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Subject: Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee
Date: Fri Jun 06 17:44:56 MDT 2014
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Committee page with related materials.
AGENDA

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT INTERIM COMMITTEE
UTAH LEGISLATURE

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. • Room 30 House Building


1. Committee Business

* Call to order
* Approval of the minutes of the May 21, 2014, meeting
* Invitation to visit Fishlake National Forest - Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor

2. Water Quality Board TMDL Report
The Water Quality Board is required to submit for committee review a board-approved strategy that will recommend a total maximum daily load (TMDL) end point and implementation strategy to the EPA for review and approval if the strategy will require a public or private expenditure in excess of $10,000,000 but less than $100,000,000 for compliance.

The Echo/Rockport Reservoirs TMDL is the first TMDL that has exceeded the monetary threshold. The cost to implement the TMDL includes costs to upgrade the Silver Creek Water Reclamation Facility, the lagoon in Kamas City, and on-site wastewater disposal systems, and control agricultural run-off.

In reviewing the strategy, the committee may suggest additional areas of consideration or may recommend the strategy be reevaluated by the Water Quality Board.

* Walt Baker, Director, Division of Water Quality
* Committee discussion


3. Impact of Federal Land Ownership, Intervention, and Policies
The committee will discuss ways that federal land ownership and federal agency actions affect the state and its citizens.

* Panel Discussion - Grazing Rights
o Juan Palma, State Director, Bureau of Land Management (invited)
o Nora Rasure, Regional Forester, United States Forest Service (invited)
o Randy Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Farm Bureau Federation (invited)
o Greg Sheehan, Director, Division of Wildlife Resources
o Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor, Fishlake National Forest

* Committee discussion





* Panel Discussion - State / Federal Law Enforcement Jurisdiction
o Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox (invited)
o Kevin Rice, Special Agent In Charge, U.S. Forest Service (invited)
o Dan Love, Special Agent In Charge, Bureau of Land Management (invited)
o Juan Palma, State Director, Bureau of Land Management (invited)
o Tracy Glover, Chief Deputy Sheriff, Kane County
o Eric Houston, Deputy Sheriff, Garfield County

* Committee discussion

4. Report on State Fairpark Master Plan
The Division of Facilities and Construction Management is required to report monthly on progress related to the development of the master plan for the State Fairpark and the surrounding area. The master plan is to be completed by June 30, 2014.

* Joshua Haines, Director, Division of Facilities Construction and Management
* Kathy Wheadon, President, CRSA Architecture
* Committee discussion

5. Report on Utah-Specific Data from Nevada Public Land Management Task Force
The Public Lands Policy Coordination Office is required to report on $20,000 used to secure the compilation of Utah-specific data from the Nevada Public Land Management Task Force Report.

* Kathleen Clarke, Coordinator, Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
* Committee discussion

6. R.S. 2477 Report
The Constitutional Defense Council, jointly with the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, is required to present an R.S. 2477 plan after providing the plan to the committee at least seven days before the presentation.

* Kathleen Clarke, Coordinator, Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
* Public comment
* Committee discussion

7. Public Lands Policy Coordination Office Activities and Expenditures
The Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, jointly with the Constitutional Defense Council, is required to report concerning the office's activities and expenditures.

* Kathleen Clarke, Director, Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
* Public comment
* Committee discussion