Utah Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-264-190 to 315-264-200 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Tank management requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs): R315-262-17(a)

Tank management requirements for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs): R315-262-16(b)

Organic air emissions standards for tanks: R315-264-1030 to 315-264-1090 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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 follows the federal requirements for managing hazardous waste tanks, which include air emissions standards and standards applicable to owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). TSDFs that use hazardous waste tanks for storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements, including an application fee. The state's more stringent permit standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Utah has adopted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in Utah as of August 31, 2017, which includes standards for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site in tanks.

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


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal