ACT TERRA FIRMA

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN: B-71
USEPA, OEM REGULATION AND POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
LISTING DATE: APRIL 7, 2014
“ACT TERRA FIRMA”
(aka, ACT-TF)

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
ACT TERRA FIRMA
(aka, ACT-TF)
Type of Product: Bioremediation Agent (Biological Additive/Microbiological Culture)
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
Franssen Enterprises, Inc.
511 N. McKinley Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Phone: (303) 833-5393
Fax: (303) 833-2872
E-mail: actcleaners@comcast.net
Website: www.actcleaners.com Exit
(Mr. Todd Franssen)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
American Cleaning Technologies, Inc.
511 N. McKinley Avenue
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
Phone: (303) 833-5393
Fax: (303) 833-2872
E-mail: actcleaners@comcast.net
Website: www.actcleaners.com Exit
(Mr. Todd Franssen)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability: Non-flammable (DOT: Non-hazardous)
2. Ventilation: Standard industrial hygiene ventilation practices should be used to control human exposures to this product. Respiratory protection equivalent to either N100 or the older HEPA filter (APR with a DFM (purple) cartridge) will provide adequate protection.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: Recommendations are guidelines and may not apply to every situation. To prevent skin contact, standard work clothing and standard work or latex gloves will provide adequate protection. To prevent eye contact, standard safety glasses with side shields are recommended.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 48ºC continuous, 60ºC up to 5 days
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: -45ºC
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 4ºC to 38ºC
4.d. Temperatures of phase separation and chemical changes: Stable
V. SHELF LIFE
Store product in a dry area. If kept in a sealed container with desiccant bag the shelf life is 5 years.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1. Application Method: Apply ACT TERRA FIRMA directly to surfaces by broadcasting product with a scoop or grass seed drop spreader. DO NOT add fertilizers or nutrients.

2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Hard Surface with Limited Permeability (e.g., concrete, asphalt, stone, etc.): Apply a small amount of ACT TERRA FIRMA with a scoop or grass seed drop spreader to the surface. Using a soft bristle broom spread ACT TERRA FIRMA over the surface. If desired results are not achieved within two weeks repeat application. DO NOT sweep or wash cleaner off. ACT TERRA FIRMA will dissipate over time. One pound covers approximately 100 square feet. DO NOT add fertilizers or nutrients. Prior to application, appropriate containment mechanisms should be used to prevent runoff of the product/oil mixture.
Permeable Surfaces (e.g., packed sand, gravel, or soil; loose, bulk material that may be excavated and stockpiled for treatment): Apply ACT TERRA FIRMA product directly to surfaces by broadcasting product using a scoop or grass seed drop spreader over the contaminated area. Check the contamination levels every 15 days, reapplying as needed. Tilling may be needed for contamination 12 inches or deeper. One pound covers approximately 50 square feet. DO NOT add fertilizers or nutrients. Prior to application, appropriate containment mechanisms should be used to prevent runoff of the product/oil mixture.
Applications to Water: ACT TERRA FIRMA is recommended for use in conditions where the water is not actively flowing. Apply to water surface at a rate of one pound over approximately a 200 square foot surface area. Using a scoop or a handheld broadcast spreader to ensure that ACT TERRA FIRMA is dispersed evenly. DO NOT add fertilizers or nutrients.
Conditions for Use: Product usage is not affected by salinity. Water temperature range should be -2ºC to 46ºC and can be used on frozen water in temperatures as low as -65ºC. ACT TERRA FIRMA is best used on contamination levels of 3% to 5% TPH. Contact Act BioRemediation Products for usage on higher contamination levels.

VII.TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Effectiveness:

Bioremediation Agent Effectiveness Test (40 CFR 300.900), Federal Register September 15, 1994:

Summary Data Table

DAYS ACT Terra Firma
3 REPS/PROD
TOTAL MEAN
ALKANES (ppm)
RED%
28 DAYS
TOTAL MEAN
AROMATICS (ppm)
RED%
28 DAYS
0 CONTROL 29,969 0 9,018 0
NUTRIENT 29,102 0 8,582 0
ACT TERRA FIRMA 27,685 0 8,240 0
7 CONTROL 24,289 0 6,974 0
NUTRIENT 18,132 0 6,377 0
ACT TERRA FIRMA 2,614 0 3,306 0
28 CONTROL 18,909 36.9 4,426 50.8
NUTRIENT 1,465 94.9 5,609 34.6
ACT TERRA FIRMA 113 99.6 475 94.2

Results of Gravimetric Analysis:

Percentage (%) Decrease in Weight of Oil on Day 28

Control
0.0%
Nutrient
17.0%
ACT Terra Firma
9.7%

b. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
ACT TERRA FIRMA Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
223.60 96-hr
74.10 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
4.24 96-hr
1.99 48-hr
ACT TERRA FIRMA & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.61 96-hr
1.19 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SLS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
12.25 96-hr
12.27 48-hr
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
1. Listing of each component of the total formulation, other than microorganisms, by chemical name and percentage by weight: CONFIDENTIAL
2. Listing of all microorganisms by species and percentages of each species in the composition of the additive: CONFIDENTIAL
3. Optimum pH, temperature, and salinity ranges for use of the additive:
pH: range 4.0 to 9.0
Temperature: range -20°C to 52°C
Salinity: Freshwater 0 to 500 ppm; Ocean Saltwater 35,000 ppm
3. Minimum and maximum pH, temperature, and salinity levels below or above which the effectiveness of the additive is reduced to half its optimum capacity:
pH: 3.0 and 13.0
Temperature: -50°C and 65°C
Salinity: Freshwater and 45,000 ppm
4. Special nutrient requirements: Not applicable. DO NOT add fertilizers or nutrients.
5. Test results regarding the determination of the presence of the following:
Salmonella: Negative
Fecal coliform: Negative
Shigella: Negative
Staphylococcus Coagulase positive: Negative
Beta hemolytic Streptococci: Negative
IX. phys_propPHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: NA
2. Pour Point: NA
3. Viscosity: NA
4. Specific Gravity: 0.8 g/cm3
5. pH: 7.0 – 12.0
6. Chemical Name and Percentage by Weight of the Total Formulation: CONFIDENTIAL
7. Surface Active Agents: CONFIDENTIAL
8. Solvents: NA
9. Additives: CONFIDENTIAL
10. Solubility: <5% (estimated)
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic <0.13
Barium 1.30
Cadmium 0.077
Chromium 0.17
Copper NA
Lead <0.25
Mercury <0.00010
Selenium 0.67
Silver <0.030
Zinc NA
Cyanide NA
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons NA

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