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									COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT
   OF USED OIL PROGRAM
Presentation to California Integrated
    Waste Management Board


         W. David Conn, D.Phil.
             Project Director
        Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    PURPOSE OF TODAY’S SESSION




   Review key findings and recommendations
    in final report
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
   Cal Poly research team
   Interviewees
       Board members
       former and present Used Oil Program staff
       others associated with the development of the Used Oil Program (e.g., former
        legislative staff)
       grantees
       operators of certified used oil collection centers
       officials of other entities (including non-profit and for-profit corporations) involved in
        collecting and recycling used oil
       staff in other California state agencies
       staff in other states’ used oil programs
       others generally knowledgeable about pollution issues in California

   Feedback from Used Oil Program staff
GOAL OF CONTRACT AND
INTENDED USE OF RESULTS
   Goal
       comprehensive overview and assessment of the Used Oil
        Program’s accomplishments and impacts in the 10 years
        since it was established
   Intended use of results
       assist in the development of a work plan for the Used Oil
        Program, streamlining the oil grant administration process
        and providing future options that could be implemented to
        increase used oil recycling rates
ORGANIZATION OF REPORT

   Executive summary
   Introduction (including methodology)
   Summary description of Used Oil Program
   Findings, analysis, and recommendations
   Appendices
METHODOLOGY
   Identify and review documents
   Identify and interview appropriate stakeholders
    (email, phone, and face-to-face)
   Conduct comparison of selected programs in
    California and elsewhere
   Perform analysis and develop recommendations

   Caveat regarding methodology
USED OIL PROGRAM (UOP)
   California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act of
    1991 (CORE Act)
   Intent is “to reduce the illegal disposal of used
    oil and recycle and reclaim used oil to the
    greatest extent possible in order to recover
    valuable natural resources and to avoid damage
    to the environment and threats to public health”
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF UOP

   Used Oil Recycling Fund
   Grant program
       Block grants to local jurisdictions
       Competitive grants
   Certified used oil collection centers
   Education and outreach
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT
   Instrumental objective
       Achieving effectiveness and efficiency in implementing
        program elements
   Program objective
       Reduce illegal disposal of used oil and recycle and
        reclaim used oil to the greatest extent possible
   Ultimate legislative goal
       Recover valuable natural resources and avoid damage to
        the environment and threats to public health
FINDINGS
   Instrumental objective – Success!

       Recycling incentive
       Network of collection centers
       Outreach and education
       Substantial funding through grants
            Paperwork reasonable
FINDINGS

   Program objective – Good progress!

       Oil collection infrastructure established
       Over 600 million gallons collected/recycled
       Steady growth in annual collection of used oil
FINDINGS
   Ultimate legislative goal – Progress, but
    more difficult to assess!

       Resources conserved
       Improper disposal reduced
RECOMMENDATIONS

   Refocus on ultimate legislative goals and
    systematically consider how they might
    most effectively be achieved

       Conduct a well-conceived strategic planning effort
RECOMMENDATIONS cont.

   Continue to broaden oil recycling focus
    beyond DIYers
   Aggressively promote program
    improvements to grantees
   Become more systematic about, and
    devote more resources to, statewide
    outreach and education
RECOMMENDATIONS cont.

   Give more attention to reducing the rate of
    generation of used oil, in addition to
    promoting its recycling
   Consider modifying, or even eliminating, the
    recycling incentive
QUESTIONS?

								
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