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Utah Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance definition: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-302

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Drinking water regulations: Utah Administrative Rules (R)309-110-4

Ammonium nitrate: R614-4-20

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Hazardous Waste Management Program

Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Fire Marshal's Office

Labor Commission of Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (UOSH)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Utah generally follows the federal rules for storing hazardous substances and has some additional requirements as well. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

Utah has adopted the federal definition of "hazardous substance" under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Utah also follows the federal community right-to-know rules under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires facilities to disclose the hazardous substances they use and store. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for additional information.

The state has its own environmental response and remediation laws for responding to hazardous substance releases from storage areas. See the ...


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