DAR File No. 40604

This notice was published in the August 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Commerce, Consumer Protection

Rule R152-1a

Internet Content Provider Ratings Methods

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 40604
Filed: 07/15/2016 04:52:38 PM


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

Section 76-10-1234 states that the Division of Consumer Protection (Division) "shall make rules" to establish acceptable rating methods to be implemented by a content provider.

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 is not aware of any written comments received since the last five-year review.

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

As noted above, the Legislature stated that the Division �shall� make rules establishing acceptable rating methods. Rule R152-1a provides guidance regarding an accepted method for content providers to rate and restrict material that is harmful to minors. This rule creates a safe harbor for content providers if they wish to comply with the terms of Section 76-10-1233. 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:

Consumer Protection
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jacob Hart at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6636, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at jfhart@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Daniel O'Bannon, 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/b20160801.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 Jacob Hart at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6636, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at jfhart@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.