The Code of Virginia requires transporters of waste kitchen grease to submit an application for registration to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) not less than 30 days before such transportation. The VDACS Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP) is responsible for the administration of this code section.
The 2014 Virginia General Assembly amended the Waste Kitchen Grease statute. As a result of that action, all waste kitchen grease transporters subject to registration under the statute are required to conspicuously display a decal provided by OCRP on the registered vehicle and carry a copy of the registration certificate inside the vehicle.
Registration & Information
Registration Requirements - Exempt or Non-Exempt?
Review the following statements to determine if you are required to register as a transporter of waste kitchen grease:
- An individual who transports waste kitchen grease for his own conversion to biofuel shall not be required to register provided that he:
- Transports waste kitchen grease in a container(s) with a total capacity of no more than 275 gallons on any one vehicle at any time;
- Possesses or controls no more than 1,320 gallons of waste kitchen grease, biofuel feedstock derived from waste kitchen grease, or biofuel at any time, excluding any biofuel contained in the vehicle’s fuel tank; and
- Does not obtain waste kitchen grease from (i) a container owned by a registered transporter of waste kitchen grease, (ii) a food establishment under contract with a registered transporter of waste kitchen grease, or (iii) a container owned by a renderer or collection center.
An individual who transports waste kitchen grease to a facility for the purpose of conversion to biofuel shall not be required to register provide that he:
- Meets all the requirements of Subsection A (above);
- Transports waste kitchen grease to no more than one facility, other than on his own property, during a one day period;
- Such facility has a capacity to produce no more than 500 gallons per day of biofuel; and
- such facility does not possess or control more than 1,320 gallons of waste kitchen grease, biofuel feedstock derived from waste kitchen grease, or biofuel at any time, excluding any biofuel contained in the vehicle’s fuel tank.
If you cannot answer yes to all the questions under either Section A or Section B, you are required to register. Please click “Register” to begin the registration process.
If all the statements under either Section A or Section B apply to your standard business operations, you are exempt from the registration requirements. If you would like a letter stating this exemption, please click “Exempt.”
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