Utah Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-262-16, R315-262-17, R315-264-170 to 315-264-179, and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste tank requirements: R315-262-16, R315-262-17, R315-264-190 to 315-264-200, and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: R315-264-220 to 315-264-222 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: R315-264-270 to 315-264-283 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: R315-264-340 to 315-264-351 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment interim-status facility rules: R315-265-1

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: R315-265-1

Treatment facility permit rules: R315-270-1 to 315-270-235 and R315-124-1 to 315-124-34, 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

Treatment facility fees: UCA 19-6-118 and UCA 19-6-120

On-site treatment by generators: R315-262-16 and R315-262-17

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 hazardous waste treatment facilities, including standards for generators treating hazardous waste on-site. The rules applicable to generators were revised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, adopted by Utah and effective in the state as of August 31, 2017.

Utah also requires owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment ...

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