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Hazardous Waste Management Program

Administered by the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

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The Division provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. This program has been successful in helping small businesses understand the requirements necessary for compliance with the hazardous waste management rules specific to small business. Each year approximately 150 companies are visited using this program. A checklist is provided to assist the company with there hazardous waste management practices. The checklist and the EPA publication, Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses is generally very effective in helping small quantity generators understand and comply with the Rules. The Division has a booklet that will also assist in understanding the hazardous waste management rules (see Basic Information for Handling Hazardous Wastes).

In conjunction with the outreach program, Tom Ball (801) 536-0251 and Alex Pashley (801) 536-0231 are available to do basic hazardous waste training sessions (about two hours) for businesses, as well as presentations on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention for schools (all levels) and community groups.

This guide is an outline of generator requirements that can help generators understand the hazardous waste rules.

Here is a link if you need a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form for changes in your waste generation or to newly notify.

Biennial Hazardous Waste Report

All large quantity hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in the State are required to submit a hazardous waste generation and management report to the Division every even year by March 1. Filers are strongly encouraged to submit their report electronically. The State of Utah will be using the Florida Biennial Report Software for this year's Biennial Report. This data is reviewed and evaluated by the Hazardous Waste Management Section prior to being forwarded to the EPA for inclusion in the national Biennial Hazardous Waste Report. The Division has also produced the Utah Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report every two years. For more information call Carlee Christoffersen at (801) 536-0233.

You may mail your Biennial Report to:

Scott T. Anderson, Director
Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control
P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4880


The Division must submit periodic updates to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describing the status of the State's hazardous waste program. These updates include all proposed state program changes requiring EPA approval in order to maintain authorization for the State to administer federal requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Utah received authorization from EPA for its base program in 1984. A listing of the rules for which Utah has received authorization is available on the Web.

Rule Making

Division Development coordinates all hazardous waste rule changes under the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Act and used oil rule changes under the Used Oil Act to ensure that state administrative rulemaking procedures are followed and that the public has an opportunity to provide input, as well as providing support for state and federal operating database programs such as used oil.

Hazardous Waste Handlers


For more information about the Hazardous Waste Section, please contact Deborah Ng
(801) 536-0218.