Utah PCB Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah PCB Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-2-8

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PCB disposal: R315-315-7

Waste inspection at solid waste disposal facilities: R315-303-4(7)

PCB disposal fee: Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-118.5

Regulatory Agencies

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

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 rules for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) handling, storage, and disposal. In addition, Utah collects a fee for PCBs that are treated or disposed of in the state.

Administration and enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 8 office administers and enforces the state's regulations for PCB disposal and storage. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is responsible for administering and enforcing the rules that prohibit the manufacture or purchase of PCBs or PCB products within Utah. The DEQ also administers and enforces the PCB disposal fee requirements in the state.

State Requirements



The following waste containing PCBs may be disposed in a permitted Class I, II, III, IV, or V landfill or in a permitted incinerator or permitted energy recovery facility:

  • Waste, as specified in 40 CFR 761.61, containing PCBs at concentrations less than 50 parts per million (ppm);
  • PCB household waste as defined by 40 CFR 761.3; and
  • Small quantities of intact, nonleaking small PCB capacitors, including those from fluorescent lights, X-ray machines, and other machines and test equipment.

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