FY 2016 Appropriation

UGS Administration provides management, secretarial, and general administrative support to the UGS staff and board. The Director, as the State Geologist, provides geologic information to DNR, other state and local government agencies, state educational institutions, industry, and the general public.

This program also manages the general building needs of the Utah Core Research Center.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $753,900 from all sources for Administration. This is a 1.7 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $653,900 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 6.5 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Intent Language

HB0003: Item 106

Under the terms of 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that appropriations provided for the Utah Geological Survey in Item 14, Chapter 5, Laws of Utah 2014, shall not lapse at the close of FY 2015. Expenditures of these funds are limited to: Mineral Lease Projects $830,000; Computer Equipment/Software $60,000; Equipment/Supplies $40,000; Employee Training/Incentives $30,000.

HB0003: Item 106

Under Section 63J-1-603 of the Utah Code, the Legislature intends that $300,000 appropriated to assist with Geological Survey shortfall not lapse at the close of FY 2015.

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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.