Utah Administrative Code

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R305. Environmental Quality, Administration.

Rule R305-2. Electronic Meeting.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R305-2-1. Purpose.

Section 52-4-7.8 requires any public body that convenes or conducts an electronic meeting to establish written procedures for such meetings. This rule establishes procedures for conducting meetings of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Boards established within the Department in accordance with Section 19-1-106.

R305-2-2. Authority.

This rule is established under the authority of Sections 19-1-201(2)(k) and 202(1)(a).

R305-2-3. Procedure.

The following provisions govern any meeting at which one or more Board members appear telephonically or electronically pursuant to Section 52-4-7.8.

(1) If one or more members of a Board may participate electronically or telephonically, public notice of the meeting shall so indicate. In addition the notice shall specify the anchor location where the members of the Board not participating electronically or telephonically will be meeting and where interested persons and the public may attend, monitor, and participate in the open portions of the meeting.

(2) Notice of the meeting and the agenda shall be posted at the anchor location. Written or electronic notice shall also be provided to at least one newspaper of general circulation within the state and to a local media correspondent. These notices shall be provided at least 24 hours before the meeting.

(3) Notice of the possibility of an electronic meeting shall be given to the Board members at least 24 hours before the meeting. In addition, the notice shall describe how a Board Member may participate in the meeting electronically or telephonically.

(4) When notice is given of the possibility of a Board member appearing electronically or telephonically, any board member may do so and shall be counted as present for the purposes of a quorum and may fully participate and vote on any matter coming before the Board. At the commencement of the meeting, or at such a time as any Board member initially appears electronically or telephonically, the chair shall identify for the record all those who are appearing telephonically or electronically. Votes by members of the Board who are not at the physical location of the meeting shall be confirmed by the Chair.

(5) The anchor location, unless otherwise designated in the notice, shall be at the offices of the Department of Environmental Quality, 160 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116. The anchor location is the physical location from which the electronic meeting originates or from where the participants are connected. In addition, the anchor location shall have space and facilities so that interested persons and the public may attend, monitor, and participate in the open portions of the meeting.


electronic meetings, board meetings

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 8, 2002

Notice of Continuation

October 26, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

19-1-201(2)(k); 19-1-202(1)(a)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R305, please contact the promulgating agency (Environmental Quality, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.