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R315. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management.
Rule R315-263. Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste and Standards Applicable to Emergency Control of Spills for All Hazardous Waste Handlers.
As in effect on July 1, 2018
Table of Contents
- R315-263-10. Scope.
- R315-263-11. EPA Identification Number.
- R315-263-12. Transfer Facility Requirements.
- R315-263-20. The Manifest System.
- R315-263-21. Compliance with the Manifest.
- R315-263-22. Recordkeeping.
- R315-263-25. Electronic Manifest Signatures.
- R315-263-30. Immediate Action.
- R315-263-31. Spill Clean-up.
- R315-263-32. Emergency Control Variance.
- R315-263-33. Reporting.
- R315-263-34. Compliance with Department of Transportation Regulations.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
(a) Sections R315-263-11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 25, and 34 establish standards which apply to persons transporting hazardous waste within Utah if the transportation requires a manifest under Rule R315-262.
(b) Sections R315-263-11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 25, and 34 do not apply to on-site transportation of hazardous waste by generators or by owners or operators of permitted hazardous waste management facilities.
(c) A transporter of hazardous waste shall also comply with Rule R315-262 if he:
(1) Transports hazardous waste into Utah; or
(2) Mixes hazardous wastes of different DOT shipping descriptions by placing them into a single container.
(d) A transporter of hazardous waste subject to the manifesting requirements of Rule R315-262, or subject to the waste management standards of Rule R315-273, that is being imported from or exported to any of the countries listed in Subsection R315-262-58(a)(1) for purposes of recovery is subject to Sections R315-263-10 through 12 and to all other relevant requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89, including, but not limited to, Section R315-262-84 for movement documents.
(g) Sections R315-263-30, 31, 32, and 33 apply to all handlers of hazardous waste or material that when spilled may become a hazardous waste.
(a) A transporter shall not transport hazardous wastes without having received an EPA identification number from the Director.
(b) A transporter who has not received an EPA identification number may obtain one by applying to the Director using EPA Form 8700-12. Upon receiving the request, the Director shall assign an EPA identification number to the transporter.
(a) A transporter who stores manifested shipments of hazardous waste in containers meeting the independent requirements of Section R315-262-30 at a transfer facility for a period of ten (10) days or less is not subject to regulation under Rules R315-264, 265, 268, and 270 with respect to the storage of those wastes.
(b) When consolidating the contents of two or more containers with the same hazardous waste into a new container, or when combining and consolidating two different hazardous wastes that are compatible with each other, the transporter must mark its containers of 119 gallons or less with the following information:
(1) The words "Hazardous Waste" and
(2) The applicable EPA hazardous waste number(s), EPA hazardous waste codes, in Sections R315-261-20 through 24 and 30 through 35, or in compliance with Section R315-262-32(c).
(a)(1) Manifest requirement. A transporter may not accept hazardous waste from a generator unless the transporter is also provided with a manifest form; EPA Form 8700-22, and if necessary, EPA Form 8700-22A; signed in accordance with the requirement of Section R315-262-23, or is provided with an electronic manifest that is obtained, completed, and transmitted in accordance with Subsection R315-262-20(a)(3), and signed with a valid and enforceable electronic signature as described in Section R315-262-25.
(2) Exports. In the case of exports other than those subject to Sections R315-262-80 through 89, a transporter may not accept such waste from a primary exporter or other person if he knows the shipment does not conform to the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent; and unless, in addition to a manifest signed by the generator in accordance with Section R315-263-20, the transporter shall also be provided with an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent which, except for shipments by rail, is attached to the manifest; or shipping paper for exports by water, bulk shipment. For exports of hazardous waste subject to the requirements of Sections R315-262-80 through 89, a transporter may not accept hazardous waste without a tracking document that includes all information required by Section R315-262-84.
(3) Compliance date for form revisions. The revised Manifest form and procedures in Sections R315- 260-10, 261-7, 263-20, and 263-21, had an effective date of September 5, 2006.
(4) Use of electronic manifest-legal equivalence to paper forms for participating transporters. Electronic manifests that are obtained, completed, and transmitted in accordance with Subsection R315-262-20(a)(3), and used in accordance with Section R315-263-20 in lieu of EPA Forms 8700-22 and 8700-22A, are the legal equivalent of paper manifest forms bearing handwritten signatures, and satisfy for all purposes any requirement in these regulations to obtain, complete, sign, carry, provide, give, use, or retain a manifest.
(i) Any requirement in these regulations to sign a manifest or manifest certification by hand, or to obtain a handwritten signature, is satisfied by signing with or obtaining a valid and enforceable electronic signature within the meaning of Section R315-262-25.
(ii) Any requirement in these regulations to give, provide, send, forward, or return to another person a copy of the manifest is satisfied when a copy of an electronic manifest is transmitted to the other person by submission to the system.
(iii) Any requirement in these regulations for a manifest to accompany a hazardous waste shipment is satisfied when a copy of an electronic manifest is accessible during transportation and forwarded to the person or persons who are scheduled to receive delivery of the waste shipment, except that to the extent that the Hazardous Materials regulation on shipping papers for carriage by public highway requires transporters of hazardous materials to carry a paper document to comply with 49 CFR 177.817, a hazardous waste transporter shall carry one printed copy of the electronic manifest on the transport vehicle.
(iv) Any requirement in these regulations for a transporter to keep or retain a copy of a manifest is satisfied by the retention of an electronic manifest in the transporter's account on the e-Manifest system, provided that such copies are readily available for viewing and production if requested by any EPA or Utah inspector.
(v) No transporter may be held liable for the inability to produce an electronic manifest for inspection under Section R315-263-20 if that transporter can demonstrate that the inability to produce the electronic manifest is exclusively due to a technical difficulty with the EPA system for which the transporter bears no responsibility.
(5) A transporter may participate in the electronic manifest system either by accessing the electronic manifest system from the transporter's own electronic equipment, or by accessing the electronic manifest system from the equipment provided by a participating generator, by another transporter, or by a designated facility.
(6) Special procedures when electronic manifest is not available. If after a manifest has been originated electronically and signed electronically by the initial transporter, and the electronic manifest system should become unavailable for any reason, then:
(i) The transporter in possession of the hazardous waste when the electronic manifest becomes unavailable shall reproduce sufficient copies of the printed manifest that is carried on the transport vehicle pursuant to Subsection R315-263-20(a)(4)(iii)(A), or obtain and complete another paper manifest for this purpose. The transporter shall reproduce sufficient copies to provide the transporter and all subsequent waste handlers with a copy for their files, plus two additional copies that will be delivered to the designated facility with the hazardous waste.
(ii) On each printed copy, the transporter shall include a notation in the Special Handling and Additional Description space, Item 14, that the paper manifest is a replacement manifest for a manifest originated in the electronic manifest system, shall include, if not pre-printed on the replacement manifest, the manifest tracking number of the electronic manifest that is replaced by the paper manifest, and shall also include a brief explanation why the electronic manifest was not available for completing the tracking of the shipment electronically.
(iii) A transporter signing a replacement manifest to acknowledge receipt of the hazardous waste shall ensure that each paper copy is individually signed and that a legible handwritten signature appears on each copy.
(iv) From the point at which the electronic manifest is no longer available for tracking the waste shipment, the paper replacement manifest copies shall be carried, signed, retained as records, and given to a subsequent transporter or to the designated facility, following the instructions, procedures, and requirements that apply to the use of all other paper manifests.
(7) Special procedures for electronic signature methods undergoing tests. If a transporter using an electronic manifest signs this manifest electronically using an electronic signature method which is undergoing pilot or demonstration tests aimed at demonstrating the practicality or legal dependability of the signature method, then the transporter shall sign the electronic manifest electronically and also sign with an ink signature the transporter acknowledgement of receipt of materials on the printed copy of the manifest that is carried on the vehicle in accordance with Subsection R315-263-20(a)(4)(iii)(A). This printed copy bearing the generator's and transporter's ink signatures shall also be presented by the transporter to the designated facility to sign in ink to indicate the receipt of the waste materials or to indicate discrepancies. After the owner/operator of the designated facility has signed this printed manifest copy with its ink signature, the printed manifest copy shall be delivered to the designated facility with the waste materials.
(8) Imposition of user fee for electronic manifest use. A transporter who is a user of the electronic manifest may be assessed a user fee by EPA for the origination or processing of each electronic manifest. EPA shall maintain and update from time-to-time the current schedule of electronic manifest user fees, which shall be determined based on current and projected system costs and level of use of the electronic manifest system. The current schedule of electronic manifest user fees shall be published as an appendix to 40 CFR part 262.
(b) Before transporting the hazardous waste, the transporter shall sign and date the manifest acknowledging acceptance of the hazardous waste from the generator. The transporter shall return a signed copy to the generator before leaving the generator's property.
(c) The transporter shall ensure that the manifest accompanies the hazardous waste. In the case of exports, the transporter shall ensure that a copy of the EPA Acknowledgment of Consent also accompanies the hazardous waste.
(d) A transporter who delivers a hazardous waste to another transporter or to the designated facility shall:
(1) Obtain the date of delivery and the handwritten signature of that transporter or of the owner or operator of the designated facility on the manifest; and
(2) Retain one copy of the manifest in accordance with Section R315-263-22; and
(3) Give the remaining copies of the manifest to the accepting transporter or designated facility.
(e) The requirements of Subsections R315-263-20(c), (d) and (f) do not apply to water, bulk shipment, transporters if:
(1) The hazardous waste is delivered by water, bulk shipment, to the designated facility; and
(2) A shipping paper containing all the information required on the manifest; excluding the EPA identification numbers, generator certification, and signatures; and, for exports, an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent accompanies the hazardous waste; and
(3) The delivering transporter obtains the date of delivery and handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility on either the manifest or the shipping paper; and
(4) The person delivering the hazardous waste to the initial water, bulk shipment, transporter obtains the date of delivery and signature of the water, bulk shipment, transporter on the manifest and forwards it to the designated facility; and
(5) A copy of the shipping paper or manifest is retained by each water, bulk shipment, transporter in accordance with Section R315-263-22.
(f) For shipments involving rail transportation, the requirements of Subsections R315-263-20(c), (d) and (e) do not apply and the following requirements do apply:
(1) When accepting hazardous waste from a non-rail transporter, the initial rail transporter shall:
(i) Sign and date the manifest acknowledging acceptance of the hazardous waste;
(ii) Return a signed copy of the manifest to the non-rail transporter;
(iii) Forward at least three copies of the manifest to:
(A) The next non-rail transporter, if any; or
(B) The designated facility, if the shipment is delivered to that facility by rail; or
(C) The last rail transporter designated to handle the waste in the United States;
(iv) Retain one copy of the manifest and rail shipping paper in accordance with Section R315-263- 22.
(2) Rail transporters shall ensure that a shipping paper containing all the information required on the manifest; excluding the EPA identification numbers, generator certification, and signatures; and, for exports an EPA Acknowledgment of Consent accompanies the hazardous waste at all times. Note: Intermediate rail transporters are not required to sign either the manifest or shipping paper.
(3) When delivering hazardous waste to the designated facility, a rail transporter shall:
(i) Obtain the date of delivery and handwritten signature of the owner or operator of the designated facility on the manifest or the shipping paper, if the manifest has not been received by the facility; and
(ii) Retain a copy of the manifest or signed shipping paper in accordance with Section R315-263- 22.
(4) When delivering hazardous waste to a non-rail transporter a rail transporter shall:
(i) Obtain the date of delivery and the handwritten signature of the next non-rail transporter on the manifest; and
(ii) Retain a copy of the manifest in accordance with Section R315-263-22.
(5) Before accepting hazardous waste from a rail transporter, a non-rail transporter shall sign and date the manifest and provide a copy to the rail transporter.
(g) Transporters who transport hazardous waste out of the United States shall:
(1) Sign and date the manifest in the International Shipments block to indicate the date that the shipment left the United States;
(2) Retain one copy in accordance with Subsection R315-263-22(d);
(3) Return a signed copy of the manifest to the generator; and
(4) Give a copy of the manifest to a U.S. Customs official at the point of departure from the United States.
(h) A transporter transporting hazardous waste from a generator who generates greater than 100 kilograms but less than 1000 kilograms of hazardous waste in a calendar month need not comply with the requirements of Section 315-263-20 or those of Section R315-263-22 provided that:
(1) The waste is being transported pursuant to a reclamation agreement as provided for in Subsection R315-262-20(e);
(2) The transporter records, on a log or shipping paper, the following information for each shipment:
(i) The name, address, and U.S. EPA Identification Number of the generator of the waste;
(ii) The quantity of waste accepted;
(iii) All DOT-required shipping information;
(iv) The date the waste is accepted; and
(3) The transporter carries this record when transporting waste to the reclamation facility; and
(4) The transporter retains these records for a period of at least three years after termination or expiration of the agreement.
(a) The transporter shall deliver the entire quantity of hazardous waste which he has accepted from a generator or a transporter to:
(1) The designated facility listed on the manifest; or
(2) The alternate designated facility, if the hazardous waste cannot be delivered to the designated facility because an emergency prevents delivery; or
(3) The next designated transporter; or
(4) The place outside the United States designated by the generator.
(b)(1) If the hazardous waste cannot be delivered in accordance with Subsection R315-263-21(a) because of an emergency condition other than rejection of the waste by the designated facility, then the transporter shall contact the generator for further directions and shall revise the manifest according to the generator's instructions.
(2) If hazardous waste is rejected by the designated facility while the transporter is on the facility's premises, then the transporter shall obtain the following:
(i) For a partial load rejection or for regulated quantities of container residues, a copy of the original manifest that includes the facility's date and signature, and the Manifest Tracking Number of the new manifest that shall accompany the shipment, and a description of the partial rejection or container residue in the discrepancy block of the original manifest. The transporter shall retain a copy of this manifest in accordance with Section R315-263-22, and give the remaining copies of the original manifest to the rejecting designated facility. If the transporter is forwarding the rejected part of the shipment or a regulated container residue to an alternate facility or returning it to the generator, the transporter shall obtain a new manifest to accompany the shipment, and the new manifest shall include all of the information required in Subsections R315-264-72(e)(1) through (6) or (f)(1) through (6) or 40 CFR 265.72(e)(1) through (6) or (f)(1) through (6), which are adopted by reference.
(ii) For a full load rejection that will be taken back by the transporter, a copy of the original manifest that includes the rejecting facility's signature and date attesting to the rejection, the description of the rejection in the discrepancy block of the manifest, and the name, address, phone number, and Identification Number for the alternate facility or generator to whom the shipment shall be delivered. The transporter shall retain a copy of the manifest in accordance with Section R315-263-22, and give a copy of the manifest containing this information to the rejecting designated facility. If the original manifest is not used, then the transporter shall obtain a new manifest for the shipment and comply with Subsection R315-264-72(e)(1) through (6) or 40 CFR 265.72(e)(1) through (6), which are adopted by reference.
(a) A transporter of hazardous waste shall keep a copy of the manifest signed by the generator, himself, and the next designated transporter or the owner or operator of the designated facility for a period of three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter.
(b) For shipments delivered to the designated facility by water, bulk shipment, each water, bulk shipment, transporter shall retain a copy of the shipping paper containing all the information required in Subsection R315- 263-20(e)(2) for a period of three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter.
(c) For shipments of hazardous waste by rail within the United States:
(1) The initial rail transporter shall keep a copy of the manifest and shipping paper with all the information required in Subsection R315-263-20(f)(2) for a period of three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter; and
(2) The final rail transporter shall keep a copy of the signed manifest, or the shipping paper if signed by the designated facility in lieu of the manifest, for a period of three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter.
Note: Intermediate rail transporters are not required to keep records pursuant to these regulations.
(d) A transporter who transports hazardous waste out of the United States shall keep a copy of the manifest indicating that the hazardous waste left the United States for a period of three years from the date the hazardous waste was accepted by the initial transporter.
(e) The periods of retention referred to in Section R315-263-22 are extended automatically during the course of any unresolved enforcement action regarding the regulated activity or as requested by the Director.
(a) Electronic manifest signatures shall meet the criteria described in Section R315-262-25.
In the event of a spill of hazardous waste or material which, when spilled, becomes hazardous waste, the person responsible for the material at the time of the spill shall immediately:
(a) Take appropriate action to minimize the threat to human health and the environment.
(b) Notify the Utah State Department of Environmental Quality, 24-hour Answering Service, 801-536- 4123 if the following spill quantities are exceeded:
(1) One kilogram (2.2 pounds) of material listed in R315-261-31, and which is an acute hazardous waste identified with a hazard code of (H), or an acute hazardous Waste identified in R315-261-33(e). Notify for a spill of a lesser quantity if there is a potential threat to human health or the environment; or
(2) One hundred kilograms (220 pounds) of hazardous waste or material which, when spilled, becomes hazardous waste, other than a spill of wastes identified in Subsection R315-263-30(a)(1). Notify for a spill of a lesser quantity if there is a potential threat to human health or the environment.
(c) Provide the following information when reporting the spill:
(1) Name, phone number, and address of person responsible for the spill.
(2) Name, title, and phone number of individual reporting.
(3) Time and date of spill.
(4) Location of spill -- as specific as possible including nearest town, city, highway or waterway.
(5) Description contained on the manifest and the amount of material spilled.
(6) Cause of spill.
(7) Emergency action taken to minimize the threat to human health and the environment.
(d) An air, rail, highway, or water transporter who has discharged hazardous waste shall:
(1) Give notice, if required by 49 CFR 171.15 to the National Response Center, 800-424-8802 or 202- 426-2675; and
(2) Report in writing as required by 49 CFR 171.16 to the Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Regulations, Materials Transportation Bureau, Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590.
(e) A water, bulk shipment, transporter who has discharged hazardous waste shall give the same notice as required by 33 CFR 153.203 for oil and hazardous substances.
The person responsible for the material at the time of the spill shall clean up all the spilled material and any residue or contaminated media or other material resulting from the spill or take action as may be required by the Director so that the spilled material, residue, or contaminated media no longer presents a hazard to human health or the environment as defined in Rule R315-101. The cleanup or other required actions shall be at the expense of the person responsible for the spill. If the person responsible for the spill fails to take the required action, the Department may take action and bill the responsible person.
If a spill of hazardous waste requires immediate removal to protect human health or the environment, as determined by the Director, a variance may be granted by the Director to the manifest and recordkeeping requirements of these rules until the spilled material and any residue or contaminated soil, water or other material resulting from the spill no longer presents an immediate hazard to human health or the environment, as determined by the Director.
Within 15 days after any spill of hazardous waste or material which, when spilled, becomes hazardous waste, and is reported under Subsection R315-263-30(b), the person responsible for the material at the time of the spill shall submit to the Director a written report which contains the following information:
(a) The person's name, address, and telephone number;
(b) Date, time, location, and nature of the incident;
(c) Name and quantity of material(s) involved;
(d) The extent of injuries, if any;
(e) An assessment of actual or potential hazards to human health or the environment, where this is applicable; and
(f) The estimated quantity and disposition of recovered material that resulted from the incident.
Transporters of hazardous waste shall comply with the following pertinent regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation governing the transportation of hazardous materials for both interstate and intrastate shipments:
(a) 49 CFR 171, General Information Regulations and Definitions;
(b) 49 CFR 172, Hazardous Materials Table and Hazardous Material Communications Regulations;
(c) 49 CFR 173, Shippers -- General Requirements for Shipments and Packaging;
(d) 49 CFR 174, Carriage by Rail;
(e) 49 CFR 175, Carriage by Aircraft;
(f) 49 CFR 176, Carriage by Vessel;
(g) 49 CFR 177, Carriage by Public Highway;
(h) 49 CFR 178, Shipping Container Specification; and
(i) 49 CFR 179, Specifications for Tank Cars.
August 31, 2017
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R315, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.