Utah Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-170 to 315-264-179 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Container management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): R315-262-17(a)(1)

Container management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): R315-262-16(b)(2)

Empty container standards: R315-261-7

Air emissions standards: R315-264-1030 to 315-264-1090 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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 follows the federal requirements for managing hazardous waste containers, which include standards for empty container standards, organic air emissions standards, and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements, including a state permit application fee. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review Utah's permitting requirements.

Utah has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Utah as of August 31, 2017, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in containers.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the container rules for hazardous ...


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