Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Water Quality Act, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-5-101 to 19-5-123
Utah Safe Drinking Water Act, UCA 19-4-101 to 19-4-112
Wastewater: R317-8-1 to 317-8-8
Effluent limitations: R317-8-7
Thermal discharges: R317-8-3.5
Modifications and variances: R317-8-2
Monitoring and sampling: R317-8-3 and R317-8-4
Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs): R317-1-7
Wastewater system operator: R317-10-1 to 317-10-15
Groundwater permits: R317-6-1 to 317-6-6
Underground injection: R317-7-0 to 317-7-13
Oil spill control: UCA 19-5-114
Drinking water: R309-100 to 309-705
Water system operator: R309-300-1 to 309-300-19
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Water Quality Water Quality Board (WQB)
DEQ Division of Drinking Water
Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining
Utah State Department of Agriculture and Food
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District Office Los Angeles District Office
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Utah, wastewater discharges to groundwater and surface waters are regulated through the Utah Water Quality Act (UCA 19-5-101 to 19-5-123). The state is fully authorized by EPA to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program for surface water discharges. In Utah, the NPDES permit program is referred to as the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) permit program. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for more information.
Under the Utah Safe Drinking Water Act (UCA ...