News and Announcements

New Radiological Incidents & Allegations Page

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (WMRC) works to protect employees and the public from radiation hazards, and we have the responsibility to respond to incidents and allegations involving radiological materials.

Hazardous Waste Generator Training

Please join the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control for a free 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 training will be conducted during two part-day sessions on Zoom.

  • Session 1: 9:00 am to 3:00 (there will be a lunch break) – Tuesday, May 17th
  • Session 2: 9:00 am to noon – Wednesday, May 18th
  • Draft agenda
  • Zoom Registration

You will automatically be registered for both sessions. Once you register, you will receive an access link for the meeting that is individual to you. The unique access link cannot be shared.

If you have questions regarding the training or Zoom access, please contact Kari Lundeen at klundeen@utah.gov.

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management

In 2019, the Utah Legislature made important changes to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act in response to a U.S. EPA requirement for state solid waste programs to have primary responsibility for management of E&P wastes. Read more and share your input

EPA Issues Final Rule Revoking All Tolerances for the Insecticide Chlorpyrifos

In response to EPA’s August 2021 final rule revoking all tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), several objections, hearing requests, and requests for stay were filed by numerous parties representing a wide variety of growers and pesticide users. Effective February 28, 2022, EPA issued an Order that denies all objections to, requests for hearing on those objections, as well as requests for stay of the final rule.

For more information regarding this issue please see the press release from EPA at this link:
EPA Takes Next Step to Keep Chlorpyrifos Out of Food, Protecting Farmworkers and Children’s Health.

For information regarding the disposal of chlorpyrifos products please contact the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Pesticide Program at 801-982-2300 or visit their website.

Inflation Factor

The inflation factor/multiplier for 2021, to be used when making adjustments to closure/post-closure cost estimates in 2022, is 1.042.

Haz-Rad Reporter

(12/1/2021)–Waste Management and Radiation Control Newsletter (1.3 MB)

Statewide Recycling Data Initiative

Recycling & solid waste facilities, we need your help!

By participating in our survey, you will be a part of modernizing Utah’s solid waste management and recycling data, supporting the US’s national goal of increasing the recycling rate to 50% by 2030.

Division Using New Email List Management Application

In September of 2021 the Division began using a new software application for management of our various email lists. Email messages sent to those who have subscribed to the various email lists will come from the email address dwmrcpublic@utah.gov. These messages may land in your SPAM folder. Please add dwmrcpublic@utah.gov to your contact list to minimize the potential for these messages to be sent to your SPAM folder.

30-Day Storage Extension Request Guidance and FormHeading

In accordance with Utah Administrative Code R315- 262-16(d) for small quantity generators (SQGs) and R315-262-17(b) for large quantity generators (LQGs), a generator may request a 30-day accumulation time limit extension for hazardous waste stored on site longer than the 90-day time frame for LQGs or 180 days (or 270 days if the waste must be transported a distance of 200 miles or more) for SQGs. The Director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control may grant a 30-day extension to qualifying generators that may exceed their time limits due to unforeseen, temporary, and uncontrollable circumstances.

The division has created guidance and a form for requesting a 30-day extension. Although not required by rule, generators are encouraged to use the application form when requesting an extension.

New Pamphlet for Utah Schools on E-cigarette Waste Management

Utah law requires schools to confiscate and properly dispose of electronic cigarette products. Electronic cigarettes contain liquid nicotine or nicotine residue and may contain lithium batteries. Nicotine and lithium ion batteries are hazardous wastes that must be disposed of properly.

A new pamphlet is now available to provide schools with guidance on how to properly manage and dispose of electronic cigarettes.

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.

The Division held two stakeholder meetings, a virtual one on July 20th and an in-person meeting on July 29th, to provide more information about the proposed fee increase and to discuss the proposal with stakeholders. To view the presentation from the meeting click the link below.

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: dwmrcpublic@utah.gov.

Reciprocity requests for RAM and X-ray should be submitted to: DWMRCReciprocity@utah.gov

Please direct questions regarding these email addresses to Tom Ball tball@utah.gov (801) 536-0251.

Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Annual Report (October 2019)

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.

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: Alyssa Stringham (wmrcgrama@utah.gov(801) 536-4002.

Doug Hansen, Director

P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, Utah
84114-4880
Phone: (801) 536-0200
FAX: (801) 536-0222

Contacts: DWMRC

Environmental Incidents

(801) 536-4123


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