Hazardous Waste Management Section
The Hazardous Waste Management Section (HWMS) oversees the hazardous waste management practices of the hazardous waste generators in the State of Utah. This includes corrective action, characterization, storage, treatment, and disposal. The HWMS is available to field a wide variety of questions regarding hazardous waste management, also, the section offers an on-site hazardous waste program audit to any requesting facility, generating less than 2,200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. Any generator of hazardous waste is required by law to adhere to the applicable regulations found in the Utah Code Annotated, R-315 parts 1 through 14, R315-50, R315-101 and 102 or Chapter 40 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations. The Section administers enforcement actions for facilities that have violations associated with these rules.
This booklet is written to assist generators with the management of waste lamps and ballasts.
The Hazardous Waste Management Section provides an outreach program for small businesses that generate less than 2200 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. The checklist and the EPA publication, Managing Your Hazardous Waste: A Guide for Small Businesses is generally very effective in helping small quantity generators understand and comply with the Rules. The Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste has a booklet that will also assist in understanding the hazardous waste management rules, Basic Information for Handling Hazardous Wastes.
In conjunction with the section's outreach program, Alex Pashley (801-536-0231) is available to do basic hazardous waste training sessions (about 2 hours) for businesses, as well as presentations on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention for schools (all levels) and community groups.
This guide in pdf format is outline of generator requirements that can help generators understand the hazardous waste rules.
Here is a link if you need a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity Form for changes in your waste generation or to newly notify.
- Information on new manifest requirements beginning on September 5, 2006.
- Overview of State Electronic Waste Recycling Program, given to the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee on October 18, 2006.
- End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVSC) Mercury Switch Collection Plan
- Pollution Prevention Fact Sheets
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. Filers are strongly encouraged to submit their report electronically. The State of Utah will be using the Florida Biennial Report Software for this year Biennial Report. The software can be installed from: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/brs_data.htm. These data are reviewed and evaluated by the Hazardou Waste Management Section prior to being forwarded to the EPA for inclusion in the national Biennial Hazardous Waste Report. The Division has also produced the Utah Hazardous Waste Generation and Management report every two years which is available on the web and may be viewed on-line in PDF format ( 2003 Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report, 2005 Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report, 2007 Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report, 2009 Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report, 2011 Hazardous Waste Generation and Management Report. For more information call Delene Stevenson at 801-536-0229 or Allan Moore at 801-536-0211.
Program Development maintains federal authorization of the state hazardous waste program, incorporating all used oil and hazardous waste rule changes, coordinating and evaluating biennial hazardous waste report data, providing pollution prevention information and technical assistance to facilities.
The Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste 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 and may be viewed on-line in PDF format.
Program 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, RCRIS, and BRS (EPA's database link).
For more information about the Hazardous Waste Management Section, please contact Allan Moore