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S.B. 83 Enrolled

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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.
             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:


             30          63J-4-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 121
             31          63J-8-102, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 49
             32          63J-8-105, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 49
             33      ENACTS:
             34          63J-8-105.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
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             36      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             37          Section 1. Section 63J-4-401 is amended to read:
             38           63J-4-401. Planning duties of the planning coordinator and office.
             39          (1) The state planning coordinator shall:
             40          (a) act as the governor's adviser on state, regional, metropolitan, and local
             41      governmental planning matters relating to public improvements and land use;
             42          (b) counsel with the authorized representatives of the Department of Transportation,
             43      the State Building Board, the Department of Health, the Department of Workforce Services,
             44      the Labor Commission, the Department of Natural Resources, the School and Institutional
             45      Trust Lands Administration, and other proper persons concerning all state planning matters;
             46          (c) when designated to do so by the governor, receive funds made available to Utah by
             47      the federal government;
             48          (d) receive and review plans of the various state agencies and political subdivisions
             49      relating to public improvements and programs;
             50          (e) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of state agencies, prepare
             51      specific recommendations for the resolution of the conflicts and submit the recommendations
             52      to the governor for a decision resolving the conflict;
             53          (f) when conflicts occur between the plans and proposals of a state agency and a
             54      political subdivision or between two or more political subdivisions, advise these entities of the
             55      conflict and make specific recommendations for the resolution of the conflict;
             56          (g) act as the governor's planning agent in planning public improvements and land use
             57      and, in this capacity, undertake special studies and investigations;


             58          (h) provide information and cooperate with the Legislature or any of its committees in
             59      conducting planning studies;
             60          (i) cooperate and exchange information with federal agencies and local, metropolitan,
             61      or regional agencies as necessary to assist with federal, state, regional, metropolitan, and local
             62      programs;
             63          (j) make recommendations to the governor that the planning coordinator considers
             64      advisable for the proper development and coordination of plans for state government and
             65      political subdivisions; and
             66          (k) oversee and supervise the activities and duties of the public lands policy
             67      coordinator.
             68          (2) The state planning coordinator may:
             69          (a) perform regional and state planning and assist state government planning agencies
             70      in performing state planning;
             71          (b) provide planning assistance to Indian tribes regarding planning for Indian
             72      reservations; and
             73          (c) assist city, county, metropolitan, and regional planning agencies in performing
             74      local, metropolitan, and regional planning, provided that the state planning coordinator and the
             75      state planning coordinator's agents and designees recognize and promote the plans, policies,
             76      programs, processes, and desired outcomes of each planning agency whenever possible.
             77          (3) When preparing or assisting in the preparation of plans, policies, programs, or
             78      processes related to the management or use of federal lands or natural resources on federal
             79      lands in Utah, the state planning coordinator shall:
             80          (a) incorporate the plans, policies, programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the
             81      counties where the federal lands or natural resources are located, to the maximum extent
             82      consistent with state and federal law, provided that this requirement shall not be interpreted to
             83      infringe upon the authority of the governor;
             84          (b) identify inconsistencies or conflicts between the plans, policies, programs,
             85      processes, and desired outcomes prepared under Subsection (3)(a) and the plans, programs,


             86      processes, and desired outcomes of local government as early in the preparation process as
             87      possible, and seek resolution of the inconsistencies through meetings or other conflict
             88      resolution mechanisms involving the necessary and immediate parties to the inconsistency or
             89      conflict;
             90          (c) present to the governor the nature and scope of any inconsistency or other conflict
             91      that is not resolved under the procedures in Subsection (3)(b) for the governor's decision about
             92      the position of the state concerning the inconsistency or conflict;
             93          (d) develop, research, and use factual information, legal analysis, and statements of
             94      desired future condition for the state, or subregion of the state, as necessary to support the
             95      plans, policies, programs, processes, and desired outcomes of the state and the counties where
             96      the federal lands or natural resources are located;
             97          (e) establish and coordinate agreements between the state and federal land management
             98      agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural resource
             99      regulatory agencies to facilitate state and local participation in the development, revision, and
             100      implementation of land use plans, guidelines, regulations, other instructional memoranda, or
             101      similar documents proposed or promulgated for lands and natural resources administered by
             102      federal agencies; and
             103          (f) work in conjunction with political subdivisions to establish agreements with federal
             104      land management agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and federal natural
             105      resource regulatory agencies to provide a process for state and local participation in the
             106      preparation of, or coordinated state and local response to, environmental impact analysis
             107      documents and similar documents prepared pursuant to law by state or federal agencies.
             108          (4) The state planning coordinator shall comply with the requirements of Subsection
             109      63C-4-102 (8) before submitting any comments on a draft environmental impact statement or
             110      on an environmental assessment for a proposed land management plan, if the governor would
             111      be subject to Subsection 63C-4-102 (8) if the governor were submitting the material.
             112          (5) The state planning coordinator shall cooperate with and work in conjunction with
             113      appropriate state agencies and political subdivisions to develop policies, plans, programs,


             114      processes, and desired outcomes authorized by this section by coordinating the development of
             115      positions:
             116          (a) through the Resource Development Coordinating Committee;
             117          (b) in conjunction with local government officials concerning general local government
             118      plans;
             119          (c) by soliciting public comment through the Resource Development Coordinating
             120      Committee; and
             121          (d) by working with the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office.
             122          (6) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following principles
             123      when preparing any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             124      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             125          (a) (i) the citizens of the state are best served by applying multiple-use and
             126      sustained-yield principles in public land use planning and management; and
             127          (ii) multiple-use and sustained-yield management means that federal agencies should
             128      develop and implement management plans and make other resource-use decisions that:
             129          (A) achieve and maintain in perpetuity a high-level annual or regular periodic output of
             130      mineral and various renewable resources from public lands;
             131          (B) support valid existing transportation, mineral, and grazing privileges at the highest
             132      reasonably sustainable levels;
             133          (C) support the specific plans, programs, processes, and policies of state agencies and
             134      local governments;
             135          (D) are designed to produce and provide the desired vegetation for the watersheds,
             136      timber, food, fiber, livestock forage, and wildlife forage, and minerals that are necessary to
             137      meet present needs and future economic growth and community expansion without permanent
             138      impairment of the productivity of the land;
             139          (E) meet the recreational needs and the personal and business-related transportation
             140      needs of the citizens of the state by providing access throughout the state;
             141          (F) meet the recreational needs of the citizens of the state;


             142          (G) meet the needs of wildlife;
             143          (H) provide for the preservation of cultural resources, both historical and
             144      archaeological;
             145          (I) meet the needs of economic development;
             146          (J) meet the needs of community development; and
             147          (K) provide for the protection of water rights;
             148          (b) managing public lands for "wilderness characteristics" circumvents the statutory
             149      wilderness process and is inconsistent with the multiple-use and sustained-yield management
             150      standard that applies to all Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands that are
             151      not wilderness areas or wilderness study areas;
             152          (c) all waters of the state are:
             153          (i) owned exclusively by the state in trust for its citizens;
             154          (ii) are subject to appropriation for beneficial use; and
             155          (iii) are essential to the future prosperity of the state and the quality of life within the
             156      state;
             157          (d) the state has the right to develop and use its entitlement to interstate rivers;
             158          (e) all water rights desired by the federal government must be obtained through the
             159      state water appropriation system;
             160          (f) land management and resource-use decisions which affect federal lands should give
             161      priority to and support the purposes of the compact between the state and the United States
             162      related to school and institutional trust lands;
             163          (g) development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state is an
             164      important part of the economy of the state, and of local regions within the state;
             165          (h) the state should foster and support industries that take advantage of the state's
             166      outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation;
             167          (i) wildlife constitutes an important resource and provides recreational and economic
             168      opportunities for the state's citizens;
             169          (j) proper stewardship of the land and natural resources is necessary to ensure the


             170      health of the watersheds, timber, forage, and wildlife resources to provide for a continuous
             171      supply of resources for the people of the state and the people of the local communities who
             172      depend on these resources for a sustainable economy;
             173          (k) forests, rangelands, timber, and other vegetative resources:
             174          (i) provide forage for livestock;
             175          (ii) provide forage and habitat for wildlife;
             176          (iii) provide resources for the state's timber and logging industries;
             177          (iv) contribute to the state's economic stability and growth; and
             178          (v) are important for a wide variety of recreational pursuits;
             179          (l) management programs and initiatives that improve watersheds, forests, and increase
             180      forage for the mutual benefit of wildlife species and livestock, logging, and other agricultural
             181      industries by utilizing proven techniques and tools are vital to the state's economy and the
             182      quality of life in Utah; and
             183          (m) (i) land management plans, programs, and initiatives should provide that the
             184      amount of domestic livestock forage, expressed in animal unit months, for permitted, active
             185      use as well as the wildlife forage included in that amount, be no less than the maximum
             186      number of animal unit months sustainable by range conditions in grazing allotments and
             187      districts, based on an on-the-ground and scientific analysis;
             188          (ii) the state opposes the relinquishment or retirement of grazing animal unit months in
             189      favor of conservation, wildlife, and other uses;
             190          (iii) (A) the state favors the best management practices that are jointly sponsored by
             191      cattlemen's, sportsmen's, and wildlife management groups such as chaining, logging, seeding,
             192      burning, and other direct soil and vegetation prescriptions that are demonstrated to restore
             193      forest and rangeland health, increase forage, and improve watersheds in grazing districts and
             194      allotments for the mutual benefit of domestic livestock and wildlife;
             195          (B) when practices described in Subsection (6)(m)(iii)(A) increase a grazing
             196      allotment's forage beyond the total permitted forage use that was allocated to that allotment in
             197      the last federal land use plan or allotment management plan still in existence as of January 1,


             198      2005, a reasonable and fair portion of the increase in forage beyond the previously allocated
             199      total permitted use should be allocated to wildlife as recommended by a joint, evenly balanced
             200      committee of livestock and wildlife representatives that is appointed and constituted by the
             201      governor for that purpose;
             202          (C) the state favors quickly and effectively adjusting wildlife population goals and
             203      population census numbers in response to variations in the amount of available forage caused
             204      by drought or other climatic adjustments, and state agencies responsible for managing wildlife
             205      population goals and population census numbers will give due regard to both the needs of the
             206      livestock industry and the need to prevent the decline of species to a point where listing under
             207      the terms of the Endangered Species Act when making such adjustments;
             208          (iv) the state opposes the transfer of grazing animal unit months to wildlife for
             209      supposed reasons of rangeland health;
             210          (v) reductions in domestic livestock animal unit months must be temporary and
             211      scientifically based upon rangeland conditions;
             212          (vi) policies, plans, programs, initiatives, resource management plans, and forest plans
             213      may not allow the placement of grazing animal unit months in a suspended use category unless
             214      there is a rational and scientific determination that the condition of the rangeland allotment or
             215      district in question will not sustain the animal unit months sought to be placed in suspended
             216      use;
             217          (vii) any grazing animal unit months that are placed in a suspended use category should
             218      be returned to active use when range conditions improve;
             219          (viii) policies, plans, programs, and initiatives related to vegetation management
             220      should recognize and uphold the preference for domestic grazing over alternate forage uses in
             221      established grazing districts while upholding management practices that optimize and expand
             222      forage for grazing and wildlife in conjunction with state wildlife management plans and
             223      programs in order to provide maximum available forage for all uses; and
             224          (ix) in established grazing districts, animal unit months that have been reduced due to
             225      rangeland health concerns should be restored to livestock when rangeland conditions improve,


             226      and should not be converted to wildlife use.
             227          (7) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings
             228      in the preparation of any policies, plans, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             229      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands under this section:
             230          (a) as a coholder of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way with the counties, the state supports its
             231      recognition by the federal government and the public use of R.S. 2477 rights-of-way and urges
             232      the federal government to fully recognize the rights-of-way and their use by the public as
             233      expeditiously as possible;
             234          (b) it is the policy of the state to use reasonable administrative and legal measures to
             235      protect and preserve valid existing rights-of-way granted by Congress under R.S. 2477, and to
             236      support and work in conjunction with counties to redress cases where R.S. 2477 rights-of-way
             237      are not recognized or are impaired; and
             238          (c) transportation and access routes to and across federal lands, including all
             239      rights-of-way vested under R.S. 2477, are vital to the state's economy and to the quality of life
             240      in the state, and must provide, at a minimum, a network of roads throughout the resource
             241      planning area that provides for:
             242          (i) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             243          (ii) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the
             244      resource planning area, including:
             245          (A) livestock operations and improvements;
             246          (B) solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral operations;
             247          (C) recreational opportunities and operations, including motorized and nonmotorized
             248      recreation;
             249          (D) search and rescue needs;
             250          (E) public safety needs; and
             251          (F) access for transportation of wood products to market;
             252          (iii) access to federal lands for people with disabilities and the elderly; and
             253          (iv) access to state lands and school and institutional trust lands to accomplish the


             254      purposes of those lands.
             255          (8) The state planning coordinator shall recognize and promote the following findings
             256      in the preparation of any plans, policies, programs, processes, or desired outcomes relating to
             257      federal lands and natural resources on federal lands pursuant to this section:
             258          (a) the state's support for the addition of a river segment to the National Wild and
             259      Scenic Rivers System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., will be withheld until:
             260          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that water is present and flowing at all times;
             261          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the required water-related value is considered
             262      outstandingly remarkable within a region of comparison consisting of one of the three
             263      physiographic provinces in the state, and that the rationale and justification for the conclusions
             264      are disclosed;
             265          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the inclusion of each river segment is consistent
             266      with the plans and policies of the state and the county or counties where the river segment is
             267      located as those plans and policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             268          (iv) the effects of the addition upon the local and state economies, agricultural and
             269      industrial operations and interests, outdoor recreation, water rights, water quality, water
             270      resource planning, and access to and across river corridors in both upstream and downstream
             271      directions from the proposed river segment have been evaluated in detail by the relevant federal
             272      agency;
             273          (v) it is clearly demonstrated that the provisions and terms of the process for review of
             274      potential additions have been applied in a consistent manner by all federal agencies;
             275          (vi) the rationale and justification for the proposed addition, including a comparison
             276      with protections offered by other management tools, is clearly analyzed within the multiple-use
             277      mandate, and the results disclosed;
             278          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the federal agency with management authority over
             279      the river segment, and which is proposing the segment for inclusion in the National Wild and
             280      Scenic River System will not use the actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose
             281      management standards outside of the federal land management plan;


             282          (viii) it is clearly demonstrated that the terms and conditions of the federal land and
             283      resource management plan containing a recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild
             284      and Scenic River System:
             285          (A) evaluates all eligible river segments in the resource planning area completely and
             286      fully for suitability for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River System;
             287          (B) does not suspend or terminate any studies for inclusion in the National Wild and
             288      Scenic River System at the eligibility phase;
             289          (C) fully disclaims any interest in water rights for the recommended segment as a result
             290      of the adoption of the plan; and
             291          (D) fully disclaims the use of the recommendation for inclusion in the National Wild
             292      and Scenic River System as a reason or rationale for an evaluation of impacts by proposals for
             293      projects upstream, downstream, or within the recommended segment;
             294          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the agency with management authority over the river
             295      segment commits not to use an actual or proposed designation as a basis to impose Visual
             296      Resource Management Class I or II management prescriptions that do not comply with the
             297      provisions of Subsection (8)(t); and
             298          (x) it is clearly demonstrated that including the river segment and the terms and
             299      conditions for managing the river segment as part of the National Wild and Scenic River
             300      System will not prevent, reduce, impair, or otherwise interfere with:
             301          (A) the state and its citizens' enjoyment of complete and exclusive water rights in and
             302      to the rivers of the state as determined by the laws of the state; or
             303          (B) local, state, regional, or interstate water compacts to which the state or any county
             304      is a party;
             305          (b) the conclusions of all studies related to potential additions to the National Wild and
             306      Scenic River System, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq., are submitted to the state for review and
             307      action by the Legislature and governor, and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are
             308      included in any planning documents or other proposals for addition and are forwarded to the
             309      United States Congress;


             310          (c) the state's support for designation of an Area of Critical Environmental Concern
             311      (ACEC), as defined in 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702, within federal land management plans will be
             312      withheld until:
             313          (i) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area satisfies all the definitional
             314      requirements of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec.
             315      1702(a);
             316          (ii) it is clearly demonstrated that the area proposed for designation as an ACEC is
             317      limited in geographic size and that the proposed management prescriptions are limited in scope
             318      to the minimum necessary to specifically protect and prevent irreparable damage to the relevant
             319      and important values identified, or limited in geographic size and management prescriptions to
             320      the minimum required to specifically protect human life or safety from natural hazards;
             321          (iii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area is limited only to areas that are
             322      already developed or used or to areas where no development is required;
             323          (iv) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed area contains relevant and important
             324      historic, cultural or scenic values, fish or wildlife resources, or natural processes which are
             325      unique or substantially significant on a regional basis, or contain natural hazards which
             326      significantly threaten human life or safety;
             327          (v) the federal agency has analyzed regional values, resources, processes, or hazards for
             328      irreparable damage and its potential causes resulting from potential actions which are
             329      consistent with the multiple-use, sustained-yield principles, and the analysis describes the
             330      rationale for any special management attention required to protect, or prevent irreparable
             331      damage to the values, resources, processes, or hazards;
             332          (vi) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation is consistent with the plans
             333      and policies of the state and of the county where the proposed designation is located as those
             334      plans and policies are developed according to Subsection (3);
             335          (vii) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed ACEC designation will not be applied
             336      redundantly over existing protections provided by other state and federal laws for federal lands
             337      or resources on federal lands, and that the federal statutory requirement for special management


             338      attention for a proposed ACEC will discuss and justify any management requirements needed
             339      in addition to those specified by the other state and federal laws;
             340          (viii) the difference between special management attention required for an ACEC and
             341      normal multiple-use management has been identified and justified, and that any determination
             342      of irreparable damage has been analyzed and justified for short and long-term horizons;
             343          (ix) it is clearly demonstrated that the proposed designation:
             344          (A) is not a substitute for a wilderness suitability recommendation;
             345          (B) is not a substitute for managing areas inventoried for wilderness characteristics
             346      after 1993 under the BLM interim management plan for valid wilderness study areas; and
             347          (C) it is not an excuse or justification to apply de facto wilderness management
             348      standards; and
             349          (x) the conclusions of all studies are submitted to the state, as a cooperating agency, for
             350      review, and the results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in all planning
             351      documents;
             352          (d) sufficient federal lands are made available for government-to-government
             353      exchanges of school and institutional trust lands and federal lands without regard for a
             354      resource-to-resource correspondence between the surface or mineral characteristics of the
             355      offered trust lands and the offered federal lands;
             356          (e) federal agencies should support government-to-government exchanges of land with
             357      the state based on a fair process of valuation which meets the fiduciary obligations of both the
             358      state and federal governments toward trust lands management, and which assures that revenue
             359      authorized by federal statute to the state from mineral or timber production, present or future, is
             360      not diminished in any manner during valuation, negotiation, or implementation processes;
             361          (f) agricultural and grazing lands should continue to produce the food and fiber needed
             362      by the citizens of the state and the nation, and the rural character and open landscape of rural
             363      Utah should be preserved through a healthy and active agricultural and grazing industry,
             364      consistent with private property rights and state fiduciary duties;
             365          (g) the resources of the forests and rangelands of the state should be integrated as part


             366      of viable, robust, and sustainable state and local economies, and available forage should be
             367      evaluated for the full complement of herbivores the rangelands can support in a sustainable
             368      manner, and forests should contain a diversity of timber species, and disease or insect
             369      infestations in forests should be controlled using logging or other best management practices;
             370          (h) the state opposes any additional evaluation of national forest service lands as
             371      "roadless" or "unroaded" beyond the forest service's second roadless area review evaluation and
             372      opposes efforts by agencies to specially manage those areas in a way that:
             373          (i) closes or declassifies existing roads unless multiple side by side roads exist running
             374      to the same destination and state and local governments consent to close or declassify the extra
             375      roads;
             376          (ii) permanently bars travel on existing roads;
             377          (iii) excludes or diminishes traditional multiple-use activities, including grazing and
             378      proper forest harvesting;
             379          (iv) interferes with the enjoyment and use of valid, existing rights, including water
             380      rights, local transportation plan rights, R.S. 2477 rights, grazing allotment rights, and mineral
             381      leasing rights; or
             382          (v) prohibits development of additional roads reasonably necessary to pursue
             383      traditional multiple-use activities;
             384          (i) the state's support for any forest plan revision or amendment will be withheld until
             385      the appropriate plan revision or plan amendment clearly demonstrates that:
             386          (i) established roads are not referred to as unclassified roads or a similar classification;
             387          (ii) lands in the vicinity of established roads are managed under the multiple-use,
             388      sustained-yield management standard; and
             389          (iii) no roadless or unroaded evaluations or inventories are recognized or upheld
             390      beyond those that were recognized or upheld in the forest service's second roadless area review
             391      evaluation;
             392          (j) the state's support for any recommendations made under the statutory requirement to
             393      examine the wilderness option during the revision of land and resource management plans by


             394      the U.S. Forest Service will be withheld until it is clearly demonstrated that:
             395          (i) the duly adopted transportation plans of the state and county or counties within the
             396      planning area are fully and completely incorporated into the baseline inventory of information
             397      from which plan provisions are derived;
             398          (ii) valid state or local roads and rights-of-way are recognized and not impaired in any
             399      way by the recommendations;
             400          (iii) the development of mineral resources by underground mining is not affected by
             401      the recommendations;
             402          (iv) the need for additional administrative or public roads necessary for the full use of
             403      the various multiple-uses, including recreation, mineral exploration and development, forest
             404      health activities, and grazing operations is not unduly affected by the recommendations;
             405          (v) analysis and full disclosure is made concerning the balance of multiple-use
             406      management in the proposed areas, and that the analysis compares the full benefit of
             407      multiple-use management to the recreational, forest health, and economic needs of the state and
             408      the counties to the benefits of the requirements of wilderness management; and
             409          (vi) the conclusions of all studies related to the requirement to examine the wilderness
             410      option are submitted to the state for review and action by the Legislature and governor, and the
             411      results, in support of or in opposition to, are included in any planning documents or other
             412      proposals that are forwarded to the United States Congress;
             413          (k) the invasion of noxious weeds and undesirable invasive plant species into the state
             414      should be reversed, their presence eliminated, and their return prevented;
             415          (l) management and resource-use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             416      agencies concerning the vegetative resources within the state should reflect serious
             417      consideration of the proper optimization of the yield of water within the watersheds of the
             418      state;
             419          (m) (i) it is the policy of the state that:
             420          (A) mineral and energy production and environmental protection are not mutually
             421      exclusive;


             422          (B) it is technically feasible to permit appropriate access to mineral and energy
             423      resources while preserving nonmineral and nonenergy resources;
             424          (C) resource management planning should seriously consider all available mineral and
             425      energy resources;
             426          (D) the development of the solid, fluid, and gaseous mineral resources of the state and
             427      the renewable resources of the state should be encouraged;
             428          (E) the waste of fluid and gaseous minerals within developed areas should be
             429      prohibited; and
             430          (F) requirements to mitigate or reclaim mineral development projects should be based
             431      on credible evidence of significant impacts to natural or cultural resources;
             432          (ii) the state's support for mineral development provisions within federal land
             433      management plans will be withheld until the appropriate land management plan environmental
             434      impact statement clearly demonstrates:
             435          (A) that the authorized planning agency has:
             436          (I) considered and evaluated the mineral and energy potential in all areas of the
             437      planning area as if the areas were open to mineral development under standard lease
             438      agreements; and
             439          (II) evaluated any management plan prescription for its impact on the area's baseline
             440      mineral and energy potential;
             441          (B) that the development provisions do not unduly restrict access to public lands for
             442      energy exploration and development;
             443          (C) that the authorized planning agency has supported any closure of additional areas
             444      to mineral leasing and development or any increase of acres subject to no surface occupancy
             445      restrictions by adhering to:
             446          (I) the relevant provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43
             447      U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             448          (II) other controlling mineral development laws; and
             449          (III) the controlling withdrawal and reporting procedures set forth in the Federal Land


             450      Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.;
             451          (D) that the authorized planning agency evaluated whether to repeal any moratorium
             452      that may exist on the issuance of additional mining patents and oil and gas leases;
             453          (E) that the authorized planning agency analyzed all proposed mineral lease
             454      stipulations and considered adopting the least restrictive necessary to protect against damage to
             455      other significant resource values;
             456          (F) that the authorized planning agency evaluated mineral lease restrictions to
             457      determine whether to waive, modify, or make exceptions to the restrictions on the basis that
             458      they are no longer necessary or effective;
             459          (G) that the authorized federal agency analyzed all areas proposed for no surface
             460      occupancy restrictions, and that the analysis evaluated:
             461          (I) whether directional drilling is economically feasible and ecologically necessary for
             462      each proposed no surface occupancy area;
             463          (II) whether the directional drilling feasibility analysis, or analysis of other
             464      management prescriptions, demonstrates that the proposed no surface occupancy prescription,
             465      in effect, sterilizes the mineral and energy resources beneath the area; and
             466          (III) whether, if the minerals are effectively sterilized, the area must be reported as
             467      withdrawn under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act; and
             468          (H) that the authorized planning agency has evaluated all directional drilling
             469      requirements in no surface occupancy areas to determine whether directional drilling is feasible
             470      from an economic, ecological, and engineering standpoint;
             471          (n) motorized, human, and animal-powered outdoor recreation should be integrated
             472      into a fair and balanced allocation of resources within the historical and cultural framework of
             473      multiple-uses in rural Utah, and outdoor recreation should be supported as part of a balanced
             474      plan of state and local economic support and growth;
             475          (o) off-highway vehicles should be used responsibly, the management of off-highway
             476      vehicles should be uniform across all jurisdictions, and laws related to the use of off-highway
             477      vehicles should be uniformly applied across all jurisdictions;


             478          (p) (i) rights-of-way granted and vested under the provisions of R.S. 2477 should be
             479      preserved and acknowledged;
             480          (ii) land use management plans, programs, and initiatives should be consistent with
             481      both state and county transportation plans developed according to Subsection (3) in order to
             482      provide a network of roads throughout the planning area that provides for:
             483          (A) movement of people, goods, and services across public lands;
             484          (B) reasonable access to a broad range of resources and opportunities throughout the
             485      planning area, including access to livestock, water, and minerals;
             486          (C) economic and business needs;
             487          (D) public safety;
             488          (E) search and rescue;
             489          (F) access for people with disabilities and the elderly;
             490          (G) access to state lands; and
             491          (H) recreational opportunities;
             492          (q) transportation and access provisions for all other existing routes, roads, and trails
             493      across federal, state, and school trust lands within the state should be determined and
             494      identified, and agreements should be executed and implemented, as necessary to fully authorize
             495      and determine responsibility for maintenance of all routes, roads, and trails;
             496          (r) the reasonable development of new routes and trails for motorized, human, and
             497      animal-powered recreation should be implemented;
             498          (s) (i) forests, rangelands, and watersheds, in a healthy condition, are necessary and
             499      beneficial for wildlife, livestock grazing, and other multiple-uses;
             500          (ii) management programs and initiatives that are implemented to increase forage for
             501      the mutual benefit of the agricultural industry, livestock operations, and wildlife species should
             502      utilize all proven techniques and tools;
             503          (iii) the continued viability of livestock operations and the livestock industry should be
             504      supported on the federal lands within the state by management of the lands and forage
             505      resources, by the proper optimization of animal unit months for livestock, in accordance with


             506      the multiple-use provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43
             507      U.S.C. 1701 et seq., the provisions of the Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, 43 U.S.C. 315 et seq.,
             508      and the provisions of the Public Rangelands Improvement Act of 1978, 43 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.;
             509          (iv) provisions for predator control initiatives or programs under the direction of state
             510      and local authorities should be implemented; and
             511          (v) resource-use and management decisions by federal land management and
             512      regulatory agencies should support state-sponsored initiatives or programs designed to stabilize
             513      wildlife populations that may be experiencing a scientifically demonstrated decline in those
             514      populations; and
             515          (t) management and resource use decisions by federal land management and regulatory
             516      agencies concerning the scenic resources of the state must balance the protection of scenery
             517      with the full management requirements of the other authorized uses of the land under
             518      multiple-use management, and should carefully consider using Visual Resource Management
             519      Class I protection only for areas of inventoried Class A scenery or equivalent.
             520          (9) Notwithstanding any provision of Section 63J-8-105.5 , the state is committed to
             521      establishing and administering an effective statewide conservation strategy for greater sage
             522      grouse.
             523          [(9)] (10) Nothing contained in this section may be construed to restrict or supersede
             524      the planning powers conferred upon state departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or advisory
             525      councils of the state or the planning powers conferred upon political subdivisions by any other
             526      existing law.
             527          [(10)] (11) Nothing in this section may be construed to affect any lands withdrawn
             528      from the public domain for military purposes, which are administered by the United States
             529      Army, Air Force, or Navy.
             530          Section 2. Section 63J-8-102 is amended to read:
             531           63J-8-102. Definitions.
             532          As used in this chapter:
             533          (1) "ACEC" means an area of critical environmental concern.


             534          (2) "AUM" means animal unit months, a unit of grazing forage.
             535          (3) "BLM" means the United States Bureau of Land Management.
             536          (4) "FLPMA" means the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. Sec.
             537      1701 et seq.
             538          (5) "Forest service" means the United States Forest Service within the United States
             539      Department of Agriculture.
             540          (6) "Multiple use" means proper stewardship of the subject lands pursuant to Section
             541      1031(C) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 170(C).
             542          (7) "OHV" means off-highway vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
             543          (8) "Settlement Agreement" means the written agreement between the state and the
             544      Department of the Interior in 2003 (revised in 2005) that resolved the case of State of Utah v.
             545      Gale Norton, Secretary of Interior (United States District Court, D. Utah, Case No.
             546      2:96cv0870).
             547          (9) "SITLA" means the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration as created
             548      in Section 53C-1-201 .
             549          (10) (a) "Subject lands" means the following non-WSA BLM lands:
             550          (i) in Beaver County:
             551          (A) Mountain Home Range South, Jackson Wash, The Toad, North Wah Wah
             552      Mountains, Central Wah Wah Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains according to the
             553      region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             554      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             555      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             556          (B) White Rock Range, South Wah Wah Mountains, and Granite Peak according to the
             557      region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             558      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             559      existed on February 17, 2011;
             560          (ii) in Box Elder County: Little Goose Creek, Grouse Creek Mountains North, Grouse
             561      Creek Mountains South, Bald Eagle Mountain, Central Pilot Range, Pilot Peak, Crater Island


             562      West, Crater Island East, Newfoundland Mountains, and Grassy Mountains North according to
             563      the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             564      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             565      existed on February 17, 2011;
             566          (iii) in Carbon County: Desbrough Canyon and Turtle Canyon according to the region
             567      map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             568      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             569      February 17, 2011;
             570          (iv) in Daggett County: Goslin Mountain, Home Mountain, Red Creek Badlands,
             571      O-wi-yu-kuts, Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon, and Diamond Breaks according to the
             572      region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             573      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             574      existed on February 17, 2011;
             575          (v) in Duchesne County: Desbrough Canyon according to the region map entitled
             576      "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             577      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             578      2011;
             579          (vi) in Emery County:
             580          (A) San Rafael River and Sweetwater Reef, according to the region map entitled
             581      "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             582      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             583      February 17, 2011;
             584          (B) Flat Tops according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available
             585      by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             586      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             587      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             588          (C) Price River, Lost Spring Wash, Eagle Canyon, Upper Muddy Creek, Molen Reef,
             589      Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, and Muddy Creek, according to the region map entitled


             590      "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah"
             591      at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             592      2011;
             593          (vii) in Garfield County:
             594          (A) Pole Canyon, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in
             595      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             596      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             597      2011;
             598          (B) Dirty Devil, Fiddler Butte, Little Rockies, Cane Spring Desert, and Cane Spring
             599      Desert Adjacents, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available by
             600      clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             601      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             602      existed on February 17, 2011;
             603          (C) Lampstand, Wide Hollow, Steep Creek, Brinkerhof Flats, Little Valley Canyon,
             604      Death Hollow, Studhorse Peaks, Box Canyon, Heaps Canyon, North Escalante Canyon, Colt
             605      Mesa, East of Bryce, Slopes of Canaan Peak, Horse Spring Canyon, Muley Twist Flank,
             606      Pioneer Mesa, Slopes of Bryce, Blue Hills, Mud Springs Canyon, Carcass Canyon, Willis
             607      Creek North, Kodachrome Basin, and Kodachrome Headlands, according to the region map
             608      entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             609      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             610      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             611          (D) Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, Bull Mountain, Dogwater Creek, Ragged Mountain,
             612      Mount Pennell, Mount Hillers, Bullfrog Creek, and Long Canyon, according to the region map
             613      entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             614      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             615      February 17, 2011;
             616          (viii) in Iron County: Needle Mountains, Steamboat Mountain, Broken Ridge, Paradise
             617      Mountains, Crook Canyon, Hamlin, North Peaks, Mount Escalante, and Antelope Ridge,


             618      according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled
             619      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             620      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             621      2011;
             622          (ix) in Juab County: Deep Creek Mountains, Essex Canyon, Kern Mountains, Wild
             623      Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills, Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Fish
             624      Springs Ridge, Thomas Range, Drum Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Keg Mountains West,
             625      Keg Mountains East, Lion Peak, and Rockwell Little Sahara, according to the region map
             626      entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             627      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             628      existed on February 17, 2011;
             629          (x) in Kane County:
             630          (A) Willis Creek North, Willis Creek, Kodachrome Badlands, Mud Springs Canyon,
             631      Carcass Canyon, Scorpion, Bryce Boot, Paria-Hackberry Canyons, Fiftymile Canyon,
             632      Hurricane Wash, Upper Kanab Creek, Timber Mountain, Nephi Point, Paradise Canyon,
             633      Wahweap Burning Hills, Fiftymile Bench, Forty Mile Gulch, Sooner Bench 1, 2, & 3, Rock
             634      Cove, Warm Bench, Andalex Not, Vermillion Cliffs, Ladder Canyon, The Cockscomb, Nipple
             635      Bench, Moquith Mountain, Bunting Point, Glass Eye Canyon, and Pine Hollow, according to
             636      the region map entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             637      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             638      webpage existed on February 17, 2011; and
             639          (B) Orderville Canyon, Jolley Gulch, and Parunuweap Canyon, according to the region
             640      map entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             641      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             642      February 17, 2011;
             643          (xi) in Millard County: Kern Mountains, Wild Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills,
             644      Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Swasey Mountain, Little Drum Mountains
             645      North, Little Drum Mountains South, Drum Mountains, Snake Valley, Coyote Knoll, Howell


             646      Peak, Tule Valley South, Ledger Canyon, Chalk Knolls, Orr Ridge, Notch View, Bullgrass
             647      Knoll, Notch Peak, Barn Hills, Cricket Mountains, Burbank Pass, Middle Burbank Hills, King
             648      Top, Barn Hills, Red Tops, Middle Burbank Hills, Juniper, Painted Rock Mountain, Black
             649      Hills, Tunnel Springs, Red Canyon, Sand Ridge, Little Sage Valley, Cat Canyon, Headlight
             650      Mountain, Black Hills, Mountain Range Home North, Tweedy Wash, North Wah Wah
             651      Mountains, Jackson Wash, and San Francisco Mountains, according to the region map entitled
             652      "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             653      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             654      February 17, 2011;
             655          (xii) in Piute County: Kingston Ridge, Rocky Ford, and Phonolite Hill, according to
             656      the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             657      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             658      existed on February 17, 2011;
             659          (xiii) in San Juan County:
             660          (A) Horseshoe Point, Deadhorse Cliffs, Gooseneck, Demon's Playground, Hatch
             661      Canyon, Lockhart Basin, Indian Creek, Hart's Point, Butler Wash, Bridger Jack Mesa, and Shay
             662      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage
             663      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             664      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             665      2011;
             666          (B) Dark Canyon, Copper Point, Fortknocker Canyon, White Canyon, The Needle, Red
             667      Rock Plateau, Upper Red Canyon, and Tuwa Canyon, according to the region map entitled
             668      "Glen Canyon," which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage
             669      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             670      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             671      2011;
             672          (C) Hunters Canyon, Behind the Rocks, Mill Creek, and Coyote Wash, according to
             673      the region map entitled "Moab/La Sal" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for


             674      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             675      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             676          (D) Hammond Canyon, Allen Canyon, Mancos Jim Butte, Arch Canyon, Monument
             677      Canyon, Tin Cup Mesa, Cross Canyon, Nokai Dome, Grand Gulch, Fish and Owl Creek
             678      Canyons, Comb Ridge, Road Canyon, The Tabernacle, Lime Creek, San Juan River, and
             679      Valley of the Gods, according to the region map entitled "San Juan" linked at the webpage
             680      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             681      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             682      2011;
             683          (xiv) in Sevier County: Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, Limestone Cliffs, and
             684      Jones' Bench, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage
             685      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             686      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             687      2011;
             688          (xv) in Tooele County:
             689          (A) Silver Island Mountains, Crater Island East, Grassy Mountains North, Grassy
             690      Mountains South, Stansbury Island, Cedar Mountains North, Cedar Mountains Central, Cedar
             691      Mountains South, North Stansbury Mountains, Oquirrh Mountains, and Big Hollow, according
             692      to the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             693      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             694      webpage existed on February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as
             695      wilderness under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006; and
             696          (B) Ochre Mountain, Deep Creek Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Indian Peaks, and
             697      Lion Peak, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage
             698      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             699      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             700      2011;
             701          (xvi) in Uintah County:


             702          (A) White River, Lower Bitter Creek, Sunday School Canyon, Dragon Canyon, Wolf
             703      Point, Winter Ridge, Seep Canyon, Bitter Creek, Hideout Canyon, Sweetwater Canyon, and
             704      Hell's Hole, according to the region map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled
             705      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             706      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             707      2011; and
             708          (B) Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon Stone Bridge Draw, Diamond Mountain,
             709      Wild Mountain, Split Mountain Benches, Vivas Cake Hill, Split Mountain Benches South,
             710      Beach Draw, Stuntz Draw, Moonshine Draw, Bourdette Draw, and Bull Canyon, according to
             711      the region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             712      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             713      existed on February 17, 2011;
             714          (xvii) in Washington County: Couger Canyon, Docs Pass, Slaughter Creek, Butcher
             715      Knife Canyon, Square Top, Scarecrow Creek, Beaver Dam Wash, Beaver Dam Mountains
             716      North, Beaver Dam Mountains South, Joshua Tree, Beaver Dam Wilderness Expansion, Red
             717      Mountain, Cottonwood Canyon, Taylor Canyon, LaVerkin Creek, Beartrap Canyon, Deep
             718      Creek, Black Ridge, Red Butte, Kolob Creek, Goose Creek, Dry Creek, Zion National Park
             719      Adjacents, Crater Hill, The Watchman, and Canaan Mountain, according to the region map
             720      entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             721      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             722      February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as wilderness and
             723      conservation areas under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009; and
             724          (xviii) in Wayne County:
             725          (A) Sweetwater Reef, Upper Horseshoe Canyon, and Labyrinth Canyon, according to
             726      the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             727      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             728      existed on February 17, 2011;
             729          (B) Flat Tops and Dirty Devil, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon,"


             730      which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             731      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             732      webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             733          (C) Fremont Gorge, Pleasant Creek Bench, Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, and Bull
             734      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage
             735      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             736      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             737      2011; and
             738          (D) Capital Reef Adjacents, Muddy Creek, Wild Horse Mesa, North Blue Flats, Red
             739      Desert, and Factory Butte, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at
             740      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             741      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             742      2011.
             743          (b) "Subject lands" also includes all BLM and Forest Service lands in the state that are
             744      not Wilderness Area or Wilderness Study Areas;
             745          (c) "Subject lands" does not include the following lands that are the subject of
             746      consideration for a possible federal lands bill and should be managed according to the 2008
             747      Price BLM Field Office Resource Management Plan until a federal lands bill provides
             748      otherwise:
             749          (i) Turtle Canyon and Desolation Canyon according to the region map entitled "Book
             750      Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             751      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             752          (ii) Labyrinth Canyon, Duma Point, and Horseshoe Point, according to the region map
             753      entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             754      in Utah" at http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February
             755      17, 2011; and
             756          (iii) Devil's Canyon, Sid's Mountain, Mexican Mountain, San Rafael Reef, Hondu
             757      Country, Cedar Mountain, and Wild Horse, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael


             758      Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             759      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011[;].
             760          (11) "Uintah Basin Energy Zone" means BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands
             761      situated in the following townships in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties, as more fully
             762      illustrated in the map prepared by the Uintah County GIS Department in February 2012 entitled
             763      "Uintah Basin Utah Energy Zone":
             764          (a) in Daggett County, Township 3N Range 17 E, Township 3N Range 18E, Township
             765      3N Range 19E, Township 3N Range 20E, Township 3N Range 22E, Township 3N Range 23E,
             766      Township 3N Range 24E, Township 3N Range 25E, Township 2N Range 17E, Township 2N
             767      Range 18E, Township 2N Range 19E, Township 2N Range 20E, Township 2N Range 21E, and
             768      Township 2S Range 25E;
             769          (b) in Duchesne County, Township 3N Range 4W, Township 3N Range 3W, Township
             770      3N Range 2W, Township 3N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 6W, Township 2N Range 5W,
             771      Township 2N Range 4W, Township 2N Range 3W, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 1N
             772      Range 9W, Township 1N Range 8W, Township 1N Range 7W, Township 1N Range 6W,
             773      Township 1S Range 9W, Township 1S Range 8W, Township 4S Range 9W, Township 4S
             774      Range 3W, Township 4S Range 2W, Township 4S Range 1W, Township 8S Range 15E,
             775      Township 8S Range 16E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 5S Range 9W, Township 5S
             776      Range 3W, Township 9S Range 15E, Township 9S Range 16E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             777      Township 6S Range 9W, Township 6S Range 8W, Township 6S Range 7W, Township 6S
             778      Range 6W, Township 6S Range 5W, Township 6S Range 3W, Township 10S Range 15E,
             779      Township 10S Range 16E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 7S Range 9W, Township 7S
             780      Range 8W, Township 7S Range 7W, Township 7S Range 6W, Township 7S Range 5W,
             781      Township 7S Range 4W, Township 10S Range 11E, Township 10S Range 12E, Township 10S
             782      Range 13E, Township 10S Range 14E, Township 10S Range 15E, Township 10S Range 16E,
             783      Township 10S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 10E, Township 11S Range 11E, Township
             784      11S Range 12E, Township 11S Range 13E, Township 11S Range 14E, Township 11S Range
             785      15E, Township 11S Range 16E, and Township 11S Range 17E; and


             786          (c) in Uintah County: Township 2S Range 18E, Township 2S Range 19E, Township
             787      2S Range 20E, Township 2S Range 21E, Township 2S Range 22E, Township 2S Range 23E,
             788      Township 2S Range 24E, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 1E, Township 2N
             789      Range 2E, Township 3S Range 18E, Township 3S Range 19E, Township 3S Range 20E,
             790      Township 3S Range 21E, Township 3S Range 22E, Township 3S Range 23E, Township 3S
             791      Range 24E, Township 4S Range 19E, Township 4S Range 20E, Township 4S Range 21E,
             792      Township 4S Range 22E, Township 4S Range 23E, Township 4S Range 24E, Township 4S
             793      Range 25E, Township 5S Range 19E, Township 5S Range 20E, Township 5S Range 21E,
             794      Township 5S Range 22E, Township 5S Range 23E, Township 5S Range 24E, Township 5S
             795      Range 25E, Township 6S Range 19E, Township 6S Range 20E, Township 6S Range 21E,
             796      Township 6S Range 22E, Township 6S Range 23E, Township 6S Range 24E, Township 6S
             797      Range 25E, Township 7S Range 19E, Township 7S Range 20E, Township 7S Range 21E,
             798      Township 7S Range 22E, Township 7S Range 23E, Township 7S Range 24E, Township 7S
             799      Range 25E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 8S Range 18E, Township 8S Range 19E,
             800      Township 8S Range 20E, Township 8S Range 21E, Township 8S Range 22E, Township 8S
             801      Range 23E, Township 8S Range 24E, Township 8S Range 25E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             802      Township 9S Range 18E, Township 9S Range 19E, Township 9S Range 20E, Township 9S
             803      Range 21E, Township 9S Range 22E, Township 9S Range 23E, Township 9S Range 24E,
             804      Township 9S Range 25E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 10S Range 18E, Township 10S
             805      Range 19E, Township 10S Range 20E, Township 10S Range 21E, Township 10S Range 22E,
             806      Township 10S Range 23E, Township 10S Range 24E, Township 10S Range 25E, Township
             807      11S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 18E, Township 11S Range 19E, Township 11S Range
             808      20E, Township 11S Range 21E, Township 11S Range 22E, Township 11S Range 23E,
             809      Township 11S Range 24E, Township 11S Range 25E, Township 12S Range 20E, Township
             810      12S Range 21E, Township 12S Range 22E, Township 12S Range 23E, Township 12S Range
             811      24E, Township 12S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 20E, Township 13S Range 21E,
             812      Township 13S Range 22E, Township 13S Range 23E, Township 13S Range 24E, Township
             813      13S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 26 E, Township 14S Range 21E, Township 14S Range


             814      22E, Township 14S Range 23E, Township 14S Range 24E, Township 14S Range 25E, and
             815      Township 14S Range 26E.
             816          [(11)] (12) "Wilderness area" means those BLM and Forest Service lands added to the
             817      National Wilderness Preservation System by an act of Congress.
             818          [(12)] (13) "WSA" and "Wilderness Study Area" mean the BLM lands in Utah that
             819      were identified as having the necessary wilderness character and were classified as wilderness
             820      study areas during the BLM wilderness review conducted between 1976 and 1993 by authority
             821      of Section 603 of FLPMA and labeled as Wilderness Study Areas within the final report of the
             822      President of the United States to the United States Congress in 1993.
             823          Section 3. Section 63J-8-105 is amended to read:
             824           63J-8-105. Maps available for public review.
             825          A printed copy of the maps referenced in [Subsection] Subsections 63J-8-102 (10) and
             826      (11) shall be available for inspection by the public at the offices of the Utah Association of
             827      Counties.
             828          Section 4. Section 63J-8-105.5 is enacted to read:
             829          63J-8-105.5. Uintah Basin Energy Zone established -- Findings -- Management
             830      and land use priorities.
             831          (1) There is established the Uintah Basin Energy Zone in Daggett, Uintah, and
             832      Duchesne Counties for the purpose of maximizing efficient and responsible development of
             833      energy and mineral resources.
             834          (2) The land area and boundaries of the Uintah Basin Energy Zone are described in
             835      Subsection 63J-8-102 (11) and illustrated on the map described in Section 63J-8-105 .
             836          (3) The state finds that:
             837          (a) the lands comprising the Uintah Basin Energy Zone contain abundant, world-class
             838      deposits of energy and mineral resources, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil sands,
             839      gilsonite, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, and copper, as well as areas with high wind and solar
             840      energy potential; and
             841          (b) the highest management priority for all lands within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone


             842      is responsible management and development of existing energy and mineral resources in order
             843      to provide long-term domestic energy and supplies for Utah and the United States.
             844          (4) The state supports:
             845          (a) efficient and responsible full development of all existing energy and mineral
             846      resources located within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone, including oil, oil shale, natural gas, oil
             847      sands, gilsonite, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources; and
             848          (b) a cooperative management approach among federal agencies, state, and local
             849      governments to achieve broadly supported management plans for the full development of all
             850      energy and mineral resources within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone.
             851          (5) The state calls upon the federal agencies who administer lands within the Uintah
             852      Basin Energy Zone to:
             853          (a) fully cooperate and coordinate with the state and with Daggett, Uintah, and
             854      Duchesne Counties to develop, amend, and implement land and resource management plans
             855      and to implement management decisions that are consistent with the purposes, goals, and
             856      policies described in this section to the maximum extent allowed under federal law;
             857          (b) expedite the processing, granting, and streamlining of mineral and energy leases
             858      and applications to drill, extract, and otherwise develop all existing energy and mineral
             859      resources located within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil
             860      sands, gilsonite, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources;
             861          (c) allow continued maintenance and increased development of roads, power lines,
             862      pipeline infrastructure, and other utilities necessary to achieve the goals, purposes, and policies
             863      described in this section;
             864          (d) refrain from any planning decisions and management actions that will undermine,
             865      restrict, or diminish the goals, purposes, and policies for the Uintah Basin Energy Zone as
             866      stated in this section; and
             867          (e) refrain from implementing a policy that is contrary to the goals and purposes
             868      described within this section.
             869          (6) The state calls upon Congress to establish an intergovernmental standing


             870      commission among federal, state, and local governments to guide and control planning
             871      decisions and management actions in the Uintah Basin Energy Zone in order to achieve and
             872      maintain the goals, purposes, and policies described in this section.
             873          (7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state's grazing and livestock
             874      policies and plans on land within the Uintah Basin Energy Zone shall continue to be governed
             875      by Sections 63J-4-401 and 63J-8-104 .
             876          Section 5. Effective date.
             877          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             878      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             879      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             880      the date of veto override.


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