File No. 36908

This notice was published in the November 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 21) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Water Quality

Rule R317-1

Definitions and General Requirements

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 36908
Filed: 10/02/2012 09:20:59 AM


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

Subsection 19-5-104(3)(a) authorizes the Utah Water Quality Board to develop programs for the prevention, control, and abatement of new or existing pollution of the waters of the state. Subsection 19-5-104(1) authorizes the Board to make rules which implement or effectuate the powers and duties of the Board.

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

This rule has been amended ten times since the last five-year review. The limited comments which were received during those rulemaking actions addressed technical issues and were generally of a noncontroversial nature. Comments received during hearings and the public comment period for the rule change have been addressed through preparation of responsiveness summaries by Division of Water Quality staff and have been presented to the Water Quality Board for their consideration during the rulemaking process.

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

This rule provides definitions and general requirements for implementation of the Utah Water Quality Act. It is central to the implementation of the Act, in that it provides the general framework for control of water pollution, including the requirements for construction permits, compliance with state Water Quality Standards, and requirements for waste discharges, and should be continued.

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

Environmental Quality
Water QualityRoom DEQ, Third Floor
195 N 1950 W

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Dave Wham at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4337, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at

Authorized by:

Walter Baker, 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 Wham at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4337, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at