Utah Security regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Security: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Solid (nonhazardous) waste:

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Incinerators and transfer stations: R315-306-2(5) and R315-313-2(4)(a)

Waste tire storage facility requirements: R315-314-3(3)(c)

Solid waste land treatment facility requirements: R315-310-6(2)(b)


Drinking water: R309-545-7

Emergency situations: R309-105-18

Pumping stations: R309-540-5

Wastewater: R317-3-10

Regulatory Agencies

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.

Utah's rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal requirements in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfills, the owners and operators of several solid (nonhazardous) waste facilities must control access to their facilities by means of fences, shrubbery, and other types of barriers. The state rules do not address the storage of solid waste military munitions or hazardous waste munitions and explosives.

Public water suppliers in Utah must comply with the federal Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The state also has security requirements for pumping stations.

Utah also provides guidance and direction for security at wastewater treatment facilities.

Administration and enforcement. Utah's Department of Environmental ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements