California Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil voluntary recycling requirements: California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act, California Public Resources Code (PRC) Sections 48600 to 48691, and Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) regulations at 14 CCR 18600 to 18659.5

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Used oil management requirements: California Health and Safety Code (CH & SC), Sections 25250 to 25250.30 and regulations at 22 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 66279.1 to 66279.91


Used oil definition: CH & SC 25250.1(a)

Substances that are not used oil: CH & SC 25250.1(a)(1)(C)

Exemption: CH & SC 25250.28

Regulation as hazardous waste: CH & SC 25250.4, CH & SC 25250.1, and 22 CCR 66279.10(b)

Recycled oil: CH & SC 25250.1(a)(3)

Rebuttable Presumption: 22 CCR 66279.10(b) and CH & SC 25250.1(a)(1)(C)(v)

Waste Analyses: 22 CCR 66279.91


Disposal: CH & SC 25250.5

Dust suppressant restrictions: CH & SC 25250.5

Mixing: CH & SC 25250.7 and 22 CCR 66279.10(c)

Generator rules:

Testing and certification: CH & SC 25250.1(c), CH & SC 25250.18, and CH & SC 25250.19

Operating requirements: 22 CCR 66279.20 and 22 CCR 66279.21

Used oil manifest: CH & SC 25160.2

Transporting exemptions: CH & SC 25250.11 and CH & SC 25250.12

Transporter rules: CH & SC 25250.23, CH & SC 25250.10, and CH & SC 25250.18

Registration and ID Numbers: CH & SC 25250.23

Notification: CH & SC 25250.9

Reports: CH & SC 25250.10

Certification: CH & SC 25250.18

Generators as Transporters: CH & SC 25250.11(b)

Transfer facility rules: CH & SC 25250.13 and CH & SC 25250.17

Collection center certification rules: PRC Sections 48660 to 48662

Recycler rules:

Permits: CH & SC 25250.11 ...

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