CA Pub Res Code Section 48651.5


Effective January 1, 2013, the board, with regard to promoting the recycling of used lubricating oil into rerefined oil, shall pay a rerefining incentive pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 48652 to a recycling facility for rerefined oil produced from used oil if all of the following conditions are met:


The facility is an in-state or out-of-state recycling facility that is certified in accordance with subdivision (c) of Section 48662 and produces rerefined base lubricant meeting the specifications of rerefined oil, as defined in Section 48620.2.


The used oil was generated and collected within the state and prior to treatment or processing has been tested to meet the definition of used oil, as specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 25250.1 of the Health and Safety Code.


The facility submits to the board a completed used oil rerefining incentive payment claim in the form and manner that the board may prescribe.


(1)To further promote the safe management of used oil, and to review the changes in policy and program enacted by the Legislature by Chapter 353 of the Statutes of 2009, without implying that any further changes are necessary and warranted, the board, using existing financial resources, shall do all of the following:


Contract with a third-party consultant with recognized expertise in life-cycle assessments to coordinate a comprehensive life-cycle analysis of the used lubricating and industrial oil management process, from generation through collection, transportation, and reuse alternatives.


Solicit input from representatives of all used oil stakeholders in defining the scope and design of the life-cycle analysis, in conducting the life-cycle analysis, and in issuing a draft report for public review and comment.


Evaluate the positive and negative impacts of the testing requirements established in Section 25250.29 of the Health and Safety Code, the tiered fee on lubricating oil established in Section 48650, and the tiered incentive payments established in Section 48652, on used oil collection rates.


On or before January 1, 2014, submit a report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, describing the findings of the life-cycle analysis and the evaluation of the used oil management policies on used oil collection rates specified in subparagraph (C) and provide any recommendations for statutory changes that may be necessary to promote increased collection and responsible management of used oil.


All costs incurred by the board and its contractors in meeting the requirements of this subdivision shall be covered by the additional one-half-cent ($0.005) fee established in subdivision (a) of Section 48650, and effective through December 31, 2013, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 48650.


The requirement for submitting a report pursuant to subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2018.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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