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State Resources

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Utah closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Utah specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEQ air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association UT specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

BizHelp – DEQ small business assistance with environmental regulations page

Electronic Waste Recycling – DEQ electronic waste page

Hazardous Waste FAQ  – DEQ hazardous waste Frequently Asked Questions

Hazardous Waste Compliance – DEQ Hazardous Waste Permitting and Compliance page

Recycling and Disposal – DEQ information on used oil, electronics, mercury, medication, etc…

Storage Tanks – DEQ requirements for registration of USTs

​​Water  – DEQ water quality program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Pollution Prevention – DEQ pollution prevention program page for actions that can be taken by a businesses 

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.