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Rule 3745-279-11 | Used oil specifications.


Used oil burned for energy recovery, and any fuel produced from used oil by processing, blending, or other treatment, is subject to regulation under Chapter 3745-279 of the Administrative Code unless it is shown not to exceed any of the allowable levels of the constituents and properties shown in the table in this rule. Once used oil that is to be burned for energy recovery has been shown not to exceed any allowable level, and the person making that showing complies with rules 3745-279-72, 3745-279-73, and paragraphs (B) and (C) of rule 3745-279-74 of the Administrative Code, the used oil is no longer subject to Chapter 3745-279 of the Administrative Code.

Table: Used Oil Not Exceeding Any Allowable Level Shown In This Table Is Not Subject to Chapter 3745-279 of the Administrative Code When Burned for Energy Recovery1
Constituent/propertyAllowable level
Arsenic5 ppm maximum
Cadmium2 ppm maximum
Chromium10 ppm maximum
Lead100 ppm maximum
Flash point100 F minimum
Total halogens4,000 ppm maximum2
1 The allowable levels do not apply to mixtures of used oil and hazardous waste that continue to be regulated as hazardous waste [see paragraph (B) of rule 3745-279-10 of the Administrative Code].
2 Used oil containing more than one thousand parts per million (ppm) total halogens is presumed to be a hazardous waste under the rebuttable presumption provided under paragraph (B)(1) of rule 3745-279-10 of the Administrative Code. Such used oil is subject to rules 3745-266-100 to 3745-266-112 of the Administrative Code rather than Chapter 3745-279 of the Administrative Code when burned for energy recovery unless the presumption of mixing can be successfully rebutted.

[Comment 1: Applicable standards for the burning of used oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are imposed by 40 CFR 761.20(e).]

[Comment 2: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see rule 3745-50-11 of the Administrative Code titled "Incorporated by reference."]

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3734.12
Amplifies: 3734.12
Five Year Review Date:
Prior Effective Dates: 10/20/1998, 12/7/2000, 12/7/2004