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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:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
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
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 [
35 (b) the Division of Drinking Water, to administer [
36 Water Act;
37 (c) the Division of Environmental Response and Remediation, to administer [
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 [
46 Control Act;
47 (e) the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste, to administer [
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 [
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 [
64 (b) The division director shall have graduated from an accredited college or university
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 [
74 and [
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; [
84 (i) a representative from the transportation industry;
86 least one of whom represents organized environmental interests[
87 (k) a representative from a local health department.
88 (3) No more than [
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.
98 for a term of four years.
99 (b) Notwithstanding the requirements of Subsection [
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
105 the member's successor is appointed, but not more than 90 days after the expiration of the
106 member's term.
108 shall be appointed for the unexpired term.
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.
115 majority of members present is the action of the board.
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
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:
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 [
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