DAR File No. 39153

This notice was published in the March 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 6) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Water Rights

Rule R655-14

Administrative Procedures for enforcement Proceedings Before the Division of Water Rights

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39153
Filed: 02/24/2015 04:01:46 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 establishes procedures for enforcement adjudicative proceedings which may be commenced under Section 73-2-25. Under Subsection 73-2-1(4)(g), the State Engineer, as the director of the Utah Division of Water Rights, is required to make rules regarding enforcement orders and the imposition of fines and penalties. The State Engineer's powers and duties include acting on behalf of the State of Utah to administer, as the agency head of the Division of Water Rights, the distribution and use of all surface and ground waters within the state in accordance with statutory authority, including but not limited to Sections 73-2-1, 73-2-1.2, and 73-2-25.

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

No comments have been received in the past five years.

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

The rule is still required for processing and acceptance by the State Engineer. 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
Water RightsRoom 220
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Marianne Burbidge at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7370, by FAX at 801-538-7467, or by Internet E-mail at marianneburbidge@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Kent Jones, State Engineer/Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

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/2015/b20150315.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.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Marianne Burbidge at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7370, by FAX at 801-538-7467, or by Internet E-mail at marianneburbidge@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.