Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

NOTE: For a list of rules that have been made effective since August 1, 2019, please see the codification segue page.

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R652. Natural Resources; Forestry, Fire and State Lands.

Rule R652-2. Sovereign Land Management Objectives.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

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R652-2-100. Authority.

This rule implements Sections 65A-1-2 and 65A-10-1 which authorize the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to prescribe the general land management objectives for sovereign lands.

R652-2-200. Sovereign Land Management Objectives.

The state of Utah recognizes and declares that the beds of navigable waters within the state are owned by the state and are among the basic resources of the state, and that there exists, and has existed since statehood, a public trust over and upon the beds of these waters. It is also recognized that the public health, interest, safety, and welfare require that all uses on, beneath or above the beds of navigable lakes and streams of the state be regulated, so that the protection of navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic beauty, public recreation, and water quality will be given due consideration and balanced against the navigational or economic necessity or justification for, or benefit to be derived from, any proposed use.


rules and procedures

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment


Notice of Continuation

January 14, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

65A-1-2; 65A-10-1

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R652, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources; Forestry, Fire and State Lands). 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.