News and Announcements
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RCRA Exemption for Safe Management of Recalled Automotive Air Bags Interim Measures Prior to State Adoption
(2/22/2019)–The Interim Director has issued a letter (701 KB) stating that generators and transporters of recalled Takata airbags will be regulated according to the proposed rule revisions of R315-260 through 262 regarding the safe management of recalled airbags. The proposed rule will be published in the March 1, 2019 edition of the Utah State Bulliten with a public comment period running from March 1, 2019 to April 1, 2019. It is anticipated that this will facilitate expedited removal, shipment, and proper management of the defective Takata airbags.
Episodic Generator Fact Sheet
(2/5/19)–The alternative standards for episodic waste generation regulations are found in R315-262-232 of the Utah Admin. Code. These regulations allow a very small or small quantity generator to have one planned or unplanned event each calendar year without increasing their generator category as long as they meet the standards. Information regarding notification and management of episodic waste are outlined in our fact sheet (715 KB).
Scott Anderson Retires
(1/11/19)–Scott Anderson retired as Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control after 38 years of dedicated service to the State of Utah. He began his career as an environmental scientist in 1980. Scott was great at finding workable solutions when complicated rules impact Utah businesses, ensuring that businesses prospered while achieving compliance. Just prior to retirement, Scott was actively involved with development of new solid waste disposal fees that will impact over 250 facilities. Scott worked hard to ensure all impacted facilities had a voice and were treated fairly. Scott served as Director for the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste from 2010 to 2015 and continued on as Director when the Division was combined with Radiation Control creating the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. Rusty Lundberg has been appointed to serve as Interim Director of the Division.
Environmental Covenant Template
A template is now available for those needing to prepare an environmental covenant acceptable to the Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. The template can be accessed by opening the Forms menu in the WMRC Links menu on the left. Click on General in the Forms menu and you will be taken to the list of General Forms. Clicking on Template for Environmental Covenant will open a Word format document that you can use as the template for your environmental covenant.
Exemption Request – Depleted Uranium
The Waste Management and Radiation Control Board reviewed a request by EnergySolutions, LLC for an exemption from the rule that requires EnergySolutions to prepare a performance assessment that demonstrates the proposed disposal of depleted uranium would meet the performance standards required by the rules. At a meeting of the the Board on October 25, 2018, the Board made the decision to deny the exemption request. See the Order from the Board denying the request (133.18 KB) for more information.
EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA anticipates launching e-Manifest on June 30, 2018.
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.
RCRAINFO Industry Application – MYRCRAID
Submit your RCRA Subtitle C 8700-12 forms electronically. No more printing, signing, or mailing. Enter and submit your data on-line, and receive an email notification when your data has been accepted.
Regulatory Status of Automotive Airbag Inflators and Fully Assembled Airbag Modules: EPA Memo
(July 19, 2018)
“The Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) and EPA regional offices continue to recieve requests for clarification of the regulatory status of undeployed automotive airbag modules and airbag inflators…”
Energy Fuels Resources: Public Notice
Renewal of 11e.(2) Byproduct Radioactive Material License (RML UT1900479) and the Groundwater Quality Discharge Permit (Permit UGW370004) for the White Mesa Uranium Mill site near Blanding, San Juan County, Utah.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
Certain counties have collection events where residents can drop off household hazardous waste.
- See the recycling information for Utah to find out if your county is having an event.
Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA)
The Department of Environmental Quality places a high priority on assisting the public when requesting to view our public files. The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) requires that we respond to a request within ten working days of its receipt. DWMRC GRAMA Clerk: Kaci McNeill
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222
State Office Building
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.