Utah Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Utah Water Quality Act, Utah Code Ann. 19-5-101 to 19-5-123

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Contingency plans: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-7-11 (hazardous waste) and R315-15-5 (used oil management)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Water Quality

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah follows the federal rules for SPCC plan requirements. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN. Also see the state sections OIL SPILLS and RELEASE NOTIFICATION for reporting requirements in the event of an oil spill. Utah follows the federal contingency plan requirements, and allows for the incorporation of hazardous waste management or used oil management provisions into SPCC plans to meet state contingency plan requirements. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA's Region 8 administers and enforces the SPCC plans in Utah. DEQ administers and enforces Utah's contingency plan requirements and UPDES permits.

State Requirements


R315-7-11 and R315-15-5

Each hazardous waste management facility, used oil processor, and rerefiners' facility must have a contingency plan designed to minimize hazards to human health or the environment from fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or nonsudden discharge of hazardous waste, hazardous waste constituents, or used oil to air, soil, ground-water, or surface water.

If the facility owner or operator has already prepared an SPCC plan under federal rules or some other ...

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