Frequent Questions

Do the management standards in 40 CFR Part 279 apply to facilities that are sending used oil for disposal?

The Part 279 management standards apply to used oil until a facility disposes of the used oil or sends it for disposal. Used oil that is a listed hazardous waste or that exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste must be managed as a hazardous waste under the RCRA Subtitle C program when it is disposed or sent for disposal. Conversely, used oil that is not hazardous must be managed as a solid waste under the RCRA Subtitle D program if disposed or sent for disposal (57 FR 41566, 41578; September 10, 1992).

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