Utah Department of Administrative Services Office of Administrative Rules

File No. 35843

This notice was published in the March 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 5) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Natural Resources, Oil, Gas and Mining; Oil and Gas

Rule R649-1

Oil and Gas General Rules

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 35843
Filed: 02/03/2012 04:52:17 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 40-6-5 provides for rulemaking authority to the Board of Oil, Gas and Mining and provides the Board with the authority to regulate all operations related to the production of oil and gas and the disposal of salt water and oil field wastes. The definitions in this rule are utilized for consistent regulation.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

No written comments have been received.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

The definitions in this rule are necessary to avoid inconsistent use of terminology by the board, division, industry, and other affected parties. Therefore, this rule should be continued. There are no comments in opposition to this rule.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Natural Resources
Oil, Gas and Mining; Oil and GasRoom 1210
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3154

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Steve Schneider at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, by FAX at 801-359-3940, or by Internet E-mail at steveschneider@utah.gov

Authorized by:

John Baza, Director



Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2012/b20120301.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steve Schneider at the above address, by phone at 801-538-5328, by FAX at 801-359-3940, or by Internet E-mail at steveschneider@utah.gov.