Arkansas Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arkansas Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: Arkansas Regulation (AR Reg.) 23.279.1 to 23.279.82

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Annual report: AR Reg. 23.279.57(b)

ADEQ notification requirements: AR Reg. 23.279.42, AR Reg. 23.279.51, AR Reg. 23.279.62, and AR Reg. 23.279.73

Use as a dust suppressant: AR Reg. 23.279.82

Regulatory Agency

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Hazardous Waste Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arkansas has adopted the federal used oil management standards. Arkansas has additional requirements in connection with reporting by processors/rerefiners of used oil, notification by used oil transporters, processors/rerefiners, burners and fuel marketers, and use of used oil as a dust suppressant.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ's Hazardous Waste Division administers and enforces the rules for used oil management in Arkansas.

State Requirements


AR Reg. 23.279.57(b)

Arkansas requires processors/rerefiners of used oil to submit by March 1 an annual report on their used oil activities during the previous year. In contrast, the federal rules require such an activity report to be submitted every two years.


AR Reg. 23.279.42, AR Reg. 23.279.51, AR Reg. 23.279.62, and AR Reg. 23.279.73

As under the federal rules, used oil transporters, processors/rerefiners, burners, and fuel marketers must provide notification to ADEQ. However, notification must be made by submitting a completed US EPA Form 8700-12 and not, as allowed alternatively by the federal rules, in a letter requesting an US EPA ID number. However, even if a used oil ...

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