Utah Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-220 to 315-264-222 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste incineration rules: R315-264-340 to 315-264-351 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: R315-264-300 to 315-264-317 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Disposal facility permit rules: R315-270, R315-124, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-108, UCA 19-6-111, and UCA 19-6-120 to 19-6-122

Disposal facility fees: UCA 19-6-118 and UCA 19-6-120

Land disposal restrictions: R315-268-1 to 315-268-57

Regulatory Agency

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

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 hazardous waste disposal rules and has additional state rules in connection with disposal facility permits and fees.

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

State Requirements


Hazardous waste disposal facilities in Utah must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. Utah's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.


The federal land disposal restrictions are in effect in Utah. See the state section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for a review of these hazardous waste disposal ...

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