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News and Announcements
Hill Air Force Base – Hazardous Waste Storage Permit
The Division of Waste Management and Radiation control renewed the Hill Air Force Base Hazardous Waste Storage Permit on September 30, 2020. Comments were received from Hill Air Force Base – which were addressed in the final reissued permit. The Division has added conditions in the Waste Analysis Plan to describe and clarify the activities associated with waste characterization and acceptance for storage at the Hill Air Force Base Hazardous Waste Storage Facility. Click to review the final reissued permit. Click to review the Response to Comments document.
If you have questions, please contact Deborah Ng at (801) 536-0218.
ATK Launch Systems, LLC – NIROP Facility Storage and Treatment Permit
The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control renewed the ATK Launch Systems, NIROP facility hazardous waste storage and treatment permit on September 30, 2020. The Director would like to thank those individuals who took time to provide comments. The Division has added conditions to the reissued permit to require a re-evaluation of the facility’s generated energetic wastes and an assessment of alternative treatment technologies. Download the final reissued permit to review. Download the Statement of Basis and Response to Comments to review.
If you have questions, please contact Brad Maulding at (801) 536-0205.
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: email@example.com.
Reciprocity requests for RAM and X-ray should be submitted to: DWMRCReciprocity@utah.gov
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.
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.
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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Ty L. Howard, Director
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: (801) 536-0200
Fax: (801) 536-0222 Contacts: DWMRC
State Office Building
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
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