DAR File No. 40482

This notice was published in the July 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 13) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Natural Resources, Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Rule R652-150

Utah Bioprospecting Act

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 40482
Filed: 06/09/2016 01:08:04 PM

NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION

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

This rule is adopted pursuant to the authority of Subsection 65A-1-4(2), which requires the Division to promulgate rules, and Section 65A-14-101 et seq. which requires the Division to clarify the procedure through which operators must register with the Division and notify the Division of the intent to conduct bioprospecting activities.

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 received no comments in the last 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 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. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

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

Natural Resources
Forestry, Fire and State Lands
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE STE 3520
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jamie Phillips-Barnes at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5421, by FAX at 801-533-4111, or by Internet E-mail at jamiebarnes@utah.gov

Effective:

06/09/2016

Authorized by:

Brian Cottam, 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/2016/b20160701.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 Jamie Phillips-Barnes at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5421, by FAX at 801-533-4111, or by Internet E-mail at jamiebarnes@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.