Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Utah Department of Natural Resources Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining (DOGM)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah's leak detection rules generally parallel federal standards. In fact, Utah law prohibits regulations that are more stringent than the corresponding federal regulations, unless it is determined that the federal rules are inadequate to protect human health and the environment.
Utah's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers and enforces the leak detection rules in Utah. DOGM is responsible for leak detection at oil, gas, and mining facilities.
All hazardous waste landfills, surface impoundments (R315-8-11), and waste piles (R315-8-12) must have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. The leachate collection and removal system between the liners, and immediately above the bottom composite liner in the case of multiple leachate collection and removal systems, is ...