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Used Oil Management
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The RCRA used oil management standards found at 40 CFR 279 serve as a road map to guide used oil handlers (generators, transporters, burners, marketers, processors, and rerefiners) through the various storage, recordkeeping, and cleanup procedures that work together to ensure that used oil is handled safely.
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Questions & Answers An employee wishes to take our used oil/coolant mix home to use as fuel to heat his shop. Currently we pay Safety Kleen to remove it and recycle it as fuel. 12/22/2005National
Questions & Answers As long as the used oil's flash point is => 140 F, can my spent acetone (used as a degreaser) be disposed of in my onsite oily wastewater treatment facility that has two 30,000 gallon used oil tanks holding used oil sold as on-spec oil? 05/06/2016National
Questions & Answers Can soil and absorbent material (<25 gal, no free liquid) from a small used oil spill clean up be sent to a municipal landfill? 08/17/2015National
Toolbox Talks Draining and Managing Used Oil Filters  National
Questions & Answers How do I rebut the presumption that used oil with over 1,000 ppm of halogens is a hazardous waste? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers How long can I store used oil at my site? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers I am a used oil marketer and have misplaced the one-time notice from the off-specification used oil burner to which I send my oil. What do I do? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers I am a used oil processor and am moving my oil storage site from one part of my facility to another. The site will operate in the same way but will be relocated. What are my obligations? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers I generate used oil at my site, accumulate it, and reprocess it by removing suspended particles and water. Am I a used oil processor? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers I just found that my transporter is taking my used oil to an off-specification used oil burner. Am I a marketer or not? What do I need to do? 12/07/1999National
Guidance Documents Managing Used oil: Answers to Frequent Questions for Businesses  National
Questions & Answers Our company occasionally moves small amounts (1-2 drums)of used, non-PCB transformer oil from service centers to a central collection site until a tanker load is accumulated and removed for recycling. 03/22/2005National
Questions & Answers Someone is telling me that used oil (stored at a construction site) is regulated under RCRA... 06/14/2006National
Guidance Documents Used Oil Determination Flowchart  National
Regulatory Analysis Used Oil Management  National
Forms Used Oil Management - Certification Letter - Template  National
Checklists Used Oil Management Responsibilities Checklist  National
Questions & Answers We pick up used oil in the following states from a variety of generators in a number of states.What are our requirements for providing a manifest to the customers in those states that we pick up the used oil from? 08/31/2012National
Questions & Answers We routinely dispose of used oil absorbents and universal wastes at our facilities in 3 states (IA, AL, and WV). We have Bill of Lading/Manifests for these non-hazardous pick-ups. Do we have to get the signed copy back from the designated facility 03/03/2010National
Questions & Answers What are the typical ways that a state might differ in regulation of used oil? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers What regulations apply to contractors who generate used oil and oil filters while servicing equipment at my site? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers What test should be conducted on used motor oil before burning in a furnace for heating purposes? 02/17/2004National