Hazardous Waste

Utah

Comparison of State and Federal Hazardous Waste Rules

General Summary (find a description of Federal Rules here).

    Utah generally follows the federal rules for hazardous waste management.

1. Do I need an EPA ID number to handle hazardous wastes in Utah?


Main Hazardous Waste Page: State Hazardous Waste Management Information

2. How do I determine my generator status?

    Utah follows the federal rules for defining generator status.

3. How can I tell if the waste materials I handle are considered hazardous wastes?

    Utah generally follows the federal rules for defining hazardous wastes.Utah has state-only 'F' Wastes that includes F999, residues from demilitarization, treatment, and testing of nerve, military, and chemical agents CX, GA, GB, GD, H, HD, HL, HN-1, HN-2, HN-3, HT, L, T, and VX (hazard codes R, T, C, H). Utah excludes certain primary metal smelter 'K' Wastes. Utah has added one "P" waste, which is P999, nerve, military, and chemical agents (i.e., CX, GA, GB, GD, H, HD, HL, HN-1, HN-2, HN-3, HT, L, T, and VX). Utah excludes some "U" Wastes.

4. How long can I store hazardous wastes on site?

    Utah follows the federal rules for storing hazardous wastes.SQG's must notify the DEQ if a fire, explosion, or other release could threaten human health outside the facility or when the generator has knowledge that a spill has reached surface water.

5. Who can transport and receive the wastes I ship off site?

    Utah follows the federal rules for shipping hazardous wastes to a TSD.Transporters must notify the DEQ as soon as possible in the event of a spill or discharge of hazardous material or waste. Utah has notification criteria for 1 kilogram (kg) (2.2 pounds (lb)) of acute hazardous waste (hazard code H); any quantity that poses a potential threat to human health or the environment; and 100 kg (220 lb) of non-acute hazardous waste. A written report must be sent to the DEQ within 15 days of the incident.In certain areas of Utah, there are specific state requirements for the transportation of waste tires, gasoline and medical waste.

6. What records do I have to keep?

    Utah generally follows the federal rules for recordkeeping.Utah facility permits establish what records must be kept.

7. Do I have to file reports?

    Utah follows the federal rules for reporting.

8. What training requirements do I have to meet?

    Utah follows the federal rules for training.

9. What differences between states may exist with regard to use of the the new standardized manifest form?

    As of September 5, 2006, the new standardized manifest form (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A) must be used in every state to track hazardous waste shipments. There will be no state variations of the new federal form and states may not require information to be included on the form that is in addition to that required by federal rules. That said, some differences between states may exist with regard to use of the form. For Utah these differences include:

    Additional Wastes:
    Utah has listed as hazardous wastes two wastes associated with the management of chemical nerve agents – F999 and P999.

    Exemptions: None.

    Distribution:
    Copies of the manifests have to be submitted to the Utah DEQ, but just for certain permitted facilities. For those facilities, the requirement is in their permit and has not been changed based on this new uniform manifest.  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) does not require a copy of the manifest be submitted to its offices by hazardous waste generators or transporters. 

    Reporting: None.

    Recordkeeping: None.

    Other Notes, Comments:: None.

10. What are some other differences between federal and state rules?

    None found.

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