DAR File No. 42943
This notice was published in the June 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 12) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry
Utah Noxious Weed Act
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 42943
Filed: 06/01/2018 10:35:11 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 4-17-103 mandates that the Commissioner of Agriculture and Food establish a list of noxious weeds and take steps to prevent the spread of these weeds in the state of Utah. This rule establishes the list and categories of noxious weed in the state.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
The Department of Agriculture and Food (Department) received comments asking to include more plants on the list of noxious weeds.
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 prevent the spread and establishment of noxious weeds in the state which could cause economic and environmental damage. The Department continues to update this list with new plants as new species continue to enter the state via interstate commerce. 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:Agriculture and Food
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Robert Hougaard at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7187, by FAX at 801-538-7189, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melissa Ure at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4976, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Bracken Davis at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7188, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
LuAnn Adams, Commissioner
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/b20180615.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 Robert Hougaard at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7187, by FAX at 801-538-7189, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Melissa Ure at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4976, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Bracken Davis at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7188, 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.