Utah Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management statutes and regulations: Environmental Quality Code, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-1-101 to 19-1-307; Solid and Hazardous Waste Act, UCA 19-6-101 to 19-6-123; Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Act, UCA 19-6-201 to 19-6-208; and Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-15 to 315-273

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permitting statutes and rules: R315-124-1 to 315-124-34, R315-270-1 to 315-270-235, UCA 19-6-108, UCA 19-6-111, UCA 19-6-117.5 to 19-6-122, and UCA 19-6-201 to 19-6-208

TSDF management rules: R315-264-1 to 315-264-1107 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste management and permit fees: UCA 19-6-118 and UCA 19-6-120

Used oil management statutes and rules: Used Oil Management Act, UCA 19-6-701 to 19-6-723; R315-15-1 to 315-15-18

Universal waste rules: R315-273-1 to 315-273-81

Regulatory Agencies

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

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several stricter state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators and transporters, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and handlers of universal waste and used oil.

Administration and enforcement. Utah has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of ...


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