DAR File No. 39162

This notice was published in the April 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources

Rule R657-15

Closure of Gunnison, Cub and Hat Islands

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 39162
Filed: 03/03/2015 08:57:26 AM


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

Under Section 23-21a-3, the Wildlife Board and Division of Wildlife Resources are authorized to provide for the management of Gunnison, Cub and Hat Islands for the protection and perpetuation of the American white pelican.

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

The division has not received any written comments regarding this rule. Any comments received in opposition to the rule are resolved using existing policies and procedures or the issue is placed on the Regional Advisory Council's and Wildlife Board's agenda for review and discussion during the process for taking public input. The public is welcome to view the Regional Advisory Council minutes, Wildlife Board minutes, and administrative record for this rule at the Division of Wildlife Resources.

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

This rule places restrictions of access on, around, and over these islands. This protection from disturbance will ensure the continued use of these areas and result in successful brood rearing by the birds. The other habitat needs of these colonial nesting waterbirds are being met and their populations are healthy at this time. 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
Wildlife Resources
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Gregory Sheehan, 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/b20150401.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 Staci Coons at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4718, by FAX at 801-538-4709, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.