February, 2010

MBC: Working at Advancing Energy Independence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a set of “good housekeeping” requirements for used oil handlers.  These are detailed in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 279.

EPA’s regulatory definition of used oil is as follows:  “Used oil is 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 contaminate by physical or chemical impurities.”  To meet EPA’s definition, a substance must meet three criterion of origin, use, and contaminants.

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