Utah Accumulation Time regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Transfer facility accumulation period: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-263-12

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Large quantity generators (LQGs):

90-day accumulation time rule for LQGs: R315-262-17(a)

Accumulation time rule for LQGs accumulating F006: R315-262-17(c) to 315-262-17(e)

Small quantity generators (SQGs):

180-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: R315-262-16(b)(1)

270-day accumulation time rule for SQGs: R315-262-16(c)

LQGs and SQGs:

Satellite accumulation: R315-262-15(a)

Returned shipments: R315-262-16(e) and R315-262-17(g)

Quantity limitations for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): R315-262-14(a)(3)

Extensions and exceptions:

Extensions beyond 90 days for LQGs: R315-262-17(b)

Extensions beyond 180 days (or 270 days) for SQGs: R315-262-16(d)

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Hazardous Waste Management Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Utah as of August 31, 2017. The federal accumulation time rules allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the generator accumulation time requirements.


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