File No. 35048

This notice was published in the August 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Waste

Rule R315-50


Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 35048
Filed: 07/13/2011 02:14:20 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 19-6-104 requires the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board to meet the appropriate requirements associated with assuming primacy of the hazardous waste program from the federal government (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)). Also, Section 19-6-105 allows the Board to set minimum standards for the protection of human health and the environment, for the storage, collection, transport, recovery, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste. Section 3006 of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) allows a state to receive primacy and requires that authorized state programs be "equivalent" to the federal program. Therefore, rules adopted by the Board are to be equivalent to the corresponding federal hazardous waste regulations in order to receive primacy from EPA.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No comments were received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule is necessary for Utah to maintain its equivalency with EPA regulations for program authorization (primacy) and to provide definitions for terms used in the hazardous waste rules. EPA authorization allows the DSHW to administer the hazardous waste program in lieu of EPA as allowed by Section 3006 of RCRA (42 USC 6926). Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Solid and Hazardous Waste
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3097

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Susan Toronto at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0233, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Authorized by:

Scott Anderson, Director



Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Susan Toronto at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0233, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].