DAR File No. 41418

This notice was published in the April 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Forestry, Fire and State Lands

Rule R652-70

Sovereign Lands

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41418
Filed: 03/29/2017 02:36:21 PM


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

This rule implements Article XX of the Utah Constitution and Section 65A-10-1, which establish the Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands and the management authority for sovereign lands.

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 with regard to this rule.

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

This rule provides for the management and classification of the surface of sovereign lands in Utah, which include but are not limited to the beds of Bear Lake, the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, the Jordan River, the Bear River from the Amalga Bridge to the Great Salt lake, the summer channel of the Bear River from the Utah-Idaho border to the Amalga Bridge, and portions of the beds of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Should any other lakes or streams or portions thereof be declared navigable by the courts, the beds of such lakes or streams would fall under the authority of these rules. It also provides for the issuance of special use leases, general permits and easements on sovereign lands, and the procedures and fees necessary to obtain these rights of use. 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
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



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/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 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.