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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill amends the Environmental Quality Code regarding cleanup of contaminated
9 sites. This bill requires the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to maintain a
10 public list of environmental cleanup sites, including the action taken at those sites. This
11 bill authorizes DEQ to provide written assurance to specified parties such as bona fide
12 purchasers that they will not be held liable for costs of cleanup of contamination of
13 property. This bill requires a release of cost liability for persons who have completed a
14 voluntary cleanup of property and have received a certificate of completion of the
15 cleanup. This bill provides a right of contribution for any party who incurs excess costs
16 under a voluntary agreement. This bill provides for apportionment of cleanup cost
17 liability regarding costs incurred under a voluntary cleanup agreement. This bill creates
18 the Brownfields Fund, to provide grants and loans for brownfield site cleanups.
19 Highlighted Provisions:
20 This bill:
21 . requires that DEQ keep a public list of sites subject to response action regarding
22 The Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act or the Voluntary Cleanup Program,
23 including completed sites and the suitable use of the property after cleanup;
24 . authorizes DEQ to provide written assurance regarding real property to bona fide
25 purchasers, contiguous landowners, and innocent landowners ensuring these parties
26 will not be subject to any enforcement or cost recovery for cleanup of the property;
27 . establishes a release of liability for state law contribution claims against persons
29 completion by DEQ;
30 . establishes a release of liability for state law contribution claims for new owners
31 and lending institutions issuing loans regarding property subject to voluntary
32 cleanup and regarding which a certificate of completion has been issued by DEQ;
33 . provides a right of contribution for any party who incurs costs in excess of his
34 liability under a voluntary agreement;
35 . provides procedures for court action to claim excess costs incurred by a party in
36 carrying out a voluntary cleanup agreement;
37 . establishes the Brownfields Fund, providing that:
38 . federal monies constitute the fund; and
39 . procedures for making and repaying loans and giving grants are in accordance
40 with the terms of the federal monies in the fund;
41 . amends the secured creditors liability exemption to conform with changes in federal
42 law; and
43 . provides definitions as necessary regarding the provisions of the bill.
44 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
46 Other Special Clauses:
48 Utah Code Sections Affected:
50 19-1-202, as renumbered and amended by Chapter 112, Laws of Utah 1991
51 19-6-302, as last amended by Chapter 170, Laws of Utah 1996
52 19-6-402, as last amended by Chapter 172, Laws of Utah 1997
53 19-8-105, as enacted by Chapter 247, Laws of Utah 1997
54 19-8-113, as last amended by Chapter 21, Laws of Utah 1999
55 19-8-116, as enacted by Chapter 247, Laws of Utah 1997
56 63-65-4, as last amended by Chapter 313, Laws of Utah 2003
58 19-6-326, Utah Code Annotated 1953
60 19-8-120, Utah Code Annotated 1953
62 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
63 Section 1. Section 19-1-202 is amended to read:
64 19-1-202. Duties and powers of the executive director.
65 (1) The executive director shall:
66 (a) administer and supervise the department;
67 (b) coordinate policies and program activities conducted through boards, divisions, and
68 offices of the department;
69 (c) approve the proposed budget of each board, division, and office within the
71 (d) approve all applications for federal grants or assistance in support of any
72 department program; and
73 (e) with the governor's specific, prior approval, expend funds appropriated by the
74 Legislature necessary for participation by the state in any fund, property, or service provided by
75 the federal government.
76 (2) The executive director may:
77 (a) issue orders to enforce state laws and rules established by the department except
78 where the enforcement power is given to a board created under Section 19-1-106 , unless the
79 executive director finds that a condition exists which creates a clear and present hazard to the
80 public health or the environment and which requires immediate action, and if the enforcement
81 power is vested with a board created under Section 19-1-106 , the executive director may with
82 the concurrence of the governor order any person causing or contributing to the condition to
83 reduce, mitigate, or eliminate the condition;
84 (b) with the approval of the governor, participate in the distribution, disbursement, or
85 administration of any fund or service, advanced, offered, or contributed by the federal
86 government for purposes consistent with the powers and duties of the department;
87 (c) accept and receive funds and gifts available from private and public groups for the
88 purposes of promoting and protecting the public health and the environment and expend the
89 funds as appropriated by the Legislature;
91 government of the department, the conduct of its employees, and the custody, use, and
92 preservation of the records, papers, books, documents, and property of the department;
93 (e) create advisory committees as necessary to assist in carrying out the provisions of
94 this title;
95 (f) appoint division directors who may be removed at the will of the executive director
96 and who shall be compensated in an amount fixed by the executive director;
97 (g) advise, consult, and cooperate with other agencies of the state, the federal
98 government, other states and interstate agencies, affected groups, political subdivisions, and
99 industries in carrying out the purposes of this title;
100 (h) consistent with Title 67, Chapter 19, Utah State Personnel Management Act,
101 employ employees necessary to meet the requirements of this title;
102 (i) authorize any employee or representative of the division to conduct inspections as
103 permitted in this title;
104 (j) encourage, participate in, or conduct any studies, investigations, research, and
105 demonstrations relating to hazardous materials or substances releases necessary to meet the
106 requirements of this title;
107 (k) collect and disseminate information about hazardous materials or substances
108 releases; [
109 (l) review plans, specifications, or other data relating to hazardous substances releases
110 as provided in this title[
111 (m) maintain, update not less than annually, and make available to the public a record
112 of sites, by name and location, at which response actions for the protection of the public health
113 and environment under Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 3, Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act or
114 under Title 19, Chapter 8, Voluntary Cleanup Program, have been completed in the previous
115 calendar year, and those that the department plans to address in the upcoming year pursuant to
116 this title, including if upon completion of the response action the site:
117 (i) will be suitable for unrestricted use; or
118 (ii) will be suitable only for restricted use, stating the institutional controls identified in
119 the remedy to which use of the site is subject.
120 Section 2. Section 19-6-302 is amended to read:
122 As used in this part:
123 (1) (a) "Abatement action" means to take steps or contract with someone to take steps
124 to eliminate or mitigate the direct or immediate threat to the public health or the environment
125 caused by a hazardous materials release.
126 (b) "Abatement action" includes control of the source of the contamination.
127 (2) "Bona fide prospective purchaser" has the meaning given in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601(4)
128 of CERCLA, but with the substitution of "executive director" for "President" and "part" for
129 "chapter," and including "hazardous materials" where the term "hazardous substances" appears.
131 Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
133 in this part to prevent, eliminate, minimize, mitigate, or clean up the release of a hazardous
134 material from a facility.
135 (5) "Contiguous property owner" means a person who qualifies for the exemption from
136 liability in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9607(q)(1) of CERCLA, but with the substitution of "executive
137 director" for "President" and "part" for "chapter".
139 enforce orders, rules, and agreements authorized by this part.
141 (i) any building, structure, installation, equipment, pipe, or pipeline, including any pipe
142 into a sewer or publicly owned treatment works, well, pit, pond, lagoon, impoundment, ditch,
143 landfill, storage container, motor vehicle, rolling stock, or aircraft; or
144 (ii) any site or area where a hazardous material or substance has been deposited, stored,
145 disposed of, or placed, or otherwise come to be located.
146 (b) "Facility" does not mean any consumer product in consumer use or any vessel.
148 19-6-307 .
150 Hazardous Waste Management Regulations, PCBs, dioxin, asbestos, or a substance regulated
151 under 42 U.S.C., Section 6991(2).
153 contained in CERCLA.
155 criteria established by Section 19-6-311 that may be addressed under the authority of this part.
156 (12) "Innocent landowner" means a person who qualifies for the exemption from
157 liability in 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9607(b)(3) of CERCLA.
159 Substance Contingency plan established by CERCLA.
162 Priority List.
164 proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency for listing on the National Priority List.
166 emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing of substances into
167 the environment that is not authorized under state or federal law, rule, or regulation.
168 (b) "Release" includes abandoning or discarding barrels, containers, and other closed
169 receptacles containing any hazardous material or substance, unless the discard or abandonment
170 is authorized under state or federal law, rule, or regulation.
172 requirements of CERCLA according to the procedures established by this part to prevent,
173 eliminate, minimize, mitigate, or clean up the release of a hazardous substance from a facility
174 on the hazardous substances priority list.
176 substantive requirements of CERCLA and approved by the executive director.
178 study as defined in the National Contingency Plan established by CERCLA.
180 (i) the owner or operator of a facility;
181 (ii) any person who, at the time any hazardous substance or material was disposed of at
182 the facility, owned or operated the facility;
184 for transport, for disposal, or treatment of hazardous materials or substances owned or
185 possessed by the person, at any facility owned or operated by another person and containing the
186 hazardous materials or substances; or
187 (iv) any person who accepts or accepted any hazardous materials or substances for
188 transport to a facility selected by that person from which there is a release that causes the
189 incurrence of response costs.
190 (b) For hazardous materials or substances that were delivered by a motor carrier to any
191 facility, "responsible party" does not include the motor carrier, and the motor carrier may not be
192 considered to have caused or contributed to any release at the facility that results from
193 circumstances or conditions beyond its control.
194 (c) "Responsible party" under Subsections [
195 (i) any person who does not participate in the management of a facility and who holds
196 indicia of ownership:
197 (A) primarily to protect a security interest in a facility; or
198 (B) as a fiduciary or custodian under Title 75, Utah Uniform Probate Code, or under an
199 employee benefit plan; [
200 (ii) governmental ownership or control of property by involuntary transfers as provided
201 in CERCLA Section 101(20)(D) and 40 CFR 300.1105, National Contingency Plan[
202 (iii) any person, including a fiduciary or custodian under Title 75, Utah Uniform
203 Probate Code, or under an employee benefit plan who holds indicia of ownership and did not
204 participate in the management of a facility prior to foreclosure in accordance with 42 U.S.C.
205 Sec. 9601(20)(E)(ii) of CERCLA.
206 (d) The exemption created by Subsection (21)(c)(i)(B) does not apply to actions taken
207 by the state or its officials or agencies under this part.
208 (e) The terms [
209 interest," "[
211 with [
212 of CERCLA.
217 scoring established by the National Contingency Plan for placement on the National Priority
219 Section 3. Section 19-6-326 is enacted to read:
220 19-6-326. Written assurances.
221 (1) Based upon risk to human health or the environment from potential exposure to
222 hazardous substances or materials, the executive director may issue enforceable written
223 assurances to a bona fide prospective purchaser, contiguous property owner, or innocent
224 landowner of real property that no enforcement action under this part may be initiated
225 regarding that real property against the person to whom the assurances are issued.
226 (2) An assurance granted under Subsection (1) grants the person to whom the
227 assurance is issued protection from imposition of any state law cost recovery and contribution
228 actions under this part.
229 (3) The executive director may make rules in accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a,
230 Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, as necessary for the administration of this section.
231 Section 4. Section 19-6-402 is amended to read:
232 19-6-402. Definitions.
233 As used in this part:
234 (1) "Abatement action" means action taken to limit, reduce, mitigate, or eliminate a
235 release from an underground storage tank or petroleum storage tank, or to limit or reduce,
236 mitigate, or eliminate the damage caused by that release.
237 (2) "Board" means the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board created in Section
238 19-1-106 .
239 (3) "Bodily injury" means bodily harm, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any
241 (4) "Certificate of compliance" means a certificate issued to a facility by the executive
243 (a) demonstrating that an owner or operator of a facility containing one or more
244 petroleum storage tanks has met the requirements of this part; and
246 which tanks have not met the requirements for compliance.
247 (5) "Certificate of registration" means a certificate issued to a facility by the executive
248 secretary demonstrating that an owner or operator of a facility containing one or more
249 underground storage tanks has:
250 (a) registered the tanks; and
251 (b) paid the annual underground storage tank fee.
252 (6) (a) "Certified underground storage tank consultant" means any person who:
253 (i) meets the education and experience standards established by the board under
254 Subsection 19-6-403 (1)(a)(vi) in order to provide or contract to provide information, opinions,
255 or advice relating to underground storage tank management, release abatement, investigation,
256 corrective action, or evaluation for a fee, or in connection with the services for which a fee is
257 charged; and
258 (ii) has submitted an application to the board and received a written statement of
259 certification from the board.
260 (b) "Certified underground storage tank consultant" does not include:
261 (i) an employee of the owner or operator of the underground storage tank, or an
262 employee of a business operation that has a business relationship with the owner or operator of
263 the underground storage tank, and that markets petroleum products or manages underground
264 storage tanks; or
265 (ii) persons licensed to practice law in this state who offer only legal advice on
266 underground storage tank management, release abatement, investigation, corrective action, or
268 (7) "Closed" means an underground storage tank no longer in use that has been:
269 (a) emptied and cleaned to remove all liquids and accumulated sludges; and
270 (b) either removed from the ground or filled with an inert solid material.
271 (8) "Corrective action plan" means a plan for correcting a release from a petroleum
272 storage tank that includes provisions for all or any of the following:
273 (a) cleanup or removal of the release;
274 (b) containment or isolation of the release;
275 (c) treatment of the release;
277 (e) monitoring and maintenance of the site of the release;
278 (f) provision of alternative water supplies to persons whose drinking water has become
279 contaminated by the release; or
280 (g) temporary or permanent relocation, whichever is determined by the executive
281 secretary to be more cost-effective, of persons whose dwellings have been determined by the
282 executive secretary to be no longer habitable due to the release.
283 (9) "Costs" means any monies expended for:
284 (a) investigation;
285 (b) abatement action;
286 (c) corrective action;
287 (d) judgments, awards, and settlements for bodily injury or property damage to third
289 (e) legal and claims adjusting costs incurred by the state in connection with judgments,
290 awards, or settlements for bodily injury or property damage to third parties; or
291 (f) costs incurred by the state risk manager in determining the actuarial soundness of
292 the fund.
293 (10) "Covered by the fund" means the requirements of Section 19-6-424 have been
295 (11) "Dwelling" means a building that is usually occupied by a person lodging there at
297 (12) "Enforcement proceedings" means a civil action or the procedures to enforce
298 orders established by Section 19-6-425 .
299 (13) "Executive secretary" means the executive secretary of the board.
300 (14) "Facility" means all underground storage tanks located on a single parcel of
301 property or on any property adjacent or contiguous to that parcel.
302 (15) "Fund" means the Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund created in Section
303 19-6-409 .
304 (16) "Loan fund" means the Petroleum Storage Tank Loan Fund created in Section
305 19-6-405.3 .
306 (17) "Operator" means any person in control of or who is responsible on a daily basis
308 dispensing of a regulated substance.
309 (18) "Owner" means:
310 (a) in the case of an underground storage tank in use on or after November 8, 1984, any
311 person who owns an underground storage tank used for the storage, use, or dispensing of a
312 regulated substance; and
313 (b) in the case of any underground storage tank in use before November 8, 1984, but
314 not in use on or after November 8, 1984, any person who owned the tank immediately before
315 the discontinuance of its use for the storage, use, or dispensing of a regulated substance.
316 (19) "Petroleum" includes crude oil or any fraction of crude oil that is liquid at 60
317 degrees Fahrenheit and at a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute.
318 (20) "Petroleum storage tank" means a tank that:
319 (a) (i) is underground;
320 (ii) is regulated under Subtitle I of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42
321 U.S.C. Section 6991c, et seq.; and
322 (iii) contains petroleum; or
323 (b) is a tank that the owner or operator voluntarily submits for participation in the
324 Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund under Section 19-6-415 .
325 (21) "Petroleum Storage Tank Restricted Account" means the account created in
326 Section 19-6-405.5 .
327 (22) "Program" means the Environmental Assurance Program under Section
328 19-6-410.5 .
329 (23) "Property damage" means physical injury to or destruction of tangible property
330 including loss of use of that property.
331 (24) "Regulated substance" means petroleum and petroleum-based substances
332 comprised of a complex blend of hydrocarbons derived from crude oil through processes of
333 separation, conversion, upgrading, and finishing, and includes motor fuels, jet fuels, distillate
334 fuel oils, residual fuel oils, lubricants, petroleum solvents, and used oils.
335 (25) "Release" means any spilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching,
336 or disposing from an underground storage tank or petroleum storage tank. The entire release is
337 considered a single release.
339 (i) is the owner or operator of a facility;
340 (ii) owns or has legal or equitable title in a facility or an underground storage tank;
341 (iii) owned or had legal or equitable title in the facility at the time any petroleum was
342 received or contained at the facility;
343 (iv) operated or otherwise controlled activities at the facility at the time any petroleum
344 was received or contained at the facility; or
345 (v) is an underground storage tank installation company.
346 (b) "Responsible party" as defined in Subsections (26)(a)(i), (ii), and (iii) does not
348 (i) any person who is not an operator and, without participating in the management of a
349 facility and otherwise not engaged in petroleum production, refining, and marketing, holds
350 indicia of ownership:
351 (A) primarily to protect his security interest in the facility; or
352 (B) as a fiduciary or custodian under Title 75, Utah Uniform Probate Code, or under an
353 employee benefit plan; or
354 (ii) governmental ownership or control of property by involuntary transfers as provided
355 in CERCLA Section 101(20)(D), 42 U.S.C. [
356 (c) The exemption created by Subsection (b)(i)(B) does not apply to actions taken by
357 the state or its officials or agencies under this part.
358 (d) The terms and activities "indicia of ownership," "primarily to protect a security
359 interest," "participation in management," and [
363 (e) The terms "[
364 as defined in 40 CFR [
365 and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6991B(h)(9) include and apply to the fiduciaries listed in Subsection
367 (27) "Soil test" means a test, established or approved by board rule, to detect the
368 presence of petroleum in soil.
370 the department to fund the investigation, abatement, and corrective action regarding releases
371 not covered by the fund.
372 (29) "Underground storage tank" means any tank regulated under Subtitle I, Resource
373 Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. [
374 (a) a petroleum storage tank;
375 (b) underground pipes and lines connected to a storage tank; and
376 (c) any underground ancillary equipment and containment system.
377 (30) "Underground storage tank installation company" means any person, firm,
378 partnership, corporation, governmental entity, association, or other organization who installs
379 underground storage tanks.
380 (31) "Underground storage tank installation company permit" means a permit issued to
381 an underground storage tank installation company by the executive secretary.
382 (32) "Underground storage tank technician" means a person employed by and acting
383 under the direct supervision of a certified underground storage tank consultant to assist in
384 carrying out the functions described in Subsection (6)(a).
385 Section 5. Section 19-8-105 is amended to read:
386 19-8-105. Eligibility and exceptions -- Grounds for application rejection by
387 executive director.
388 Subject to Section 19-8-106 , any site is eligible for participation in the voluntary
389 cleanup program created under this chapter except:
390 (1) a treatment, storage, or disposal facility regulated under 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.;
391 (2) that portion of a site that is on the national priorities list; or
392 (3) that portion of a site for which [
393 action is existing or pending against the applicant for remediation of the contaminants
394 described in the application.
395 Section 6. Section 19-8-113 is amended to read:
396 19-8-113. Applicant's release from liability.
397 (1) (a) An applicant who is not responsible for the contaminant or contamination under
398 the provisions listed in Subsection (1)(b) at the time the applicant applies to enter into a
399 voluntary cleanup agreement under this chapter[
401 covered by the certificate[
402 contribution regarding matters addressed by the certificate of completion, except for any
403 releases or consequences the applicant causes.
404 (b) Provisions referred to in Subsection (1)(a) are: Title 19, Chapter 5, Water Quality
405 Act; Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 1, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act; Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 3,
406 Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act; or Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 4, Underground Storage
407 Tank Act.
408 (2) There is no release from liability under this chapter if a certificate of completion is
409 obtained by fraud, misrepresentation, or the knowing failure to disclose material information.
410 (3) (a) After a certificate of completion is issued under this chapter, an owner who then
411 acquires property covered by the certificate, or a lender who then makes a loan secured by
412 property covered by the certificate, is released from all liability to the state regarding property
413 covered by the certificate for cleanup of contamination released before the date of the
414 certificate, and from all liability for claims arising under state law for contribution regarding
415 matters addressed by the certificate of completion, except under Subsection (3)(b).
416 (b) A release of liability under Subsection (3)(a) is not available to an owner or lender
417 under Subsection (3)(a) who:
418 (i) was originally responsible for a release or contamination under Title 19, Chapter 5,
419 Water Quality Act; Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 1, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act; Title 19,
420 Chapter 6, Part 3, Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act; or Title 19, Chapter 6, Part 4,
421 Underground Storage Tank Act;
422 (ii) changes the land use from the use specified in the certificate of completion if the
423 changed use or uses may reasonably be expected to result in increased risks to human health or
424 the environment; or
425 (iii) causes further releases on the property covered by the certification.
426 (c) A release under this Subsection (3) is subject to the limitations of Subsection (2).
427 (4) The executive director may issue enforceable written assurances to a contiguous
428 property owner of real property stating that no enforcement action under this part may be
429 initiated against the contiguous property owner and providing the owner protection from state
430 law cost recovery and contribution actions.
432 19-8-116. Reservation of applicant's and department's causes of action.
433 (1) This chapter does not release, discharge, or in any way affect any claims, causes of
434 action, or demands in law or equity the applicant or the department may have against any
435 person not a party to the agreement, for any liability it may have arising out of or relating in any
436 way to the generation, storage, treatment, handling, transportation, release, or disposal of any
437 contaminants, including transportation to or from the site covered by the agreement.
438 (2) [
439 to seek contribution, indemnity, or any other available remedy against any party other than the
441 amounts which have been or will be expended by the applicant in connection with the site.
442 Section 8. Section 19-8-119 is enacted to read:
443 19-8-119. Apportionment or contribution.
444 (1) Any party who incurs costs under a voluntary agreement entered into under this part
445 in excess of his liability may seek contribution in an action in district court from any other
446 party who is or may be liable under Subsection 19-6-302 (18) or 19-6-402 (26) for the excess
447 costs after providing written notice to any other party that the party bringing the action has
448 entered into a voluntary agreement and will incur costs.
449 (2) In resolving claims made under Subsection (1), the court shall allocate costs using
450 the standards in Subsection 19-6-310 (2).
451 Section 9. Section 19-8-120 is enacted to read:
452 19-8-120. Creation of Brownfields S. [
452a S. and Grant .S
453 Eligibility -- Loan restrictions -- Rulemaking.
454 (1) As used in this section, "brownfield" has the same meaning as in 42 U.S.C. Sec.
456 (2) There is created S. [
457 (3) The fund is created to enable the state to use federal funding as available to provide
458 capital for a revolving loan fund and to provide funds for grants to carry out cleanup activities
459 at brownfield sites.
460 (4) The sources of fund monies are:
461 (a) federal grant monies;
463 section; and
464 (c) all investment income derived from fund monies.
465 (5) The executive director may make loans and grants in accordance with this section
466 from the fund to applicants who meet the criteria under the terms of the federal grant monies in
467 the fund.
468 (6) The executive director shall consider loan and grant applications under Subsection
469 (5) to determine whether the application meets the objectives established by the federal grant.
470 (7) Loans made under this section shall:
471 (a) be for no greater amount than allowed by the federal grant;
472 (b) have a fixed annual interest rate as allowed by the federal grant;
473 (c) have a term as allowed by the federal grant;
474 (d) be made on the condition the loan applicant obtains adequate security for the loan
475 as established by administrative rules made under Subsection (9); and
476 (e) comply with administrative rules made under Subsection (9).
477 (8) Grants made under this section shall:
478 (a) be for no greater amount than allowed by the federal grant; and
479 (b) comply with administrative rules made under Subsection (9).
480 (9) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
481 executive director shall make rules establishing:
482 (a) form, content, and procedure for loan and grant applications;
483 (b) criteria and procedures for prioritizing loan and grant applications;
484 (c) requirements and procedures for securing loans and grants;
485 (d) procedures for making the loans;
486 (e) procedures for administering and ensuring repayment of loans, including late
487 payment penalties; and
488 (f) procedures for recovering on defaulted loans.
489 (10) The decisions of the executive director in loaning money from the fund, making
490 grants, and otherwise administering the fund are not subject to Title 63, Chapter 46b,
491 Administrative Procedures Act.
492 (11) Funding for the cost of administration of the fund shall be consistent with the
494 (12) The executive director may enter into agreements with public entities or private
495 funding organizations to perform any task associated with administration of the fund.
496 Section 10. Section 63-65-4 is amended to read:
497 63-65-4. Custodial officer -- Powers and duties.
498 (1) There is created within the Division of Finance an officer responsible for the care,
499 custody, safekeeping, collection, and accounting of all bonds, notes, contracts, trust documents,
500 and other evidences of indebtedness owned or administered by:
501 (a) the state or any of its agencies; and
502 (b) revolving loan funds except the:
503 (i) Agriculture Resource Development Fund, created in Section 4-18-6 ;
504 (ii) Utah Rural Rehabilitation Fund, created in Section 4-19-4 ;
505 (iii) Petroleum Storage Tank Loan Fund, created in Section 19-6-405.3 ; [
506 (iv) Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund, created in Section 9-4-702 [
507 (v) Brownfields Fund, created in Section 19-8-120 .
508 (2) (a) Each authorizing agency shall deliver to this officer for his care, custody,
509 safekeeping, collection, and accounting all bonds, notes, contracts, trust documents, and other
510 evidences of indebtedness owned or administered by:
511 (i) the state or any of its agencies; and
512 (ii) revolving loan funds.
513 (b) This officer shall:
514 (i) establish systems, programs, and facilities for the care, custody, safekeeping,
515 collection, and accounting for the bonds, notes, contracts, trust documents, and other evidences
516 of indebtedness submitted to him under this Subsection (2); and
517 (ii) shall make available updated reports to each authorizing agency as to the status of
518 loans under their authority.
519 (3) The officer described in Section 63-65-3 shall deliver to this officer for his care,
520 custody, safekeeping, collection, and accounting all bonds, notes, contracts, trust documents,
521 and other evidences of indebtedness closed as provided in Subsection 63-65-3 (2)(b).
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-8-05 9:55 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.