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Public Resources Code - PRC


  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )

PART 7. OTHER PROVISIONS [47000 - 48706]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1095, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 4. California Oil Recycling Enhancement [48600 - 48691]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 817, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 4. Used Oil Recycling [48630 - 48632]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 817, Sec. 5. )


On or before October 1, 1992, the board shall adopt a used oil recycling program which promotes and develops alternatives to the illegal disposal of used oil.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 817, Sec. 5.)


The used oil recycling program shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(a) A recycling incentive system as described in Article 6 (commencing with Section 48650).

(b) Public and private grants and contracts, including, but not limited to, those between the board and local governments, nonprofit entities, and private entities for the purposes specified in Section 48632.

(c) Development and implementation of an information and education program to promote safe and proper used oil collection and treatment methods, methods to reduce used oil generation, and advances in new and existing technologies, including, but not limited to, use of rerefined oil in automotive and industrial lubricants.

(d) A reporting, monitoring, and enforcement program to ensure that all statutes and regulations relating to used oil are properly carried out.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 353, Sec. 6. (SB 546) Effective January 1, 2010.)


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery may, pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 48631, issue grants to or contract with local governments, nonprofit entities, and private entities, for any of the following purposes:

(a) Providing and maintaining collection and recycling opportunities for used lubricating oil and filters that are in addition to those included in the local used oil collection programs adopted pursuant to Article 10 (commencing with Section 48690).

(b) Research, testing, and demonstration projects for in-service uses, collection technologies, and end-of-life used oil management.

(c) Developing uses and markets for low environmental impact products resulting from the recycling of used oil, including, but not limited to, promoting the manufacture of rerefined lubricating oil.

(d) Product advancements and developments in lubricating oil resulting from, but not limited to, new requirements or technologies in fuel efficiency and performance, synthetic or biobased lubricants, alternative fuels, and methods to extend lubricating oil life.

(e) Education and mitigation projects relating to stormwater pollution from used oil and its impacts on receiving waters, soils, and oceans.

(f) A local government shall not receive a grant or contract pursuant to this section for any purpose identified in subdivision (e) unless the local government certifies that it has a stormwater management program that is approved by the appropriate California regional water quality control board and that the project approved for funding under subdivision (e) is consistent with that approved stormwater management program.

(g) An information and education program pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 48631.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 504, Sec. 4. (SB 579) Effective January 1, 2011.)

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