Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste
DEQ Division of Water Quality
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah does not have a property transfer law. However, the state does require certain actions when a solid waste facility permit is transferred from one entity to another, and deed notations when an experimental wastewater system is established on a property. For information about requirements that apply to the transfer of federally owned property, refer to the national section PROPERTY TRANSFER.
Note: Purchasers of industrial property should diligently examine the site and site history before sale because hazardous waste activity or chemical use on an industrial property is not required to be recorded on the property deed.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the various property transfer requirements in Utah.
SOLID WASTE FACILITIES
In Utah, a permit for a solid waste facility may not be transferred without approval from DEQ, nor may a permit be transferred from one property to another. The new owner or operator must submit a revised permit application no later than 60 days before the scheduled change in ownership. A written agreement must also be submitted containing a specific date for transfer of permit responsibility between the current and new permittees. The new permittee must:
- Assume permit requirements and all financial ...