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12/01/2007Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Finalizes Revision to RCRA Hazardous Waste Program to Promote Sustainable Recycling of Oil-Bearing Materials Into FuelPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses the revising of the oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials exclusion to allow for the recycling of oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials, such as sludges or other byproducts, generated by the petroleum industry when they are gasified at a petroleum refinery for the production of synthesis gas fuel. Gasification will join distillation, catalytic cracking, and fractionation as recognized petroleum refining processes.
 
12/01/2003Exención de los Residuos de Exploración y Producción de Petróleo Crudo y Gas Natural de los Reglamentos Federales de Residuos Peligrosos (Spanish - Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations)Publication
 Description: This publication is the Spanish translation of Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations (EPA 530-K-01-004). This document provides an understanding of the exemption of certain oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) wastes from regulation as hazardous wastes under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The information contained in this booklet includes a basic background on the E&P exemption, basic rules for determining the exempt or non-exempt status of wastes, examples of exempt and non-exempt wastes, status of E&P waste mixtures, clarifications of several misunderstandings about the exemption.
 
08/19/2003REGULATORY STATUS OF OIL-BEARING SECONDARY MATERIALS UNDER RCRAMemo
 Description: Oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials generated from petroleum refining operations that can be legitimately recycled at petroleum refineries are excluded in 40 CFR 261.4(a)(12)(i) (SEE ALSO: 63 FR 42110; 8/6/1998). There is no minimum amount of oil required for the exclusion, but there must be recoverable amounts of hydrocarbons for legitimate recycling to occur. This exclusion applies to oil-bearing hazardous secondary materials, irrespective of whether they are listed or characteristic. Spent petroleum catalysts (K171-K172) may qualify for the exclusion. The exclusion only extends to materials actually inserted into the refinery process. The exclusion applies at the point of generation, even if preprocessing occurs, provided the conditions of the exclusion are met. The point of insertion into the refining process must be consistent with the material being recycled, and the material must be suitable for insertion. Materials may be inserted into the same refinery where they were generated or sent to another refinery. The materials cannot be sent to an intermediate non-refinery facility for processing. There is no limit on the number of transfers of the materials if recycling is legitimate and no speculative accumulation occurs. Processing equipment handling the materials is generally exempt from RCRA, since the material is excluded and the equipment is considered a process unit in 261.4(c). The processing equipment may be subject to RCRA if it contains reclamation residuals and no longer meets the process unit exclusion. The refinery does not need to own the equipment used to process and reclaim residuals to meet the exclusion.
 
01/01/2002Exemption of Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes from Federal Hazardous Waste RegulationsPublication
 Description: This document replaces EPA530-K-95-003. This publication provides an understanding of the exemption of certain oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) wastes from regulation as hazardous wastes under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The information contained in this booklet is intended to furnish the reader with: A basic background on the E&P exemption, Basic rules for determining the exempt or nonexempt status of wastes, Examples of exempt and non-exempt wastes, Status of E&P waste mixtures, Clarifications of several misunderstandings about the exemption.
 
06/20/2001DISPOSAL OF OIL SLUDGE FROM OLD OIL TANKSMemo
 Description: The regulatory status of oil and oil sludge wastes removed from old tanks will depend upon whether the oil is used or unused, the source of the oil, and whether the oil sludge meets the definition of a hazardous waste. If the oil is unused, then the generator must make a hazardous waste determination based on testing or knowledge of the waste. Nonhazardous liquid oil may be mixed with an absorbant and disposed of in a municipal landfill. If the oil waste is hazardous, the waste must be managed in accordance with state and federal regulations. There are special federal exclusions for generators of less than 100 kg/month which may not be allowed by certain state regulations. Generators of hazardous waste are primarily liable for waste mismanagement, although any person may be held liable for violating RCRA regulations.
 
03/01/1999Report to Congress: Wastes From the Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Volume 1 Executive SummaryPublication
 Description: This executive summary discusses EPA's Report to Congress on wastes from the combustion of fossil fuels, which provides an overview of fossil fuel combustion waste management in the United States, reviews current management practices each of the remaining waste categories, and lists the Agency's findings and recommendations for the categories.
 
03/01/1999Report to Congress: Wastes from the Combustion of Fossil Fuels, Volume 2 - Methods, Findings, and RecommendationsPublication
 Description: This report includes an overview of fossil fuel combustion waste management in the United States, provides a detailed discussion of the management practices in the specified sectors, and includes a discussion of the Agency's findings and recommendations. Pursuant to Section 8002(n), EPA evaluated the management of the remaining fossil fuel combustion wastes in order to make a final regulatory determination. The remaining fossil fuel combustion wastes include coal fired utility co-managed wastes, non-utility coal combustion wastes, fluidized bed combustion wastes, oil combustion wastes, and natural gas combustion wastes.
 
02/23/1998APPLICABILITY OF RCRA TO OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION WASTESMemo
 Description: EPA’s July 1988 regulatory determination (53 FR 25446) stated that regulation of oil and gas exploration & production (E&P) wastes as hazardous wastes under Subtitle C was not warranted. Regulation of E&P wastes would be more effective if left to the states. Packaging materials such as drums, sacks, plastic buckets, pallets, etc., are not covered by the E&P exclusion. Debris would be considered hazardous if it contained a hazardous waste.
 
09/25/1997CLARIFICATION OF MIXTURE RULE FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION WASTESMemo
 Description: A mixture in which exempt oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) waste is mixed with non-hazardous, non-exempt waste, would be exempt. Mixing exempt E&P waste with non-exempt characteristic hazardous waste for the purpose of rendering the mixture non-hazardous, or less hazardous, could be considered hazardous waste treatment or impermissible dilution.
 
01/02/1997Recoleccion de Aceite Usado Para Reciclaje o Reutilización (Spanish - Collecting Used Oil for Recycling/Reuse)Publication
 Description: Spanish version of Collecting Used Oil For Recycling/ Reuse
 
06/15/1991Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA Guideline for Purchasing Re-Refined Lubricating OilPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses EPA guidelines that recommend that procuring agents not require lubricating oils containing re-refined oil meet any performance standard higher than that required of virgin lubricating oil. It also includes American Petroleum Institute (API) and military specifications.
 
12/15/1990Procurement Guidelines for Government AgenciesPublication
 Description: This document discusses five different guidelines that cover specific items: paper and paper products, lubricating oils, retread tires, building insulation products, and cement and concrete containing fly ash. The document includes guidelines, section requirements, and enforcement information.
 
11/15/1990Environmental Fact Sheet: Listing of Wastes from Primary Treatment of Oily WastewatersPublication
 Description: Reports on published list, from May 19, 1980, for hazardous wastes, including five wastes generated from petroleum refining. Under subsequent rulemaking, all oil/water/solid separator sludges and/or floats in primary treatment of oil wastewater from petroleum refining would be regulated under RCRA and Superfund as listed hazardous wastes.
 
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