DAR File No. 41492

This notice was published in the May 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 10) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Water Quality

Rule R317-5

Large Underground Wastewater Disposal (LUWD) Systems

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41492
Filed: 04/25/2017 02:18:18 PM


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

Subsection 19-5-104(1)(a)(iv) authorizes the Utah Water Quality Board to make rules to implement or effectuate the powers and duties of the Board. Subsection 19-5-104(1)(a)(v) specifies that the Board is to protect the public health for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of underground wastewater disposal systems, liquid scavenger operations, and vault and earthen pit privies.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

One comment was received since the last five-year review of this rule. The comment was not in opposition of the rule and only requested clarification of a definition.

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

This rule sets design requirements for construction of large underground wastewater treatment and disposal systems as defined in the rule. The Water Quality Board is charged with making the rules that provide the guidelines for review and approval of these systems. The rule is required to meet this charge. 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
Water QualityRoom DEQ, Third Floor
195 N 1950 W

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Judy Etherington at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4344, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at jetherington@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Walter Baker, 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/b20170515.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 Judy Etherington at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4344, by FAX at 801-536-4301, or by Internet E-mail at jetherington@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.