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Used Oil Recycling Program

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 goals of the Used Oil Program are to eliminate, or reduce, the obstacles to properly collect and recycle do-it-yourselfer (DIYer) used oil, (i.e., used oil generated through household activities, including maintenance of personal vehicles) through a broad and extensive public education program. The Division has worked with local businesses to make recycling used oil easy and convenient. The Division also regulates used oil generators, transporters, processors, re-refiners, burners, and marketers.

Used Oil Cleanup and Closure Requirements

The Used Oil Program has specification requirements for used oil cleanups and closures in accordance with R315-15 and R315-101 of the Utah Administrative Code. The used oil program does not utilize the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) Screening Levels found in Corrective Action Process for Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites, Oct. 30, 2005, Updated March 2015. The used oil program utilizes the EPA Regional Screening Levels (RSLs) located at https://www.epa.gov/risk/regional-screening-levels-rsls-generic-tables for Volatiles (VOCs), semi-volatiles (SVOCs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and metals.

If you have questions regarding the RSLs, please contact Dr. Eric Baiden, Toxicologist (801) 536-0216 or Deborah Ng, Used Oil Program Manager (801) 536-0218.

Used Oil Recycling

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Forms

Rules and Statutes

Permitted and Registered Used Oil Facilities

Terminology

Tracking the Program

Comments

For more information about the Used Oil Program, please contact Deborah Ng (801) 536-0218.