33 U.S. Code § 2720 - Differentiation among fats, oils, and greases

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(a) In general
Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, in issuing or enforcing any regulation or establishing any interpretation or guideline relating to the transportation, storage, discharge, release, emission, or disposal of a fat, oil, or grease under any Federal law, the head of that Federal agency shall—
(1) differentiate between and establish separate classes for—
(A) animal fats and oils and greases, and fish and marine mammal oils, within the meaning of paragraph (2) of section 61 (a) of title 13, and oils of vegetable origin, including oils from the seeds, nuts, and kernels referred to in paragraph (1)(A) of that section; and
(B) other oils and greases, including petroleum; and
(2) apply standards to different classes of fats and oils based on considerations in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Considerations
In differentiating between the class of fats, oils, and greases described in subsection (a)(1)(A) of this section and the class of oils and greases described in subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section, the head of the Federal agency shall consider differences in the physical, chemical, biological, and other properties, and in the environmental effects, of the classes.
(c) Exception
The requirements of this Act shall not apply to the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Source

(Pub. L. 104–55, § 2,Nov. 20, 1995, 109 Stat. 546.)
References in Text

This Act, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 104–55, Nov. 20, 1995, 109 Stat. 546, which enacted this section and amended sections 2704 and 2716 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1995 Amendment note set out under section 2701 of this title and Tables.
Codification

Section was enacted as part of the Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act, and not as part of title I of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 which comprises this subchapter.
Section is comprised of section 2 ofPub. L. 104–55. Subsec. (d) ofsection 2 of Pub. L. 104–55amended sections 2704 and 2716 of this title.
Regulations

Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(g) [title III, § 343], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–439, 2681–473, provided that:
“(a) None of the funds made available by this Act or subsequent Acts may be used by the Coast Guard to issue, implement, or enforce a regulation or to establish an interpretation or guideline under the Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act (Public Law 104–55) [see Short Title of 1995 Amendment note set out under section 2701 of this title], or the amendments made by that Act, that does not recognize and provide for, with respect to fats, oils, and greases (as described in that Act, or the amendments made by that Act) differences in—
“(1) physical, chemical, biological and other relevant properties; and
“(2) environmental effects.
“(b) Not later than March 31, 1999, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue regulations amending 33 CFR 154 to comply with the requirements of Public Law 104–55.”
[For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468 (b), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.]
Pub. L. 105–276, title III, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2499, provided that: “Not later than March 31, 1999, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall issue regulations amending 40 C.F.R. 112 to comply with the requirements of the Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act (Public Law 104–55) [see Short Title of 1995 Amendment note set out under section 2701 of this title]. Such regulations shall differentiate between and establish separate classes for animal fats and oils and greases, and fish and marine mammal oils (as described in that Act), and other oils and greases, and shall apply standards to such different classes of fats and oils based on differences in the physical, chemical, biological, and other properties, and in the environmental effects, of the classes. None of the funds made available by this Act or in subsequent Acts may be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to issue or to establish an interpretation or guidance relating to fats, oils, and greases (as described in Public Law 104–55) that does not comply with the requirements of the Edible Oil Regulatory Reform Act.”
Sense of Congress on Implementation of Regulations Regarding Animal Fats and Vegetable Oils

Pub. L. 104–324, title XI, § 1130,Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3985, as amended by Pub. L. 111–207, § 4(a)(1),July 27, 2010, 124 Stat. 2251, provided that regulations or guidelines issued pursuant to Pub. L. 104–55should take into account the differences among classes of fats, oils, and greases described under that law.

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