DAR File No. 42500
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; Non-Coal
Minerals Regulatory Program
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 42500
Filed: 01/24/2018 10:11:43 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:
Section 40-8-6 provides authority to the Board of Oil, Gas and Mining to enact rules that are reasonably necessary to carry out the purposes of the Utah Mined Land Reclamation Act. More specifically, Section 40-8-20 provides authority for the Minerals Program rules to apply to all lands within the state, Section 40-8-22 provides authority to enter into cooperative agreements with other agencies, and Section 40-8-17 provides that program approval does not relieve an operator from complying with other statutes and regulations.
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 should be continued to provide the general conditions for all mineral mine operators for the exploration, development, and reclamation within Utah. Rule R647-1 provides an introduction to the remaining Mineral Program rules in Title R647, including definition of terms. 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
Oil, Gas and Mining; Non-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.