Utah Listed Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Listed Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Criteria for listing hazardous waste: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-105 and UCA 19-6-106; Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-261-9(c) and R315-261-11

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Basis for listing hazardous waste: R315-261-1090 Appendix VII to R315-261

Lists of hazardous wastes: R315-261-30 to 315-261-35

State listed wastes: R315-261-31 and R315-261-33

Regulatory Agency

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 Requirements


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.

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