FY 2016 Appropriation

The Energy and Minerals program encourages energy and mineral resource development through a variety of studies to inventory and characterize the state's deposits. Many of these projects are funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Geological Survey, or the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and may include industry, academic, or consulting partners. The results of these projects help industry, the general public, and other governmental agencies make decisions about managing and developing resources in Utah. This program also maintains the Utah Core Research Center, which contains cuttings from wells and cores across the state.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $2,451,100 from all sources for Energy and Minerals. This is a 55.8 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $81,900 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 65.1 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time Reduction of SITLA Capital Development Projects ($335,600)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($335,600)$0GFR - Land Exchange Distribution Account
Due to the downturn in the economy, SITLA has reduced its capital development projects and the need for this funding is no longer there.

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.