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prEN 15522-1 Edition 04/2023
Oil spill identification - Petroleum and petroleum related products - Part 1: Sampling
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This document provides guidance on taking and handling samples related to oil spill identification in legal proceedings. Guidance is given on obtaining samples from both the spill and its potential source. Preservation of evidence is an essential part of legal procedures and oil sampling must be treated appropriately (legal sampling). WARNING — Taking samples may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. This document is not intended to address all the health and safety aspects associated with the guidance given. It is the responsibility of the user to consult and establish appropriate health and safety practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. IMPORTANT — Most countries have teams with specialist training in sampling on board ships. Do not take unnecessary risks, seek assistance from such teams where available. NOTE For the sake of clarity, the word ‘oil’ is used throughout this document. It can equally refer to crude oil, a petroleum product or mixtures of such.


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Technical Committee :
CEN/TC 19 : Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin


start of the vote on the project    07/07/2022   date of ratification (dor)    15/03/2023
end of the vote on the project    29/09/2022   date of anouncement (doa)    12/07/2023
start of the vote on the final project    21/12/2022   date of publication (dop)    12/10/2023
end of the vote on the final project    15/02/2023   date of withdrawal (dow)    12/10/2023

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


Relations to older standards
CEN/TR 15522-1:2006

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

13.020.40 : Pollution, pollution control and conservation
75.080 : Petroleum products in general


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