Category: Hazardous Waste

Generators:
Used Oil Program

Generators comprise the largest segment of the used oil industry. They include businesses that produce, or collect, used oil through commercial or industrial operations, such as: Commercial Airlines and Railroads Construction Companies Manufacturing Enterprises Military Installations Public and Private Motor Pool Fleets (Taxis, Buses, and Delivery Vehicles) Vehicle Repair Shops and Service Stations Generators also …

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Inspections, Enforcement, and Prohibited Practices:
Used Oil Program

Any duly authorized officer, employee or representative of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control may, at any reasonable time and upon presentation of appropriate credentials and upon providing the opportunity to have a representative of the owner, operator, or agent in charge to be present, enter upon and inspect any property, premise, or …

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Origins of Used Oil:
Used Oil Program

Air Conditioning Repair Facilities Automotive Maintenance Facilities (See Note below.) Electric Generating Stations Household Do-It-Yourselfers Manufacturing Companies Mining and Smelter Operations Plus Many Other Types of Businesses Note: When you have an automotive maintenance facility change your oil for you, you probably are charged a small fee by the facility to get rid of your …

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Outreach and Training:
Used Oil Program

Watch Our Used Oil Commercials Recycling and Community Outreach Connection For additional information on used oil check out these sites. Filter Manufacturers Council American Petroleum Institute Comments For more information about the Used Oil Program, please contact Deborah Ng (dng@utah.gov): (801) 536-0218.

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Statistics:
Used Oil Program

The nation consumes around 252 billion gallons of petroleum products annually, primarily as fuel. Approximately one percent is refined into various industrial and engine-related oils. Much of that oil is unrecoverable; some due to severe contamination during use and some due to spillage. The amount of used oil that can be recovered varies greatly, from …

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Used Oil Defined

Used oil is defined in the Utah Administrative Code Rule R315-15 Standards for the Management of Used Oil as “any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and as a result of such use is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.” The following are examples of …

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Specifications:
Used Oil Program

Most used oil in Utah is burned as a substitute fuel for energy recovery, which means it is burned to produce a product, such as asphalt road material. Because it has been used, used oil may contain many more contaminants than virgin oil. EPA has looked at this issue closely, and has determined that only …

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Regulation of Used Oil as a Hazardous Waste

Used oil, by itself, is not managed as a hazardous waste, even though it may exhibit hazardous waste characteristics. However, if used oil is mixed with any quantity or any combination of a hazardous waste that is listed in R315-261-30 through R315-261-32 of the Utah Administrative Code (a “listed” waste), the mixture is subject to regulation …

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Why Have a Used Oil Program?

Used Oil Is A Valuable Resource Used oil can be re-refined as a lubricating oil, used as a clean fuel and reprocessed to create many petroleum-based products. Recycling it saves this non-renewable resource for future use. One gallon of used oil can be re-refined into 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil. It takes 42 gallons of …

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Used Oil Recycling Program

Jump to: Mission and Goals Used Oil Recycling Forms Rules and Statutes Permitted and Registered Facilities Terminology Tracking the Program Comments Mission and Goals The mission of the Used Oil Program is to protect the public and the environment from exposure to contamination caused by the improper treatment, storage, and disposal of used oil. The …

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Hazardous Waste Inspection Checklists

Central Accumulation Area Checklist (191 KB) Contingency Plan and Emergency Procedures Checklist (1 MB) Drum Top Lamp Crusher Checklist (57 KB) Hazardous Secondary Materials Generator Checklist (204 KB) Hazardous Secondary Material Intermediate Facility or Reclamation Facility Checklist (555 KB) Land Disposal Restriction Checklist (348 KB) Legitimate Hazardous Secondary Materials Recycling Criteria Checklist (839 KB) Large …

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Hazardous Waste Management Program

The Division provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. This program has been successful in helping small businesses understand the requirements necessary for compliance with the hazardous waste management rules specific to small business. Each year approximately 50 companies are visited using this program. …

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Hazardous Waste: DEQ Protects the Public through Inspections, Education

By Alex Pashley Almost everything we do creates some kind of waste. While many wastes are relatively benign, some are hazardous and need to be regulated to protect public health and the environment. As a hazardous waste inspector for the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste (DSHW), I evaluate the hazardous …

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