Utah Surface Impoundments regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah Surface Impoundments: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 315-264-220 to 315-264-232 and R315-265-1 (interim status)

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Organic air emissions standards: R315-264-1030 to 315-264-1090, and R315-265-1 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah follows the federal requirements for hazardous waste surface impoundments, including the federal organic air emissions rules for surface impoundments. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use surface impoundments 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.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control.


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal