File No. 33537

This notice was published in the April 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Rule R652-120

Wildland Fire

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 33537
Filed: 04/01/2010 01:06:49 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule implements Article XVIII of the Utah Constitution and provides for the issuance of burning permits, the establishment of limited suppression areas, and conduct of prescribed burns under the authority of Sections 65A-8-101 and 65A-8-211.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

There have been no comments received from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule to date.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule validates and clarifies the circumstances under which a "let burn" policy may be implemented in an area to improve the forest health, convert the cover type, improve the forage species on the range, or other vegetation management that would improve the ecosystem under conservation principles. This rule also helps authorities know where authorized burning takes place and the limitations under which a burning may occur including but not limited to smoke management, safety equipment on site, and ignition during the open burning season. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Natural Resources
Forestry, Fire and State Lands
SUITE 3520
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Dave Grierson at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5504, by FAX at 801-533-4111, or by Internet E-mail at



Authorized by:

Richard Buehler, Director

Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Dave Grierson at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5504, by FAX at 801-533-4111, or by Internet E-mail at