DAR File No. 40770
This rule was published in the October 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Drinking Water
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 40770
Filed: 09/14/2016 10:56:28 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The Utah State Legislature enacted H.B. 305 during the 2016 General Session, which was signed by the governor on 03/18/2016 and became effective on 05/10/2016. H.B. 305 amends Subsection 19-4-104(1)(c)(iv) of the Utah Code by directing the Drinking Water Board to require a certified operator of a public water supplier to verify by signature and certification number or a professional engineer performing the duties of a certified water operator to verify by signature and stamp the accuracy of any data on water use and water supply submitted by the public water supplier to the division. Therefore, the Division proposes to amend Section R309-105-15, Annual Reports, to implement the new requirement.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed amendment to Section R309-105-15 requires a public water system to submit water-use data if required by the state, and to verify the accuracy of that data. The amendment requires a public water system to comply with all report submittal requirements of the Title R309 drinking water rules. It also changes the title of Section R309-105-15.
Statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 19-4-104(1)(c)(iv)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
The proposed amendment should entail no costs or savings to the state budget. It should not require additional resources to manage the drinking water program nor should it result in a reduction of resources needed.
The proposed amendment should entail no costs or savings to local governments. It places no substantial, new requirements on local governments nor relieves them of any existing requirements related to public water systems.
The proposed amendment should entail no costs or savings to small businesses. It places no substantial, new requirements on small businesses nor relieves them of any existing requirements related to public water systems.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
The proposed amendment should entail no costs or savings to persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities. It places no substantial, new requirements on persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governments nor relieves them of any existing requirements related to public water systems.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
Persons affected by the proposed amendment to Section R309-105-15 would be owners and operators of Public Water Systems. The proposed amendment imposes no new compliance costs on these affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The proposed amendment is expected to have no fiscal impact on businesses. The rule itself only applies to public water systems and would, therefore, only affect businesses as customers or operators of public water systems. Since the proposed amendment imposes no new costs upon public water systems, there are no new fiscal impacts associated with the amendment.
Alan Matheson, Executive Director Utah DEQ
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Drinking WaterRoom Third Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Bernie Clark at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0092, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Ken Bousfield, Director
R309. Environmental Quality, Drinking Water.
R309-105. Administration: General Responsibilities of Public Water Systems.
All community water systems shall be required to complete
annual report forms furnished by the Division of Drinking Water.
The information to be provided shall include: the status of all
water system projects started during the previous year; water
demands met by the system; problems experienced; and anticipated
KEY: drinking water, watershed management
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [
May 1, 2016]
Notice of Continuation: March 13, 2015
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-4-104
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