Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Huge Victory for Businesses who produce waste oil

Great News –A Huge Victory for Businesses who produce waste oil or who are responsible for used oil management!

The EPA released the new Clean Air Act Standards in February 2011:

“How are space heaters that burn used oil addressed by today’s rules?"
The final rules do not impact the regulation of used oil burned in space heaters. Specifically, the EPA is clarifying that regulation of used oil combusted in oil fired space heaters that meets the provisions of 40 CFR 279.23 would not in any way change the current regulatory scheme or operations for burning of used oil in space heaters. This includes used oil generated by small facilities, such as auto repair shops and machine shops that have such units, and used oil generated by homeowners who change their own oil (referred to as “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” oil) that are burned in such units.”

To read the complete rule:

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