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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE

NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, & ENVIRONMENT STANDING COMMITTEE

Room C445, State Capitol

                    February 14, 2012

Members Present:    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair
    Rep. Joel Briscoe
    Rep. Mel Brown
    Rep. Jack Draxler
    Rep. Brad Galvez
    Rep. Neal Hendrickson
    Rep. Mike Noel
    Rep. Patrick Painter
    Rep. Doug Sagers
    Rep. Christine Watkins
    Rep. Ryan Wilcox

Members Excused:    Rep. Brad Dee
    
Members Absent:    Rep. John Mathis
    Rep. Stephen Sandstrom

Staff Present:    Mr. J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
            Ms. An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
    
Note:    A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes

Chair Barrus called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m.

H.B. 102    Blasting Regulations (Rep. R. Edwards)

Rep. Edwards introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. John Hall, citizen.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. David Eckels, citizen
            Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, representing District 24

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. John Baza, Utah Division of Gas and Mining

Spoke against the bill:    Mr. Scott Hughes, Lakeview Rock and Hughes General Contractors
            Mr. John Burggraf, Lakeview Rock and Hughes General Contractors
            Mr. Rich Thorn, Association of General Contractors


MOTION:    Rep. Briscoe moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion failed with Rep. Briscoe voting for motion. Rep. Brown, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Sagers were absent for the vote.

H.B. 485    Change Application Amendments (Rep. R. Wilcox)


MOTION:    Rep. Wilcox moved to replace HB485 with 1st Sub. HB485. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

1st Sub. H.B. 485    Change Application Amendments (Rep. R. Wilcox)

Rep. Wilcox introduced the bill to the committee with the assistance of Mr. Kent Jones, Utah Division of Water Rights.

Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Keith Denos, Provo River Water Users Association

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to pass 1st Sub. HB485 out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Galvez moved to place 1st Sub. HB485 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Brown, Rep. Hendrickson, and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

H.B. 343    Underground Storage Tank Amendments (Rep. K. McIff)

Rep. McIff introduced the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to amend the bill as follows:

1.    Page 7, Lines 187 through 191 :    

             187          (29) "Underground storage tank" means [any] a tank regulated under Subtitle I,
             188      Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6991c, et seq., including:
             189          (a) a petroleum storage tank;
             190          (b) underground pipes and lines connected to a storage tank;
{   and   }

             191          (c) [any]
{   an   } underground ancillary equipment        ;       and

    
  (d) a       containment system.


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.



Spoke for the bill:    Mr. Dennis Riding, Maverick, Inc.
            Mr. Brent Everett, Utah Department of Environmental Quality

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to pass HB343 out favorably as amended. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Painter moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Hendrickson and Rep. Sagers absent for the vote.

Chair Barrus adjourned the meeting at 3:26 p.m.













    
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    Rep. Roger E. Barrus, Chair