Summary: H.R.6028 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/05/1977)

National Oil Recycling Act -- Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to exempt lubricating oils sold for use in producing rerefined oil from the excise tax imposed on lubricating oils.

Directs all Federal Officials to encourage the use of recycled oil through Federal contracts and procurement policies. Directs the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense, and all other Federal agencies to revise procurement regulations to conform to the intent of this Act.

Authorizes the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make grants to State which submit acceptable waste oil management plans in accordance with prescribed criteria. Imposes monetary limitations on the amount of such grants.

Stipulates that this Act shall not preempt stricter State controls over recycled oil.

Directs the Administrator to issue regulations governing the labeling of recycled oil in order to encourage the recycling of oil.

Requires that automotive oil packaged for sale to consumers be sold in resalable containers with a mandatory 30 cent refund value for each container.

Directs the Administrator of Energy Research and Development to establish a program of research to improve the performance and marketability of recycled oil. Requires the development of performance standards and testing standards designed to compare the performance of recycled oil with new oil.

Prohibits contracts which intend to discourage the recycling of used oil. Imposes criminal penalties for violations of such prohibition.

Requires major uses of industrial oil, used oil recycles, and used oil collectors to maintain complete records of oil recycling-related activities.

Requires the Administrator of Energy Research and Development to submit various reports to Congress on activities undertaken pursuant to this Act.

Authorizes the mandatory licensing of patent rights where necessary to accomplish this Acts purposes.

Imposes criminal penalties for violation of the provision of this Act.

Authorizes appropriations for each of fiscal years 1978 through 1980 to carry out specified provisions of this Act.