Utah Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plan requirements: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-50 to 315-265-56 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste large quantity generator (LQG) contingency plan requirements: R315-262-17(a)(6) and R315-262-260 to 315-262-265

Notification: R315-262-265(d)(2) and R315-264-56(d)(2)

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Utah as of August 31, 2017, which includes the federal contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs). The state follows the federal rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) contingency plans. The state has added standards concerning notification by LQGs and permitted TSDFs.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Utah.

State Requirements


R315-262-265(d)(2) and R315-264-56(d)(2)

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Utah requires the emergency coordinator to notify the DEQ and ...

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