Resources / Core Responsibilities of the University’s Hazardous Waste Management Program

This program area involves providing direction, oversight and coordination aimed at ensuring the proper storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous (non-radioactive) wastes, including operation of the Packaging Facility. This also includes developing a contingency plan, providing a removal service for hazardous materials no longer in use, and procuring contractor services for the ultimate disposal of these materials. This includes the procurement of infectious waste disposal contract services. This list is not a comprehensive list of tasks or functions conducted by EHS personnel in support of the University’s hazardous waste management program.

Documentation/Records Management
Facility/Equipment Reviews
Regulated (Hazardous) Waste Facility & Equipment Operations*
Regulated (Hazardous) Waste Facility Contingency Plan
Hazardous Materials Inventories & Management Plan
Hazardous Waste Collection/Removal for Disposal
Dangerous Goods Shipping (Hazardous Materials)
RCRA Inspections/Audits of Areas and Practices
Procurement of Disposal Services
Program/Policy/Procedures Development
Regulatory Compliance Evaluations & Best Practices Recomm.
Waste Minimization/Recycling Efforts
Regulated Waste Disposal Consultation
PreTreatment Policy Development & Support
Pollution Prevention Program Development & Management

*(pickup, transport, characterization, packing, consolidation, shipping)

Applicable Regulations:
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR 261, 262, 273, Hazardous Waste, Universal Wastes and the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act
U.S. EPA, 40 CFR 302/313; 305, EPCRA/CERCLA/SARA Regulations
U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 49 CFR 170
Utah Department of Environmental Quality (State primacy on the above programs)
Salt Lake County Health Department Guidelines and Requirements
42 U.S.C. §13101 et seq. (1990) – Pollution Prevention Act (1990)
15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq. (1976) – Toxic Substances Control Act (1976)

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