Utah Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Utah Hazardous Chemical Emergency Planning and Information: Utah Code Annotated 63-5-5

Regulatory Agencies
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Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR)

Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security (DES)

Utah State Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire and police departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah has adopted the federal emergency planning and response requirements.

Emergency notification and follow-up reports are made to local and state authorities. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for more information.

Large quantity hazardous waste generators have to prepare an emergency preparedness plan and are required to designate an emergency response coordinator. Small quantity generators are not required to have an emergency preparedness plan but need to appoint an emergency response coordinator. For additional information on generator responsibilities for emergency planning and response, see the state sections CONTINGENCY PLAN and GENERATORS.

For information on Utah's rules for emergency planning for hazardous chemicals, see the state sections OSHA and HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.

Administration and enforcement. DES has primary responsibility for emergency planning activities including emergency planning assistance to state and local governments. DES provides assistance to LEPCs around the state, providing access to federal assistance grants and organizing training ...

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