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).

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R895. Technology Services, Administration.

Rule R895-9. Utah Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R895-9-1. Purpose.

The purpose of this rule is to establish an advisory council to coordinate statewide GIS data efforts for collection, creation, and access, and to mutual collaboration by state entities.

R895-9-2. Authority.

The rule is issued by the Chief Information Officer under the authority of Section 63F-1-206 of the Technology Governance Act and Section 63G-3-201 of the Utah Rulemaking Act, Utah Code.

R895-9-3. Scope of Application.

(a) All agencies of the executive branch of state government including its administrative sub-units, except the State Board of Education, the Board of Regents and institutions of higher education, are to be included within the scope of this rule.

(b) This rule also provides for the organizational chairmanship and membership.

R895-9-4. Definitions.

(a) GIS data means any electronic data with location attributes that can be used by computer-based geographic information systems.

(b) GISAC means the Utah Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council established by this rule.

R895-9-5. Advisory Council Responsibilities.

(a) There is a geographic information system advisory council (GISAC) established and organized under the authority of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The Council shall be chaired by the Manager of the Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC).

(b) The responsibilities of the council include:

(i) Serve as a coordinating and collaboration body for the collection, creation, and access of statewide GIS data, and;

(ii) Recommend to the State CIO any GIS policies or standards it believes should be considered by the CIO for implementation, and such as may need to be reviewed for promulgation as administrative rules.

(iii) Submit a progress report to the CIO by September 30 of each year.

R895-9-6. Council Membership and Organization.

(a) The Manager of the AGRC or designee.

(b) The Council shall meet bi-monthly or as determined by the Chair.

(c) The Council shall be composed of one GIS representative from each participating state entity, and such invited GIS representatives from local government, colleges/universities, and federal agencies as are selected by the chair.

R895-9-7. Rule Compliance Management.

A state executive branch agency's executive director, or designee, upon becoming aware of a violation, shall institute measures designed to enforce this rule. The CIO may, where appropriate, monitor compliance and report to an agency's executive director any findings or violations of this rule.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 9, 2005

Notice of Continuation

May 2, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

63F-1-206; 63G-3-201

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R895, please contact the promulgating agency (Technology Services, 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.