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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 follows the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs must meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Utah also follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, containment buildings, drip pads, tanks, incinerators, land treatment units, miscellaneous units, surface impoundments, thermal treatment facilities, waste piles, and hazardous waste landfills. For information on closure and post-closure of underground storage tanks, see the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in Utah.