Equipment/Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Kansas environmental regulations require used oil for recycling (i.e., motor oil, transmission fluid, and differential fluid) be stored in leakproof containers or tanks labeled as "Used Oil." Tanks or containers containing used oil to be recycled must not be labeled "Waste Oil." Waste oil suggests the oil is mixed with hazardous waste and must be managed and disposed of in accordance with more stringent hazardous waste regulations. Used-oil containers and tanks should be securely covered, and as a best management practice, have secondary containment to prevent possible storm water contamination if stored outside. Also, in case of a spill, the spill must be stopped and cleaned up. Measures must be taken to prevent future spills (see the assessment on Spill Prevention). Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) regulations apply to facilities that have aboveground oil (new and used) storage capacity of more than 1,320 gallons on site, and could reasonably be expected to discharge oil to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines in quantities that may be harmful. Containers smaller than 55 gallons do not count toward the aggregate capacity volume. More information on this EPA Oil Pollution Prevention regulation is available at www.epa.gov/oilspill.
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