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Solid Waste Rules

Complete Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules | Proposed Rules

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Act, Utah Code Annotated Title 19 Chapter 6 part 1, provides the Department of Environmental Quality's Waste Management and Radiation Control Board the authority to make rules to protect the public and environment. The Board has established the Solid Waste Management Rules.

The Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control administers these rules. These rules contain requirements relating to persons or organizations that treat, store, or disposal of non-hazardous solid waste.

Since the rulemaking process is continuing in nature, the reader is also directed to the Utah Administrative Rules Website where the reader can find the current administrative code, current and past additions of the Utah Bulletin, and code change effective since the last codification.

NOTE: References to CFR refer the Code of Federal Regulations (Solid Waste regulations are contained in 40 CFR 257 through 258).

Copies of the Code of Federal Regulations are available from the Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 (telephone (202) 783-3238).

Rules

  • R315-301
    This rule sets minimum performance standards for the proper management of solid wastes originating from residences, commercial, agricultural, and other sources as well as prohibiting illegal disposal of solid waste and requiring the cleanup of sites including ground water.
  • R315-302
    This rule contains facility location standards, general facility requirements and closure requirements.
  • R315-303
    This rule contains the requirements for design, operation, maintenance, and closure of solid waste disposal facilitates.
  • R315-304
    This rule contains the requirements for permitting, operation and closure of solid waste landfills that receive exclusively waste generated by industries.
  • R315-305
    This rule contains the requirements for design, permitting, operation, and closure of solid waste landfills that receive construction and demolition waste and some other types of waste.
  • R315-306
    This rule contains the requirements for the design, permitting, operation and closure of solid waste incinerators.
  • R315-307
    This rule contains standards that apply to any facility that engages in the landtreatment, landfarming, or landspreading disposal of solid waste.
  • R315-308
    This rule contains the requirements that apply to ground water monitoring at solid waste facilities.
  • R315-309
    This rule contains the financial assurance requirements that must be met by solid waste disposal facilities.
  • R315-310
    This rule lists the materials that must be included in an application for a solid waste facility permit.
  • R315-311
    This rule details the permit approval and public process for solid waste permits.
  • R315-312
    This rule contains the standards that must be met by solid waste recycling and composting facilities.
  • R315-313
    This rule contains standards for transfer stations and drop box facilities.
  • R315-314
    This rule contains standards for piles used for storage and treatment of solid waste.
  • R315-315
    This rule contains standards for wastes that require special handling.
  • R315-316
    this rule contains specific requirements for the treatment, transport, storage, and disposal of infectious waste.
  • R315-317
    This rule contains the processes and criteria that the Director will use to address violations and petitions for rule changes.
  • R315-318
    This rule contains the conditions under which permit by rule can be granted.
  • R315-319
    This rule contains the requirements that electrical power generation facilities that generate coal combustion ash must meet.
  • R315-320
    This rule contains the requirements for waste tire transporters and recyclers.

Comments

For more information about the Solid Waste Rules, please contact Waste Management and Radiation Control (801) 536-0200 or Tina Mercer (801) 536-0259.