File No. 34353

This notice was published in the February 1, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

Rule R651-206

Carrying Passengers for Hire

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 34353
Filed: 01/11/2011 09:49:04 AM


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

The statute authorizes the State Parks Board to promulgate rules relating to carrying passengers for hire in Subsection 73-18-4(1)(d): "The Board may promulgate rules regulating vessel operators who carry passengers for hire and outfitting companies."

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

One letter has been received that relates to this rule. The letter was in reference to the content of the material in our study guide for the Captain's and Guide test. The letter neither supported or opposed the rule, but made suggestions for improving the testing process.

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

There are over 90 outfitting companies and over 1,700 boat captains and guides licensed in the State of Utah. Customers of water-based outfitting companies deserve the assurance that the vessels they have hired are seaworthy and that operators who they have trusted their lives with have the experience and knowledge necessary to provide a safe and enjoyable voyage. Therefore, this rule should be continued. The Division has updated all tests and study guides, as well as moved the testing process online utilizing university testing centers around the state.

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

Natural Resources
Parks and Recreation
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Tammy Wright at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7359, by FAX at 801-538-7378, or by Internet E-mail at

Authorized by:

Fred Hayes, Acting Operations Deputy 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 Tammy Wright at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7359, by FAX at 801-538-7378, or by Internet E-mail at