DAR File No. 40310
This rule was published in the May 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 9) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management
Purpose, Scope and Applicability
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40310
Filed: 04/14/2016 02:17:34 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The change adds two universal wastes that have been added to the universal waste rule (Rule R315-273) and need to be added to Rule R315-264 to complete the regulatory cycle. It also corrects references.
Summary of the rule or change:
The changes add antifreeze and aerosol cans to the list of universal wastes in Section R315-264-1, and it corrects references.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 19-6-105
- Section 19-6-106
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
Antifreeze and aerosol cans have been previously included in the universal waste rule (Rule R315-273). The change will add these wastes to the list of universal wastes in Rule R315-264. As the rule is already in affect, the change will have no cost or savings to the state.
Local government will see no costs or savings as the rule is already in effect in Rule R315-273. (DAR NOTE: The proposed new Rule R315-273 was published under DAR No. 40116 in the February 1, 2016, issue of the Bulletin and was made effective on 04/15/2016.)
Small business will see no costs or savings as the rule is already in effect in Rule R315-273.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Persons not listed above will see no costs or savings as the rule is already in effect in Rule R315-273.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There will be no costs to affected persons as the rule is already in effect in Rule R315-273.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There will be no costs or savings to affected persons as the rule is already in effect in Rule R315-273.
Alan Matheson, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste ManagementRoom Second Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3097
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Ralph Bohn at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0212, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Scott Anderson, Director
R315. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management.
R315-264. Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities.
R315-264-1. Purpose, Scope and Applicability.
(a) The purpose of Rule R315-264 is to establish minimum State of Utah standards which define the acceptable management of hazardous waste.
(b) The standards in Rule R315-264 apply to owners and operators of all facilities which treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste, except as specifically provided otherwise in Rules R315-264 or 261.
(d) The requirements of Rule R315-264 apply to a person disposing of hazardous waste by means of underground injection subject to a permit issued under an Underground Injection Control (UIC) program approved or promulgated under the Safe Drinking Water Act only to the extent they are required by 40 CFR 144.14. Rule R315-264 applies to the above-ground treatment or storage of hazardous waste before it is injected underground.
(e) The requirements of Rule R315-264 apply to the owner or operator of a POTW which treats, stores, or disposes of hazardous waste only to the extent they are included in a RCRA permit by rule granted to such a person under Rule R315-270.
(g) The requirements of Rule R315-264 do not apply to:
(1) The owner or operator of a facility permitted under Rules R315-301 through 320 to manage municipal or industrial solid waste, if the only hazardous waste the facility treats, stores, or disposes of is excluded from regulation under Section R315-261-5;
(2) The owner or operator of a facility managing recyclable materials described in Subsections R315-261-6(a)(2), (3), and (4), except to the extent they are referred to in Rule R315-15 or Sections R315-266-20 through 23, 70, 80, or 100 through 112.
(3) A generator accumulating waste on-site in compliance with Section R315-262-34;
(4) A farmer disposing of waste pesticides from his own use in compliance with Section R315-262-7 ; or
(5) The owner or operator of a totally enclosed treatment facility, as defined in Section R315-260-10.
(6) The owner or operator of an elementary neutralization unit or a wastewater treatment unit as defined in Section R315-260-10, provided that if the owner or operator is diluting hazardous ignitable (D001) wastes, other than the D001 High TOC Subcategory defined in Section R315-268-40, or reactive (D003) waste, to remove the characteristic before land disposal, the owner/operator shall comply with the requirements set out in Subsection R315-264-17(b).
(8)(i) Except as provided in Subsection R315-264-1(g)(8)(ii), a person engaged in treatment or containment activities during immediate response to any of the following situations:
(A) A discharge of a hazardous waste;
(B) An imminent and substantial threat of a discharge of hazardous waste;
(C) A discharge of a material which, when discharged, becomes a hazardous waste.
(ii) An owner or operator of a facility otherwise regulated by Rule R315-264 shall comply with all applicable requirements of Sections R315-264-30 through 35, 37 and 50 through 56.
(iii) Any person who is covered by Subsection R315-264-1(g)(8)(i) and who continues or initiates hazardous waste treatment or containment activities after the immediate response is over is subject to all applicable requirements of Rule R315-264 and 40 CFR 122 and 123 and Rule R315-124 for those activities.
(iv) In the case of an explosives or munitions emergency response, if a Federal, State, Tribal or local official acting within the scope of his or her official responsibilities, or an explosives or munitions emergency response specialist, determines that immediate removal of the material or waste is necessary to protect human health or the environment, that official or specialist may authorize the removal of the material or waste by transporters who do not have EPA identification numbers and without the preparation of a manifest. In the case of emergencies involving military munitions, the responding military emergency response specialist's organizational unit shall retain records for three years identifying the dates of the response, the responsible persons responding, the type and description of material addressed, and its disposition.
(9) A transporter storing manifested shipments of hazardous waste in containers meeting the requirements of Section R315-262-30 at a transfer facility for a period of ten days or less.
(10) The addition of absorbent material to waste in a container, as defined in Section R315-260-10, or the addition of waste to absorbent material in a container, provided that these actions occur at the time waste is first placed in the container; and Subsections R315-264-17(b), 264-171, and 264-172 are complied with.
(11) Universal waste handlers and universal waste transporters, as defined in Section R315-260-10, handling the wastes listed below. These handlers are subject to regulation under Rule R315-273, when handling the below listed universal wastes.
(i) Batteries as described in Section R315-273-2;
(ii) Pesticides as described in Section R315-273-3;
(iii) Mercury-containing equipment as
described in Section R315-273-4;[
(iv) Lamps as described in Section R315-273-5
(h) The requirements of Rule R315-264 apply to owners or operators of all facilities which treat, store, or dispose of hazardous wastes referred to in Rule R315-268.
(j) The requirements of Sections R315-264-10 through 19, 30 through 37, 50 through 56, and 101 do not apply to remediation waste management sites. However, some remediation waste management sites may be a part of a facility that is subject to a traditional hazardous waste permit because the facility is also treating, storing or disposing of hazardous wastes that are not remediation wastes. In these cases, Sections R315-264-10 through 19, 30 through 37, 50 through 56, and 101 do apply to the facility subject to the traditional hazardous waste permit. Instead of the requirements of Sections R315-264-10 through 19, 30 through 37, and 50 through 56, owners or operators of remediation waste management sites shall:
(1) Obtain an EPA identification number by applying to the Administrator using EPA Form 8700-12;
(2) Obtain a detailed chemical and physical analysis of a representative sample of the hazardous remediation wastes to be managed at the site. At a minimum, the analysis shall contain all of the information which shall be known to treat, store or dispose of the waste according to Rules R315-264 and 268, and shall be kept accurate and up to date;
(3) Prevent people who are unaware of the danger from entering, and minimize the possibility for unauthorized people or livestock to enter onto the active portion of the remediation waste management site, unless the owner or operator can demonstrate to the Director that:
(i) Physical contact with the waste, structures, or equipment within the active portion of the remediation waste management site shall not injure people or livestock who may enter the active portion of the remediation waste management site; and
(ii) Disturbance of the waste or equipment by people or livestock who enter onto the active portion of the remediation waste management site, shall not cause a violation of the requirements of Rule R315-264;
(4) Inspect the remediation waste management site for malfunctions, deterioration, operator errors, and discharges that may be causing, or may lead to, a release of hazardous waste constituents to the environment, or a threat to human health. The owner or operator shall conduct these inspections often enough to identify problems in time to correct them before they harm human health or the environment, and shall remedy the problem before it leads to a human health or environmental hazard. Where a hazard is imminent or has already occurred, the owner/operator shall take remedial action immediately;
(5) Provide personnel with classroom or on-the-job training on how to perform their duties in a way that ensures the remediation waste management site complies with the requirements of Rule R315-264, and on how to respond effectively to emergencies;
(6) Take precautions to prevent accidental ignition or reaction of ignitable or reactive waste, and prevent threats to human health and the environment from ignitable, reactive and incompatible waste;
(7) For remediation waste management sites subject to regulation under Sections R315-264-170 through 179,190 through 200, 220 through 232, 250 through 259, 270 Through 283, 300 through 317, 340 through 351, and 600 through 603, the owner/operator shall design, construct, operate, and maintain a unit within a 100-year floodplain to prevent washout of any hazardous waste by a 100-year flood, unless the owner/operator can meet the demonstration of Subsection R315-264-18(b);
(8) Not place any non-containerized or bulk liquid hazardous waste in any salt dome formation, salt bed formation, underground mine or cave;
(9) Develop and maintain a construction quality assurance program for all surface impoundments, waste piles and landfill units that are required to comply with Subsections R315-264-221(c) and (d), 264-251(c) and (d), and 264-301(c) and (d) at the remediation waste management site, according to the requirements of Section R315-264-19;
(10) Develop and maintain procedures to prevent accidents and a contingency and emergency plan to control accidents that occur. These procedures shall address proper design, construction, maintenance, and operation of remediation waste management units at the site. The goal of the plan shall be to minimize the possibility of, and the hazards from a fire, explosion, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water that could threaten human health or the environment. The plan shall explain specifically how to treat, store and dispose of the hazardous remediation waste in question, and shall be implemented immediately whenever a fire, explosion, or release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents which could threaten human health or the environment;
(11) Designate at least one employee, either on the facility premises or on call (that is, available to respond to an emergency by reaching the facility quickly), to coordinate all emergency response measures. This emergency coordinator shall be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the facility's contingency plan, all operations and activities at the facility, the location and characteristics of waste handled, the location of all records within the facility, and the facility layout. In addition, this person shall have the authority to commit the resources needed to carry out the contingency plan;
(12) Develop, maintain and implement a plan to meet the requirements in Subsections R315-264-1(j)(2) through (j)(6) and (j)(9) through (j)(10); and
(13) Maintain records documenting compliance with Subsections R315-264-1(j)(1) through (j)(12).
KEY: hazardous waste
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2016
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-6-105; 19-6-106
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