News and Announcements

Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Regulatory Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic

(4/1/2020)–The Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control has issued a memo providing regulatory guidance to facilities regulated by the Division. To read the full memo click here.

Inflation Factor

The inflation factor/multiplier for 2019, to be used when making adjustments to closure/post-closure cost estimates in 2020, is 1.018

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.

Updated Guide for Managing Hazardous Waste

(10/17/2019) – The U.S. EPA has updated the guidebook entitled “Managing Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses.”

The Guide provides an overview of the federal hazardous waste regulations to give business owners and operators a basic understanding of their hazardous waste management responsibilities. It answers questions like “Do hazardous waste regulations apply to me?” “How do I know which generator category I am?” and “What kinds of requirements do I have to follow?” The Guide will help businesses get on the road to proper hazardous waste management, a critical step in protecting human health and the environment. Although the Guide is targeted to small businesses, the information in the Guide may be helpful to any business managing hazardous waste.

The Guide has been updated to reflect the changes to the regulations for hazardous waste generators since the previous version of the publication, including the 2016 Generator Improvements Rule, wastes added to the universal waste program, Subpart K for academic laboratories, the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, and electronic reporting/e-Manifest.

Find and share the guidebook, Managing your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses.

Pharmaceutical Waste Rule

(9/11/2019) – On February 22, 2019, EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule entitled, “Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals and Amendment to the P075 Listing for Nicotine”. This rule has come to be known as the Pharmaceutical Waste Rule. Read about the impact this rule will have in Utah (78 KB).

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).

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.


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.

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…”

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Certain counties have collection events where residents can drop off household hazardous waste.

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
(801) 536-0228

Ty L. Howard, Director

Ty L. Howard, Director

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222

Contacts: DWMRC

Environmental Incidents

(801) 536-4123


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