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Tweaked Metal Recycling Bill Moves Through Utah Legislature

Tweaked Metal Recycling Bill Moves Through Utah Legislature

A bill sliding through the Senate would prohibit Utah environmental regulators from requiring auto recyclers to pull greasy oil filters from engine blocks.

Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, introduced SB171 at the request of Western Metals Recycling, which is fighting the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

The agency slapped the firm with a notice of violation for its refusal to remove and drain oil filters from engine blocks.

But the company maintains removing the filters is dangerous and is contesting the violation before an administrative law judge.

Continue reading at the Salt Lake Tribune

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