What are Sorbents and related Regulations?
Sorbents: Products used to absorb liquids, including oil, petroleum based fluids, chemicals and water.
Types of Sorbents:
The more common industrial regulations include:
1) EPA Regulations
(a) Container storage areas must have a containment system that is designed and operated in accordance with par. b of this section.
(b) A containment system must be designed and operated as follows:
The containment system must have sufficient capacity to contain 10% of the volume of the containers or the volume of the largest container, whichever is greater.
EPA: [40 CFR 112.7 (c) (1) (vii) 
EPA: [40 CFR 122.26 (1997)]
EPA: [40 CFR 263.31 (1997)]
2) OSHA Regulations
OSHA: [29 CFR 1910.22(a) (2) (1997)]
OHSA: [29 CFR 1910.120(j) (1) (vii) (1997)]