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Title:APPLICABILITY OF EXCLUSION FROM THE DEFINITION OF SOLID WASTE FOR PROCESSED SCRAP METAL TO USED OIL FILTERS
RCRA Online Number:14183
Date:06/02/1998
To:Harris
From:Cotsworth
Organization of Recipient:Harris, Tarlow and Stonecipher, P.L.L.C
Description: Non-terne-plated used oil filters that are properly drained by a method specified in Section 261.4(b)(13) are not subject to used oil regulation as materials containing used oil, and are exempt from hazardous waste regulation. Once drained, such filters may be disposed of or recycled as nonhazardous waste. Used oil filters are potentially eligible for the scrap metal exemption in Section 261.6(a)(3)(ii) if they do not contain a significant amount of liquid, whether drained by a method specified in Section 261.4(b)(13) or other methods such as shredding with oil recovery. The processed scrap metal exclusion in Section 261.4(a)(13) can apply to used oil filters that meet the definition of scrap metal and undergo processing. The exclusion only applies to processed scrap metal being recycled. Draining a used oil filter is not processing, physical alteration of the filter is required. Materials removed from processed scrap metal are newly generated wastes and are subject to waste determination.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 261.1(c)(6), 261.1(c)(10), 261.4(a)(13), 261.4(b)(13), 261.6(a)(3), 279.10(c) EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):NA Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Exclusions (RCRA); Hazardous Waste Recycling
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:4
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No

 

 
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