Hazardous Waste Management Program

The Division provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. This program has been successful in helping small businesses understand the requirements necessary for compliance with the hazardous waste management rules specific to small business.

Each year approximately 150 companies are visited using this program. A checklist is provided to assist the company with there hazardous waste management practices.

In conjunction with the outreach program, Tom Ball (801) 536-0251 and Alex Pashley (801) 536-0231 are available to do basic hazardous waste training sessions (about two hours) for businesses, as well as presentations on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention for schools (all levels) and community groups.

If you need to notify of regulated waste management activities including new notifications, changes in your waste generation, notification of hazardous secondary materials activity, episodic generation and consolidation of VSQG hazardous waste, use the following links:

e-Manifest

EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA anticipates launching e-Manifest on June 30, 2018. Visit the e-Manifest page to sign up for email updates, find out about testing, and much more.

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.

The State of Utah will be using the RCRA Industry Application software administered by the EPA for the 2017 Biennial Report that is due March 1, 2018. Filers are strongly urged to submit their report electronically. Flat file upload is available for interested facilities.

All data is reviewed and evaluated by the Division prior to being forwarded to the EPA. Past years’ data can be found at RCRAInfo Web. The Division also produces the Utah Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report every two years. For more information call Carlee Christoffersen at (801) 536-0233.

You may mail your Biennial Report to:

Scott T. Anderson, Director
Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control
P.O. Box 144880
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4880

Authorization

The Division must submit periodic updates to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describing the status of the State’s hazardous waste program. These updates include all proposed state program changes requiring EPA approval in order to maintain authorization for the State to administer federal requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Utah received authorization from EPA for its base program in 1984. A listing of the rules for which Utah has received authorization is available on the Web.

Rule Making

Division Development coordinates all hazardous waste rule changes under the Utah Solid and Hazardous Waste Act and used oil rule changes under the Used Oil Act to ensure that state administrative rulemaking procedures are followed and that the public has an opportunity to provide input, as well as providing support for state and federal operating database programs such as used oil.

Hazardous Waste Handlers

Questions

For more information about the Hazardous Waste Section, please contact Deborah Ng (801) 536-0218.