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

Current Actions.
No current actions on this bill.

Senator Alan Lowenthal 
State Capitol, Room 2032
Sacramento,  CA  95814

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

Additional Resources:

Californians Against Waste
Sierra Club California 
Evergreen Oil, Inc.
Waste Management 
World Oil
City of Santa Monica
City and County of San Francisco
Independent Waste Oil Collectors and Transporters
Coast Oil
California Independent Oil Marketers Association

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