The commission incorporates by reference the definitions in
40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §279.1. However, the following
words have these additional meanings:
(1) Aboveground tank--A tank used to store or process
used oil that is not an underground storage tank as defined in 30
TAC Chapter 334 of this title (relating to Underground and Aboveground
(2) Earthen area--The active area of the facility is
the earthen area at the facility over which any transportation, storage
or processing of used oil occurs.
(3) Recycling of used oil--
(A) Preparing used oil for reuse as a petroleum product
by re-refining, reclaiming, or other means;
(B) Using used oil as a lubricant or petroleum product
instead of using a petroleum product made from new oil; or
(C) Burning used oil for energy recovery.
(4) Re-refining--Applying processes (other than crude
oil refining) to material composed primarily of used oil to produce
high-quality base stocks for petroleum products, including settling,
filtering, catalytic conversion, fractional/vacuum distillation, hydro
treating, or polishing.
(5) Secondary containment--Dikes, berms, retaining
walls, and/or equivalent structures made of a material(s) that is
sufficiently impervious to used oil. These structures shall be designed
to meet the specifications found in §324.22(d)(3) of this title
(relating to Soil Remediation Requirements for Used Oil Handlers)
to retain potential spills of used oil from the tanks or containers,
plus run-on water, until removal of the spill.
(6) Sufficiently impervious to used oil--Capable of
containing all potential spills of used oil from containers and tanks
until removal of the spill.
(7) Synthetic oils--Oils not derived from crude oil.
This includes those from coal, shale, or a polymer-based starting
material; and non-polymeric synthetic fluids used as hydraulic or
heat transfer fluids. Synthetic oils are generally used for the same
purpose as crude oil derived oils and have relatively the same level
of contamination after use.
(8) Used oil handler--A transporter or an owner or
operator of a used oil transfer, processing, re-refining, or off-specification
used oil burning facility.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §324.2 adopted to be effective March 6, 1996, 21 TexReg 2393; amended to be effective August 8, 1999, 24 TexReg 5882; amended to be effective February 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 973