Utah Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-262

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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

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 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.

State Requirements

SPILLS

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 ...


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