Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Branch Commercial/Hazardous Waste Facilities Section
Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board (Board)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements, especially in connection with the retention periods for documents maintained in a TSDF's operating record.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste and the Board administer and enforce the TSDF requirements in Utah.
Owners and operators of TSDFs must comply with Utah's additional rules for contingency plan notification and implementation. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for additional guidance.
In addition to following the federal rules for corrective action, Utah has state provisions for risk-based cleanup at sites contaminated with hazardous waste and risk-based closure at TSDFs. See the state section CORRECTIVE ACTION for more information.
Utah has its own list of ...