Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
| FOR EMERGENCY RELEASE NOTIFICATION, CALLNATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER800-424-8802 (24-hours)UTAH DEQ 801-536-4123 (24-hours) |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Generally, Utah follows the federal reporting requirements for hazardous waste and substance releases, underground storage tank (UST) releases, and water releases. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for federal release notification requirements. Utah has additional state rules for excess air emissions and releases of radiological materials. The state has also established requirements for oil and gas drilling operations in Utah, including for spills and discharges in the Great Salt Lake area. See the state section OIL SPILLS for oil drilling release notification requirements in Utah.
If an incident involves health or environmental effects that require immediate action by local authorities, call 911 or the local emergency ...