SB 546 (Lowenthal, 2009-10) - Used Motor Oil Recycling Act
UPDATE: SB 546 was signed by the Governor on October 11.
SB 546 increase the recycling incentive and also set a rerefining incentive for used motor oil. This bill will also streamline the process for recycling grants, and generally, bring program revenues and expenditures back into balance.
Position and Status.
CAW Supports. SB 546 was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger on Oct 11.
This bill would increase the amount oil manufacturers have to pay to the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), while reducing the fee for lubricating oil with at least 70% rerefined oil.
SB 546 would redirect used motor oil from burning and promotes re-refining of used oil by setting a financial incentive of 2 cents per gallon in addition to the recycling incentive. The additional incentive would encourage the development of expanded capacity for rerefining used oil.
CAW Staff Contacts.
Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422
No current actions on this bill.
Senator Alan Lowenthal
State Capitol, Room 2032
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Learn more about used motor oil recycling
Californians Against Waste
Sierra Club California
Evergreen Oil, Inc.
City of Santa Monica
City and County of San Francisco
Independent Waste Oil Collectors and Transporters
California Independent Oil Marketers Association