Utah Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility design and operating standards: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264 and R315-265 (interim status)

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Container requirements: R315-264-170 to 315-264-179 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: R315-264-190 to 315-264-200 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: R315-264-220 to 315-264-232 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage facility permit rules and fees: R315-270, R315-124, Utah Code Annotated (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

Generator on-site storage (accumulation):

Satellite accumulation: R315-262.15

Large quantity generators (LQGs): R315-262-17

Small quantity generators (SQGs): R315-262-16

SQG notification: R315-262-16(b)(9)(iv)(C)

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 federal hazardous waste storage rules for permitted and interim status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state follows the federal requirements for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit through its adoption of 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. Small quantity generators (SQGs) accumulating hazardous waste on-site must comply with an additional state notification requirement.

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