A hazardous waste is specifically listed by the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Rules or exhibits a characteristic such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity (as defined by the rules). Common hazardous waste may include paint, solvents used in painting and dry cleaning residues and pesticides.
Individuals who treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste must comply with a permit. However, the rules allow generators of small quantities of hazardous waste to store in accordance with certain requirements in lieu of a permit.
Custom permit conditions are developed to reflect a facility’s specific waste type, waste management equipment, and operating conditions such as:
- operating procedures;
- type of management units, installation and construction of units, equipment maintenance and inspections;
- emergency procedures;
- personnel training;
- record keeping;
- analytical procedures;
- air, groundwater, and soil sampling and monitoring;
- closure plans; and,
- procedures to clean up any past and future releases of hazardous waste.
1 Does your facility manage hazardous waste?
- YES: Contact the Waste Management and Radiation Control by calling (801) 536-0200 to discuss your specific needs; then go to the next question.
- NO: Go to the next question.
2 Do you need an EPA Identification Number?
You have completed Section 5: Waste Programs, of the DEQ Permit Wizard process. If you feel that you have not received an answer to all of your waste related questions, or if you still have concerns or additional questions, contact the Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control by calling (801) 536-0200 or by visiting the Division’s Website.
For related information on solid and hazardous waste, visit our Related Topics page.