FY 2016 Appropriation

This program answers public inquiries, performs public, teacher, and media outreach, prepares translated publications for a non-technical audience, manages the UGS web site (geology.utah.gov), manages the DNR Bookstore and its web site (mapstore.utah.gov) and the UGS Library. The program also prepares publications for non-technical users of UGS information.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $853,100 from all sources for Information and Outreach. This is a 0.6 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $605,200 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 9.4 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.

Dedicated Credits come mostly from sales at the DNR bookstore.

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