Utah Landfills regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Landfills: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-300 to 315-264-317 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules: R315-301 to 315-305, R315-308 to 315-311, R315-315 to 315-320

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste landfills. At present, Utah has only one commercial landfill that accepts hazardous waste located in Toole County. Contact the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for more information on this facility.

In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills 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.

Solid (nonhazardous) wastes. Utah follows the federal solid (nonhazardous) waste landfill rules and adds its own more stringent requirements. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the hazardous waste and solid waste landfill rules in the state.

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