Arizona’s Used Oil Regulatory Program

ADEQ has adopted some additional regulatory provisions that supplement federal regulations for managing used oil in Arizona.

Definitions

In addition to the definitions in 40 CFR 279, the following also apply:

• Used oil — Includes oil contaminated as a result of its handling, transportation or storage.

• Off-specification used oil — Used oil that exceeds any allowable levels in 40 CFR 279.11.

• On-specification used oil — Used oil that doesn’t exceed any allowable levels in 40 CFR 279.11.

Used Oil Collection Centers

A used oil collection center, as defined in 40 CFR 279, is required to register with ADEQ. Each registrant is then issued an identification number.

Marketer’s Certification

A marketer must provide certification that it is selling on-specification used oil fuel to a burner. A burner is not criminally liable for burning off-specification used oil fuel that a marketer certified as on-specification.

Periodic Reports

Each calendar quarter, each used oil transporter, processor and marketer is required to submit a written report to ADEQ about its used oil activities for the preceding calendar quarter. Each year, each used oil burner is required to submit a written report to ADEQ about its used oil activities for the preceding calendar year. All client lists and related identifying information contained in these periodic reports are treated as confidential.

Labeling

Any tank that stores used oil must label the tank with the words “Used Oil.”

 

Testing

ADEQ shall collect samples of used oil to determine compliance with specifications as part of its quality assurance/quality compliance program.