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R315. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Waste Management.

Rule R315-320. Waste Tire Transporter and Recycler Requirements.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R315-320-1. Authority, Purpose, and Inspection.

(1) The waste tire transporter and recycler requirements are promulgated under the authority of the Waste Tire Recycling Act, Title 19, Chapter 6, and the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act Title 19, Chapter 6, to protect human health; to prevent land, air and water pollution; to conserve the state's natural, economic, and energy resources; and to promote recycling of waste tires.

(2) Except for Subsections R315-320-4(7) and R315-320-5(7), which apply to the application fees for the registration of a waste tire transporter and a waste tire recycler throughout the state, Rule R315-320 does not supersede any ordinance or regulation adopted by the governing body of a political subdivision or local health department if the ordinance or regulation is at least as stringent as Rule R315-320, nor does Rule R315-320 relieve a tire transporter or recycler from the requirement to meet all applicable local ordinances or regulations.

(3) The Director or an authorized representative may enter and inspect the site of a waste tire transporter or a waste tire recycler as specified in Subsection R315-302-2(5)(b).

R315-320-2. Definitions.

Terms used in Rule R315-320 are defined in Sections R315-301-2 and 19-6-803. In addition, for the purpose of Rule R315-320, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Demonstrated market" or "market" means the legal transfer of ownership of material derived from waste tires between a willing seller and a willing buyer meeting the following conditions:

(a) total control of the material derived from waste tires is transferred from the seller to the buyer;

(b) the transfer of ownership and control is an "arms length transaction" between a seller and a buyer who have no other business relationship or responsibility to each other;

(c) the transaction is done under contract which is documented and verified by orders, invoices, and payments; and

(d) the transaction is at a price dictated by current economic conditions.

(e) the possibility or potential of sale does not constitute a demonstrated market.

(2) "Waste tire generator" means a person, an individual, or an entity that may cause waste tires to enter the waste stream. A waste tire generator may include:

(a) a tire dealer, a car dealer, a trucking company, an owner or operator of an auto salvage yard, or other person, individual, or entity that removes or replaces tires on a vehicle; or

(b) a tire dealer, a car dealer, a trucking company, an owner or operator of an auto salvage yard, a waste tire transporter, a waste tire recycler, a waste tire processor, a waste tire storage facility, or a disposal facility that receives waste tires from a person, an individual, or an entity.

R315-320-3. Landfilling of Waste Tires and Material Derived from Waste Tires.

(1) Disposal of waste tires or material derived from waste tires is prohibited except as allowed by Subsection R315-320-3(2) or (3).

(2) Landfilling of Whole Tires. A landfill may not receive whole waste tires for disposal except as follows:

(a) waste tires delivered to a landfill no more than four whole tires at one time by an individual, including a waste tire transporter; or

(b) waste tires from devices moved exclusively by human power; or

(c) waste tires with a rim diameter greater than 24.5 inches.

(3) Landfilling of Material Derived from Waste Tires.

(a) A landfill, which has a permit issued by the Director, may receive material derived from waste tires for disposal.

(b) Except for the beneficial use of material derived from waste tires at a landfill, material derived from waste tires shall be disposed in a separate landfill cell that is designed and constructed, as approved by the Director, to keep the material in a clean and accessible condition so that it can reasonably be retrieved from the cell for future recycling.

(4) Reimbursement for Landfilling Shredded Tires.

(a) The owner or operator of a permitted landfill may apply for reimbursement for landfilling shredded tires as specified in Subsection R315-320-6(1).

(b) To receive the reimbursement, the owner or operator of the landfill must meet the following conditions:

(i) the waste tires shall be shredded;

(ii) the shredded tires shall be stored in a segregated cell or other landfill facility that ensures the shredded tires are in a clean and accessible condition so that they can be reasonably retrieved and recycled at a future time; and

(iii) the design and operation of the landfill cell or other landfill facility has been reviewed and approved by the Director prior to the acceptance of shredded tires.

(5) Violation of Subsection R315-320-3(1), (2), or (3) is subject to enforcement proceedings and a civil penalty as specified in Subsection 19-6-804(4).

R315-320-4. Waste Tire Transporter Requirements.

(1) Each waste tire transporter who transports waste tires within the state of Utah must apply for, receive and maintain a current waste tire transporter registration certificate from the Director.

(2) Each applicant for registration as a waste tire transporter shall complete a waste tire transporter application form provided by the Director and provide the following information:

(a) business name;

(b) address to include:

(i) mailing address; and

(ii) site address if different from mailing address;

(c) telephone number;

(d) list of vehicles used including the following:

(i) description of vehicle;

(ii) license number of vehicle;

(iii) vehicle identification number; and

(iv) name of registered owner;

(e) name of business owner;

(f) name of business operator;

(g) list of sites to which waste tires are to be transported;

(h) liability insurance information as follows:

(i) name of company issuing policy;

(ii) amount of liability insurance coverage; and

(iii) term of policy.

(i) meet the requirements of R315-320-4(3)(b) and (c).

(3) A waste tire transporter shall:

(a) demonstrate financial responsibility for bodily injury and property damage, including bodily injury and property damage to third parties caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising form transporting waste tires. The waste tire transporter shall have and maintain liability coverage for sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences in the amount of $300,000;

(b) for the initial application for a waste tire transporter registration or for any subsequent application for registration at a site not previously registered, demonstrate to the Director that all local government requirements for a waste tire transporter have been met, including obtaining all necessary permits or approvals where required; and

(c) demonstrate to the Director that the waste tires transported by the transporter are taken to a registered waste tire recycler or that the waste tires are placed in a permitted waste tire storage facility that is in full compliance with the requirements of Rule R315-314. Filling of a complete report as required in Subsection R315-320-4(9) shall constitute compliance with this requirement.

(4) A waste tire transporter shall notify the Director of:

(a) any change in liability insurance coverage within 5 working days of the change; and

(b) any other change in the information provided in Subsection R315-320-4(2) within 20 days of the change.

(5) A registration certificate will be issued to an applicant following the:

(a) completion of the application required by Subsection R315-320-4(2);

(b) presentation of proof of liability coverage as required by Subsection R315-320-4(3); and

(c) payment of the fee as established by the Annual Appropriations Act.

(6) A waste tire transporter registration certificate is not transferable and shall be issued for the term of one year.

(7) If a waste tire transporter is required to be registered by a local government or a local health department:

(a) the waste tire transporter may be assessed an annual registration fee by the local government or the local health department not to exceed to the following schedule:

(i) for one through five trucks, $50; and

(ii) $10 for each additional truck;

(b) the Director shall issue a non-transferable registration certificate upon the applicant meeting the requirements of Subsections R315-320-4(2) and (3) and shall not require the payment of the fee specified in Subsection R315-320-4(5)(c), if the fee allowed in Subsection R315-320-4(7)(a) is paid; and

(c) the registration certificate shall be valid for one year.

(8) Waste tire transporters storing tires in piles must meet the requirements of Rule R315-314.

(9) Reporting Requirements.

(a) Each waste tire transporter shall submit a quarterly activity report to the Director. The activity report shall be submitted on or before the 30th of the month following the end of each quarter.

(b) The activity report shall contain the following information:

(i) the number of waste tires collected at each waste tire generator, including the name, address, and telephone number of the waste tire generator;

(ii) the number of tires shall be listed by the type of tire based on the following:

(A) passenger/light truck tires or tires with a rim diameter of 19.5 inches or less;

(B) truck tires or tires ranging in size from 7.50x20 to 12R24.5; and

(C) other tires such as farm tractor, earth mover, motorcycle, golf cart, ATV, etc.

(iii) the number or tons of waste tires shipped to each waste tire recycler or processor for a waste tire recycler, including the name, address, and telephone number of each recycler or processor;

(iv) the number of tires shipped as used tires to be resold;

(v) the number of waste tires placed in a permitted waste tire storage facility; and

(vi) the number of tires disposed in a permitted landfill, or put to other legal use.

(c) The activity report may be submitted in electronic format.

(10) Revocation of Registration.

(a) The registration of a waste tire transporter may be revoked upon the Director finding that:

(i) the activities of the waste tire transporter that are regulated under Section R315-320-4 have been or are being conducted in a way that endangers human health or the environment;

(ii) the waste tire transporter has made a material misstatement of fact in applying for or obtaining a registration as a waste tire transporter or in the quarterly activity report required by Subsection R315-320-4(9);

(iii) the waste tire transporter has provided a recycler with a material misstatement of fact which the recycler subsequently used as documentation in a request for partial reimbursement under Section 19-6-813;

(iv) the waste tire transporter has violated any provision of the Waste Tire Recycling Act, Title 19 Chapter 6, or any order, approval, or rule issued or adopter under the Act;

(v) the waste tire transporter failed to meet or no longer meets the requirements of Section R315-320-4;

(vi) the waste tire transporter has been convicted under Subsection 19-6-822; or

(vii) the waste tire transporter has had the registration from a local government or a local health department revoked.

(b) Registration will not be revoked for submittal of incomplete information required for registration or a reimbursement request if the error was not a material misstatement.

(c) For purposes of Subsection R315-320-4(10)(a), the statements, actions, or failure to act of a waste tire transporter shall include the statements, actions, or failure to act of any officer, director, agent or employee of the waste tire transporter.

(d) The administrative procedures set forth in Section R305-7 shall govern revocation of registration.

R315-320-5. Waste Tire Recycler Requirements.

(1) Each waste tire recycler requesting the reimbursement allowed by Subsection 19-6-809(1), must apply for, receive, and maintain a current waste tire recycler registration certificate from the Director.

(2) Each applicant for registration as a waste tire recycler shall complete a waste tire recycler application form provided by the Director and provide the following information:

(a) business name;

(b) address to include:

(i) mailing address; and

(ii) site address if different from mailing address;

(c) telephone number;

(d) owner name;

(e) operator name;

(f) description of the recycling process;

(g) proof that the recycling process described in Subsection R315-320-5(2)(f) :

(i) is being conducted at the site; or

(ii) for the initial application for a recycler registration, that the recycler has the equipment in place and the ability to conduct the process at the site;

(h) estimated number of tires to be recycled each year;

(i) liability insurance information as follows:

(i) name of company issuing policy;

(ii) proof of the amount of liability insurance coverage; and

(iii) term of policy; and

(j) meet the requirements of Subsection R315-320-5(3)(b).

(3) A waste tire recycler shall:

(a) demonstrate financial responsibility for bodily injury and property damage, including bodily injury and property damage to third parties caused by sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences arising from storing and recycling waste tires. The waste tire recycler shall have and maintain liability coverage for sudden or nonsudden accidental occurrences in the amount of $300,000; and

(b) for the initial application for a recycler registration or for any subsequent application for registration at a site not previously registered, demonstrate to the Director that all local requirements for a waste tire recycler have been met, including obtaining all necessary permits or approvals where required.

(4) A waste tire recycler shall notify the Director of:

(a) any change in liability insurance coverage within 5 working days of the change; and

(b) any other change in the information provided in Subsection R315-320-5(2) within 20 days of the change.

(5) A registration certificate will be issued to an applicant following the:

(a) completion of the application required by Subsection R315-320-5(2);

(b) presentation of proof of liability coverage as required by Subsection R315-320-5(3); and

(c) payment of the fee as established by the Annual Appropriations Act.

(6) A waste tire recycler registration certificate is not transferable and shall be issued for a term of one year.

(7) If a waste tire recycler is required to be registered by a local government or a local health department:

(a) the waste tire recycler may be assessed an annual registration fee by the local government or local health department according to the following schedule:

(i) if up to 200 tons of waste tires are recycled per day, the fee shall not exceed $300;

(ii) if 201 to 700 tons of waste tires are recycled per day, the fee shall not exceed $400; or

(iii) if over 700 tons of waste tires are recycled per day, the fee shall not exceed $500.

(b) The Director shall issue a non-transferable registration certificate upon the applicant meeting the requirements of Subsections R315-320-5(2) and (3) and shall not require the payment of the fee specified in Subsection R315-320-5(5)(c), if the fee allowed by Subsection R315-320-5(7)(a) is paid.

(c) The registration certificate shall be valid for one year.

(8) Waste tire recyclers must meet the requirements of Rule R315-314 for waste tires stored in piles.

(9) Revocation of Registration.

(a) The registration of a waste tire recycler may be revoked upon the Director finding that:

(i) the activities of the waste tire recycler that are regulated under Section R315-320-5 have been or are being conducted in a way that endangers human health or the environment;

(ii) the waste tire recycler has made a material misstatement of fact in applying for or obtaining a registration as a waste tire recycler;

(iii) the waste tire recycler has made a material misstatement of fact in applying for partial reimbursement under Section 19-6-813;

(iv) the waste tire recycler has violated any provision of the Waste Tire Recycling Act, Title 19 Chapter 6, or any order, approval, or rule issued or adopted under the Act;

(v) the waste tire recycler has failed to meet or no longer meets the requirements of Subsection R315-320-5(1);

(vi) the waste tire recycler has been convicted under Subsection 19-6-822; or

(vii) the waste tire recycler has had the registration from a local government or a local health department revoked.

(b) Registration will not be revoked for submittal of incomplete information required for registration or a reimbursement request if the error was not a material misstatement.

(c) For purposes of Subsection R315-320-5(9)(a), the statements, action, or failure to act of a waste tire recycler shall include the statements, actions, or failure to act of any officer, director, agent, or employee of the waste tire recycler.

(d) The administrative procedures set forth in Section R305-7 shall govern revocation of registration.

R315-320-6. Reimbursement for Recycling Waste Tires.

(1) No partial reimbursement request submitted by a waste tire recycler for the first time, or the first time a specific recycling process or a beneficial use activity is used, shall be approved by a local health department under Section 19-6-813 until the local health department has received from the Director a written certification that the Director has determined the processing of the waste tires is recycling or a beneficial use. If the reimbursement request contains sufficient information, the Director shall make the recycling or beneficial use determination and notify the local health department in writing within 15 days of receiving the request for determination.

(2) No partial reimbursement may be requested or paid for waste tires that were generated in Utah and recycled at an out-of-state location except as allowed by Subsection 19-6-809(1)(a)(ii)(C) or (D).

(3) In addition to any other penalty imposed by law, any person who knowingly or intentionally provides false information required by Section R315-320-5 or Section R315-320-6 shall be ineligible to receive any reimbursement and shall return to the Division of Finance any reimbursement previously received that was obtained through the use of false information.

R315-320-7. Reimbursement for the Removal of an Abandoned Tire Pile or a Tire Pile at a Landfill Owned by a Governmental Entity.

(1) A county or municipality applying for payment for removal of an abandoned tire pile or a tire pile at a county or municipal owned landfill shall meet the requirements of Section 19-6-811.

(2) Determination of Reasonability of a Bid.

(a) The following items shall be submitted to the Director when requesting a determination of reasonability of a bid as specified in Subsections 19-6-811(3) and (4):

(i) a copy of the bid;

(ii) a letter from the local health department stating that the tire pile is abandoned or that the tire pile is at a landfill owned or operated by a governmental entity; and

(iii) a written statement from the county or municipality that the bidding was conducted according to the legal requirements for competitive bidding.

(b) The Director will review the submitted documentation in accordance with Subsection 19-6-811(4) and will inform the county or municipality if the bid is reasonable.

(c) A determination of reasonability of the bid will be made and the county or municipality notified within 30 days of receipt of the request by the Director.

(d) A bid determined to be unreasonable shall not be deemed eligible for reimbursement.

(3) If the Director determines that the bid to remove waste tires from an abandoned waste tire pile or from a waste tire pile at a landfill owned or operated by a governmental entity is reasonable and that there are sufficient monies in the trust fund to pay the expected reimbursements for the transportation, recycling, or beneficial use under Section 19-6-809 during the next quarter, the Director may authorize a maximum reimbursement of:

(a) 100% of a waste tire transporter's or recycler's costs allowed under Subsection 19-6-811(2) to remove the waste tires from the waste tire pile and deliver the waste tires to a recycler if no waste tires have been added to the waste tire pile after June 30, 2001; or

(b) 60% of a waste tire transporter's or recycler's costs allowed under Subsection 19-6-811(2) to remove the waste tires from the waste tire pile and deliver the waste tires to a recycler if waste tires have been added to the waste tire pile after June 30, 2001.

KEY

solid waste management, waste disposal

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

April 25, 2013

Notice of Continuation

January 12, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

19-6-105; 19-6-819


Additional Information

Contact

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.