Utah Administrative Code

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R850. School and Institutional Trust Lands, Administration.

Rule R850-100. Trust Land Management Planning.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R850-100-100. Authorities.

This rule implements Sections 6, 8, 10, and 12 of the Utah Enabling Act, Articles X and XX of the Utah Constitution, and Subsections 53C-1-302(1)(a)(ii) and 53C-2-201(3) which require that planning procedures be developed for trust lands, and for the opportunity for interested parties to participate in the planning process.

R850-100-150. Scope.

Nothing in this rule is intended to supersede or replace the provisions of R850-21-150, R850-22-150, R850-23-150, R850-24-125, R850-30-150, R850-40-150, R850-41-150, R850-50-150,R850-70-150, R850-80-150, R850-90-150, R850-120-150, or R850-140-350.

R850-100-175. Definitions.

The general definitions provided in R850-1-200 apply to this section. In addition, the words and terms used in Section R850-100-500 shall have the following-described meanings, unless otherwise indicated:

1. Public Lands: Lands and resources administered by the federal Bureau of Land Management or USDA Forest Service.

2. Interested Parties:

(a) The beneficiaries of the lands involved in any planning effort;

(b) local government officials.

3. Land Management, Tenure Adjustment, and Access Plans: A plan to evaluate and direct the management, disposal, and acquisition of lands in a specific area, and to provide for the establishment, maintenance, or both, of access to retained or acquired lands.

4. Local Government Officials: Elected county or municipal officials with jurisdiction over areas included in a planning effort.

R850-100-200. Simultaneous Use of Trust Land Assets.

The agency shall encourage the simultaneous use of compatible, revenue generating activities on trust lands.

R850-100-300. Joint Planning.

The agency may participate in joint planning with other land management agencies when the director determines that the commitment of agency resources is justified, and trust management obligations will be facilitated.

R850-100-400. Assessments of Natural and Cultural Resources.

1. The Resource Development Coordinating Committee (RDCC) process provides a natural resource assessment for purposes of trust land management. No other natural resource analysis is required beyond consultation with the RDCC. The public may comment on proposed trust land plans and uses through the RDCC process.

2. Cultural resource analysis on specific actions shall be conducted pursuant to R850-60.

R850-100-500. Land Management, Tenure, and Access Plans.

1. The agency may develop land management, tenure adjustment, and access plans for selected geographical regions of the state.

2. The planning criteria, regions, and boundaries shall be established by the director.

3. Plans developed under this section may:

(a) Designate areas where particular uses will be permitted or denied;

(b) identify trust lands designated for disposal to the federal government or other entities;

(c) identify public lands desired for acquisition;

(d) identify other lands and assets for acquisition that are not located on public lands; and

(e) identify access routes across public lands necessary for the economic development of trust lands within the planning boundaries.

4. Before adopting a plan developed under this section, the agency shall submit the plan for approval by the board of trustees.

(a) Prior to presenting a plan to the board for approval, the agency shall solicit input from interested parties; and,

(b) submit the plan for review by the RDCC.


management, natural resource assessment, land use

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 22, 2010

Notice of Continuation

August 15, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53C-1-302(1)(a)(ii); 53C-2-201(3)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R850, please contact the promulgating agency (School and Institutional Trust Lands, 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.