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What is an oil spill control agent?

Oil spill control agents may assist in oil spill clean up in Australian waters.

Agents include dispersants, agents, sorbents, degreasers, cleaners and breakers and will generally fall into one of these nine major product types:

Products included on the oil spill control agent register will be identified for the particular use stipulated in the application for listing of the oil spill control agent.

Oil spill control agents are required to be registered before they are accepted for use in Australia. Find out how to register an oil spill control agent.

Last updated: 

Monday 2 December 2019