Texas Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Texas Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Texas Used Oil Collection, Management, and Recycling Act, Texas Health and Safety Code (H&SC) 371.001 to 371.110

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Used oil management rules: 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) 324.1 to 324.22

Used oil filter (UOF) management: 30 TAC 328.21 to 328.28

Applicability: 30 TAC 324.3

Registration and financial assurance:

Registration: 30 TAC 324.11 to 324.14

Registration suspension or revocation: 30 TAC 324.21

Financial assurance: 30 TAC 324.22

Management rules:

Collection centers: 30 TAC 324.7

Transporters: H&SC 371.026(d)

Processors/rerefiners: 30 TAC 324.12

Tanks: 30 TAC 324.11(1), 30 TAC 324.12(1), 30 TAC 324.13(1), and 30 TAC 324.22(e)

Spills: 30 TAC 324.15

Prohibitions: 30 TAC 324.4


Applicability: 30 TAC 328.22

Prohibitions: 30 TAC 328.23

Registration: 30 TAC 328.24

Bill of lading: 30 TAC 328.25

Storage: 30 TAC 328.23, 30 TAC 328.26, and 30 TAC 328.28

Variances from UOF rules: 30 TAC 328.27

Used oil grants: 30 TAC 328.41 to 328.47

Regulatory Agency

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Compliance and Enforcement

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Texas has adopted the federal used oil management standards by reference with additional state provisions that make its used oil management rules more stringent than the federal rules. The additional Texas used oil provisions relate to: annual reporting by used oil collection centers; registration with Texas Commission on Enviromental Quality (TCEQ) by used oil collection centers, transporters and transfer facilities, processors/rerefiners, marketers, and burners; analysis plans and biennial ...

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