EPA is promulgating a final listing decision for used oils based upon the technical criteria provided in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sections 1004 and 3001 and in 40 CFR 261.11 (a)(1) and (a)(3). EPA has decided not to list used oils destined for disposal as hazardous waste based on the finding that all used oils do not typically and frequently meet the technical criteria for listing a waste as hazardous waste.
This rule, therefore, preserves the status quo for used oil destined for disposal. EPA today is promulgating a modification to the current exclusions from the definition of hazardous waste in 40 CFR 261.4 to provide an exemption for certain types of used oil filters. The Agency today is also providing public notice of the EPA's deferral on a decision whether or not to list residuals from the reprocessing and rerefining of used oil at this time.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Hazardous Waste Management System; General; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Used Oil - Federal Register Notice, May 20, 1992 (PDF)(3 pp, 6 K, May 20, 1992, FR Vol. 57, No. 98)