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Conservative State Legislators Recommend Model Used Oil Legislation

Thursday, March 21, 2013  
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On January 13, 2013, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of conservative state legislators from virtually all 50 states, adopted model legislation concerning DIY collection centers and used oil transporters. Below are the key provisions.

Do It Yourself Collection Centers
(A) The state regulatory agency shall develop certification requirements for DIYer used oil collection centers that shall require, at a minimum, that such centers:

  1. Accept uncontaminated used DIYer oil from the general public in quantities up to five gallons per day;
  2. Participate in the state toll free telephone used oil information network system;
  3. Meet the minimum requirement for hours of operation as established by the regulatory agency;
  4. Demonstrate that it complies with all state regulations concerning tank structure an integrity, maintenance, supervision, employee training and housekeeping.

(A) The regulatory agency shall develop certification procedures for transporters accepting used oil from public, private, and commercial facilities. Such certification shall include

  1. A requirement that the transporter demonstrates familiarity with state regulations and proper used oil management rules;
  2. A requirement that the equipment used in such transportation is in good mechanical condition and is suitable for the transportation of used oil;
  3. A requirement of proof of liability insurance or other means of financial responsibility as established by the regulatory agency;
  4. A showing that all record keeping and reporting practices are in compliance with all applicable regulations;
  5. Documentation that all used oil is delivered to qualified customers or certified recyclers.

Click here to read more about the American Legislative Exchange Council's Used Oil Collection Act.

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