Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Hazardous Waste Management Program
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 lists of wastes and the rules pertaining to those wastes, and includes additional state-only listed wastes.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the state section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the listed waste rules in Utah.
STATE LISTED WASTES
R315-261-31 and R315-261-33
In Utah, a solid waste is a hazardous waste if it is listed in R315-261-11, unless it has been delisted under R315-261-16. No delisting of hazardous waste is effective unless adopted by the DEQ. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
Utah has two additional hazardous wastes that are not listed by the EPA. These additional wastes relate to chemical nerve agents.