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R940. Transportation Commission, Administration.

Rule R940-8. Establishment of Road Usage Charge (RUC) Rates.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R940-8-1. Purpose and Authority.

(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish procedures for setting road usage charge (RUC) rates in accordance with the RUC program established by Utah Code Section 72-1-213, and to set a RUC rate. The RUC program is a mileage-based revenue system intended to function as an alternative to the fuel tax.

(2) Authority for this rule is found in Utah Code Section 72-1-213.1.

R940-8-2. Definitions.

(1) "Commission" means the Transportation Commission, which is created in Utah Code Section 72-1-301;

(2) The "Department" means the Utah Department of Transportation, which is created in Utah Code Section 72-1-101;

(3) "RUC" means Road Usage Charge as designated pursuant to Section 72-1-213.

(4) "Rate" means the per-mile usage fee that the owner of a motor vehicle enrolled in the RUC program must pay.

R940-8-3. Responsibility for Setting RUC Rates.

(1) The Commission will be responsible for setting RUC rates as specified in this rule.

(2) The Commission may, at its sole discretion, change the RUC rate.

R940-8-4. Process of Setting RUC Rates.

(1) The Commission will consider the Department's recommendations for RUC rates.

(2) The Commission may consider relevant data and information from any reliable source to help it determine RUC rates.

R940-8-5. Depositing of Collected Funds.

(1) Pursuant to State law, RUC fees collected by the Department will be deposited in the Transportation Fund established by Utah Code Section 72-2-102,and subject to the calculation pursuant to Utah Code Section 72-2-107.

(2) Monies from the fund may be used to pay for costs of administering the RUC program, pursuant to Utah Code Section 72-1-213.

R940-8-6. Road Usage Charge Rate.

(1) The RUC rate is 1.5 cents per mile effective January 1, 2020.

(2) The RUC rate will adjust annually on January 1 equal to the percentage change during the previous fiscal year in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as determined by the Utah Tax Commission for the per gallon motor fuel tax rate pursuant to 59-13-201.

(3) By November 1 of each year the Commission will obtain from the Tax Commission the CPI percentage. This CPI percentage will be applied to the RUC rate and the increase will be published by December 1 with the adjusted rate taking effect on January 1.

KEY

road usage charge (RUC), alternative fuel vehicles, RUC rates

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

August 26, 2019

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

72-1-213.1


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R940, please contact the promulgating agency (Transportation Commission, 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.