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(Best Syndication News) SACRAMENTO – Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill by Assemblyman Anthony Adams (R-Hesperia) on Friday that will reduce the fees imposed on individuals who collect biodiesel fuels for their own personal use as a diesel fuel alternative.

“By reducing fees to use biodiesel fuels, more Californians will be encouraged to explore green technologies as a means of clean, safe, alternative energy,” said Adams. “The use of biodiesel fuel can help improve air quality for all Californians and decrease our dependency on foreign oil.”



Current law requires a $100 registration fee and a $300 enforcement fee per vehicle to transport inedible kitchen oil, which is used to make biodiesel fuel. These fees reduce the incentive for individuals to obtain a license to collect the inedible oil.

Sponsored by Good Earth Grease Haulers out of Monrovia, Assembly Bill 1846 reduces the fee to $75 for individuals who collect the oil solely for their own personal use. The bill will help support more small scale biodiesel production and encourage individuals to obtain the required license and insurance, as well as discourage the stealing of oil.

This new law will take effect on January 1, 2009.

Assemblyman Adams represents the 59th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Hesperia, Apple Valley, Glendora, Claremont, La Verne, San Bernardino, San Dimas, Monrovia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Bradbury, La Crescenta-Montrose and Redlands.

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Location: Kirkland | Registered: January 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Congratulations California!
Democracy in action. Big Grin
 
Location: Central MN..Brrrrrr! | Registered: November 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Congratulations California!
Democracy in action.


And, an effort to make hombrewing/personal SVO use easier sponsored by a commercial producer. Eek


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Location: Northern California | Registered: February 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Congratulations California!
Democracy in action.


And, an effort to make hombrewing/personal SVO use easier sponsored by a commercial producer. Eek


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Good Earth Grease Haulers is a veggie car club for individuals using Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) to fuel their automobiles.
 
Location: Central MN..Brrrrrr! | Registered: November 06, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That's surly a step in the right direction but how many other states require a grease license PLUS A ONE MILLION DOLLAR UMBRELLA POLICY on your current insurance? The umbrella's cost is about $300/year on top of the premium. Eek


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The umbrella's cost is about $300/year on top of the premium.

Is that because it rains infrequently?



 
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The umbrella's cost is about $300/year on top of the premium.

Is that because it rains infrequently?


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Location: SF Bay Area | Registered: February 14, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Just as I thought. It never rains so when you need an umbrella they're very expensive.



 
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Just as I thought. It never rains so when you need an umbrella they're very expensive.


No, no: It never rains in southern California.

Did the Govenator show his credentials along with this shenanigan? I doubt he read it clearly enough to go out and purchase that mil insurance to fill DA HUMMER with Cosco VO. If he did it's after the LA Times outed him for not having it back in '07. Anything short of eliminating the taxes all together is just the last act of a desperate man still trying to take over Rockridge to build a new bay bridge.


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California's reaction seems ridiculous. Our jurisdiction decided not to apply taxes or restrictions to any alternative [ie. non-petro] fuels. Much simpler, no conflicts created. The municipality is happy that all the used cooking oil is recycled instead of going to the dump.



 
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In a lot of towns in Florida you are not allowed to have more than 15 gallons of combustables at your house. It was passed as part of hurricane safety. Yah Right! I now carry 20-30 extra gallons of grease in the truck of my Mercedes. The back end rides lower.


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The insane reasoning behind the CA law requiring a permit from the meat and poultry division to transport fuels has nothing to do with combustion. It has to do with the cleanup of spillage. Some poor bastard practically shut down I580 the major freeway in the East Bay because of a VO spill. And because he most likely didn't have a permit to carry this stuff that's at least a huge fine if not jail time. But yet a truck gets in an accident and spills diesel all over the same freeway and the State pays the bill. CA is not winning any points for the people. Wait till we legalize it...Then the rest of you can really come out here and burn! Cool


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One of our guys here was arrested and thrown in jail and truck impounded just for "looking" at a dumpster that contained WVO (He never got out of the truck.)We are asking law here in Fla to change-but no luck yet
 
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One of our guys here was arrested and thrown in jail and truck impounded just for "looking" at a dumpster that contained WVO (He never got out of the truck.)We are asking law here in Fla to change-but no luck yet


That may be alittel different.
Having the equipment to take grease from a dumpster and showing intent to take (steal) wvo by "casing" one out is enough to cross the line legally in many places.
If you don't own the dumpster that is. Roll Eyes
 
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One of our guys here was arrested and thrown in jail and truck impounded just for "looking" at a dumpster that contained WVO (He never got out of the truck.)We are asking law here in Fla to change-but no luck yet


That may be alittel different.
Having the equipment to take grease from a dumpster and showing intent to take (steal) wvo by "casing" one out is enough to cross the line legally in many places.
If you don't own the dumpster that is. Roll Eyes


BS, show me a VO "theft to witt" law if the guy has no VO onboard, the only crime there is trespassing. Anyway the dumpster is most likely owned by the rendering co. and it would be up to them to press charges. If the guy had VO then they could bust him but it would still be hard to prove he got it from that place without witnesses, and again it would be the dumpster owners responsibility to prosecute. All that is a chump city cop trying to send a message and likely a paranoid biz owner. The lesson there is don't get caught on the property.


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supplying SWEP FPHE;
SVO; Greasecar tank custom system
MBZ 300TDT Elsbett single tank system. Racor 345RC coolant head filter; SWEP 30 plate FPHE vegtherm
Dino/VO blend main tank.

Triple barrel gravity settling
120 gal final phase aluminum tank.
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show me a VO "theft to witt" law if the guy has no VO onboard, the only crime there is trespassing. Anyway the dumpster is most likely owned by the rendering co. and it would be up to them to press charges. If the guy had VO then they could bust him but it would still be hard to prove he got it from that place without witnesses, and again it would be the dumpster owners responsibility to prosecute.


Off topic but...
Police can arrest and charge for the theft of grease.
If there has been theft of grease at a dumpster previously they can arrest and charge due to suspicious behavior and "burglary tools".

It is not up to the rendering company to prosecute.
That is up to the prosecuting attorney.

But if grease is taken(or has been in the past) can sue for damages.
It would be up to a judge if there is enough evidence ot prove "intent" with just tools and motive but no stolen goods in possession.

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The lesson there is don't get caught


Or possibly don't steal grease.
 
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Guy had no, pump, no grease , etc.

Cops busted him for Possession of Burglery tools (also know as a "Toolbox" if you own a pick-up truck)+ lotiering and prowling. Which in Florida means by stature "..if a law enfofcement officer feels suspions are well grounded.."

It is a catch all law used by law enforcement to "catch and release" anyone they wish. YOu can beat the rap-you cannot beat the "ride"
 
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It is a catch all law used by law enforcement to "catch and release" anyone they wish. YOu can beat the rap


That all depends on if the municipal or county attorney decides to prosecute and if a judge believes the cops/grease dumpster owner..or you.
 
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It is not up to the rendering company to prosecute.
That is up to the prosecuting attorney.


The DA in most states can only prosecute without a plaintiff on felony charges, unless the grease theft amounted to more than $500 and became a felony it would get dropped. And again I would like to see a case where the DA took on a case without a plaintiff for VO theft.

Even in the case here in Santa Rosa: a guy pulled up to Mickey D's with a 5000 gallon tanker truck and let er rip right in broad daylight. The plaintiff list for that case was long and included the junk food place, and the rendering co owner of all the dumpsters they could find that guy hit (there was mostly just 1 company). But this guy had been seen all over town doing this and they got him for the amount of theft so the DA would have prosecuted either way but the company wanted compensation. That's the key, if they can't attach a figure to the theft in terms of cost there's no measure of it being more than a misdemeanor which can be lodged as a complaint from the restaurant just for an "unspecified burglary".

As Mary Beth points out the charges were not even directly related to VO in the book. Cops get paid to make arrests, this was another case where the police involved WVO by way of suspicion to justify the arrest.


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Dodge TD 50 2.3L '85 4D55 block; 4D56 head; HP injectors
4D56 2.5L water cooled turbo;
Racor coolant HE tank heater
Custom built 15A ILH.
supplying SWEP FPHE;
SVO; Greasecar tank custom system
MBZ 300TDT Elsbett single tank system. Racor 345RC coolant head filter; SWEP 30 plate FPHE vegtherm
Dino/VO blend main tank.

Triple barrel gravity settling
120 gal final phase aluminum tank.
Graco blue devil transfer pump
 
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I'm in Carlisle England.

Well done CA.Good start.

In England you can freely make as much Bio as you like. Your allowed to use 2500 ltrs ( 444 Gals US ) per annum. For your own use without paying any taxes or duties on it. The same goes for WVO. After that you pay duty/taxes at same rate as ordinary fuels.

About carrying it around, there are no restrictions beyond general safety of transporting goods. Insurance companies, don't need to know about what your carrying. So ,no increase in premium. It's wise to tell your insurance you have converted to WVO. It's considered a 'modification'. I run on 100% Bio, so don't tell them and don't know what their response to this modification is.
You are required to give the supplier of WVO a "Waste Transfer Note", so they can show to the Enviroment Dept where they got rid of it to.
 
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