Category: Permits

Permit Wizard Introduction

Other Permitting Pages Permitting Process Find a Permit Welcome to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Permit Wizard. This tool is designed to assist individuals and companies involved in activities regulated by DEQ to identify the permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications required for those activities. We encourage all who are new to DEQ’s regulatory …

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Wastewater Discharge Permits
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Background If your facility produces, treats, disposes of, or otherwise discharges waste water, you may need a permit from the Utah Division of Water Quality or the Division of Drinking Water. See Rule R317-8. Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) for more details. Facilities that produce, treat, dispose of, or otherwise discharge waste water from …

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Wastewater Certification
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Onsite Systems Professional Certification is required for any person who designs, inspects, or maintains underground wastewater disposal systems (defined in Utah Administrative Code R317-4, R317-5 and R317-11) that are self-contained treatment and disposal systems such as septic systems or large underground disposal systems, or who conducts percolation tests or soil evaluations for underground wastewater disposal systems. Wastewater Operator Certification …

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Indirect Discharges to Municipal Sanitary Sewers
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A State permit is needed to discharge into sewers if the municipality or sewer district does not have a State approved pre-treatment program or authority to issue its own permits. Does your facility discharge into a municipal sewer system or sewer district? YES: Contact the Utah Division of Water Quality (deqinfo@utah.gov) (801) 536-4300 to determine whether …

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Storm Water Permits
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The Storm Water Program requires management practices to ensure that pollutants are not transported in surface runoff. The program addresses runoff from construction activities that disturb one or more acres of land; certain industrial facilities depending upon the facility’s Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code; and, small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). Each of these …

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Ground Water Permits
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Any facility that discharges, or may discharge, pollutants to ground water needs a permit. This includes land application of wastes; waste storage pits, piles, landfills, and dumps; liquid waste storage facilities at large animal feeding operations; mining, milling, metallurgical, and mineral extraction operations (including heap leach facilities); wastewater pits, ponds, and lagoons; and, process water …

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Underground Injection Control Permits
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The Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program protects underground sources of drinking water (USDWs) from contamination by the subsurface emplacement of fluids through injection wells. The UIC Program prohibits injection of fluid containing any contaminant if the presence of that contaminant may cause a violation of any primary drinking water regulation or which may adversely affect …

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Water Quality Related Topics
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Contact DWQ A list of DWQ employees listed by specialty area. Financial Assistance Information on DWQ’s Clean Water State Revolving fund Loan Program. Public Participation Public comment is a prerequisite to challenging permitting decisions. Records Request Form (GRAMA) A form for requesting access to public records. Water Quality Assessment Every other year DWQ compiles all …

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Solid Waste
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Individuals and businesses may not dispose or incinerate solid waste except at facilities complying with Utah’s solid and hazardous waste rules. Non-hazardous solid waste generally consists of municipal trash and garbage; construction and demolition waste; waste from commercial establishments; and industrial waste. Solid waste disposal sites must obtain permits from the Executive Secretary of the …

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Used Tire Permits
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In response to a growing concern regarding stockpiles of waste tires and past experiences with waste tire stockpile fires, the Utah Legislature passed the Utah Waste Tire Recycling Act in 1990. Consequently, the waste tire recycling program is first and foremost a recycling program for used truck and passenger vehicle tires. Will you operate a …

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Used Oil Permits
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The goal is to eliminate, or reduce, the obstacles to proper collection and disposal of do-it-yourselfer (DIYer) used oil, (i.e., used oil generated through household activities, including maintenance of personal vehicles) through a broad and extensive public education program, and by making used oil collection centers more accessible, and by maintaining pertinent standards and regulations …

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Hazardous Waste Management
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A hazardous waste is specifically listed by the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules R315-260 through 273 or exhibits a characteristic such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity (as defined by the rules). Common hazardous waste may include paint, solvents used in painting and dry cleaning residues and pesticides. Individuals who treat, store or dispose …

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Waste Programs Related Topics
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Solid Waste Rules R315-301 through 320 End of the Waste Management Section Next Up? Air Quality You have completed the Waste Management section of the Permit Wizard process. If you have not received an answer to all of your waste related questions, or if you still have concerns or additional questions, contact the Division of …

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Cleanup Certification, Dust Control, and Open Burning
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For more information on asbestos, lead-based paint, and general dust control during construction or demolition activities, contact the Division of Air Quality at (801) 536-4000. Are you going to demolish a building? YES: Visit Asbestos. Are you renovating a pre-1978 home? YES: Visit Lead-based Paint. Do you need to obtain or renew a dust control …

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New Source Review Permits
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Approval Orders are issued by the New Source Review Section of the Division of Air Quality. They have been required for most new or modified operations since 1969. These permits may include limits on both construction and operation activities. A person must apply for an Approval Order before starting construction or operation of any emitting …

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Operating Permits
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Air quality Operating Permits are issued by the Division of Air Quality Operating Permit Section, and are required by Title V of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, and implemented at the federal level by 40 CFR Part 70. Any operation that has the potential to emit 10 tons per year of any hazardous air pollutant, 25 tons per year …

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