3745-279-50 Applicability of standards for used oil processors and re-refiners.

(A) The requirements of rules 3745-279-50 to 3745-279-59 of the Administrative Code apply to owners and operators of facilities that process used oil. Processing means chemical or physical operations designed to produce from used oil, or to make used oil more amenable for production of, fuel oils, lubricants, or other used oil-derived products. Processing includes, but is not limited to: Blending used oil with virgin petroleum products, blending used oils to meet the fuel specification, filtration, simple distillation, chemical or physical separation and re-refining. The requirements of rules 3745-279-50 to 3745-279-59 of the Administrative Code do not apply to:

(1) Transporters that conduct incidental processing operations that occur during the normal course of transportation as provided in rule 3745-279-41 of the Administrative Code; or

(2) Burners that conduct incidental processing operations that occur during the normal course of used oil management prior to burning as provided in paragraph (B) of rule 3745-279-61 of the Administrative Code.

(B) Other applicable provisions. Used oil processors/re-refiners who conduct the following activities are also subject to the requirements of other applicable provisions of Chapter 3745-279 of the Administrative Code as indicated in paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(5) of this rule.

(1) Processors/re-refiners who generate used oil shall also comply with rules 3745-279-20 to 3745-279-24 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Processors/re-refiners who transport used oil shall also comply with rules 3745-279-40 to 3745-279-47 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Except as provided in paragraphs (B)(3)(a) and (B)(3)(b) of this rule, processors/re-refiners who burn off-specification used oil for energy recovery shall also comply with rules 3745-279-60 to 3745-279-67 of the Administrative Code. Processor/re-refiners burning used oil for energy recovery under the following conditions are not subject to rules 3745-279-60 to 3745-279-67 of the Administrative Code:

(a) The used oil is burned in an on-site space heater that meets the requirements of rule 3745-279-23 of the Administrative Code; or

(b) The used oil is burned for purposes of processing used oil, which is considered burning incidentally to used oil processing;

(4) Processors/re-refiners who direct shipments of off-specification used oil from their facility to a used oil burner or first claim that used oil that is to be burned for energy recovery meets the used oil fuel specifications set forth in rule 3745-279-11shallalsocomplywith rules 3745-279-70 to 3745-279-75 of the Administrative Code; and

(5) Processors/re-refiners who dispose of used oil, including the use of used oil as a dust suppressant, shall also comply with rules 3745-279-80 to 3745-279-82 of the Administrative Code.

Eff 10-20-98
Rule promulgated under: RC Chapter 119.
Rule authorized by: RC 3734.12
Rule amplifies: RC 3734.12
119.032 review dates: Exempt