Utah Issues Notice of Rulemaking Actions

On October 1, 2018, Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control published formal notice in the Utah State Bulletin of various actions taken by the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board at its meeting on September 13, 2018.

Proposed Rule Amendments Open for Public Comment

The Board approved the proceeding with formal rulemaking and public comment to add a new section to R315-301 to establish the requirements for conducting a self-inspection of a solid waste management facility.  The comment period ran from October 1-31, 2018.

During the 2018 General Session of the Legislature, H.B. 373, Waste Management Amendments, was enacted and subsequently signed by the governor.  H.B. 373 amended Section 19-6-109 of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act to allow an owner or operator of a solid waste management facility the option of performing self-inspections of the owner or operator’s facility.  The proposed rule changes set the requirements associated with an owner or operator performing a self-inspection.  The proposed rule changes also incorporate the use of electronic information management, as envisioned by H.B. 373.

Final Adoption of Rule Changes 

The Board approved final adoption of changes to the Used Oil Rules R315-15-16, Grants, to provide additional clarity and more detailed direction to the grant application, issuance, implementation and reimbursement processes.  The effective date of the rule change was September 14, 2018.

The Board also approved final adoption of changes to the Hazardous Waste Rules R315-260, Hazardous Waste Management System, and R315-261, General Requirements – Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste, to incorporate federal regulatory changes promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and published at 83 Federal Register 24,664 on May 30, 2018.  The effective date of the rule change was September 14, 2018.

For additional information on the above rulemaking actions, please visit the Division website at www.deq.utah.gov or the Office of Administrative Rules website at www.rules.utah.gov for the October 1, 2018 issue of the Utah State Bulletin.

For additional information, please contact Don Verbica at (801) 536-0206 or at dverbica@utah.gov or Rusty Lundberg at (801) 536-4257 or at rlundberg@utah.gov.