Category: Waste Management and Radiation Control

Collection Centers:
Used Oil Program

Jump to: Collection Centers By County Become a Collection Center Recycling Program Comments Managing used oil to maximize its economic value, while minimizing pollution makes good sense. The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control believes that the majority of Utah residents are environmentally sensitive and willing to participate in a used oil recycling program. …

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Used Oil Program

What is meant by a DIYer? A DIYer is a “do-it-yourself” oil changer –any person who changes the oil in their own vehicles or other engines. Why is a special program to collect this oil necessary? The U.S. EPA estimates that 50% of Americans change their own oil and only 35% of that oil is …

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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: (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 Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 279 , and Utah’s 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 …

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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 Subpart D of Title 40 CFR 261 (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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Radiation Control Program

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard and improve Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation. The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control assists in achieving this mission through various programs. The Radiation Control Program is divided into three program areas: Low Level Radioactive Waste Uranium Mills and Radioactive …

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X-Ray Program

Medical x-rays account for the majority of the average citizen’s exposure to man made radiation. Although most scientists believe there is a health risk from low levels of exposure to x-rays, the risk is generally considered to be small when compared with the benefits. Even though the risk is small, exposures should still be maintained …

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X-Ray Dose Comparisons:
X-Ray Program

Among experts there is no universal agreement on whether there is a risk associated with the small amounts of radiation exposure received from medical x-rays and if there is a risk what is the likelihood (probability) of harmful effects arising at some future date. Different methods have been formulated in an attempt to estimate risk. …

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Forms:
X-Ray Program

X-Ray Machine Registration Form (169KB) Notice to Employees (199 KB) Lead Aprons Statement (313 KB) Qualified Experts Forms and Instructions Inspection Form (141 KB) Inspection Instructions (71 KB) Registration Form (26 KB) Registered Qualified Experts (22 KB) Recertification Form (142 KB) Mammography Physicists Application Form (132 KB) Mammography Imaging Medical Physicists (81 KB) Recertification Form …

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Inspections, Registrations, and Fees:
X-Ray Program

All x-ray tubes in the State must be registered every year with the Division, if they are attached to a control unit. Registration forms are sent to all registrants on file each year. Even x-ray units in storage must be registered if they are not in a retail sales facility. Additionally, the rules require the …

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