(Kitchen) Grease is the Word
Jun 30, 2011 04:48PM ● Published by Anonymous
At the same time, the theft of kitchen grease in Maryland creates additional health and environmental hazards. The processing of waste kitchen grease is risky, with the possibility of spills during transportation or amateur operators mishandling the grease and letting it enter our sewers and waterways. There is also the danger of amateur biofuels producers injuring or killing people through accidental grease fires and explosions. That is why it was critical for this now million dollar business to finally have some oversight.
Working with state officials in the health, environmental, agricultural and law enforcement fields, Senate Bill 607 and House Bill 881 were introduced to create new accountability for this new commodity. The new law, which was successfully passed in April, creates an annual registration requirement for transporting kitchen grease, with the Department of Agriculture, which then helps law enforcement to “stop and smell the kitchen grease” and question the legitimacy of the transport.
Let’s hope the grease bandits think twice now before getting their hands caught in the new grease traps called the law.
Text of SB 607 Approved by Governor
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