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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah regulations for identifying characteristic hazardous waste are the same as the federal regulations, including the criteria for identifying hazardous waste by the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. The federal characteristic waste requirements are described in the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the characteristic hazardous waste rules in Utah.