19-3-102.  Definitions.
     As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Board” means the Waste Management and Radiation Control Board created under Section 19-1-106.

Terms Used In Utah Code 19-3-102

  • Person: means an individual, trust, firm, estate, company, corporation, partnership, association, state, state or federal agency or entity, municipality, commission, or political subdivision of a state. See Utah Code 19-1-103
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Road: includes :Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156

(a)  “Broker” means a person who performs one or more of the following functions for a generator:

(i)  arranges for transportation of the radioactive waste;

(ii)  collects or consolidates shipments of radioactive waste; or

(iii)  processes radioactive waste in some manner.

(b)  “Broker” does not include a carrier whose sole function is to transport the radioactive waste.

(3)  “Byproduct material” means the same as that term is defined in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2014(e)(2).

(4)  “Class B and class C low-level radioactive waste” means the same as that term is defined in 10 C.F.R. Sec. 61.55.

(5)  “Director” means the director of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control.

(6)  “Division” means the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, created in Subsection 19-1-105(1)(d).

(7)  “Generator” means a person who:

(a)  possesses any material or component:

(i)  that contains radioactivity or is radioactively contaminated; and

(ii)  for which the person foresees no further use; and

(b)  transfers the material or component to:

(i)  a commercial radioactive waste treatment or disposal facility; or

(ii)  a broker.


(a)  “High-level nuclear waste” means spent reactor fuel assemblies, dismantled nuclear reactor components, and solid and liquid wastes from fuel reprocessing and defense-related wastes.

(b)  “High-level nuclear waste” does not include medical or institutional wastes, naturally occurring radioactive materials, or uranium mill tailings.


(a)  “Low-level radioactive waste” means waste material that contains radioactive nuclides emitting primarily beta or gamma radiation, or both, in concentrations or quantities that exceed applicable federal or state standards for unrestricted release.

(b)  “Low-level radioactive waste” does not include waste containing more than 100 nanocuries of transuranic contaminants per gram of material, nor spent reactor fuel, nor material classified as either high-level waste or waste which is unsuited for disposal by near-surface burial under any applicable federal regulations.

(10)  “Radiation” means ionizing and nonionizing radiation, including gamma rays, X-rays, alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, and other nuclear particles.

(11)  “Radioactive” means any solid, liquid, or gas which emits radiation spontaneously from decay of unstable nuclei.

(12)  “Unlicensed facility” means a structure, road, or property:

(a)  adjacent to, but outside of, a licensed or permitted area; and

(b)  that is not used for waste disposal or waste management.

Amended by Chapter 360, 2017 General Session