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Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code

CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL

Article 13. Management of Used Oil

Section 25250.28

25250.28. Automated onboard oil management system. (a) For purposes of this section, "automated onboard oil management system" means a system designed to extend the intervals between necessary oil changes and diminish the use of crankcase oil by electronically sensing changes in the physical properties of the oil in the crankcase and, based on the properties detected, periodically transferring oil directly from the engine crankcase into the fuel tank to be burned as fuel.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, oil that is managed by an automated onboard oil management system is exempt from the requirements of this article and is excluded from classification as a waste under this chapter if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(1) The system is applied to a mining vehicle with a gross vehicle weight capacity in excess of 200,000 pounds or a locomotive, and all of the following conditions are satisfied:

(A) Data concerning the air emissions associated with the operation of the system in those classes of equipment is submitted to the State Air Resources Board on or before January 1, 2002, and the data demonstrates that the operation of the system will not significantly impair the state's air quality. Mitigation measures may be provided to assist in satisfying this condition.

(B) The system is designed, maintained, and operated in a manner that does all of the following:

(i) The leakage of oil from any of the component parts of the system is prevented.

(ii) The quantity of used oil in the fuel tank at any given time is not more than 3 percent of the nominal capacity of the fuel tank.

(iii) The system meets the air emission criteria demonstrated by the applicant in the air emissions data submitted to the State Air Resources Board pursuant to subparagraph (A).

(C) Any mitigation provided to satisfy the air quality requirement in subparagraph (A) is maintained throughout the period of operation of the system or alternative satisfactory mitigation is provided.

(2) The system and the use of the system is approved by the State Air Resources Board, after consultation with the department, and all of the following requirements are satisfied:

(A) The State Air Resources Board determines that operation of the system will not significantly impair the state's air quality. Mitigation measures may be provided to assist in satisfying this requirement.

(B) A description of the manner in which the system will be operated to ensure compliance with the federal act and the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. SEC. 7401 et seq.) is submitted with the application for approval of the system pursuant to this paragraph and the system is operated in accordance with that description.

(C) The system is designed, maintained, and operated in a manner that prevents the leakage of oil from any of the component parts of the system.

(D) The system is designed, maintained, and operated in compliance with any conditions that the State Air Resources Board, after consultation with the department, determines to be necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of this section.

(E) Any mitigation provided to satisfy the air quality requirement in subparagraph (A) is maintained throughout the period of operation of the system or alternative satisfactory mitigation is provided.

(c) This section does not exempt any of the following:

(1) Oil removed from an engine, other than through the operation of an automated onboard oil management system, from this article or from classification as a waste under this chapter.

(2) Emissions or other releases into the environment resulting from the operation of an automated onboard oil management system, from otherwise applicable air emissions standards, or any other applicable law.

(3) Oil managed by an automated onboard oil management system on vehicles authorized to be driven on the public highways pursuant to the Vehicle Code.