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Utah Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-170 to 315-264-179 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: R315-261-7

Air emissions standards: R315-264-1030 to 315-264-1090 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah follows the requirements for managing hazardous waste containers, including the empty container standards and the organic air emissions standards. There are no additional state provisions. Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements, including a state permit application fee. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review Utah's permitting requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the container rules for TSDFs and generators in the state.

Guidance Document

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Utah Containers Resources

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Hazardous Waste Container Management - Guide Book
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