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Shipping Solids & Liquids in a Poly-Overpack Salvage Drum

Q: If the Poly-Overpack® Salvage Drum line is qualified for shipping solids, what about over packing drums that still contain a residual amount of liquid? A: You should always use a Salvage Drum to ship “...packages of hazardous materials that are damaged, defective, or found leaking...” which of course includes hazardous liquids according to DOT regulations [...]

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When to Use a Salvage Drum

Q: When should you use a Salvage Drum? A: You should always use a Salvage Drum to ship “...packages of hazardous materials that are damaged, defective, or found leaking and hazardous materials that have spilled or leaked...”  according to DOT regulations [49CFR173.3 (c)].   What constitutes a hazardous substance is defined in EPA regulations.  Packing the materials [...]

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ENPAC Products and UV

Q: Are ENPAC products protected from the negative effects of UV?A: YES. All ENPAC rigid plastic containment and flexible fabric containment products are UV protected through additives formulated into the raw material.  The only effect that may be observed in the rigid containment products is that over time the pigment within the plastic will slightly fade.  This [...]

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European “Restrictions on Hazardous Substances” (RoHoS)

Q: Are ENPAC products compliant with the European “Restrictions on Hazardous Substances” (RoHoS)? A: YES. All ENPAC products are manufactured without the use of Lead (PB), Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB) and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PDBE).  These substances are strictly controlled by European Union governments and there are rigid import bans on such materials or [...]

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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Q: Do ENPAC products help users comply with the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation (EPA 40CFR112) and the “1320 Rule”? A: YES. The SPCC regulation is the national oil spill regulation.  The purpose of the SPCC regulation is prevention of oil discharge into navigable waters and related areas, rather than cleanup after a spill has [...]

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Are all Overpack Drums Salvage Drums?

Q: Are all Overpack drums Salvage Drums? A: NO. It is critical to understand that “All Salvage Drums are Overpacks, but not all Overpacks are Salvage DrumsTM”.   An Overpack is defined in US Department of Transportation regulations 49 CFR 171.8 “Definitions” as “...an enclosure that is used by a singleconsignor to provide protection or convenience in handling [...]

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Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)

Q: Do ENPAC containment products comply with the requirements of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) of 1999, Part 5 “Regulation of Toxic Substances”? A: YES. The Canadian regulation, however, does not have a clear formula for determining required sump capacity for compliant spill containment like the US EPA regulations.  Instead each toxic substance has a separate [...]

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Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Act, CGSB-43.150

Q:  Does the ENPAC Poly-Overpack® Salvage Drum p/n 1237-YE conform to the requirements of the Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Act, CGSB-43.150? A: YES.  The ENPAC Poly-Overpack® Salvage Drum p/n 1237-YE is designed, manufactured, marked, and tested to meet or exceed the performance standards of the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations which specifically meet the [...]

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