix A: Dust Emission Sources Map):

  • Haul roads
  • Paved roads
  • Unpaved utility roads
  • Tailings storage areas
  • Mine stripped areas (vegetation and organic soils removed)

 

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  • Mine pit
  • Overburden stockpiles
  • Reclamation material stockpiles
  • Aggregate quarry areas

2.3.1  Road Dust

Active mining areas are a major source for dust emissions, as they are open pit mines that, in addition to altering the wind patterns, expose surfaces to wind erosion by removing vegetation. Within the active mining areas, heavy haul trucks and other large mining equipment exert a great degree of force on the haul roads resulting in the pulverization and abrasion of surface material creating road dust.

Unpaved utility roads are also a source of dust emission. The vehicle size, speed, and the number of vehicles on the road all influence the amount of dust generated. Smaller, lighter vehicles generate less dust emissions than heavier equipment that exert a greater force on the road. The heavier and faster a vehicle moves the more dust that will be generated. Even without vehicle traffic, wind-borne dust will become airborne if the road surface is dry and the wind speed is high. Although paved surfaces are expected to generate limited dust, dust can be generated if debris such as clay and gravel accumulate on the roadway.

2.3.2  Tailings Storage Areas (External Tailings Facility and In Pit Tailings Storage)

Tailings material is wet during disposition and is maintained wet due to continuous elevation of the tailings water level. Fine-grained particles in the tailings material are suspended in the fluid and are normally submersed; therefore not readily affected by wind erosion. Although the beach areas above the water level have the potential to dry out, these areas are mainly coarse sand material, which has minimal potential to be suspended in the air.

Similar to other unpaved roads within the mining areas, roads on top of the tailings dykes at JPM and MRM can emit dust because of vehicle traffic and drier conditions.

2.3.3  Overburden and Reclamation Material Stockpiles

Surface disturbance during the stripping of overburden and reclamation material has the potential for dust to be emitted. In addition, the transport and placement of the material can result in dust generation. Once stockpiled, dust can be generated by wind velocities that suspend particles in the air.

 

 

 

 

 

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2.3.4  Aggregate Mining Areas

The MRM Sharkbite area contains a gravel pit that provides sand and gravel for road and dyke construction activities at MRM and JPM. Sand and gravel extraction including gravel crushing and conveying release dust into the air. In addition, stockpiles of this aggregate material can be a source of dust if wind velocities suspend particles in the air.

 

  1. 3.    Dust Control and Mitigation

Various dust control measures can mitigate dust generation at the source although not all dust mitigations have the same effectiveness. Table 2 provides a list of common dust control measures and their effectiveness.

Table 2: Dust Control Measures Efficiencies

 

Source Category

Control Measure

Published PM10 Control

Efficiency*

Materials Handling

Water spray suppression

50-90%

 

 

Paved Roads

Sweeping

Minimize track-out from unpaved roads

Remove deposits on road ASAP

 

4-26%

40-80%

>90%

 

 

Unpaved Roads

Limit Vehicle speed to 40 kph Wet roads

Application of dust suppressant Pave the surface

44%

10-74%

84%

>90%

 

 

Tailings storage areas / soil stockpiles / exposed soil surfaces / mine discarded areas

Plant trees or shrubs and windbreaks

Erect wind fences

Apply dust suppressant or gravel Revegetate

Water exposed areas before high winds

 

25%

4-88%

84%

90%

90%

 

Source: US EPA, AP-42, 5th Edition “Compilation of Air Pollutants Emission Factor, Volume 1: Stationary Point and Area Sources”

 

As outlined in Table 3, MRM and JPM use various control measures to minimize dust emissions. Each mitigation measure is focused on reducing dust particles being emitted into the air and/or reducing activities that generate dust.

 

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Table 3 – Muskeg River Mine and Jackpine Mine Dust Mitigation

 

 

Dust Source

Potential Dust generation activities

 

Current Control Measures

 

Paved Roads

Vehicle traffic (volume and speed)

Debris on roadway

Limit vehicle speed

Road clean-up and maintenance Water spray suppression

 

 

Unpaved Roads

Vehicle traffic (volume and speed)

Vehicle weight Wind Speed

 

Limit vehicle speed Water spray suppression Road maintenance

Land Clearing/ overburden handling and storage/soil stockpiles/ tailings storage areas

Wind speed

Material handling and movement

Vehicle traffic

Reduce or cease activities during high wind conditions Progressive reclamation Limit vehicle speed

 

 

Aggregate crushing and conveying

 

Crushing

Material handling and movement

Wind speed Vehicle traffic

 

Reduce or cease activities during high wind conditions Water spray suppression Limit vehicle speed

 

3.1  Surface Watering

Surface watering to minimize surface disturbance is a key control method to mitigate dust emissions at MRM and JPM. Increasing the moisture content of unpaved roads and gravel piles binds the finer material together forming larger, heavier particles that are less likely to become airborne. Both MRM and JPM use water trucks in the active mine areas, gravel aggregate areas and around the plant site to maintain adequate moisture content. The effectiveness of surface watering is dependent on environment factors, including humidity levels and wind speed in addition to traffic volume and vehicle size and speed on the roads. Mine haul roads and unpaved utility roads are sprayed twice daily with water during the dry summer and fall months and more frequently during dry and windy conditions.

 

3.2  Control of vehicle traffic

At MRM and JPM, restricted vehicle traffic and enforcement of speed limits on haul roads and other unpaved and paved roads throughout the mine sites are used to reduce dust emissions. Depending on the environmental conditions (hot temperatures and high winds) and potential for excess dust emissions, haul road speed limits are further reduced when required.

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3.3  Road Design and Maintenance

Proper construction of haul roads are an important consideration for effective dust control. At MRM and JPM, haul roads are structurally designed to withstand the impact of heavier equipment and to reduce road degradation both of which can lessen the potential for fine particle exposure and dust emissions. In addition, equipment is designated each shift for maintaining road conditions. Debris on paved roads is removed as required using road cleaning and street sweeping equipment.

 

3.4  Material Handling

At MRM and JPM movement of overburden and reclamation material is managed to minimize handling. Suitable overburden material is used in dyke construction while material not suitable for dyke construction is used for road construction or stored in overburden disposal areas for future reclamation. Overburden disposal areas and Reclamation Material Stockpiles (RMS) are strategical located as to reduce the haul distance from the active stripping area. In addition, most of the reclamation material salvage operations are conducted during the winter months on frozen down roads further reducing the potential to mobilize dust.

During dyke and overburden disposal area construction, dust generation is controlled through compaction of surface material. To aid in erosion control, portions of structures are also assessed for progressive reclamation as construction continues to final elevation. Stockpiles not in use after one year are assessed for revegetation.

 

3.5  Reclamation

Reclamation material such as subsoil, topsoil and peat is salvaged and stored in accordance to the EPEA Approval’s 00153125-01-00 and 20809-02-00, as amended. Reclamation material is either directly placed onto the landform or stockpiled for future use as outlined in the Annual Reclamation Progress Tacking Reports, submitted to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in April of each year. At JPM and MRM, Reclamation Material Stockpiles (RMS) rely on natural regrowth to provide a rooting mat control to restrict erosion. This technique of encouraging natural vegetation not only returns additional seed stock, but also acts as dust control.

Canadian Natural will proceed with progressive reclamation at MRM and JPM as individual landforms are no longer required for the operation.

 

3.7 Chemical suppressants

At this point in time, chemical dust suppressants are not used at MRM and JPM. However, SOILTAC, a soil stabilizer and dust control agent, has been an internally approved Safety Data

 

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Sheet (SDS) dust suppressant that can be used at Canadian Natural if required and appropriate. SOILTAC is a milky white liquid (transparent once cured) that can be deployed to control dust, erosion, and stabilize soil. Industries that utilize this chemical include construction, mining, military, municipal, oil and gas, and transportation. The SDS classifies SOILTAC as not dangerous for the environment.

Canadian Natural requests that SOILTAC and water be authorized by the Director to use at MRM and JPM for dust control, if and when required, as per clause 4.1.47 (MRM) and clause 4.1.52 (JPM). SOILTAC would be used when conditions require a higher level of control and the volumes and locations will be reported in the EPEA annual report. If any additional dust suppressants or chemicals are intended to be used on roads or lands for the purpose of dust management, Canadian Natural will submit an authorization request in writing to the Director prior to use.

 

  1. 4.    Dust Monitoring and Contingency Plan

PM2.5 particulate matter, of which fugitive dust is one source, is measured continuously at WBEA’s AMS 9. Located along the southwest edge of MRM between the mine and Ft. MacKay, any exceedance of ambient air quality objectives (Alberta Environment and Parks, Ambient Air Quality Objectives) is reported immediately to Canadian Natural and appropriate regulatory agencies. Canadian Natural is required to follow up on the verbal report with a written report detailing site conditions, potential sources, and mitigation measures employed. In addition, WBEA publishes an annual report detailing the monitoring results for all stations in their network that is submitted to required regulatory agencies.

PM10, PM2.5 and Total (less than 100 µm) Particulate Matter (TPM) are reported annually to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).

Dust emissions are monitored within the mine and plant site areas by visual assessment. Visual assessments of key source areas are completed twice daily during summer and fall months and occur more frequently during dry and windy conditions. When current mitigation measures are identified to be insufficient during visual assessments, contingency actions will be taken to mediate dusty conditions. Contingency actions include more frequent surface watering, addition of an authorized chemical suppressant, further reduced vehicle speed, and reduced or ceased material handling activities. Surface watering activities are recorded on the Site Services daily shift log.

 

  1. 5.    References

Developing a Fugitive Dust Management Plan for Industrial Projects, Ministry of Energy, (Mines and Petroleum Resources & Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, May 2018).

 

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Environment Canada. 2014. 2013 Air pollutant emissions for Alberta. Air Pollutant Emission Inventory Search, National Pollutant Release Inventory. Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

US EPA, AP-42, 5th Edition “Compilation of Air Pollutants Emission Factor, Volume 1: Stationary Point and Area Sources

 

 

 

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Appendix A: Dust Emission Source Map

 

 

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464000                                          468000                                          472000                                                     476000                                          480000                                                     484000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSKEG RIVER MINE

 

 

 

 

 

JACKPINE MINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P R O J E C T

A R E A

M A P I N F O R M A T I O N

 

 

 

 

 

Legend

Mine Pit MSL

 

 

Overburden

Reclamation Material Stockpile

 

Sand and gravel deposits Tailings (Sand)

 

R e g u l a t o r y,

S t a k e h o l d e r

& E n v i r o n m e n t a l A f f a i r s

 

DUST EMISSION SOURCES

M u s k e g R i v e r & J a c k p i n e M i n e s

 

M A P S C A L E

 

0

1:90,000

1.25

2.5                                                               5

 

Kilometres

Satellite Im Projection: UTM Zone 12N ±

agery Acquired: July, 2019

 

Author: Zachery Kuzmic

Date: 12/16/2019

 

Reviewed By: Tina Ding

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Dust Management Plan – MRM & JPM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix B: SOILTAC Safety Data Sheet

 

 

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PRODUCT NAME                                                               SOILTAC®

Soil Stabilizer & Dust Control Agent

 

CHEMICAL FAMILY                                                           Synthetic Copolymer Dispersion

MANUFACTURER                                                              Soilworks®, LLC – Soil Stabilization & Dust Control 7580 N Dobson Rd, Ste 320

Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 USA (800) 545-5420 USA

+1 (480) 545-5454                                            International info@soilworks.com www.soilworks.com

 

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS                                  (800) 545-5420                     USA

+1 (480) 545-5454                                            International

 

U.S. DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS NUMBER)

Soilworks, LLC                                                                                  131946159

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE (CAGE CODE)

Soilworks, LLC                                                                                 3FTH5

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NATIONAL STOCK NUMBERS (NSN)

275-gallon (1,041 Liter)                                 Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Tote   6850-01-519-4708

55-gallon (208 Liter)                                       Drum                                                    6850-01-519-4706

 

U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) CONTRACT

Soilworks, LLC                                                                                 GS-07F-5364P                                                                                                              October 31, 2018

 

SYNONYMS/OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION

Soiltac is a formulated, high molecular weight, engineered, prime synthetic copolymer dispersion.

 

INTENDED USES

For industrial use only. Major industries include construction, mining, military, municipal, oil & gas, energy & renewable energy and transportation.

 

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SST1507020 SST1507020 Soiltac Safety Data Sheet                                           1 of 9                                                                                                                                                 Revised: 2/9/2018

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

HEALTH HAZARDS

INHALATION              Under normal conditions of industrial use, this material is NOT expected to be a primary route of exposure.

SKIN CONTACT          Under normal conditions of industrial use, this material is NOT expected to be a primary route of exposure.

EYE CONTACT            Under normal conditions of industrial use, this material is NOT expected to be a primary route of exposure.

INGESTION                 Under normal conditions of industrial use, this material is NOT expected to be a primary route of exposure.

 

GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS (GHS)

Not a hazardous substance or mixture.

 

U.S. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (HMIS) RATING

Health

0

No significant risk to health

Flammability

0

Material will not burn

Physical Hazard

0

Stable, non-reactive and non-explosive

Personal Protection

No special hazard under normal use

 
   

This material does NOT contain hazardous ingredients and is NOT considered hazardous according to OSHA criteria.

 

#

COMPONENT

%

CAS Number

1.

Synthetic Vinyl Copolymer Dispersion

55%

Non-Hazardous

2.

Water

45%

7732-18-5

 

BYPRODUCT / RECYCLED CONTENT

None

 
   

 

Provide medical care provider with this Safety Data Sheet.

 

EYE CONTACT

If irritation or redness develops from exposure, flush eyes with clean water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

 

SKIN CONTACT

No treatment necessary under normal conditions of use. Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with mild soap and water. If irritation or redness develops and persists, seek medical attention.

 

 

SST1507020 SST1507020 Soiltac Safety Data Sheet                                           2 of 9                                                                                                                                                 Revised: 2/9/2018

 

 

 

No treatment necessary under normal conditions of use. If breathing difficulties develop move victim away from source of exposure and into fresh air in a position comfortable for breathing. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.

 

INGESTION

If swallowed do not induce vomiting. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.

 
   

 

FLAMMABILITY

Nonflammable and NOT combustible.

This material is an aqueous mixture that will not burn. Dried material will burn in a fire.

 

FLASH POINT

Nonflammable

 

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

Use water spray, foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

 

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Cool closed containers exposed to fire with water spray. Proper protective equipment including breathing apparatus must be worn when approaching a fire in a confined space.

 

U.S. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) 704 HAZARD CLASS

 

 

 

Legend

0  – Minimal

1  – Slight

2  – Moderate

3  – Serious

4  – Severe

 
   

 

For guidance on selection of personal protective equipment see Chapter 8 of this Safety Data Sheet. See Chapter 13 for information on disposal. Observe the relevant local and international regulations.

 

PROTECTIVE MEASURES

Stop the leak, if possible. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination. Prevent from spreading or entering drains, ditches, sewers, rivers or open bodies of water by using sand, earth or other appropriate barriers.

 

CLEAN-UP METHODS

Avoid accidents, clean up immediately. Slippery when spilled. Prevent from spreading by making a barrier with sand, earth or other containment material. Reclaim liquid directly or in an absorbent. Soak up residue with an absorbent such as clay, sand or other suitable material and dispose of properly.

 

 

 

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Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

 
   

 

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS

Use local exhaust ventilation if there is risk of inhalation of vapors, mists or aerosols. Use the information in this data sheet as input to a risk assessment of local circumstances to help determine appropriate controls for safe handling, storage and disposal of this material.

 

STORAGE

Keep container tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Use properly labelled and closeable containers. Maintain storage temperature ≥40 °F (4 °C) to avoid freezing and destabilization. Ideal storage temperature is 72 °F (22 °C).

 

HANDLING

Avoid breathing vapors or mist. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. When handling material in drums, safety footwear should be worn and proper handling equipment should be used.

 

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS

For containers or container linings, use mild steel or high density polyethylene.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Do not freeze.

 
   

 

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS

Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.

 

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

The level of protection and types of controls necessary will vary depending upon potential exposure conditions. Select controls based on a risk assessment of local circumstances. Appropriate measures include: Adequate ventilation to control airborne concentrations. Where material is heated, sprayed or mist formed, there is greater potential for airborne concentrations to be generated.

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Personal protective equipment (PPE) should meet recommended national standards. Check with PPE suppliers.

 

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

Respiratory protection is NOT required under normal conditions of use in a well-ventilated workplace. In accordance with good industrial hygiene practices, precautions should be taken to avoid breathing of material. If engineering controls do not maintain airborne concentrations to a level which is adequate to protect worker health, select respiratory protection equipment suitable for the specific conditions of use and meeting relevant legislation. Check with respiratory protective equipment suppliers. Where air-filtering respirators are suitable, select an appropriate combination of mask and filter. Select a filter suitable for combined particulate/organic gases and vapors.

 

 

 

 

 

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Where hand contact with the material may occur the use of gloves approved to relevant standards (e.g. Europe: EN374, US: F739) made from the following materials may provide suitable chemical protection: PVC, neoprene or nitrile rubber gloves. Suitability and durability of a glove is dependent on usage, e.g. frequency and duration of contact, chemical resistance of glove material, glove thickness, dexterity. Always seek advice from glove suppliers. Contaminated gloves should be replaced. Personal hygiene is a key element of effective hand care. Gloves must only be worn on clean hands. After using gloves, hands should be washed with soap and water and dried thoroughly.

 

EYE PROTECTION

Eye protection is NOT required under normal conditions of use. If material is handled such that it could be splashed into eyes, wear splash-proof safety goggles or full face shield.

 

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Skin protection is NOT required under normal conditions of use or for single, short duration exposures. For prolonged or repeated exposures, use impervious chemical resistant boots, gloves and/or aprons over parts of the body subject to exposure.

 

MONITORING METHODS

Monitoring of the concentration of substances in the breathing zone of workers or in the general workplace may be required to confirm compliance with an OEL and adequacy of exposure controls.

 
   

 

BOILING POINT                      >212 °F (>100 °C)

COLOR                                        Milky white (transparent once cured)

DENSITY                                    8.85-9.15 lb./gal (1.06-1.1 kg/l)

DYNAMIC VISCOSITY            290 cP @ 140 °F (60 °C)

DYNAMIC VISCOSITY            420 cP @ 104 °F (40 °C)

EVAPORATION RATE             <1 (BuAc = 1)

FLASH POINT                           Nonflammable

FREEZING POINT                    <32 °F (<0 °C)

ODOR                                          Sweet and mild (no odor once cured)

PH                                                 5

PHYSICAL FORM                     Liquid

SPECIFIC GRAVITY                   1.05-1.10

VAPOR DENSITY                     >1 (Air = 1)

WATER SOLUBILITY              100% dispersible, completely (until cured)

 
   

CHEMICAL STABILITY

Stable. Coagulation may occur following freezing, thawing or boiling. Stability at 72 °F (22 °C) is ≥12 months.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID

Freezing (until cured).

 

 

 

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Hazardous polymerization does not occur.

 

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION

Hazardous decomposition products are NOT expected to form during normal storage.

 

CORROSIVITY

Non-corrosive.

 
   

 

CARCINOGENICITY

Components ≥0.1% are NOT known to be associated with carcinogenic effects.

ACGIH     American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists                                                                                                                                                               Not listed as carcinogenic IARC        World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer                                                                                                                                                               Not listed as carcinogenic NTP         U.S. National Toxicology Program                                                                                                                                                               Not listed as carcinogenic

OSHA      U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration                                                                                                                                                               Not listed as carcinogenic Prop 65   California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Proposition 65       Not listed as carcinogenic

 

REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY

NOT expected to be a hazard.

 

DIOXINS & FURANS (PCDD’s / PCDF’s)                                                                       None Detected – QC066-97, GC-MS

METALS                                                                                                       None Detected – EPA 6020 & 3050

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCBs) AROCLORS                       None Detected – EPA 8082 POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAH’s)           None Detected – EPA 3510, GC-MS SEMI-VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (SVOC)                                                                                                                                                  None Detected – EPA 8270, GC-MS VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS                        None Detected – EPA 8260, GC-MS

 
   

 

Based on EPA guidelines, this material is classified as practically non-toxic to all species. When used and applied properly, this material is not known to pose any ecological problems.

 

AQUATIC TOXICITY

Bacterium                                        Aliivibrio fischeri                                               15 minute                                              IC50                                                                                                             >6,200 mg/L Fathead Minnow              Pimephales promelas                                    7 day                                                            IC50                                                                                                             >95,000 mg/L Fathead Minnow              Pimephales promelas                                    7 day                                                            LC50                                                                                          >240,000 mg/L Fathead Minnow                                                            Pimephales promelas                                    96 hour                                                            LC50                                                                                                            >1,200 mg/L Microalga                             Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata               96 hour                                                            IC50                                                                                          >250,000 mg/L Microalga                                                            Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata               96 hour                                                            LC50                                                                                                            >1,000 mg/L Rainbow Trout                  Oncorhynchus mykiss                                   96 hour                                                            LC50                                                                                                            >1,000 mg/L Water Flea                           Daphnia magna                                                48 hour                                                            LC50                                                                                          >175,000 mg/L

 

TERRESTRIAL TOXICITY

Earthworm                                      Eisenia andrei                                                    14 day                                                            LC50                                                                                                            >1,000,000 mg/L

Lettuce                                             Root elongation                                                120 hour                                                            EC50                                                                                          >1,000,000 mg/L Lettuce                               Seed germination                                    120 hour                                                              LC50                                                                                          >1,000,000 mg/L

 

 

 

 

 

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The material contains non-volatile components, which are NOT expected to be released to air in any significant quantities. The material is NOT expected to have ozone depletion potential, photochemical ozone creation potential or global warming potential.

 
   

 

MATERIAL DISPOSAL

Recover or recycle if possible. Do NOT dispose into the environment, in drains or in water courses. To the best of our knowledge, this material does not meet the definition of hazardous waste under the U.S. EPA Hazardous Waste Regulations 40 CFR 261. Solidify and dispose of in an approved landfill. It is the responsibility of the waste generator to determine the toxicity and physical properties of the material generated to determine the proper waste classification and disposal methods in compliance with applicable regulations.

 

CONTAINER DISPOSAL

Dispose in accordance with prevailing regulations, preferably to a recognized collector or contractor. The competence of the collector or contractor should be established beforehand.

 

LOCAL LEGISLATION

Dispose in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.

 
   

 

NOT dangerous goods.

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)

NOT regulated.                 This material is NOT subject to DOT regulations under 49 CFR Parts 171-180.

 

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS (IMDG)

NOT regulated.                 This material is NOT classified as dangerous under IMDG regulations.

 

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)

NOT regulated.                 This material is either NOT classified as dangerous under IATA regulations or needs to follow country specific requirements.

 
   

 

The regulatory information is not intended to be comprehensive. Other regulations may apply to this material.

 
   

 

EPA COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, COMPENSATION, AND LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA)

This material does NOT contain any chemicals with U.S. EPA CERCLA reportable quantities.

 

EPA SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT (SARA)

This material does NOT contain any chemicals with SARA reportable quantities.

 

EPA TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA)

All components listed or in compliance with the inventory.

 

 

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EPA CERCLA/SARA SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND TPQS

This material does NOT contain any chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of SARA 302 and 40 CFR 372.

 

EPA CERCLA/SARA SECTION 311/312 (TITLE III HAZARD CATEGORIES)

Acute Health: No Chronic Health: No Fire Hazard: No Pressure Hazard: No Reactive Hazard: No

 

EPA CERCLA/SARA SECTION 313 AND 40 CFR 372

This material does NOT contain any chemicals subject to the reporting requirements of SARA 313 and 40 CFR 372.

 

CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)

This material does NOT contain any hazardous air pollutants (HAP, as defined by the CAA Section 12 (40 CFR 61).

 
   

 

CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT (PROPOSITION 65)

This material does NOT contain any chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.

 
   

 

This material has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the SDS contains all the information required by the regulations.

 

CANADIAN DOMESTIC SUBSTANCES LIST (DSL)

All components listed or in compliance with the inventory.

 

WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHIMIS)

None. This material is NOT a controlled material under the Canadian WHIMIS.

 

BUREAU DE NORMALIZATION DU QUÉBEC (BNQ)

Soiltac conformed as a dust control agent for non-asphalted roads and other similar surfaces. Certificate of Conformity:                                    2014-08-06 – 2015-06-30

Certificate #:                                   1743

Standard #:                                    BNQ 2410-300/2009-10-01

INVENTORY REGULATIONS

 

Certification Protocol #:            BNQ 2410-900/2010-01-12

Australia                       AICS                               All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. Canada                                        DSL/NDSL                   All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. China   IECSC         All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. Japan                                        ENCS                             All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. Korea   KECI           All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. Philippines                  PICCS                            All components listed or in compliance with the inventory. United States       TSCA                                        All components listed or in compliance with the inventory.

 

 

 

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AICS                               Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

DSL                                Canadian Domestic Substances List

ENCS                             Japanese Existing and New Chemical Substances

IECSC                             China Existing Chemical Inventory

KECI                               Korea Existing Chemicals Inventory

NDSL                             Canadian Non-Domestic Substances List

PICCS                            Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances TSCA                                        Toxic Substances Control Act

 
   

 

SDS VERSION NUMBER              1.2

SDS EFFECTIVE DATE                  7/13/2015

SDS REGULATIONS

The content and format of this SDS is in accordance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.

 

SDS DISTRIBUTION

The information in this document should be made available to all who may handle the material.

 
   

The information presented in this Safety Data Sheet is based on data believed to be accurate as of the date this Safety Data Sheet was prepared. HOWEVER, NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IS TO BE IMPLIED REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ABOVE, THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION OR THE MATERIAL, THE SAFETY OF THIS MATERIAL, OR THE HAZARDS RELATED TO ITS USE. No

responsibility is assumed for any damage or injury resulting from abnormal use or from any failure to adhere to recommended practices. The information provided above, and the material, are furnished on the condition that the person receiving them shall make their own determination as to the suitability of the material for their particular purpose and on the condition that they assume the risk of their use. In addition, no authorization is given nor implied to practice any patented invention without a license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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