This executive document was published in the 07/01/2005, issue, Vol. 2005, No. 13, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Governor, Administration: Governor's Executive Order 2005-0010: Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-Aid Highways in Eastern and Southern Utah
Issued: June 8, 2005
Declaring a State of Emergency Affecting Federal-Aid Highways in Eastern and Southern Utah
WHEREAS, beginning in May 2005, Uintah County and Iron County experienced floods and rapid run-off as a result of extremely heavy rains and rapid snowmelt. As a consequence, the State of Utah has sustained severe damage to its road systems and Federal-Aid Highways which include bridges, roadbeds, and other facilities;
WHEREAS, The eastern and southern parts of the State of Utah have sustained extensive damage requiring immediate repairs. Such conditions constitute an emergency as contemplated by the terms of 23 U.S.C. Sections 120(e) and 125;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Governor of the State of Utah;
DO HEREBY ORDER that a "State of Emergency" exists in Uintah County and Iron County as a result of flooding and runoff conditions and consequent danger to life and damage to property, including Federal-Aid Highways. The immediate repair and reconstruction of the damaged highways is vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of the State of Utah; and the Federal Highway Division Administrator is hereby requested to concur in the declaration of this emergency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 8th day of June, 2005.
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Gary R. Herbert
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