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H.B. 456

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AMENDMENTS TO DEPARTMENT OF

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ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

             3     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Rebecca P. Edwards

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Daniel R. Liljenquist

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions relating to the authority of the Department of
             11      Environmental Quality.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    adds one member to the Air Quality Board;
             15          .    updates the chapters for which a division is responsible for administering;
             16          .    gives a title name to a part; and
             17          .    makes technical changes.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          19-1-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 112
             25          19-2-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 356
             26          19-6-601, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 122 and renumbered and amended
             27      by Laws of Utah 1991, Chapter 112


             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 19-1-105 is amended to read:
             31           19-1-105. Divisions of department -- Control by division directors.
             32          (1) The following divisions are created within the department:
             33          (a) the Division of Air Quality, to administer [Title 19,] Chapter 2, Air Conservation
             34      Act;
             35          (b) the Division of Drinking Water, to administer [Title 19,] Chapter 4, Safe Drinking
             36      Water Act;
             37          (c) the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation, to administer [Title 19,
             38      Chapter 6, Parts 3 and 4;]:
             39          (i) the following parts in Chapter 6, Hazardous Substances:
             40          (A) Part 3, Hazardous Substances Mitigation Act;
             41          (B) Part 4, Underground Storage Tank Act; and
             42          (C) Part 9, Illegal Drug Operations Site Reporting and Decontamination Act;
             43          (ii) Chapter 8, Voluntary Cleanup Program; and
             44          (iii) Chapter 10, Environmental Institutional Control Act;
             45          (d) the Division of Radiation Control, to administer [Title 19,] Chapter 3, Radiation
             46      Control Act;
             47          (e) the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste, to administer [Title 19, Chapter 6,
             48      Parts 1, 2, and 5; and]:
             49          (i) the following parts in Chapter 6, Hazardous Substances:
             50          (A) Part 1, Solid and Hazardous Waste Act;
             51          (B) Part 2, Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Act;
             52          (C) Part 5, Solid Waste Management Act;
             53          (D) Part 6, Lead Acid Battery Disposal Act;
             54          (E) Part 7, Used Oil Management Act;
             55          (F) Part 8, Waste Tire Recycling Act; and
             56          (G) Part 10, Mercury Switch Removal Act; and
             57          (ii) Chapter 9, Hazardous Waste Facilities Management Act; and
             58          (f) the Division of Water Quality, to administer [Title 19,] Chapter 5, Water Quality


             59      Act.
             60          (2) Each division is under the immediate direction and control of a division director
             61      appointed by the executive director.
             62          (3) (a) Each division director shall possess the necessary administrative skills and
             63      training to adequately qualify [him for his] the division director for the position. [He]
             64          (b) The division director shall have graduated from an accredited college or university
             65      with:
             66          [(a)] (i) a four-year degree in physical or biological science or engineering;
             67          [(b)] (ii) a related degree; or
             68          [(c)] (iii) a degree in law.
             69          (4) Each director may be removed at the will of the executive director.
             70          Section 2. Section 19-2-103 is amended to read:
             71           19-2-103. Members of board -- Appointment -- Terms -- Organization -- Per diem
             72      and expenses.
             73          (1) The board comprises [11] 13 members, one of whom shall be the executive director
             74      and [10] 12 of whom shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate.
             75          (2) The members shall be knowledgeable of air pollution matters and shall be:
             76          (a) a practicing physician and surgeon licensed in the state not connected with industry;
             77          (b) a registered professional engineer who is not from industry;
             78          (c) a representative from municipal government;
             79          (d) a representative from county government;
             80          (e) a representative from agriculture;
             81          (f) a representative from the mining industry;
             82          (g) a representative from manufacturing;
             83          (h) a representative from the fuel industry; [and]
             84          (i) a representative from the transportation industry;
             85          [(i)] (j) two representatives of the public not representing or connected with industry, at
             86      least one of whom represents organized environmental interests[.]; and
             87          (k) a representative from a local health department.
             88          (3) No more than [five] six of the appointed members shall belong to the same political
             89      party.


             90          (4) (a) The majority of the members may not derive any significant portion of their
             91      income from persons subject to permits or orders under this chapter.
             92          (b) Any potential conflict of interest of any member or the executive secretary, relevant
             93      to the interests of the board, shall be adequately disclosed.
             94          [(5) Members serving on the Air Conservation Committee created by Laws of Utah
             95      1981, Chapter 126, as amended, shall serve as members of the board throughout the terms for
             96      which they were appointed.]
             97          [(6)] (5) (a) Except as required by Subsection [(6)] (5)(b), members shall be appointed
             98      for a term of four years.
             99          (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection [(6)] (5)(a), the governor shall, at
             100      the time of appointment or reappointment, adjust the length of terms to ensure that the terms of
             101      board members are staggered so that approximately half of the board is appointed every two
             102      years.
             103          [(7)] (6) A member may serve more than one term.
             104          [(8)] (7) A member shall hold office until the expiration of the member's term and until
             105      the member's successor is appointed, but not more than 90 days after the expiration of the
             106      member's term.
             107          [(9)] (8) When a vacancy occurs in the membership for any reason, the replacement
             108      shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
             109          [(10)] (9) The board shall elect annually a chair and a vice chair from its members.
             110          [(11)] (10) (a) The board shall meet at least quarterly, and special meetings may be
             111      called by the chair upon his own initiative, upon the request of the executive secretary, or upon
             112      the request of three members of the board.
             113          (b) Three days' notice shall be given to each member of the board prior to any meeting.
             114          [(12) Six] (11) Seven members constitute a quorum at any meeting, and the action of a
             115      majority of members present is the action of the board.
             116          [(13)] (12) (a) (i) A member who is not a government employee [shall] may not receive
             117      [no] compensation or benefits for the member's [services] service, but may receive per diem
             118      and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates
             119      established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             120          (ii) A member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the member's service.


             121          (b) (i) A state government officer and employee member who does not receive salary,
             122      per diem, or expenses from the agency the member represents for the member's service may
             123      receive per diem and expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties
             124      [from the board] at the rates established by the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106
             125      and 63A-3-107 .
             126          (ii) A state government officer and employee member may decline to receive per diem
             127      and expenses for the member's service.
             128          (c) (i) A local government member who does not receive salary, per diem, or expenses
             129      from the entity that the member represents for the member's service may receive per diem and
             130      expenses incurred in the performance of the member's official duties at the rates established by
             131      the Division of Finance under Sections 63A-3-106 and 63A-3-107 .
             132          (ii) A local government member may decline to receive per diem and expenses for the
             133      member's service.
             134          Section 3. Section 19-6-601 is amended to read:
             135     
Part 6. Lead Acid Battery Disposal Act

             136           19-6-601. Definition.
             137          (1) This part is known as the "Lead Acid Battery Disposal Act."
             138          (2) As used in this part, "board" means the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board
             139      appointed under [Title 19,] Chapter 6, Hazardous Substances.




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