DAR File No. 41404
This notice was published in the April 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Environmental Response and Remediation
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 41404
Filed: 03/27/2017 03:24:02 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:
Section 19-6-403 of the Utah Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act gives the Utah Waste Management and Radiation Control Board authority to regulate USTs and petroleum storage tanks and make rules for administration of the petroleum storage tank program. Subsection 19-6-105(1)(g) of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Act gives the Board the authority to establish standards governing USTs. Section 19-1-301 of the Environmental Quality Code requires that the Department of Environmental Quality and its boards comply with procedures and requirements of Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative Procedures Act (APA), and specifies that procedures for an adjudicative proceeding conducted by an administrative law judge are governed by the APA and rules adopted by a board as allowed by Subsection 63G-4-102(6). Sections 63G-4-201 through 63G-4-205 of the APA allow agencies to enact rules governing certain aspects of adjudicative proceedings, such as commencement of proceedings, designation of categories of proceedings as formal or informal, and procedures for conducting informal and formal proceedings. Section 63G-4-503 of the APA requires an agency to issue rules regarding declaratory orders.
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 on this rule have been 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:
The rules regarding administrative procedures for all divisions within the Department of Environmental Quality are found in Rule R305-7. Rule R311-210 contains only one sentence, stating that underground storage tank administrative proceedings are governed by Rule R305-7. Adjudicative rules are necessary to address agency adjudicative needs not addressed in the Administrative Procedures Act, such as delineating the role of a presiding officer, providing a standard of agency review, designating proceedings as formal or informal, and providing specific procedures for involved formal adjudications. Without the rule, it would be difficult or impossible to conduct UST Act adjudications adequately. 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:Environmental Quality
Environmental Response and RemediationRoom First Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Gary Astin at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4103, by FAX at 801-359-8853, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Wilson at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4138, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Brent Everett, Director
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/2017/b20170415.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 Gary Astin at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4103, by FAX at 801-359-8853, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; David Wilson at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4138, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com. For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.