DAR File No. 41857

This notice was published in the July 15, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 14) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Workforce Services, Administration

Rule R982-403

Energy Assistance Income Standards, Income Eligibility, and Payment Determination

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41857
Filed: 06/28/2017 02:48:36 PM


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

The federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, 42 U.S.C. 8621 et seq., as amended, and its accompanying regulations, 45 CFR 96.80 et seq., provide grants to the states for subsidies for certain low-income individuals and households in need of assistance in paying their home energy costs. In response, the Utah Legislature has passed the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) Program Act, Section 35A-8-1401 et seq., which authorizes the Department of Workforce Services to administer the HEAT Program in accordance with the above-cited federal authorities. Section 35A-8-1403 specifically authorizes the Department to make rules setting forth the eligibility criteria for the HEAT Program.

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 have been received during the last five years.

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

The rule is required to define program standards for eligibility and payment determination for the HEAT Program. Therefore, the 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:

Workforce Services
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2333

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Nathan White at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9647, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]



Authorized by:

Jon Pierpont, Executive 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/b20170715.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 Nathan White at the above address, by phone at 801-526-9647, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.