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Generator Site Access:
Waste Management and Radiation Control Permits and Permitting

The DWMRC administers the Generator Site Access Permit Program to regulate the access of low-level radioactive waste generators to the EnergySolutions land disposal facility. R313-26 of the Utah Code establishes the terms for a Generator Site Access Permit Program which authorizes waste generators, waste processors and waste collectors to deliver radioactive wastes to the EnergySolutions facility. In addition, the Division has included in the Generator Site Access Permit Enforcement Policy guidance on waste attribution and blended uranium waste to clarify and help generators appropriately meet federal requirements.

Permit Applications

To apply for or renew a generator site access permit, a waste generator, waste processor or waste collector must fill out an application form and submit it along with payment to the address on the form. Credit card payment is possible for some types of permits; email Kaci McNeill (kmcneill1@utah.gov) to find out your payment options. Signed forms can also be emailed to Kaci McNeill (kmcneill1@utah.gov).

More information about permitting can be obtained by visiting the Permit FAQs page.

Inspection and Enforcement

Generator Site Access Permittees are subject to the provisions of R313-14 and R313-19-100 of the Utah Code for violations of state rules or requirements in the current land disposal facility operating license regarding radioactive waste packaging, transportation, labeling, notification, classification, marking, manifesting or description. Permittees are subject to the Generator Site Access Permit Enforcement Policy. The effective date of the current policy is December 2015.


The shipper of radioactive wastes must provide to the Director, upon demand, a copy of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s “Uniform Low Level Radioactive Waste Manifest” for shipments consigned for disposal within Utah. The “Uniform Low Level Radioactive Waste Manifest” provides data for routing, safety planning, improving emergency response and compliance inspections.

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