DAR File No. 42503

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

Rule R647-4

Large Mining Operations

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42503
Filed: 01/24/2018 10:14:53 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. This rule reflects the state requirements involving mineral operations for large mines. Section 40-8-13 provides authority for the filing of a Notice of Intention, Section 40-8-14 provides authority for a surety, Section 40-8-12.5 provides authority to require reclamation by operators, and Section 40-8-21 provides authority pertaining to suspension or termination of operations.

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 establishes requirements for large mineral mines and should be continued to ensure that operation of Utah's large mineral mines, over ten acres of disturbed area, occurs with the proper protection to the public, and providing for subsequent use of the lands affected.

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 johnbaza@utah.gov
  • James Owen at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at jcowen@utah.gov

Effective:

01/24/2018

Authorized by:

John Baza, 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/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 johnbaza@utah.gov; James Owen at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at jcowen@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.