This rule was published in the May 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 10) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Utah Bioprospecting Act
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 34763
Filed: 05/02/2011 03:30:52 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The State of Utah recognizes, that due to the microenvironments present on state lands, there is a potential for unique organisms to have evolved that represent a valuable resource for the residents of the state. This bioprospecting rule has been enacted to foster the discovery and evaluation of these resources in a way that benefits the citizens of Utah. By registration of bioprospecting the state reserves the right for the citizens to share in any future economic value of these resources.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule establishes the registration process and requirements for bioprospecting on state lands in the State of Utah.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The Division will incur minimal costs for the processing of the registration, but any costs incurred will be covered by the registration fee.
The proposed rule will not result in direct, measurable costs or benefits for local governments.
There may be a costs to small businesses if the business engages in the act of bioprospecting, as they would be required to register with the division and pay a registration fee.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
A person who engages in bioprospecting will be required to register with the division and pay a registration fee.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Persons will need to pay a registration fee to the division in the amount of $50.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
There would be a $50 fee and registration requirement.
Michael Styler, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:
Forestry, Fire and State Lands
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Jamie Barnes at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5421, by FAX at 801-533-4111, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Richard Buehler, Director
R652. Natural Resources; Forestry, Fire
and State Lands.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2011/b20110515.pdf. 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.