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PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP (OIL) REGULATIONS 2000 - SCHEDULE 1

Re-refined base oil criteria

(regulation 4, table, item 1)

   

Note:          The purpose of the criteria in this Schedule is to ensure that re-refined base oil, for which a product stewardship benefit is payable, is of a quality that is not damaging to the health and safety of workers and users of the oil.

1   Mutagenicity

                   The oil must be non-carcinogenic, demonstrated by having a mutagenicity index of less than 1 using the Modified Ames Test.

2   Poly-aromatic hydrocarbons

             (1)  The oil must contain less than the following for each kilogram of oil:

                     (a)  10 mg of benzo(a)pyrene;

                     (b)  10 mg of dibenz(ah)anthracene;

                     (c)  100 mg of benz(a)anthracene;

                     (d)  100 mg of benzo(b)fluoranthene;

                     (e)  100 mg of benzo(k)fluoranthene;

                      (f)  100 mg of chrysene;

                     (g)  100 mg of indeno(123-cd)pyrene.

             (2)  The total amount of poly-aromatic hydrocarbons mentioned in subclause (1) that the oil contains must be less than 400 mg for each kilogram of oil.

             (3)  The total amount of all poly-aromatic hydrocarbons that the oil contains (including poly-aromatic hydrocarbons mentioned in subclause (1)) must be less than 1 000 mg for each kilogram of oil.

3   Polychlorinated biphenyls

                   The oil must contain less than 2.0 mg of polychlorinated biphenyls for each kilogram of oil.

4   Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins

                   The total amount of dioxins and furans that the oil contains must be less than 10 picograms Toxic Equivalent for each gram of oil.

5   Total acid number

                   The oil must have a total acid number of less than 0.07 mg of potassium hydroxide for each gram of oil.

6   Heavy metals

                   The oil must contain less than the following for each kilogram of oil:

                     (a)  5 mg of arsenic;

                     (b)  2 mg of cadmium;

                     (c)  10 mg of chromium;

                     (d)  100 mg of lead.

7   Appearance

                   The oil must have a clear and bright appearance.



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