Utah Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil, gas, and mining industry-related releases: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 649-3-32

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Releases to the air:

Unavoidable breakdowns: R307-107-1 and R307-107-2

Releases to the water: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-5-114

Hazardous waste and hazardous substance releases:

Emergency situations at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): R315-8-4.7

Hazardous waste spills: R315-9-1 and R315-9-4

Used oil: R315-15-9

Radiological material releases: R313-15-1201 to R313-15-1207

Oil and gas releases: R649-3-32

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)


See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Generally, Utah follows the federal reporting requirements for hazardous waste and substance releases, underground storage tank (UST) releases, and water releases. See the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for federal release notification requirements. Utah has additional state rules for excess air emissions and releases of radiological materials. The state has also established requirements for oil and gas drilling operations in Utah, including for spills and discharges in the Great Salt Lake area. See the state section OIL SPILLS for oil drilling release notification requirements in Utah.

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Utah Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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