Category: Laws & Rules

  • Decontamination Act:
    Environmental Response and Remediation Laws and Rules

    Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 9—Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act General Description This bill provides procedures for local health departments regarding property contaminated by illegal drug operations and addresses decontamination of property exposed to methamphetamine. Highlighted Provisions Online Methamphetamine Resources

  • Decontamination Standards:
    Environmental Response and Remediation Laws and Rules

    R392-600, Illegal Drug Operations Decontamination Standards This rule establishes pre-assessment requirements, sampling and decontamination methodologies, decontamination standards, and final report requirements for property exposed to methamphetamine. For further information, please contact the Utah Department of Health at (801) 538-6191. Online Methamphetamine Resources

  • 2008 Underground Storage Tanks Changes:
    Environmental Response and Remediation Laws and Rules

    Changes to R311, the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rules As of August 18, 2008 several significant changes have been made to the UST rules that will affect contractors who install UST systems and who upgrade or replace any part of the UST system. Summary of the Rule Changes In addition to the above rule…

  • Proposed Amendments:
    Environmental Response and Remediation Laws and Rules

    Utah Administrative Code R311—Proposed Amendments On February 9, 2006 the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board approved proposed amendments to the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Rules for publication and public comment. The proposed changes are: R311-200, Definitions Add a definition for “No Further Action determination” to define new terminology to be used in…

  • Underground Storage Tanks Proposed Changes:
    Environmental Response and Remediation Laws and Rules

    Proposed Amendments to Utah Administrative Code R311:Underground Storage Tank Rules The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is proposing changes to the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) rules to implement changes made to the Utah UST Act by the 2014 Utah legislature (HB 138), and make other changes to clarify the rules and address…

  • Rulemaking Actions:
    Waste Management and Radiation Control

    Proposed Rule Changes Open for Public Comment Recently Completed Rule Changes

  • Community Water Systems Serving Greater than 3,300 Persons – Information Needed by March 1, 2019, to Set System-Specific Source and Storage Minimum Sizing Requirements

    Community water systems serving over 3,300 people are required to submit information by March 1, 2019, for setting system-specific minimum sizing requirements. Read about two options for submitting the required information.

  • Utah Environmental Law and Standards

    Utah environmental legal requirements are generally found in three places: Utah Statutes | Utah Rules | Licenses and Permits Utah Statutes Statutes are laws passed by the Utah Legislature and, usually, signed by the Governor. Utah statutes usually provide general guidance about control of pollutants and about how DEQ should implement a program. The activities…

  • Review Criteria for Establishing the Feasibility of Proposed Housing Subdivisions (July 1, 1991)

    As a service to developers, planning commissions, local health departments and other local governmental units, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (hereafter referred to as the Department) will review proposed developments with respect to the feasibility of water supply and wastewater disposal. Requests for these feasibility reviews must be initiated by the local health department…

  • Plan Review Program Related Links

    American Water Works Association (AWWA) Standards Voluntary standards for materials, equipment, and practices used in water treatment and supply. Drinking Water Design and Construction Rules Utah drinking water rules R309-500 through R309-550. Engineering License Information: Utah Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. NSF/ANSI 60 Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals Listing Search Provided by NSF, the…

  • Drinking Water Laws and Rules

    State and Federal Laws The Utah Safe Drinking Water Act (Title 19, Chapter 4 of the Utah Code) empowers the Utah Drinking Water Board to enact rules pertaining to public water systems. Those rules are listed below. Congress has passed a Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (US EPA) which empowers the EPA to adopt and enforce rules which must…

  • Federal State Revolving Fund (SRF) Program: Drinking Water

    The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) program was established by the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996. Congress appropriates funding for the DWSRF. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency then awards capitalization grants to states, which in turn may provide low-cost loans and other types of financial assistance to eligible public water systems to finance the costs…

  • Utah Drinking Water Standards

    Drinking water may be contaminated by a variety of biological, chemical, or radiologic agents. To help safeguard consumer health, the federal government set standards for over 80 potential drinking water contaminants. Drinking Water Standards (US EPA) For a summary of current federal standards, and associated health risks. Water suppliers in Utah must conform to Utah…

  • Fluoridating Drinking Water in Davis and Salt Lake Counties

    The Counties of Salt Lake and Davis have passed ordinances mandating the drinking water suppliers in those counties fluoridate the water supplied to their customers.  As provided in State law (19-4-11) counties have authority to enact such ordinances if a majority of the voters, in an election in the area, approve the addition or removal…

  • Drinking Water Monitoring and Reporting Program

    Water may be contaminated by a variety of substances. To protect public health, Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) have been established. The concentration of a particular contaminant in drinking water must not exceed it’s MCL. To assure that water served to the public is routinely checked for bacteriologic, chemical, and radiologic quality, a Monitoring and Reporting…

  • New Public Water Systems

    New Public Drinking Water System Application Complete the new Public Water System Information Form and submit it to the Division of Drinking Water. Constructing a New Industrial or Commercial Facility There are likely other environmental concerns besides the construction of a new water supply. You may need to address, for instance, industrial waste disposal. If…

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