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This document includes Senate Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 1:41 PM by khelgesen. --> This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:39 PM by cmillar. --> This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

UINTAH BASIN ENERGY ZONES

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2012 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Kevin T. Van Tassell

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House Sponsor: John G. Mathis

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             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies Title 63J, Chapter 8, State of Utah Resource Management Plan for
             10      Federal Lands, by creating the Uintah Basin Energy Zone.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines the term "Uintah Basin Energy Zone";
             14          .    creates the Uintah Basin Energy Zone;
             15          .    adopts an energy exploration, access, and development policy for the Uintah Basin
             16      Energy Zone, including:
             17              .    promoting full, responsible development of energy and mineral resources within
             18      the Uintah Basin Energy Zone; and
             19              .    achieving and maintaining sustainable levels of energy, hard rock, and natural
             20      resources in the Uintah Basin Energy Zone;
             21          .    promotes local, state, and federal collaboration to develop energy and mineral
             22      resources in the Uintah Basin Energy Zone; and
             23          .    makes technical changes.
             24      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          This bill provides an immediate effective date.



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     Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:
             29a      H. 63J-4-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 121 .H
             30          63J-8-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 49
             31          63J-8-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 49
             32      ENACTS:
             33          63J-8-105.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34     

             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             35a      H. Section 1. Section 63J-4-401 is amended to read:
             35b           63J-4-401.   Planning duties of the planning coordinator and office.
             35c          (1) The state planning coordinator shall:
             35d          (a) act as the governor's adviser on state, regional, metropolitan, and local governmental
             35e      planning matters relating to public improvements and land use;
             35f          (b) counsel with the authorized representatives of the Department of Transportation, the State
             35g      Building Board, the Department of Health, the Department of Workforce Services, the Labor
             35h      Commission, the Department of Natural Resources, the School and Institutional Trust Lands
             35i      Administration, and other proper persons concerning all state planning matters;
             35j          (c) when designated to do so by the governor, receive funds made available to Utah by the
             35k      federal government;
             35l          (d) receive and review plans of the various state agencies and political subdivisions relating to
             35m      public improvements and programs;
             35n          (e) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of state agencies, prepare specific
             35o      recommendations for the resolution of the conflicts and submit the recommendations to the governor
             35p      for a decision resolving the conflict;
             35q          (f) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of a state agency and a political
             35r      subdivision or between two or more political subdivisions, advise these entities of the conflict and make
             35s      specific recommendations for the resolution of the conflict;
             35t          (g) act as the governor's planning agent in planning public improvements and land use and, in
             35u      this capacity, undertake special studies and investigations;
             35v          (h) provide information and cooperate with the Legislature or any of its committees in
             35w      conducting planning studies;
             35x          (i) cooperate and exchange information with federal agencies and local, metropolitan, or
             35y      regional agencies as necessary to assist with federal, state, regional, metropolitan, and local programs;
             35z          (j) make recommendations to the governor that the planning coordinator considers advisable
             35aa      for the proper development and coordination of plans for state government and political . H


            
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     H. subdivisions; and
             35ac          (k) oversee and supervise the activities and duties of the public lands policy coordinator.
             35ad          (2) The state planning coordinator may:
             35ae          (a) perform regional and state planning and assist state government planning agencies in
             35af      performing state planning;
             35ag          (b) provide planning assistance to Indian tribes regarding planning for Indian reservations;
             35ah      and
             35ai          (c) assist city, county, metropolitan, and regional planning agencies in performing local,
             35aj      metropolitan, and regional planning, provided that the state planning coordinator and the state
             35ak      planning coordinator's agents and designees recognize and promote the plans, policies, programs,
             35al      processes, and desired outcomes of each planning agency whenever possible.
             35am          (3) When preparing or assisting in the preparation of plans, policies, programs, or processes
             35an      related to the management or use of federal lands or natural resources on federal lands in Utah, the
             35ao      state planning coordinator shall:
             35ap          (a) incorporate the plans, policies, programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the counties
             35aq      where the federal lands or natural resources are located, to the maximum extent consistent with state
             35ar      and federal law, provided that this requirement shall not be interpreted to infringe upon the authority
             35as      of the governor;
             35at          (b) identify inconsistencies or conflicts between the plans, policies, programs, processes, and
             35au      desired outcomes prepared under Subsection (3)(a) and the plans, programs, processes, and desired
             35av      outcomes of local government as early in the preparation process as possible, and seek resolution of the
             35aw      inconsistencies through meetings or other conflict resolution mechanisms involving the necessary and
             35ax      immediate parties to the inconsistency or conflict;
             35ay          (c) present to the governor the nature and scope of any inconsistency or other conflict that is
             35az      not resolved under the procedures in Subsection (3)(b) for the governor's decision about the position of
             35ba      the state concerning the inconsistency or conflict;
             35bb          (d) develop, research, and use factual information, legal analysis, and statements of desired
             35bc      future condition for the state, or subregion of the state, as necessary to support the plans, policies,
             35bd      programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the state and the counties where the federal lands or
             35be      natural resources are located;
             35bf          (e) establish and coordinate agreements between the state and federal land management
             35bg      agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural resource regulatory
             35bh      agencies to facilitate state and local participation in the development, revision, and implementation of
             35bi      land use plans, guidelines, regulations, other instructional memoranda, or similar documents proposed
             35bj      or promulgated for lands and natural resources administered by federal agencies; and
             35bk          (f) work in conjunction with political subdivisions to establish agreements with federal land
             35bl      management agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural .H


            
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     H. resource regulatory agencies to provide a process for state and local participation in the
             35bn1      preparation
             35bn      of, or coordinated state and local response to, environmental impact analysis documents and similar
             35bo      documents prepared pursuant to law by state or federal agencies.
             35bp          (4) The state planning coordinator shall comply with the requirements of Subsection
             35bq      63C-4-102(8) before submitting any comments on a draft environmental impact statement or on an
             35br      environmental assessment for a proposed land management plan, if the governor would be subject to
             35bs      Subsection 63C-4-102(8) if the governor were submitting the material.
             35bt          (5) The state planning coordinator shall cooperate with and work in conjunction with
             35bu      appropriate state agencies and political subdivisions to develop policies, plans, programs, processes,
             35bv      and desired outcomes authorized by this section by coordinating the development of positions:
             35bw          (a) through the Resource Development Coordinating Committee;
             35bx          (b) in conjunction with local government officials concerning general local government plans;
             35by          (c) by soliciting public comment through the Resource Development Coordinating Committee;
             35bz      and
             35ca          (d) by working with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
             35cb          (6) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following principles when
             35cc      preparing any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to federal lands and
             35cd      natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             35ce          (a) (i) the citizens of the state are best served by applying multiple-use and sustained-yield
             35cf      principles in public land use planning and management; and
             35cg          (ii) multiple-use and sustained-yield management means that federal agencies should develop
             35ch      and implement management plans and make other resource-use decisions that:
             35ci          (A) achieve and maintain in perpetuity a high-level annual or regular periodic output of
             35cj      mineral and various renewable resources from public lands;
             35ck          (B) support valid existing transportation, mineral, and grazing privileges at the highest
             35cl      reasonably sustainable levels;
             35cm          (C) support the specific plans, programs, processes, and policies of state agencies and local
             35cn      governments;
             35co          (D) are designed to produce and provide the desired vegetation for the watersheds, timber,
             35cp      food, fiber, livestock forage, and wildlife forage, and minerals that are necessary to meet present needs
             35cq      and future economic growth and community expansion without permanent impairment of the
             35cr      productivity of the land;
             35cs          (E) meet the recreational needs and the personal and business-related transportation needs of
             35ct      the citizens of the state by providing access throughout the state;
             35cu          (F) meet the recreational needs of the citizens of the state;
             35cv          (G) meet the needs of wildlife; .H


            
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     H.    (H) provide for the preservation of cultural resources, both historical and archaeological;
             35cx          (I) meet the needs of economic development;
             35cy          (J) meet the needs of community development; and
             35cz          (K) provide for the protection of water rights;
             35da          (b) managing public lands for "wilderness characteristics" circumvents the statutory
             35db      wilderness process and is inconsistent with the multiple-use and sustained-yield management standard
             35dc      that applies to all Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands that are not wilderness
             35dd      areas or wilderness study areas;
             35de          (c) all waters of the state are:
             35df          (i) owned exclusively by the state in trust for its citizens;
             35dg          (ii) are subject to appropriation for beneficial use; and
             35dh          (iii) are essential to the future prosperity of the state and the quality of life within the state;
             35di          (d) the state has the right to develop and use its entitlement to interstate rivers;
             35dj          (e) all water rights desired by the federal government must be obtained through the state
             35dk      water appropriation system;
             35dl          (f) land management and resource-use decisions which affect federal lands should give priority
             35dm      to and support the purposes of the compact between the state and the United States related to school
             35dn      and institutional trust lands;
             35do          (g) development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state is an important
             35dp      part of the economy of the state, and of local regions within the state;
             35dq          (h) the state should foster and support industries that take advantage of the state's outstanding
             35dr      opportunities for outdoor recreation;
             35ds          (i) wildlife constitutes an important resource and provides recreational and economic
             35dt      opportunities for the state's citizens;
             35du          (j) proper stewardship of the land and natural resources is necessary to ensure the health of
             35dv      the watersheds, timber, forage, and wildlife resources to provide for a continuous supply of resources
             35dw      for the people of the state and the people of the local communities who depend on these resources for a
             35dx      sustainable economy;
             35dy          (k) forests, rangelands, timber, and other vegetative resources:
             35dz          (i) provide forage for livestock;
             35ea          (ii) provide forage and habitat for wildlife;
             35eb          (iii) provide resources for the state's timber and logging industries;
             35ec          (iv) contribute to the state's economic stability and growth; and
             35ed          (v) are important for a wide variety of recreational pursuits;
             35ee          (l) management programs and initiatives that improve watersheds, forests, and increase forage
             35ef      for the mutual benefit of wildlife species and livestock, logging, and other agricultural industries by
             35eg      utilizing proven techniques and tools are vital to the state's economy and the quality of life in .H


            
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     H. Utah; and
             35ei          (m) (i) land management plans, programs, and initiatives should provide that the amount of
             35ej      domestic livestock forage, expressed in animal unit months, for permitted, active use as well as the
             35ek      wildlife forage included in that amount, be no less than the maximum number of animal unit months
             35el      sustainable by range conditions in grazing allotments and districts, based on an on-the-ground and
             35em      scientific analysis;
             35en          (ii) the state opposes the relinquishment or retirement of grazing animal unit months in favor
             35eo      of conservation, wildlife, and other uses;
             35ep          (iii) (A) the state favors the best management practices that are jointly sponsored by
             35eq      cattlemen's, sportsmen's, and wildlife management groups such as chaining, logging, seeding, burning,
             35er      and other direct soil and vegetation prescriptions that are demonstrated to restore forest and
             35es      rangeland health, increase forage, and improve watersheds in grazing districts and allotments for the
             35et      mutual benefit of domestic livestock and wildlife;
             35eu          (B) when practices described in Subsection (6)(m)(iii)(A) increase a grazing allotment's forage
             35ev      beyond the total permitted forage use that was allocated to that allotment in the last federal land use
             35ew      plan or allotment management plan still in existence as of January 1, 2005, a reasonable and fair
             35ex      portion of the increase in forage beyond the previously allocated total permitted use should be
             35ey      allocated to wildlife as recommended by a joint, evenly balanced committee of livestock and wildlife
             35ez      representatives that is appointed and constituted by the governor for that purpose;
             35fa          (C) the state favors quickly and effectively adjusting wildlife population goals and population
             35fb      census numbers in response to variations in the amount of available forage caused by drought or other
             35fc      climatic adjustments, and state agencies responsible for managing wildlife population goals and
             35fd      population census numbers will give due regard to both the needs of the livestock industry and the
             35fe      need to prevent the decline of species to a point where listing under the terms of the Endangered
             35ff      Species Act when making such adjustments;
             35fg          (iv) the state opposes the transfer of grazing animal unit months to wildlife for supposed
             35fh      reasons of rangeland health;
             35fi          (v) reductions in domestic livestock animal unit months must be temporary and scientifically
             35fj      based upon rangeland conditions;
             35fk          (vi) policies, plans, programs, initiatives, resource management plans, and forest plans may
             35fl      not allow the placement of grazing animal unit months in a suspended use category unless there is a
             35fm      rational and scientific determination that the condition of the rangeland allotment or district in
             35fn      question will not sustain the animal unit months sought to be placed in suspended use;
             35fo          (vii) any grazing animal unit months that are placed in a suspended use category should be
             35fp      returned to active use when range conditions improve;
             35fq          (viii) policies, plans, programs, and initiatives related to vegetation management should
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     H. grazing districts while upholding management practices that optimize and expand forage for
             35ft      grazing and wildlife in conjunction with state wildlife management plans and programs in order to
             35fu      provide maximum available forage for all uses; and
             35fv          (ix) in established grazing districts, animal unit months that have been reduced due to
             35fw      rangeland health concerns should be restored to livestock when rangeland conditions improve, and
             35fx      should not be converted to wildlife use.
             35fy          (7) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings in the
             35fz      preparation of any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to federal lands
             35ga      and natural resources on federal lands under this section:
             35gb          (a) as a coholder of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way with the counties, the state supports its recognition
             35gc      by the federal government and the public use of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way and urges the federal
             35gd      government to fully recognize the rights-of-way and their use by the public as expeditiously as
             35ge      possible;
             35gf          (b) it is the policy of the state to use reasonable administrative and legal measures to protect
             35gg      and preserve valid existing rights-of-way granted by Congress under R.S. 2477, and to support and
             35gh      work in conjunction with counties to redress cases where R.S. 2477 rights-of-way are not recognized or
             35gi      are impaired; and
             35gj          (c) transportation and access routes to and across federal lands, including all rights-of-way
             35gk      vested under R.S. 2477, are vital to the state's economy and to the quality of life in the state, and must
             35gl      provide, at a minimum, a network of roads throughout the resource planning area that provides for:
             35gm          (i) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             35gn          (ii) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the resource
             35go      planning area, including:
             35gp          (A) livestock operations and improvements;
             35gq          (B) solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral operations;
             35gr          (C) recreational opportunities and operations, including motorized and nonmotorized
             35gs      recreation;
             35gt          (D) search and rescue needs;
             35gu          (E) public safety needs; and
             35gv          (F) access for transportation of wood products to market;
             35gw          (iii) access to federal lands for people with disabilities and the elderly; and
             35gx          (iv) access to state lands and school and institutional trust lands to accomplish the purposes of
             35gy      those lands.
             35gz          (8) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings in the
             35ha      preparation of any plans, policies, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to federal lands
             35hb      and natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             35hc          (a) the state's support for the addition of a river segment to the National Wild and Scenic .H


            
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     H. Rivers System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., will be withheld until:
             35he          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that water is present and flowing at all times;
             35hf          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the required water-related value is considered outstandingly
             35hg      remarkable within a region of comparison consisting of one of the three physiographic provinces in the
             35hh      state, and that the rationale and justification for the conclusions are disclosed;
             35hi          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the inclusion of each river segment is consistent with the
             35hj      plans and policies of the state and the county or counties where the river segment is located as
             35hk      those plans and policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             35hl          (iv) the effects of the addition upon the local and state economies, agricultural and industrial
             35hm      operations and interests, outdoor recreation, water rights, water quality, water resource planning, and
             35hn      access to and across river corridors in both upstream and downstream directions from the proposed
             35ho      river segment have been evaluated in detail by the relevant federal agency;
             35hp          (v) it is clearly demonstrated that the provisions and terms of the process for review of
             35hq      potential additions have been applied in a consistent manner by all federal agencies;
             35hr          (vi) the rationale and justification for the proposed addition, including a comparison with
             35hs      protections offered by other management tools, is clearly analyzed within the multiple-use mandate,
             35ht      and the results disclosed;
             35hu          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the federal agency with management authority over the
             35hv      river segment, and which is proposing the segment for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River
             35hw      System will not use the actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose management standards
             35hx      outside of the federal land management plan;
             35hy          (viii) it is clearly demonstrated that the terms and conditions of the federal land and resource
             35hz      management plan containing a recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River
             35ia      System:
             35ib          (A) evaluates all eligible river segments in the resource planning area completely and fully for
             35ic      suitability for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System;
             35id          (B) does not suspend or terminate any studies for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic
             35ie      River System at the eligibility phase;
             35if          (C) fully disclaims any interest in water rights for the recommended segment as a result of the
             35ig      adoption of the plan; and
             35ih          (D) fully disclaims the use of the recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild and
             35ii      Scenic River System as a reason or rationale for an evaluation of impacts by proposals for projects
             35ij      upstream, downstream, or within the recommended segment;
             35ik          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the agency with management authority over the river
             35il      segment commits not to use an actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose Visual Resource
             35im      Management Class I or II management prescriptions that do not comply with the provisions of
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     H.    (x) it is clearly demonstrated that including the river segment and the terms and conditions
             35ip      for managing the river segment as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System will not prevent,
             35iq      reduce, impair, or otherwise interfere with:
             35ir          (A) the state and its citizens' enjoyment of complete and exclusive water rights in and to the
             35is      rivers of the state as determined by the laws of the state; or
             35it          (B) local, state, regional, or interstate water compacts to which the state or any county is a
             35iu      party;
             35iv          (b) the conclusions of all studies related to potential additions to the National Wild and
             35iw      Scenic River System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., are submitted to the state for review and action by the
             35ix      Legislature and governor, and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in any
             35iy      planning documents or other proposals for addition and are forwarded to the United States Congress;
             35iz          (c) the state's support for designation of an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC),
             35ja      as defined in 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702, within federal land management plans will be withheld until:
             35jb          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area satisfies all the definitional requirements
             35jc      of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702(a);
             35jd          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the area proposed for designation as an ACEC is limited in
             35je      geographic size and that the proposed management prescriptions are limited in scope to the minimum
             35jf      necessary to specifically protect and prevent irreparable damage to the relevant and important values
             35jg      identified, or limited in geographic size and management prescriptions to the minimum required to
             35jh      specifically protect human life or safety from natural hazards;
             35ji          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area is limited only to areas that are already
             35jj      developed or used or to areas where no development is required;
             35jk          (iv) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area contains relevant and important historic,
             35jl      cultural or scenic values, fish or wildlife resources, or natural processes which are unique or
             35jm      substantially significant on a regional basis, or contain natural hazards which significantly threaten
             35jn      human life or safety;
             35jo          (v) the federal agency has analyzed regional values, resources, processes, or hazards for
             35jp      irreparable damage and its potential causes resulting from potential actions which are consistent with
             35jq      the multiple-use, sustained-yield principles, and the analysis describes the rationale for any special
             35jr      management attention required to protect, or prevent irreparable damage to the values, resources,
             35js      processes, or hazards;
             35jt          (vi) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation is consistent with the plans and
             35ju      policies of the state and of the county where the proposed designation is located as those plans and
             35jv      policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             35jw          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed ACEC designation will not be applied
             35jx      redundantly over existing protections provided by other state and federal laws for federal lands or
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     H. attention for a proposed ACEC will discuss and justify any management requirements needed
             35ka      in addition to those specified by the other state and federal laws;
             35kb          (viii) the difference between special management attention required for an ACEC and normal
             35kc      multiple-use management has been identified and justified, and that any determination of irreparable
             35kd      damage has been analyzed and justified for short and long-term horizons;
             35ke          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation:
             35kf          (A) is not a substitute for a wilderness suitability recommendation;
             35kg          (B) is not a substitute for managing areas inventoried for wilderness characteristics after 1993
             35kh      under the BLM interim management plan for valid wilderness study areas; and
             35ki          (C) it is not an excuse or justification to apply de facto wilderness management standards; and
             35kj          (x) the conclusions of all studies are submitted to the state, as a cooperating agency, for review,
             35kk      and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in all planning documents;
             35kl          (d) sufficient federal lands are made available for government-to-government exchanges of
             35km      school and institutional trust lands and federal lands without regard for a resource-to-resource
             35kn      correspondence between the surface or mineral characteristics of the offered trust lands and the
             35ko      offered federal lands;
             35kp          (e) federal agencies should support government-to-government exchanges of land with the
             35kq      state based on a fair process of valuation which meets the fiduciary obligations of both the state and
             35kr      federal governments toward trust lands management, and which assures that revenue authorized by
             35ks      federal statute to the state from mineral or timber production, present or future, is not diminished in
             35kt      any manner during valuation, negotiation, or implementation processes;
             35ku          (f) agricultural and grazing lands should continue to produce the food and fiber needed by the
             35kv      citizens of the state and the nation, and the rural character and open landscape of rural Utah should be
             35kw      preserved through a healthy and active agricultural and grazing industry, consistent with private
             35kx      property rights and state fiduciary duties;
             35ky          (g) the resources of the forests and rangelands of the state should be integrated as part of
             35kz      viable, robust, and sustainable state and local economies, and available forage should be evaluated for
             35la      the full complement of herbivores the rangelands can support in a sustainable manner, and forests
             35lb      should contain a diversity of timber species, and disease or insect infestations in forests should be
             35lc      controlled using logging or other best management practices;
             35ld          (h) the state opposes any additional evaluation of national forest service lands as "roadless" or
             35le      "unroaded" beyond the forest service's second roadless area review evaluation and opposes efforts by
             35lf      agencies to specially manage those areas in a way that:
             35lg          (i) closes or declassifies existing roads unless multiple side by side roads exist running to the
             35lh      same destination and state and local governments consent to close or declassify the extra roads;
             35li          (ii) permanently bars travel on existing roads;
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     H. proper forest harvesting;
             35ll          (iv) interferes with the enjoyment and use of valid, existing rights, including water rights, local
             35lm      transportation plan rights, R.S. 2477 rights, grazing allotment rights, and mineral leasing rights; or
             35ln          (v) prohibits development of additional roads reasonably necessary to pursue traditional
             35lo      multiple-use activities;
             35lp          (i) the state's support for any forest plan revision or amendment will be withheld until the
             35lq      appropriate plan revision or plan amendment clearly demonstrates that:
             35lr          (i) established roads are not referred to as unclassified roads or a similar classification;
             35ls          (ii) lands in the vicinity of established roads are managed under the multiple-use,
             35lt      sustained-yield management standard; and
             35lu          (iii) no roadless or unroaded evaluations or inventories are recognized or upheld beyond those
             35lv      that were recognized or upheld in the forest service's second roadless area review evaluation;
             35lw          (j) the state's support for any recommendations made under the statutory requirement to
             35lx      examine the wilderness option during the revision of land and resource management plans by the U.S.
             35ly      Forest Service will be withheld until it is clearly demonstrated that:
             35lz          (i) the duly adopted transportation plans of the state and county or counties within the
             35ma      planning area are fully and completely incorporated into the baseline inventory of information from
             35mb      which plan provisions are derived;
             35mc          (ii) valid state or local roads and rights-of-way are recognized and not impaired in any way by
             35md      the recommendations;
             35me          (iii) the development of mineral resources by underground mining is not affected by the
             35mf      recommendations;
             35mg          (iv) the need for additional administrative or public roads necessary for the full use of the
             35mh      various multiple-uses, including recreation, mineral exploration and development, forest health
             35mi      activities, and grazing operations is not unduly affected by the recommendations;
             35mj          (v) analysis and full disclosure is made concerning the balance of multiple-use management in
             35mk      the proposed areas, and that the analysis compares the full benefit of multiple-use management to the
             35ml      recreational, forest health, and economic needs of the state and the counties to the benefits of the
             35mm      requirements of wilderness management; and
             35mn          (vi) the conclusions of all studies related to the requirement to examine the wilderness option
             35mo      are submitted to the state for review and action by the Legislature and governor, and the results, in
             35mp      support of or in opposition to, are included in any planning documents or other proposals that are
             35mq      forwarded to the United States Congress;
             35mr          (k) the invasion of noxious weeds and undesirable invasive plant species into the state should
             35ms      be reversed, their presence eliminated, and their return prevented;
             35mt          (l) management and resource-use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
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     H. of the proper optimization of the yield of water within the watersheds of the state;
             35mw          (m) (i) it is the policy of the state that:
             35mx          (A) mineral and energy production and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive;
             35my          (B) it is technically feasible to permit appropriate access to mineral and energy resources
             35mz      while preserving nonmineral and nonenergy resources;
             35na          (C) resource management planning should seriously consider all available mineral and energy
             35nb      resources;
             35nc          (D) the development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state and the
             35nd      renewable resources of the state should be encouraged;
             35ne          (E) the waste of fluid and gaseous minerals within developed areas should be prohibited; and
             35nf          (F) requirements to mitigate or reclaim mineral development projects should be based on
             35ng      credible evidence of significant impacts to natural or cultural resources;
             35nh          (ii) the state's support for mineral development provisions within federal land management
             35ni      plans will be withheld until the appropriate land management plan environmental impact statement
             35nj      clearly demonstrates:
             35nk          (A) that the authorized planning agency has:
             35nl          (I) considered and evaluated the mineral and energy potential in all areas of the planning area
             35nm      as if the areas were open to mineral development under standard lease agreements; and
             35nn          (II) evaluated any management plan prescription for its impact on the area's baseline mineral
             35no      and energy potential;
             35np          (B) that the development provisions do not unduly restrict access to public lands for energy
             35nq      exploration and development;
             35nr          (C) that the authorized planning agency has supported any closure of additional areas to
             35ns      mineral leasing and development or any increase of acres subject to no surface occupancy restrictions
             35nt      by adhering to:
             35nu          (I) the relevant provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C.
             35nv      Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             35nw          (II) other controlling mineral development laws; and
             35nx          (III) the controlling withdrawal and reporting procedures set forth in the Federal Land Policy
             35ny      and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             35nz          (D) that the authorized planning agency evaluated whether to repeal any moratorium that
             35oa      may exist on the issuance of additional mining patents and oil and gas leases;
             35ob          (E) that the authorized planning agency analyzed all proposed mineral lease stipulations and
             35oc      considered adopting the least restrictive necessary to protect against damage to other significant
             35od      resource values;
             35oe          (F) that the authorized planning agency evaluated mineral lease restrictions to determine
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     H. longer necessary or effective;
             35oh          (G) that the authorized federal agency analyzed all areas proposed for no surface occupancy
             35oi      restrictions, and that the analysis evaluated:
             35oj          (I) whether directional drilling is economically feasible and ecologically necessary for each
             35ok      proposed no surface occupancy area;
             35ol          (II) whether the directional drilling feasibility analysis, or analysis of other management
             35om      prescriptions, demonstrates that the proposed no surface occupancy prescription, in effect, sterilizes
             35on      the mineral and energy resources beneath the area; and
             35oo          (III) whether, if the minerals are effectively sterilized, the area must be reported as withdrawn
             35op      under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act; and
             35oq          (H) that the authorized planning agency has evaluated all directional drilling requirements in
             35or      no surface occupancy areas to determine whether directional drilling is feasible from an economic,
             35os      ecological, and engineering standpoint;
             35ot          (n) motorized, human, and animal-powered outdoor recreation should be integrated into a fair
             35ou      and balanced allocation of resources within the historical and cultural framework of multiple-uses in
             35ov      rural Utah, and outdoor recreation should be supported as part of a balanced plan of state and local
             35ow      economic support and growth;
             35ox          (o) off-highway vehicles should be used responsibly, the management of off-highway vehicles
             35oy      should be uniform across all jurisdictions, and laws related to the use of off-highway vehicles should be
             35oz      uniformly applied across all jurisdictions;
             35pa          (p) (i) rights-of-way granted and vested under the provisions of R.S. 2477 should be preserved
             35pb      and acknowledged;
             35pc          (ii) land use management plans, programs, and initiatives should be consistent with both state
             35pd      and county transportation plans developed according to Subsection (3) in order to provide a network
             35pe      of roads throughout the planning area that provides for:
             35pf          (A) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             35pg          (B) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the planning
             35ph      area, including access to livestock, water, and minerals;
             35pi          (C) economic and business needs;
             35pj          (D) public safety;
             35pk          (E) search and rescue;
             35pl          (F) access for people with disabilities and the elderly;
             35pm          (G) access to state lands; and
             35pn          (H) recreational opportunities;
             35po          (q) transportation and access provisions for all other existing routes, roads, and trails across
             35pp      federal, state, and school trust lands within the state should be determined and identified, and
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     H. responsibility for maintenance of all routes, roads, and trails;
             35ps          (r) the reasonable development of new routes and trails for motorized, human, and
             35pt      animal-powered recreation should be implemented;
             35pu          (s) (i) forests, rangelands, and watersheds, in a healthy condition, are necessary and beneficial
             35pv      for wildlife, livestock grazing, and other multiple-uses;
             35pw          (ii) management programs and initiatives that are implemented to increase forage for the
             35px      mutual benefit of the agricultural industry, livestock operations, and wildlife species should utilize all
             35py      proven techniques and tools;
             35pz          (iii) the continued viability of livestock operations and the livestock industry should be
             35qa      supported on the federal lands within the state by management of the lands and forage resources, by
             35qb      the proper optimization of animal unit months for livestock, in accordance with the multiple-use
             35qc      provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., the
             35qd      provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, 43 U.S.C. 315 et seq., and the provisions of the Public
             35qe      Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978, 43 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.;
             35qf          (iv) provisions for predator control initiatives or programs under the direction of state and
             35qg      local authorities should be implemented; and
             35qh          (v) resource-use and management decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             35qi      agencies should support state-sponsored initiatives or programs designed to stabilize wildlife
             35qj      populations that may be experiencing a scientifically demonstrated decline in those populations; and
             35qk          (t) management and resource use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             35ql      agencies concerning the scenic resources of the state must balance the protection of scenery with the
             35qm      full management requirements of the other authorized uses of the land under multiple-use
             35qn      management, and should carefully consider using Visual Resource Management Class I protection
             35qo      only for areas of inventoried Class A scenery or equivalent.
             35qp          (9) Notwithstanding any provision of Section 63J-8-105.5, the state is committed to
             35qq      establishing and administering an effective statewide conservation strategy for greater sage
             35qr      grouse.
             35qs          [ (9) ] (10) Nothing contained in this section may be construed to restrict or supersede the
             35qt      planning powers conferred upon state departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or advisory councils of
             35qu      the state or the planning powers conferred upon political subdivisions by any other existing law.
             35qv           [ (10) ] (11) Nothing in this section may be construed to affect any lands withdrawn from the
             35qw      public domain for military purposes, which are administered by the United States Army, Air Force, or
             35qx      Navy. .H
             36          Section H. [ 1 ] 2 .H . Section 63J-8-102 is amended to read:
             37           63J-8-102. Definitions.
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         (1) "ACEC" means an area of critical environmental concern.
             40          (2) "AUM" means animal unit months, a unit of grazing forage.
             41          (3) "BLM" means the United States Bureau of Land Management.
             42          (4) "FLPMA" means the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec.
             43      1701 et seq.
             44          (5) "Forest service" means the United States Forest Service within the United States
             45      Department of Agriculture.
             46          (6) "Multiple use" means proper stewardship of the subject lands pursuant to Section
             47      1031(C) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 170(C).
             48          (7) "OHV" means off-highway vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
             49          (8) "Settlement Agreement" means the written agreement between the state and the
             50      Department of the Interior in 2003 (revised in 2005) that resolved the case of State of Utah v.
             51      Gale Norton, Secretary of Interior (United States District Court, D. Utah, Case No.
             52      2:96cv0870).
             53          (9) "SITLA" means the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration as created
             54      in Section 53C-1-201 .
             55          (10) (a) "Subject lands" means the following non-WSA BLM lands:
             56          (i) in Beaver County:
             57          (A) Mountain Home Range South, Jackson Wash, The Toad, North Wah Wah
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     region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             60      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             61      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             62          (B) White Rock Range, South Wah Wah Mountains, and Granite Peak according to the
             63      region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             64      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             65      existed on February 17, 2011;
             66          (ii) in Box Elder County: Little Goose Creek, Grouse Creek Mountains North, Grouse
             67      Creek Mountains South, Bald Eagle Mountain, Central Pilot Range, Pilot Peak, Crater Island
             68      West, Crater Island East, Newfoundland Mountains, and Grassy Mountains North according to
             69      the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             70      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             71      existed on February 17, 2011;
             72          (iii) in Carbon County: Desbrough Canyon and Turtle Canyon according to the region
             73      map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             74      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             75      February 17, 2011;
             76          (iv) in Daggett County: Goslin Mountain, Home Mountain, Red Creek Badlands,
             77      O-wi-yu-kuts, Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon, and Diamond Breaks according to the
             78      region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             79      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             80      existed on February 17, 2011;
             81          (v) in Duchesne County: Desbrough Canyon according to the region map entitled
             82      "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             83      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             84      2011;
             85          (vi) in Emery County:
             86          (A) San Rafael River and Sweetwater Reef, according to the region map entitled
             87      "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             88      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
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         (B) Flat Tops according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available
             91      by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             92      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             93      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             94          (C) Price River, Lost Spring Wash, Eagle Canyon, Upper Muddy Creek, Molen Reef,
             95      Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, and Muddy Creek, according to the region map entitled
             96      "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah"
             97      at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             98      2011;
             99          (vii) in Garfield County:
             100          (A) Pole Canyon, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in
             101      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             102      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             103      2011;
             104          (B) Dirty Devil, Fiddler Butte, Little Rockies, Cane Spring Desert, and Cane Spring
             105      Desert Adjacents, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available by
             106      clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             107      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             108      existed on February 17, 2011;
             109          (C) Lampstand, Wide Hollow, Steep Creek, Brinkerhof Flats, Little Valley Canyon,
             110      Death Hollow, Studhorse Peaks, Box Canyon, Heaps Canyon, North Escalante Canyon, Colt
             111      Mesa, East of Bryce, Slopes of Canaan Peak, Horse Spring Canyon, Muley Twist Flank,
             112      Pioneer Mesa, Slopes of Bryce, Blue Hills, Mud Springs Canyon, Carcass Canyon, Willis
             113      Creek North, Kodachrome Basin, and Kodachrome Headlands, according to the region map
             114      entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             115      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             116      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             117          (D) Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, Bull Mountain, Dogwater Creek, Ragged Mountain,
             118      Mount Pennell, Mount Hillers, Bullfrog Creek, and Long Canyon, according to the region map
             119      entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
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     February 17, 2011;
             122          (viii) in Iron County: Needle Mountains, Steamboat Mountain, Broken Ridge, Paradise
             123      Mountains, Crook Canyon, Hamlin, North Peaks, Mount Escalante, and Antelope Ridge,
             124      according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled
             125      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             126      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             127      2011;
             128          (ix) in Juab County: Deep Creek Mountains, Essex Canyon, Kern Mountains, Wild
             129      Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills, Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Fish
             130      Springs Ridge, Thomas Range, Drum Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Keg Mountains West,
             131      Keg Mountains East, Lion Peak, and Rockwell Little Sahara, according to the region map
             132      entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             133      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             134      existed on February 17, 2011;
             135          (x) in Kane County:
             136          (A) Willis Creek North, Willis Creek, Kodachrome Badlands, Mud Springs Canyon,
             137      Carcass Canyon, Scorpion, Bryce Boot, Paria-Hackberry Canyons, Fiftymile Canyon,
             138      Hurricane Wash, Upper Kanab Creek, Timber Mountain, Nephi Point, Paradise Canyon,
             139      Wahweap Burning Hills, Fiftymile Bench, Forty Mile Gulch, Sooner Bench 1, 2, & 3, Rock
             140      Cove, Warm Bench, Andalex Not, Vermillion Cliffs, Ladder Canyon, The Cockscomb, Nipple
             141      Bench, Moquith Mountain, Bunting Point, Glass Eye Canyon, and Pine Hollow, according to
             142      the region map entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             143      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             144      webpage existed on February 17, 2011; and
             145          (B) Orderville Canyon, Jolley Gulch, and Parunuweap Canyon, according to the region
             146      map entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             147      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             148      February 17, 2011;
             149          (xi) in Millard County: Kern Mountains, Wild Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills,
             150      Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Swasey Mountain, Little Drum Mountains
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     Peak, Tule Valley South, Ledger Canyon, Chalk Knolls, Orr Ridge, Notch View, Bullgrass
             153      Knoll, Notch Peak, Barn Hills, Cricket Mountains, Burbank Pass, Middle Burbank Hills, King
             154      Top, Barn Hills, Red Tops, Middle Burbank Hills, Juniper, Painted Rock Mountain, Black
             155      Hills, Tunnel Springs, Red Canyon, Sand Ridge, Little Sage Valley, Cat Canyon, Headlight
             156      Mountain, Black Hills, Mountain Range Home North, Tweedy Wash, North Wah Wah
             157      Mountains, Jackson Wash, and San Francisco Mountains, according to the region map entitled
             158      "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             159      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             160      February 17, 2011;
             161          (xii) in Piute County: Kingston Ridge, Rocky Ford, and Phonolite Hill, according to
             162      the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             163      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             164      existed on February 17, 2011;
             165          (xiii) in San Juan County:
             166          (A) Horseshoe Point, Deadhorse Cliffs, Gooseneck, Demon's Playground, Hatch
             167      Canyon, Lockhart Basin, Indian Creek, Hart's Point, Butler Wash, Bridger Jack Mesa, and Shay
             168      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage
             169      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             170      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             171      2011;
             172          (B) Dark Canyon, Copper Point, Fortknocker Canyon, White Canyon, The Needle, Red
             173      Rock Plateau, Upper Red Canyon, and Tuwa Canyon, according to the region map entitled
             174      "Glen Canyon," which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage
             175      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             176      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             177      2011;
             178          (C) Hunters Canyon, Behind the Rocks, Mill Creek, and Coyote Wash, according to
             179      the region map entitled "Moab/La Sal" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             180      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             181      existed on February 17, 2011; and
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     Canyon, Tin Cup Mesa, Cross Canyon, Nokai Dome, Grand Gulch, Fish and Owl Creek
             184      Canyons, Comb Ridge, Road Canyon, The Tabernacle, Lime Creek, San Juan River, and
             185      Valley of the Gods, according to the region map entitled "San Juan" linked at the webpage
             186      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             187      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             188      2011;
             189          (xiv) in Sevier County: Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, Limestone Cliffs, and
             190      Jones' Bench, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage
             191      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             192      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             193      2011;
             194          (xv) in Tooele County:
             195          (A) Silver Island Mountains, Crater Island East, Grassy Mountains North, Grassy
             196      Mountains South, Stansbury Island, Cedar Mountains North, Cedar Mountains Central, Cedar
             197      Mountains South, North Stansbury Mountains, Oquirrh Mountains, and Big Hollow, according
             198      to the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             199      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             200      webpage existed on February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as
             201      wilderness under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006; and
             202          (B) Ochre Mountain, Deep Creek Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Indian Peaks, and
             203      Lion Peak, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage
             204      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             205      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             206      2011;
             207          (xvi) in Uintah County:
             208          (A) White River, Lower Bitter Creek, Sunday School Canyon, Dragon Canyon, Wolf
             209      Point, Winter Ridge, Seep Canyon, Bitter Creek, Hideout Canyon, Sweetwater Canyon, and
             210      Hell's Hole, according to the region map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled
             211      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             212      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             213      2011; and



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         (B) Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon Stone Bridge Draw, Diamond Mountain,
             215      Wild Mountain, Split Mountain Benches, Vivas Cake Hill, Split Mountain Benches South,
             216      Beach Draw, Stuntz Draw, Moonshine Draw, Bourdette Draw, and Bull Canyon, according to
             217      the region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             218      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             219      existed on February 17, 2011;
             220          (xvii) in Washington County: Couger Canyon, Docs Pass, Slaughter Creek, Butcher
             221      Knife Canyon, Square Top, Scarecrow Creek, Beaver Dam Wash, Beaver Dam Mountains
             222      North, Beaver Dam Mountains South, Joshua Tree, Beaver Dam Wilderness Expansion, Red
             223      Mountain, Cottonwood Canyon, Taylor Canyon, LaVerkin Creek, Beartrap Canyon, Deep
             224      Creek, Black Ridge, Red Butte, Kolob Creek, Goose Creek, Dry Creek, Zion National Park
             225      Adjacents, Crater Hill, The Watchman, and Canaan Mountain, according to the region map
             226      entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             227      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             228      February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as wilderness and
             229      conservation areas under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009; and
             230          (xviii) in Wayne County:
             231          (A) Sweetwater Reef, Upper Horseshoe Canyon, and Labyrinth Canyon, according to
             232      the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             233      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             234      existed on February 17, 2011;
             235          (B) Flat Tops and Dirty Devil, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon,"
             236      which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             237      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             238      webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             239          (C) Fremont Gorge, Pleasant Creek Bench, Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, and Bull
             240      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage
             241      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             242      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             243      2011; and
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     Desert, and Factory Butte, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at
             246      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             247      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             248      2011.
             249          (b) "Subject lands" also includes all BLM and Forest Service lands in the state that are
             250      not Wilderness Area or Wilderness Study Areas;
             251          (c) "Subject lands" does not include the following lands that are the subject of
             252      consideration for a possible federal lands bill and should be managed according to the 2008
             253      Price BLM Field Office Resource Management Plan until a federal lands bill provides
             254      otherwise:
             255          (i) Turtle Canyon and Desolation Canyon according to the region map entitled "Book
             256      Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             257      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             258          (ii) Labyrinth Canyon, Duma Point, and Horseshoe Point, according to the region map
             259      entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             260      in Utah" at http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February
             261      17, 2011; and
             262          (iii) Devil's Canyon, Sid's Mountain, Mexican Mountain, San Rafael Reef, Hondu
             263      Country, Cedar Mountain, and Wild Horse, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael
             264      Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             265      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011[;].
             266          (11) "Uintah Basin Energy Zone" means BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands
             267      situated in the following townships in S. Daggett, .S Duchesne S. , .S and Uintah counties,
             267a      as more fully illustrated
             268      in the map prepared by the Uintah County GIS Department in February 2012 entitled "Uintah
             269      Basin Utah Energy Zone":
             269a           S. (a) in Daggett County, Township 3N Range 17 E, Township 3N Range 18E,
             269b      Township 3N Range 19E, Township 3N Range 20E, Township 3N Range 22E, Township 3N
             269c      Range 23E, Township 3N Range 24E, Township 3N Range 25E, Township 2N Range 17E,
             269d      Township 2N Range 18E, Township 2N Range 19E, Township 2N Range 20E, Township 2N
             269e      Range 21E, and Township 2S Range 25E; .S
             270           S. [ (a) ] (b) .S in S. [ Duschesne ] Duchesne .S County, Township 3N Range 4W,
             270a      Township 3N Range 3W,
             271      Township 3N Range 2W, Township 3N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 6W, Township 2N


            
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     Range 5W, Township 2N Range 4W, Township 2N Range 3W, Township 2N Range 1W,
             273      Township 1N Range 9W, Township 1N Range 8W, Township 1N Range 7W, Township 1N
             274      Range 6W, Township 1S Range 9W, Township 1S Range 8W, Township 4S Range 9W,
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     Range 15E, Township 8S Range 16E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 5S Range 9W,
             277      Township 5S Range 3W, Township 9S Range 15E, Township 9S Range 16E, Township 9S
             278      Range 17E, Township 6S Range 9W, Township 6S Range 8W, Township 6S Range 7W,
             279      Township 6S Range 6W, Township 6S Range 5W, Township 6S Range 3W, Township 10S
             280      Range 15E, Township 10S Range 16E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 7S Range 9W,
             281      Township 7S Range 8W, Township 7S Range 7W, Township 7S Range 6W, Township 7S
             282      Range 5W, Township 7S Range 4W, Township 10S Range 11E, Township 10S Range 12E,
             283      Township 10S Range 13E, Township 10S Range 14E, Township 10S Range 15E, Township
             284      10S Range 16E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 10E, Township 11S Range
             285      11E, Township 11S Range 12E, Township 11S Range 13E, Township 11S Range 14E,
             286      Township 11S Range 15E, Township 11S Range 16E, and Township 11S Range 17E; and
             287           S. [ (b) ] (c) .S in Uintah County: Township 2S Range 18E, Township 2S Range 19E,
             287a      Township
             288      2S Range 20E, Township 2S Range 21E, Township 2S Range 22E, Township 2S Range 23E,
             289      Township 2S Range 24E, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 1E, Township 2N
             290      Range 2E, Township 3S Range 18E, Township 3S Range 19E, Township 3S Range 20E,
             291      Township 3S Range 21E, Township 3S Range 22E, Township 3S Range 23E, Township 3S
             292      Range 24E, Township 4S Range 19E, Township 4S Range 20E, Township 4S Range 21E,
             293      Township 4S Range 22E, Township 4S Range 23E, Township 4S Range 24E, Township 4S
             294      Range 25E, Township 5S Range 19E, Township 5S Range 20E, Township 5S Range 21E,
             295      Township 5S Range 22E, Township 5S Range 23E, Township 5S Range 24E, Township 5S
             296      Range 25E, Township 6S Range 19E, Township 6S Range 20E, Township 6S Range 21E,
             297      Township 6S Range 22E, Township 6S Range 23E, Township 6S Range 24E, Township 6S
             298      Range 25E, Township 7S Range 19E, Township 7S Range 20E, Township 7S Range 21E,
             299      Township 7S Range 22E, Township 7S Range 23E, Township 7S Range 24E, Township 7S
             300      Range 25E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 8S Range 18E, Township 8S Range 19E,
             301      Township 8S Range 20E, Township 8S Range 21E, Township 8S Range 22E, Township 8S
             302      Range 23E, Township 8S Range 24E, Township 8S Range 25E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             303      Township 9S Range 18E, Township 9S Range 19E, Township 9S Range 20E, Township 9S
             304      Range 21E, Township 9S Range 22E, Township 9S Range 23E, Township 9S Range 24E,
             305      Township 9S Range 25E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 10S Range 18E, Township 10S
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     Township 10S Range 23E, Township 10S Range 24E, Township 10S Range 25E, Township
             308      11S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 18E, Township 11S Range 19E, Township 11S Range
             309      20E, Township 11S Range 21E, Township 11S Range 22E, Township 11S Range 23E,
             310      Township 11S Range 24E, Township 11S Range 25E, Township 12S Range 20E, Township
             311      12S Range 21E, Township 12S Range 22E, Township 12S Range 23E, Township 12S Range
             312      24E, Township 12S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 20E, Township 13S Range 21E,
             313      Township 13S Range 22E, Township 13S Range 23E, Township 13S Range 24E, Township
             314      13S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 26 E, Township 14S Range 21E, Township 14S Range
             315      22E, Township 14S Range 23E, Township 14S Range 24E, Township 14S Range 25E, and
             316      Township 14S Range 26 E.
             317          [(11)] (12) "Wilderness area" means those BLM and Forest Service lands added to the
             318      National Wilderness Preservation System by an act of Congress.
             319          [(12)] (13) "WSA" and "Wilderness Study Area" mean the BLM lands in Utah that
             320      were identified as having the necessary wilderness character and were classified as wilderness
             321      study areas during the BLM wilderness review conducted between 1976 and 1993 by authority
             322      of Section 603 of FLPMA and labeled as Wilderness Study Areas within the final report of the
             323      President of the United States to the United States Congress in 1993.
             324          Section 2. Section 63J-8-105 is amended to read:
             325           63J-8-105. Maps available for public review.
             326          A printed copy of the maps referenced in [Subsection] Subsections 63J-8-102 (10) and
             327      (11) shall be available for inspection by the public at the offices of the Utah Association of
             328      Counties.
             329          Section 3. Section 63J-8-105.5 is enacted to read:
             330          63J-8-105.5. Uintah Basin Energy Zone established -- Findings -- Management
             331      and land use priorities.
             332          (1) There is established the Uintah Basin Energy Zone in S. Daggett, .S Uintah S. , .S
             332a      and S. [ Duschesne ] Duchesne .S
             333      Counties for the purpose of maximizing efficient and responsible development of energy and
             334      mineral resources.
             335          (2) The land area and boundaries of the Uintah Basin Energy Zone are described in
             336      Subsection 63J-8-102 (11) and illustrated on the map described in Section 63J-8-105 .
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         (a) the lands comprising the Uintah Basin Energy Zone contain abundant, world-class
             339      deposits of energy and mineral resources, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil sands,
             340      gilsonite, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, and copper, as well as areas with high wind and solar
             341      energy potential; and
             342          (b) the highest management priority for all lands within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone
             343      is responsible management and development of existing energy and mineral resources in order
             344      to provide long-term domestic energy and supplies for Utah and the United States.
             345          (4) The state supports:
             346          (a) efficient and responsible full development of all existing energy and mineral
             347      resources located within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone, including oil, oil shale, natural gas, oil
             348      sands, gilsonite, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources; and
             349          (b) a cooperative management approach among federal agencies, state, and local
             350      governments to achieve broadly supported management plans for the full development of all
             351      energy and mineral resources within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone.
             352          (5) The state calls upon the federal agencies who administer lands within the Uintah
             353      Basin Energy Zone to:
             354          (a) fully cooperate and coordinate with the state and with S. Daggett, .S Uintah and
             354a      Duchesne
             355      Counties to develop, amend, and implement land and resource management plans and to
             356      implement management decisions that are consistent with the purposes, goals, and policies
             357      described in this section to the maximum extent allowed under federal law;
             358          (b) expedite the processing, granting, and streamlining of mineral and energy leases
             359      and applications to drill, extract, and otherwise develop all existing energy and mineral
             360      resources located within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil
             361      sands, gilsonite, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources;
             362          (c) allow continued maintenance and increased development of roads, power lines,
             363      pipeline infrastructure, and other utilities necessary to achieve the goals, purposes, and policies
             364      described in this section;
             365          (d) refrain from any planning decisions and management actions that will undermine,
             366      restrict, or diminish the goals, purposes, and policies for the Uintah Basin Energy Zone as
             367      stated in this section; and
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     described within this section.
             370          (6) The state calls upon Congress to establish an intergovernmental standing
             371      commission among federal, state, and local governments to guide and control planning
             372      decisions and management actions in the Uintah Basin Energy Zone in order to achieve and
             373      maintain the goals, purposes, and policies described in this section.
             373a          S. (7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state's grazing and livestock
             373b      policies and plans on land within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone shall continue to be governed
             373c      by Sections S. [ 63J-1-104, ] .S 63J-4-401 S. [ , ] .S and 63J-8-104. .S
             374          Section 4. Effective date.
             375          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             376      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             377      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             378      the date of veto override.





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