New Jersey Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management regulations: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26A-6.1 to 7:26A-6.10

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Used oil definitions: NJAC 7:26A-1.3

Definition of used oil: NJAC 7:26A-1.3

Classification of used oil:

Mixtures of used diesel engine crankcase oil: NJAC 7:26A-6.1(a)(4)(ii)

Halogen content of used oil: NJAC 7:26-6.2

Generators burning used oil: NJAC 7:26A-6.4(e)4 and NJAC 7:26A-6.3(f)

Facilities accepting do-it-yourselfer (DIYer) used oil: NJAC 7:26A-6.5


Registration: NJAC 7:26A-6.6(a)5 and NJAC 7:26A-6.6(a)6

Shipment records: NJAC 7:26A-6.6(g)

Transfer facility location: NJAC 7:26A-6.6(c)(3)

Processors and rerefiners: NJAC 7:26A-6.7(a)(2)(vi)

Burners of off-specification used oil: NJAC 7:26A-6.3(c)

Signage for motor oil retailers: NJAC 7:26A-6.4(g)

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has adopted the federal used oil management rules and added several more stringent requirements relating to:

—Definition of used oil

—Mixtures of used diesel engine crankcase oil and diesel fuel

—Total halogen content of on-specification used oil

—Generators using space heaters

—Facilities that accept do-it-yourselfer (DIYer) used oil for recycling

—State registration and recordkeeping for used oil transporters

—Facility location notification by used oil transfer facilities

—Application as a Class D (used oil) recycling center by processors and rerefiners

—Air permits for burners burning off-specification used oil for energy recovery

—Signage for motor oil retailers

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