Utah TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management rules: Utah Administrative Rules (R)315-264-1 to 315-264-1107 and R315-264-5 (interim status)

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TSDF permitting rules: R315-270, R315-124, Utah Code Annotated (UCA) 19-6-108, UCA 19-6-111, UCA 19-6-117.5 to 19-6-122, and UCA 19-6-201 to 19-6-208

TSDF fees: UCA 19-6-118 and UCA 19-6-120

Regulatory Agencies

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers and enforces the requirements for TSDFs in Utah.

State Requirements


Owners and operators of TSDFs must comply with Utah's additional rules for contingency plan notification. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for additional guidance.


In addition to following the federal rules for corrective action, Utah has state provisions for risk-based cleanup at sites contaminated with hazardous waste and risk-based closure at TSDFs. See the state section CORRECTIVE ACTION for more information.


Utah has its own list of state hazardous wastes in addition to those listed under the federal regulations. Consequently, more wastes are deemed to ...

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