(a)Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (g), before a load of used oil is shipped to a transfer facility, recycling facility, or facility located out of the state, the used oil shall be tested and analyzed by a laboratory accredited by the State Department of Public Health pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 100825) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 101, to ensure that the used oil meets all of the following characteristics:
(1)A flashpoint above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
(2)A polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) concentration of less than 5 ppm.
(3)A concentration of total halogens of 1000 ppm or less, unless the presumption in subclause (I) of clause (v) of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25250.1 has been rebutted pursuant to subclause (II) of clause (v) of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25250.1.
(b)The testing and analysis required pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be accomplished by a registered hazardous waste transporter prior to acceptance at a transfer facility or recycling facility, or shipment out of the state, except the transporter is not required to perform the testing and analysis if the transporter can do any of the following:
(1)(A) Demonstrate that testing and analysis has been performed by the generator of the used oil prior to shipment.
(B)Subparagraph (A) does not require the generator of the used oil to perform the testing and analysis required by this section.
(2)Provide documentation that the testing will be performed by a transfer facility or a recycling facility issued a permit by the department pursuant to this chapter.
(3)If shipped to an out-of-state facility, provide documentation certifying that the out-of-state facility receiving the used oil has entered into an agreement with the department that meets the requirements of Section 25250.30.
(c)(1) A transporter shall not require a used oil collection center to test tanks or containers that contain only used lubricating oil or oil filters accepted from the public as a condition of accepting the oil for shipment.
(2)A transporter shall not require a generator to test used oil as a condition of accepting that used oil for shipment.
(3)This subdivision does not alter a generator’s responsibility to comply with regulations adopted by the department that govern the operation of a generator, and a transporter shall not be required to transport untested used oil.
(d)This section does not affect or limit a testing requirement that the department may impose on a used oil transfer facility or used oil recycling facility as a condition of a permit issued by the department, including, but not limited to, a test required pursuant to a facility’s waste analysis plan.
(e)The person performing a test required by subdivision (a) shall maintain records of tests performed for used oil for at least three years and is subject to audit and verification by the department.
(f)The registered hazardous waste transporter who is listed as the transporter on the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest used to ship used oil out of state shall submit a report, on or before March 1 of each year, to the department, containing all of the following information for the preceding year:
(1)Total volume of used oil shipped out of state.
(2)Information pertaining to the out-of-state facility to which the used oil was shipped, including the facility name, facility address, and facility EPA ID number.
(3)Any other information that the department may require to ensure that the same data gathered for used oil managed within the state is gathered for used oil shipped out of state.
(g)(1) This section does not apply to a load for shipment that consists exclusively of used lubricating oil accepted by a used oil collection center from the public, including, but not limited to, used lubricating oil accepted by a publicly funded certified or uncertified used oil collection center located in a small rural county.
(2)This section does not require a generator to test used oil for dielectric oil derived from highly refined mineral oil used in oil filled electrical equipment. Nothing in this section exempts that oil from any testing requirement required by any other law.
(3)This section does not prohibit the transportation of used oil to a facility located outside the state, or impose liability other than compliance with the requirements of this section upon, or in another way affect the liability of, a generator whose used oil is transported to a facility located outside the state.