DAR File No. 43502

This notice was published in the March 1, 2019, issue (Vol. 2019, No. 5) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Services

Rule R392-303

Public Geothermal Pools and Bathing Places

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 43502
Filed: 02/05/2019 11:49:07 AM


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

Rule R392-303 is authorized under Sections 26-1-5, 26-1-30, and 26-15-2. Section 26-1-5 gives the Department of Health (Department) rulemaking authority to carry out the provisions of Title 26, and Subsection 26-1-30(4) charges the Department to create rules to protect the public health or to prevent disease and illness. Subsection 26-1-30(23)(t) specifically charges the Department with creating rules for minimum sanitary standards for the operation and maintenance of swimming pools, public baths, and bathing beaches. This requirement is mirrored in Subsection 26-15-2(2).

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 sought comments from the local health departments in Utah and the facilities operating under this rule. The Department received no comments in opposition to a continuation of Rule R392-303. Comments were received in support of continuation from Wasatch County Health Department, Bear River Health Department, and Central Utah Health Department.

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

The Department recommends the continuation of Rule R392-303. This rule provides standards for the sanitary operation of a geothermal pool or bathing place, in accordance with statute.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Services
288 N 1460 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3231

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Sam LeFevre at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6191, by FAX at 801-538-6564, or by Internet E-mail at slefevre@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Joseph Miner, 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/2019/b20190301.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 Sam LeFevre at the above address, by phone at 801-538-6191, by FAX at 801-538-6564, or by Internet E-mail at slefevre@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.