Category: Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Pollution Prevention: The Foundation of Sustainability

Pollution Prevention (P2) means reducing or eliminating pollution at the source so that it never enters the environment in the first place. Instead of managing pollution after it has been created or at the “end of the pipe,” P2 focuses on first eliminating waste; then if the waste can’t be eliminated, try to find ways …

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Used Oil Permitting

All companies handling used oil must either obtain a permit or be registered. A permit is needed to operate as an off-specification used-oil fuel burner, processor or re-refiner, transporter, or transfer facility. Registration is required for people or companies acting as used-oil collection centers or fuel marketers. Permit and registration requirements are detailed in Used …

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Solid Waste Permitting

Businesses may only dispose of or incinerate solid waste at permitted facilities in compliance with Utah’s Solid Waste Rules. Non-hazardous solid waste generally consists of municipal garbage, industrial waste, or construction/demolition debris. New and expanding disposal sites, including on-site industrial facilities, must obtain permits, and all facilities are subject to inspection. Nearly all landfills are …

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Radiation Control Permitting

Most companies or individuals who handle radioactive materials must be licensed or registered with the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. The Division is responsible for environmental monitoring and radon study, uranium mill tailings and low-level waste management, materials licensing and inspection, and x-ray registration and inspection programs. Process Overview Applicants for specific radioactive …

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Hazardous Waste Permitting

Permits are required for those who treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste before any activities occur. Certain exemptions are available for large and small quantity generators. Emergency permits can also be obtained under specific circumstances. Small Business Assistance Form (2.1 MB) Small Business Assistance Program Facility Information Form (39 KB) Best Management Practices (1 …

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Water Quality Permitting

Facilities that produce, treat, dispose of or otherwise discharge waste water may need permits from the Division of Water Quality. The Environmental Protection Agency has delegated authority to Utah to administer its own water quality regulatory programs which EPA still runs in many other states. Necessary Permits Surface Water Discharge Permits Discharging waste water to …

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Ombudsman

Customer Service Survey The Utah Department of Environmental Quality values exceptional service and continuous improvement. In an effort to improve customer service, the office of the Ombudsman gathers feedback in the form of a survey. Participation is voluntary and answers are anonymous, unless individuals choose to share contact information with us. If you have had …

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Resources: Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Business resources includes strategies to help Utah companies use raw materials, energy, water, and other natural resources more efficiently while saving money, known as pollution prevention or P2. Best Management Practices (BMPs) Posters Automotive Salvage Yards (3 MB) Construction Sites (843 KB) Industrial and Municipal Sites (527 KB) Oil and Gas Industry Operators (354 KB) …

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Air Quality Self-Audit for Small Businesses

Review each question carefully and if you can answer yes to the bolded questions, please pay close attention because you may need to fill out a permit request form (494 KB). Does your process release any dust, fume, gas, mist, odor, smoke, and/or vapor to the outside air? Do you know how much pollution you …

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Environmental Update

This page provides regulatory, policy, and event updates. Air Issues Final Amendments: Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Facilities National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter Utah Non-Attainment Area Locator Water Issues Drinking Water – Significant Changes to Cross Connection Rules Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Issues Tier 2 Submission Portal Underground Storage Tanks …

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Fee Summary

Air Quality Approval orders range from $250 to more than $31,500 and are based upon the size, type, and complexity of the facility. Operating permits are assessed annual fees, based upon yearly emissions. Water Quality Fees range from $500 to $10,800, depending upon type, size, and complexity or proposed facility. Drinking Water No fees. Underground …

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Permitting Process

Environmental Permits resources includes information on how to schedule a Pre-design Meeting to introduce your new business to DEQ’s permitting process and information on DEQ’s environmental permits that are required if your company releases pollutants to the air, land, or water, or if you store, treat, or dispose of hazardous or solid wastes. Online Permitting …

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Regulations: Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Jump to: Definitions Universal Waste Medical Waste Mercury Resources Air Pollution Waste Water X-Ray Radiation Definitions The terms “hazardous waste” and “hazardous material” refer to items that meet certain criteria under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and associated regulations. It is important to understand the difference between hazardous waste and hazardous material: …

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Recycling Resources: Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Health care facilities can generate a large amount of waste. Since health care facilities can generate a wide variety of waste, a facility waste management, and minimization program is a must. Recycling and reuse programs are an important part of any waste management and minimization program. Recycling diverts waste from the landfill, reduces waste disposal …

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Hospitals and Healthcare Systems

Menu: Recycling Resources Regulations Given the nature of the year-round service and scope of providing healthcare, many hospitals and healthcare systems are adopting environmental improvement programs to help them reduce their water and energy bills and cut down on the amount of waste and chemicals that they generate. Environmental improvement programs can also protect the …

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