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Energy Fuels Resources: Public Notice

Renewal of 11e.(2) Byproduct Radioactive Material License (RML UT1900479) and the Groundwater Quality Discharge Permit (Permit UGW370004) for the White Mesa Uranium Mill site near Blanding, San Juan County, Utah.

Proposed Rule Changes Open for Public Comment


The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control is notifying interested stakeholders of the following rulemaking action:

Hazardous Waste, Used Oil, and Solid Waste Rules
On August 10, 2017, the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board approved the final adoption of the rule changes to incorporate the following into Title 315 of the Utah Administrative Code:

  • EPA final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (HWGIR) as published in the November 28, 2016 (81 FR 85732)
  • Addition of used oil generator defined under Mixed Mode Transit System (NAICS code of 485111) to the list of used oil transporters considered to have a permit by rule to transport their own used oil to a permitted used oil recycler
  • Selected corrections and clarifications
Rulemaking Action: Final


(Final changes marked as published in Utah State Bulletin on
(No. 2017-11)

R315-15. Standards for the Management of Used Oil.
R315-260. Hazardous Waste Management System.
R315-261. General Requirements - Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste.
R315-262. Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements.
R315-263. Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste and Standards Applicable to Emergency Control of Spills for All Hazardous Waste Handlers.
R315-264. Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities.
R315-265. Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities.
R315-266. Standards for the Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes and Specific Types of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities.
R315-268. Land Disposal Restrictions.
R315-270. Hazardous Waste Permit Program.
R315-273. Standards for Universal Waste Management.
R315-301. Solid Waste Authority, Definitions, and General Requirements.
R315-304. Industrial Solid Waste Landfill Requirements.
R315-305. Class IV and VI Landfill Requirements.

Related Federal Regulation(s):

40 CFR Parts 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 268, 270, 273, and 279
Federal Register: 81 FR 85732, November 28, 2016
Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule
Summary Rule Change Table: HWGIR Summary
WMRC* Board Executive Summary: Executive Summary
WMRC Board Meeting: 8/10/2017
Utah Administrative Code: Final unmarked versions pending posting on Office of Administrative Rules web site
Date Posted: 8/29/2017
Contact Person(s): Deborah Ng / Phone: (801) 536-0218 or
Rusty Lundberg /Phone: (801) 536-4257
Possible Board Adoption Date: 8/10/2017 Final Effective Date: 8/31/2017
*WMRC = Waste Management and Radiation Control


Solid Waste Fee Revisions - Stakeholder Meetings

The 2016 inflation factor is 1.013.

Haz-Rad Reporter

(12/6/16)—Waste Management and Radiation Control newsletter.

Antifreeze and Aerosol Cans—Now Universal Wastes!

(5/17/16)—On April 15, 2016, the hazardous waste rules adopted two new universal wastes, antifreeze and aerosol cans. To learn more on the requirements for these Universal Wastes see R315-273 Utah Administrative Code.

New Drum-Top Lamp Crushers Registration Requirements

(5/17/16)—On April 15, 2016, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control adopted new rules regarding crushing lamps using a drum-top crusher. To apply to operate a Drum-Top Lamp Crusher General Forms.

Hazardous Secondary Materials Recycling/Reclamation Summary

(5/17/16)—On April 15, 2016, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control adopted the EPA’s January 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule. The EPA has provided requirements for notification, defining legitimate recycling, becoming a verified recycler, obtaining a variance request, and recycler/reclamation facility requirements. To apply to become a verified recycler or Intermediate Facility submit an application form Verified Recycler/Intermediate Facility. For Generators of Hazardous Secondary Materials, please submit an updated EPA Form 8700-12 with Addendum 1 (pages 53-58).

Hazardous Waste Rules Formatting Update

(5/17/16)—On April 15, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Rules were reformatted similar to the EPA formatting. DAS R315.

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Certain counties have collection events where residents can drop off household hazardous waste. See the recycling information for Utah to find out if your county is having an event in 2017.

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P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222

Contacts: DWMRC

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