Utah Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Importing and exporting hazardous wastes: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-5-1 to R315-5-8

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Hazardous materials transportation: R909-75-1

Imports and exports of universal wastes: R315-16-1 to R315-16-6

Importers of used oil: R315-15-4

Phosphorus ban: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-5-124

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

DEQ Division of Air Quality

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Motor Carrier Division

Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Division

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

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

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 requirements for importing and exporting chemicals. Utah has no additional requirements. See the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS.

Utah has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations and the federal motor carrier safety regulations, with the exception of some safety regulation exemptions. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for more information. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. ...


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