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H.B. 169

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REFINERY AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Rebecca P. Edwards

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Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill authorizes a legislative body considering a zoning change or a land use
             10      authority considering a land use application to consult with a refinery before adopting
             11      the zoning change or approving the land use application.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    authorizes a legislative body considering a zoning change or a land use authority
             15      considering a land use application to consult with a refinery before adopting the
             16      zoning change or approving the land use application.
             17      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      ENACTS:
             23          10-9a-522, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             24          17-27a-521, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 10-9a-522 is enacted to read:


             28          10-9a-522. Refineries.
             29          (1) As used in this section, "develop" or "development" means the construction,
             30      alteration, or improvement of land, including any related moving, demolition, or excavation
             31      outside of a refinery property boundary.
             32          (2) Before a legislative body may adopt a non-industrial zoning change to permit
             33      development within 500 feet of a refinery boundary, the legislative body shall consult with the
             34      refinery to determine whether the proposed change is compatible with the refinery.
             35          (3) Before a land use authority may approve an application to develop within 500 feet
             36      of a refinery boundary, the land use authority shall consult with the refinery to determine
             37      whether the development is compatible with the refinery.
             38          (4) A legislative body described in Subsection (2), or a land use authority described in
             39      Subsection (3), may not request from the refinery:
             40          (a) proprietary information;
             41          (b) information, if made public, that would create a security or safety risk to the
             42      refinery or the public;
             43          (c) information that is restricted from public disclosure under federal or state law; or
             44          (d) information that is available in public record.
             45          (5) (a) This section does not grant authority to a legislative body described in
             46      Subsection (2), or a land use authority described in Subsection (3), to require a refinery to
             47      undertake or cease an action.
             48          (b) This section does not create a cause of action against a refinery.
             49          (c) Except as expressly provided in this section, this section does not alter or remove
             50      any legal right or obligation of a refinery.
             51          Section 2. Section 17-27a-521 is enacted to read:
             52          17-27a-521. Refineries.
             53          (1) As used in this section, "develop" or "development" means the construction,
             54      alteration, or improvement of land, including any related moving, demolition, or excavation
             55      outside of a refinery property boundary.
             56          (2) Before a legislative body may adopt a non-industrial zoning change to permit
             57      development within 500 feet of a refinery boundary, the legislative body shall consult with the
             58      refinery to determine whether the proposed change is compatible with the refinery.


             59          (3) Before a land use authority may approve an application to develop within 500 feet
             60      of a refinery boundary, the land use authority shall consult with the refinery to determine
             61      whether the development is compatible with the refinery.
             62          (4) A legislative body described in Subsection (2), or a land use authority described in
             63      Subsection (3), may not request from the refinery:
             64          (a) proprietary information;
             65          (b) information, if made public, that would create a security or safety risk to the
             66      refinery or the public;
             67          (c) information that is restricted from public disclosure under federal or state law; or
             68          (d) information that is available in public record.
             69          (5) (a) This section does not grant authority to a legislative body described in
             70      Subsection (2), or a land use authority described in Subsection (3), to require a refinery to
             71      undertake or cease an action.
             72          (b) This section does not create a cause of action against a refinery.
             73          (c) Except as expressly provided in this section, this section does not alter or remove
             74      any legal right or obligation of a refinery.




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