Governing Law and Regulations
Generator requirements: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-262
Hazardous waste determination and recordkeeping: R315-262-11
Generator category determination: R315-262-13
Very small quantity generator rules: R315-262-14
Small quantity generator rules: R315-262-16
Large quantity generator rules: R315-262-17
Spills: R315-262-20(f), R315-263-30, and R315-263-31
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 has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective on the federal level as of May 30, 2017, and effective in Utah as of August 31, 2017. The state has additional requirements for generators responsible for spills on a public or private right-of-way within or along the border of contiguous property under the control of the generator.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces Utah's hazardous waste generator rules.
R315-262-20(f), R315-263-30, and R315-263-31
A generator is not required to use a hazardous waste manifest or a hazardous waste transporter when hazardous waste is transported on a public or private right-of-way within or along the border of contiguous property under the control of the same person, even if such contiguous property is divided by a public or private right-of-way. However, in the event of a discharge of hazardous waste on a public or private right-of-way, a ...