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

Rule R652-140. Utah Forest Practices Act.

As in effect on April 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R652-140-100. Authority and Purpose.

This rule is adopted pursuant to the authority of Subsection 65A-1-4(2), which requires the Division to promulgate rules, and by Section 65A-8a-101 et seq., to clarify the procedure through which operators must register with the Division and notify the Division of the intent to conduct forest practices.

R652-140-200. Exceptions to Forest Practice.

For purposes of Section 65A-8a-101 et seq., and this rule, the term "Forest practice" does not include the control of invasive or exotic species, removal of Pinyon-Juniper woodlands, or cutting trees for posts, poles or firewood.

R652-140-300. Procedures for Registration of Operators.

(1) To register, operators shall complete and submit a printed or electronic version of a registration form provided by the Division, which includes information required under Subsection 65A-8a-103(2).

(2) The registration form shall be submitted to the Division's headquarter office or one of the Division's six administrative area offices. Offices are located in the following areas:

(a) Headquarter Office, 1594 West North Temple, Suite 3520, PO Box 145703, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5703.

(b) Bear River Area Office, 1780 North Research Parkway, Suite 104, North Logan, UT 84341-1940.

(c) Wasatch Front Area Office, 1594 West North Temple, Suite 3520, PO Box 145703, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5703.

(d) Central Area Office, 1139 N. Centennial Park Drive, Richfield, UT 84701-1860.

(e) Northeastern Area Office, 2210 South Highway 40 Suite B, Heber City, UT 84032.

(f) Southwestern Area Office, 585 North Main Street, Cedar City, UT 84720.

(g) Southeastern Area Office, 1165 South Highway 191, Suite 6, Moab, UT 84532.

(3) Upon receipt of the registration form, the Division will acknowledge receipt by providing the operator a registration number and date of expiration and returning a copy of the registration form to the operator.

(4) Registration shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of receipt. At the end of the five-year period, the operator must renew the registration with the Division.

R652-140-400. Procedures for Notification of Intent to Conduct Forest Practices.

(1) At least 30 days prior to the commencement of a forest practice, the operator shall submit written notification of intent to conduct forest practices to the Division as required by Subsection 65A-8a-104(1). The 30 days shall commence on the date of postmark, if mailed, or on the date received if hand delivered or electronically submitted.

(2) Notifications shall be submitted to the Division's headquarter's office or one of the Division's six administrative area offices listed in Subsection R652-140-300(2).

(3) Operators shall submit a written notification on a form provided by the Division, a copy thereof or its electronic version, and include the information required under Subsection 65A-8a-104(2).

(4) Notifications submitted to the Division shall be acknowledged within ten days of receipt by the Division. The acknowledgment shall include information identified in Subsection 65A-8a-104(3).

R652-140-500. Procedures for Application, Approval, Implementation, and Monitoring of Forest Stewardship Plans.

This rule is adopted pursuant to the authority of Subsection 65A-8a-106(3), which requires the Division to promulgate rules, to clarify the procedure for application, approval, implementation, and monitoring of Forest Stewardship Plans.

(1) Forest Stewardship Plans shall include the federal components provided in the "Forest Stewardship Program National Standards and Guidelines"

(2) Forest Stewardship Plans shall be monitored consistent with federal guidelines, located in the "Forest Stewardship Program National Standards and Guidelines", and utilizing the Forest Stewardship Plan-Implementation Monitoring form.

(3) A forest landowner is required to implement those portions of a Forest Stewardship Plan that relate to the Farmland Assessment Act Section 59-2-503, which include:

(a) Timber stand improvement

(b) stream or riparian restoration

(c) rangeland improvement

KEY

registration, notification, forest practices

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

February 7, 2011

Notice of Continuation

January 10, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

65A-8a-103; 65A-8a-104


Additional Information

Contact

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.