DAR File No. 42496
This notice was published in the February 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 4) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Natural Resources, Oil, Gas and Mining; Coal
Restrictions on State Employees
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 42496
Filed: 01/24/2018 10:06:20 AM
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:
Sections 40-10-6 and 40-10-6.5 provide rulemaking authority to the Board of Oil, Gas and Mining as necessary for the regulation of coal mining operations and reclamation operations. Section 40-10-17 specifically provides that no employee of the division performing any function under Title 40, Chapter 10, shall have a direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation.
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 written comments have been received.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
This rule is necessary to restrict financial interests in coal mining operations by the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining staff involved in coal regulation. This rule should be continued so Utah's Coal Program continues to retain primacy under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:Natural Resources
Oil, Gas and Mining; CoalRoom 1210
1594 W NORTH TEMPLE
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- John Baza at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5334, by FAX at 801-359-3940, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Owen at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
John Baza, 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/2018/b20180215.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 John Baza at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5334, by FAX at 801-359-3940, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; James Owen at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, 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.