Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah's environmental recordkeeping regulations are stricter in some cases than the federal
In general, Utah's recordkeeping requirements for air emissions sources follow the federal rules. The state has general recordkeeping requirements. However, there is no single set of records that all facilities must keep. A facility's permit will establish what records it must keep. The permit should explain what records are required for the specific source and the applicable retention time. A permit may also refer to sections of the regulations dealing with specific requirements.
Utah is a "state-plan" state, which means it has its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. State law governs occupational safety and health in both the public and private sector workplaces, except for domestic employment. Utah has adopted the federal recordkeeping standards by reference.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ is responsible for the administration and enforcement of environmental recordkeeping requirements in Utah.
UDAF administers and enforces the pesticide regulations in Utah. DEQ administers and enforces regulations that govern pesticides that are hazardous wastes.
UOSH administers workplace safety and health recordkeeping requirements in private and public sector workplaces.