Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah generally follows federal financial responsibility rules, including financial responsibility rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), underground injection wells, and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for additional information. Utah has additional state provisions for solid waste and recycling facilities and used oil and waste tire facilities that are stricter than federal rules. UST owners may elect to participate in the state environmental assurance fund, which satisfies a portion of the financial responsibility requirements.
Refer to the Table in this section for a summary of federal financial responsibility requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility rules in Utah.
In Utah, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover ...