Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 371.003

In this chapter:


“Aboveground tank” means a tank used to store or process oil that is not an underground storage tank as defined by 40 C.F.R. Section 280.12.


“Automotive oil” means any lubricating oils intended for use in an internal combustion engine, crankcase, transmission, gear box, or differential for an automobile, bus, or truck. The term includes oil that is not labeled specifically for that use but is suitable for that use according to generally accepted industry specifications.


“Commission” means the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.


“Container” means a portable device in which a material is stored, transported, treated, disposed of, or otherwise handled.


“Do-it-yourselfer used oil collection center” means a site or facility that accepts or aggregates and stores used oil collected only from household do-it-yourselfers. A registered do-it-yourselfer used oil collection center that is also a used oil generator may commingle household do-it-yourselfer used oil with the used oil it generates.


“Existing tank” means a tank that is used for the storage or processing of used oil and that as of September 1, 1995, is in operation or is being installed. A tank is being installed if the owner or operator has obtained all necessary federal, state, and local approvals or permits and:


a continuous on-site installation program has begun; or


the owner or operator has entered into contractual obligations for installation of the tank that cannot be cancelled or modified without substantial loss.


“Household do-it-yourselfer used oil” means oil that is derived from a household, including used oil generated by an individual through the maintenance of the individual’s personal vehicle or equipment.


“Household do-it-yourselfer used oil generator” means an individual who generates household do-it-yourselfer used oil.


“New tank” means a tank for the storage or processing of used oil the installation of which begins on or after September 1, 1995.


“Petroleum refining facility” means an establishment primarily engaged in producing gasoline, kerosene, distillate fuel oils, residual fuel oils, and lubricants through fractionation, straight distillation of crude oil, redistillation of unfinished petroleum derivatives, cracking, or other processes.


“Processing” means chemical or physical operations designed to produce from used oil, or to make used oil more amenable for production of, fuel oils, lubricants, or other used-oil-derived products, including blending used oil with virgin petroleum products, blending used oils to meet fuel specifications, filtration, simple distillation, chemical or physical separation, and rerefining.


“Reclaiming” means processing material to recover a usable product or regenerating material, including recovering lead from a spent battery and regenerating spent solvents.


“Recycling” means:


preparing used oil for reuse as a petroleum product by rerefining, reclaiming, or other means;


using used oil as a lubricant or petroleum product instead of using a petroleum product made from new oil; or


burning used oil for energy recovery.


“Rerefining” means applying processes to material composed primarily of used oil to produce high-quality base stocks for lubricants or other petroleum products, including settling, filtering, catalytic conversion, fractional/vacuum distillation, hydrotreating, or polishing.


“Rerefining distillation bottoms” means the heavy fraction of filtered and dehydrated used oil produced by vacuum distillation. The composition of still bottoms varies with column operation and feedstock.


“Tank” means a stationary device designed to contain an accumulation of used oil that is constructed primarily of nonearthen materials that provide structural support, including wood, concrete, steel, and plastic.


“Used oil” means oil that has been refined from crude oil, or synthetic oil, that as a result of use has been contaminated by physical or chemical impurities.


“Used oil aggregation point” means a site or facility that accepts, aggregates, or stores used oil collected from:


used oil generation sites owned or operated by the owner or operator of the used oil aggregation point and transported to the used oil aggregation point in shipments of not more than 55 gallons; or


household do-it-yourselfers.


“Used oil burner” means a facility in which used oil not meeting the specifications in 40 C.F.R. Section 279.11 is burned for energy recovery in a device listed in 40 C.F.R. Section 279.61(a).


“Used oil collection center” means a site or facility that is registered by the commission to manage used oil and accepts, aggregates, or stores used oil collected from:


used oil generators regulated under 40 C.F.R. Part 279, Subpart C, who transport used oil to the used oil collection center in shipments of not more than 55 gallons under 40 C.F.R. Section 279.24; or


household do-it-yourselfers.


“Used oil fuel marketer” means a person who:


directs a shipment of used oil not meeting the specifications in 40 C.F.R. Section 279.11 from the person’s facility to a used oil burner; or


first claims that used oil to be burned for energy recovery meets the used oil specifications in 40 C.F.R. Section 279.11.


“Used oil generator” means a person, by site, whose act or process:


produces used oil; or


first causes used oil to become subject to regulation.


“Used oil processor or rerefiner” means a facility that processes used oil.


“Used oil transfer facility” means a transportation-related facility, including a loading dock, parking area, storage area, or other area, where shipments of used oil are held for more than 24 hours and not more than 35 days during the normal course of transportation. A transfer facility that stores used oil for more than 35 days is subject to 40 C.F.R. Part 279, Subpart F.


“Used oil transporter” means a person who:


transports used oil; or


owns or operates a used oil transfer facility.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 303, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 1.045, eff. Aug. 12, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 899, Sec. 4.05, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 11.122, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 887, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Source: Section 371.003 — Definitions, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­371.­htm#371.­003 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 371.003’s source at texas​.gov