Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Hazardous Waste Fee Health and Safety Code
CHAPTER 6.5 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTROL
Article 13. Management of Used Oil
25250.9. Used oil disposition notice. (a) (1) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a hazardous waste transporter who transports used oil shall provide a written notification in the form below to each generator from whom the transporter receives used oil:
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING
THE DISPOSITION OF YOUR USED OIL
PLEASE SIGN AFTER READING
___________ (used oil transporter) hereby advises ________________ (used oil generator) that _____________ (generator's) shipment of used oil may be transported to a facility that is required to comply with federal regulations applicable to management of used oil, but that is not required to comply with the more stringent requirements applicable to hazardous waste management facilities. California facilities that handle or process used oil are required to meet those more stringent requirements, and some out-of-state facilities that process used oil also meet those requirements. These include more stringent leak detection and prevention requirements, engineering certifications of tank integrity, and financial assurances for closure and accidental releases. It is lawful to send used oil to out-of-state facilities that comply only with federal used oil management standards and not these more stringent requirements.
This notification is for information purposes only.
(2) A hazardous waste transporter shall provide the notice required pursuant to paragraph (1) at least once each year, except if the notice is provided pursuant to subdivision (g).
(b) A transporter is not required to provide a generator with the notification specified in subdivision (a) if either of the following apply:
(1) The generator from whom the transporter receives used oil specifically designates in writing that the used oil is to be transported to a specified facility and that facility either is authorized by the department to produce used oil into recycled oil or it is operating in accordance with a hazardous waste facilities permit or interim status document issued pursuant to the federal act.
(2) The transporter annually certifies to the generator, in writing, that any used oil that the transporter receives from the generator will be transported only to a facility that is authorized by the department to produce used oil into recycled oil or to a facility that is lawfully operating in accordance with a hazardous waste facilities permit or interim status document issued pursuant to the federal act.
(c) A transporter may make the certification specified in subdivision (a) even if the used oil the transporter receives from the generator is first transported to a transfer facility, as defined in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 25123.3, or a storage facility authorized by the department to store used oil, before the used oil is sent to a facility that is authorized by the department to produce used oil into recycled oil or to a facility that is lawfully operating in accordance with a hazardous waste facilities permit or interim status document issued pursuant to the federal act.
(d) Any person who makes a material misrepresentation in the course of implementing the requirements of this section is in violation of this chapter. A transporter that relies in reasonable good faith upon a statement made by a facility to comply with this section is not in violation of this chapter.
(e) Each transporter subject to this section shall retain the documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with this section, including, but not limited to, each signed notification form, for as long as the transporter is required to retain the manifest for the used oil to which the documents apply.
(f) This section shall not be construed to prohibit the transportation of used oil to any facility located outside the state, or to impose liability upon, or in any way affect the liability of a generator whose used oil is transported to a facility located outside the state in accordance with the requirements of this section.
(g) A transporter may place the notification and signature and date block specified in subdivision (a) on the back of the service order the transporter provides to the generator, if the notification language and associated signature and date block specified in subdivision (a) is the only wording appearing on that side of the service order and the transporter and generator sign the signature and date block each time the generator receives a service order.