Under California legislation kicking in next month, the state will require that direct truck shipments of used oil to out-of-state facilities meet California testing standards and will pay rerefiners a direct incentive starting in 2013. Opponents have cried foul.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed the California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act (Bill SB 546) into law on Oct. 11. Aside from a rerefining incentive of 2 cents per gallon that begins in January 2013, the bill goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2010. It retains a recycling incentive of 4 cents per quart on do-it-yourself motor oil collected by quick lubes.