News and Announcements

X-ray Registration and Inspection Proposed Fee Increases

In an effort to better serve Utah’s X-ray facilities and improve our registration and inspection timeliness, the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control is proposing to increase X-ray tube registration and inspection fees by $10.00. Making changes to a fee structure that has been in place for many years is inherently challenging and requires significant coordination and input from the many stakeholders that are integral to Utah’s X-ray program.

Hazardous Waste Generator Training – Recordings Available

On May 12th and 13th, 2021 the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control hosted a two-day virtual training session for hazardous waste generators. The training is to familiarize hazardous waste generators with applicable rules in Titles R315 and R317 of the Utah Administrative Code.

The recordings are available here:

The Presentations are available here:

0.1 HWG Training Topics_Presentation Index (48 KB)

0.2 Program Manager Contact List (84 KB)

1.1. Welcome/DWMRC Overview (548 KB)

1.2. Waste Determinations (830 KB)

1.3. Generators / Generator Category/ Very Small Quantity Generators / Small Quantity Generators / Large Quantity Generators / Satellite Accumulation Areas (3 MB)

1.4. Exclusions & Hazardous Secondary Materials (558 KB)

1.5. Used Oil & Top 5 Violations (5 MB)

1.6. Top 10 Hazardous Waste Violations (111 KB)

2.1. Hazardous Waste Episodic Generation (412 KB)

2.2. Universal Waste (2 MB)

2.3 Land Disposal Restrictions (300 KB)

2.4. Hazardous Waste Storage Tanks (2 MB)

2.5 Pharmaceutical Rule (487 KB)

2.6. Financial Assurance (1 MB)

2.7. myRCRAid / E-Manifests / EPA Subtitle C notification (924 KB)

2.8. Wastewater Pretreatment for HW Generators (3 MB)

2.9. Managing E-waste (443 KB)

Inflation Factor

The inflation factor/multiplier for 2020, to be used when making adjustments to closure/post-closure cost estimates in 2021, is 1.012.

Haz-Rad Reporter

(12/1/2020)–Waste Management and Radiation Control Newsletter (1.3 MB)

Pharmaceutical Rule Adopted by Utah – Effective Date September 14, 2020

The Waste Management and Radiation Control Board voted at the monthly Board meeting on September 10, 2020 to adopt changes to R315-261, 262, 264, 265, 266, 268, 270, and 273 of the Utah Administrative Code to incorporate changes promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2019 (84 FR 5816), commonly called the Pharmaceutical Rule. The final rule creates a tailored, sector-specific regulatory framework for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at healthcare facilities that generate, accumulate, or otherwise handle hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and reverse distributors engaged in the management of prescription hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.

A document has been created that shows the changes made to the various sections of the Utah Administrative Code to assist those facilities affected by the rule changes. Download the document (573 KB).

If you have questions regarding the rule and its implementation, please contact Deborah Ng at (801) 536-0218.

New Email Address for Submission of Electronic Documents

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control announces a new email address to be used by regulated companies and individuals for submitting documents to the Division in electronic form:

If you are a regulated company or individual and would like to submit documents via email, please use this address.

This email address should not be used by RAM licensees for submission of any document for any reason. See below for reciprocity requests. If you have questions, please call Phil Goble at (801) 536-4044.

This email address should not be used for documents that are required to have a wet signature such as financial assurance documents or for submission of documents that contain proprietary or confidential information.

Public comments will continue to be submitted using the email address:

Reciprocity requests for RAM and X-ray should be submitted to:

Please direct questions regarding these email addresses to Tom Ball via email or phone (801) 536-0251.

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.

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.

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.

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: Alma Rosas (801) 536-0252.

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Doug Hansen, Director

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, UT

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

Environmental Incidents

(801) 536-4123


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