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This document includes House Committee Amendments incorporated into the bill on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 2:39 PM by jeyring. -->              1     

ESCALANTE REGION GRAZING ZONE

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Ralph Okerlund

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends Title 63J, Chapter 8, State of Utah Resource Management Plan for
             10      Federal Lands, by creating the Escalante Region Grazing Zone.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines the term "Escalante Region Grazing Zone";
             14          .    adopts a livestock grazing and rangeland management policy for the Escalante
             15      Region Grazing Zone;
             16          .    promotes local, state, and federal collaboration to develop grazing resources in the
             17      Escalante Region Grazing Zone; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          63J-8-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 165, 189, and 369
             26          63J-8-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 165 and 189
             27      ENACTS:


             28          63J-8-105.6, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             29     
             30      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             31          Section 1. Section 63J-8-102 is amended to read:
             32           63J-8-102. Definitions.
             33          As used in this chapter:
             34          (1) "ACEC" means an area of critical environmental concern as defined in 43 U.S.C.
             35      Sec. 1702.
             36          (2) "AUM" means animal unit months, a unit of grazing forage.
             37          (3) "BLM" means the United States Bureau of Land Management.
             38          (4) "BLM recommended wilderness" means a wilderness study area recommended for
             39      wilderness designation in the final report of the president of the United States to the United
             40      States Congress in 1993.
             41          (5) "Escalante Region Grazing Zone" means BLM H. [ , ] and .H
             41a      Forest Service H. [ , and SITLA ] .H lands
             42      situated in the following townships in Garfield and Kane Counties, as more fully illustrated in
             43      the map jointly prepared by the Garfield H. County .H and Kane H. [ Counties ] County .H
             43a      GIS H. [ Department ] Departments .H in February 2013,
             44      entitled "Escalante Region Grazing Zone":
             45          (a) in Garfield County, Township 32S Range 6E, Township 32S Range 7E, Township
             46      33S Range 5E, Township 33S Range 6E, Township 33S Range 7E, Township 34S Range 3E,
             47      Township 34S Range 4E, Township 34S Range 5E, Township 34S Range 6E, Township 34S
             48      Range 7E, Township 35S Range 1E, Township 35S Range 2E, Township 35S Range 3E,
             49      Township 35S Range 4E, Township 35S Range 5E, Township 35S Range 6E, Township 35S
             50      Range 7E, Township 35S Range 8E, Township 36S Range 1W, Township 36S Range 2W,
             51      Township 36S Range 3W, Township 36S Range 1E, Township 36S Range 2E, Township 36S
             52      Range 3E, Township 36S Range 4E, Township 36S Range 5E, Township 36S Range 6E,
             53      Township 36S Range 7E, Township 36S Range 8E, Township 37S Range 1W, Township 37S
             54      Range 2W, Township 37S Range 3W, Township 37S Range 4W, Township 37S Range 1E,
             55      Township 37S Range 2E, Township 37S Range 3E, Township 37S Range 4E, Township 37S
             56      Range 5E, Township 37S Range 6E, Township 37S Range 7E, Township 37S Range 8E, and
             57      Township 37S Range 9E; and
             58          (b) in Kane County, Township 38S Range 1W, Township 38S Range 2W, Township


             59      38S Range 3W, Township 38S Range 4W, Township 38S Range 1E, Township 38S Range 2E,
             60      Township 38S Range 3E, Township 38S Range 4E, Township 38S Range 5E, Township 38S
             61      Range 6E, Township 38S Range 7E, Township 38S Range 8E, Township 38S Range 9E,
             62      Township 39S Range 1W, Township 39S Range 2W, Township 39S Range 3W, Township 39S
             63      Range 4W, Township 39S Range 1E, Township 39S Range 2E, Township 39S Range 3E,
             64      Township 39S Range 4E, Township 39S Range 5E, Township 39S Range 6E, Township 39S
             65      Range 7E, Township 39S Range 8E, Township 39S Range 9E, Township 40S Range 1W,
             66      Township 40S Range 2W, Township 40S Range 3W, Township 40S Range 4W, Township 40S
             67      Range 4.5W, Township 40S Range 5W, Township 40S Range 1E, Township 40S Range 2E,
             68      Township 40S Range 3E, Township 40S Range 4E, Township 40S Range 5E, Township 40S
             69      Range 6E, Township 40S Range 7E, Township 40S Range 8E, Township 40S Range 9E,
             70      Township 40.5S Range 9E, Township 41S Range 1W, Township 41S Range 2W, Township
             71      41S Range 3W, Township 41S Range 4W, Township 41S Range 4.5W, Township 41S Range
             72      5W, Township 41S Range 1E, Township 41S Range 2E, Township 41S Range 3E, Township
             73      41S Range 4E, Township 41S Range 5E, Township 41S Range 6E, Township 41S Range 7E,
             74      Township 41S Range 8E, Township 41S Range 9E, Township 42S Range 1W, Township 42S
             75      Range 2W, Township 42S Range 3W, Township 42S Range 4W, Township 42S Range 4.5W,
             76      Township 42S Range 5W, Township 42S Range 1E, Township 42S Range 2E, Township 42S
             77      Range 3E, Township 42S Range 4E, Township 42S Range 5E, Township 42S Range 6E,
             78      Township 42S Range 7E, Township 42S Range 8E, Township 42S Range 9E, Township 43S
             79      Range 1W, Township 43S Range 2W, Township 43S Range 3W, Township 43S Range 4W,
             80      Township 43S Range 4.5W, Township 43S Range 5W, Township 43S Range 1E, Township
             81      43S Range 2E, Township 43S Range 3E, Township 43S Range 4E, Township 43S Range 5E,
             82      Township 43S Range 6E, Township 44S Range 1W, Township 44S Range 2W, Township 44S
             83      Range 3W, Township 44S Range 4W, Township 44S Range 4.5W, Township 44S Range 5W,
             84      Township 44S Range 1E, Township 44S Range 2E, Township 44S Range 3E, Township 44S
             85      Range 4E, and Township 44S Range 5E.
             86          [(5)] (6) "FLPMA" means the Federal Land and Policy Management Act of 1976, 43
             87      U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.
             88          [(6)] (7) "Federal land use designation" means one or a combination of the following
             89      congressional or federal actions included in proposed congressional land use legislation:


             90          (a) designation of wilderness within the National Wilderness Preservation System;
             91          (b) designation of a national conservation area;
             92          (c) designation of a watercourse within the National Wild and Scenic River System;
             93          (d) designation of an ACEC;
             94          (e) designation of a national monument in accordance with the Antiquities Act of 1906,
             95      16 U.S.C. Sec. 431 et seq. or by Congress;
             96          (f) designation of a national park within the National Park System;
             97          (g) designation of a national recreational area; or
             98          (h) any other designation, classification, categorization, reservation, withdrawal, or
             99      similar action that has the purpose or effect of eliminating, restricting, or reducing energy and
             100      mineral development, motorized travel, grazing, active vegetation management, or any other
             101      traditional multiple use on public land.
             102          [(7)] (8) "Forest service" means the United States Forest Service within the United
             103      States Department of Agriculture.
             104          [(8)] (9) "Multiple use" means proper stewardship of the subject lands pursuant to
             105      Section 103(c) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702(c).
             106          [(9)] (10) "National conservation area" means an area designated by Congress and
             107      managed by the BLM.
             108          [(10)] (11) "National wild and scenic river" means a watercourse:
             109          (a) identified in a BLM or Forest Service planning process; or
             110          (b) designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System.
             111          [(11)] (12) "National Wild and Scenic River System" means the National Wild and
             112      Scenic River System established in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq.
             113          [(12)] (13) "Office" means the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office created in
             114      Section 63J-4-602 .
             115          [(13)] (14) "OHV" means off-highway vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
             116          [(14)] (15) "Proposed congressional land use legislation" means a draft or a working
             117      document of congressional legislation prepared by a person that includes a federal land use
             118      designation.
             119          [(15)] (16) "RARE II" means the second United States Forest Service Roadless Area
             120      Review and Evaluation report of 1984.


             121          [(16)] (17) "R.S. 2477 right-of-way" means a right-of-way established in accordance
             122      with 43 U.S.C. Sec. 932 repealed by FLPMA 1976.
             123          [(17)] (18) "Settlement Agreement" means the written agreement between the state and
             124      the Department of the Interior in 2003 (revised in 2005) that resolved the case of State of Utah
             125      v. Gale Norton, Secretary of Interior (United States District Court, D. Utah, Case No.
             126      2:96cv0870).
             127          [(18)] (19) "SITLA" means the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration as
             128      created in Section 53C-1-201 .
             129          [(19)] (20) (a) "Subject lands" means the following non-WSA BLM lands:
             130          (i) in Beaver County:
             131          (A) Mountain Home Range South, Jackson Wash, The Toad, North Wah Wah
             132      Mountains, Central Wah Wah Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains according to the
             133      region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             134      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             135      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             136          (B) White Rock Range, South Wah Wah Mountains, and Granite Peak according to the
             137      region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             138      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             139      existed on February 17, 2011;
             140          (ii) in Box Elder County: Little Goose Creek, Grouse Creek Mountains North, Grouse
             141      Creek Mountains South, Bald Eagle Mountain, Central Pilot Range, Pilot Peak, Crater Island
             142      West, Crater Island East, Newfoundland Mountains, and Grassy Mountains North according to
             143      the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             144      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             145      existed on February 17, 2011;
             146          (iii) in Carbon County: Desbrough Canyon and Turtle Canyon according to the region
             147      map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             148      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             149      February 17, 2011;
             150          (iv) in Daggett County: Goslin Mountain, Home Mountain, Red Creek Badlands,
             151      O-wi-yu-kuts, Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon, and Diamond Breaks according to the


             152      region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             153      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             154      existed on February 17, 2011;
             155          (v) in Duchesne County: Desbrough Canyon according to the region map entitled
             156      "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             157      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             158      2011;
             159          (vi) in Emery County:
             160          (A) San Rafael River and Sweetwater Reef, according to the region map entitled
             161      "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             162      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             163      February 17, 2011;
             164          (B) Flat Tops according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available
             165      by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             166      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             167      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             168          (C) Price River, Lost Spring Wash, Eagle Canyon, Upper Muddy Creek, Molen Reef,
             169      Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, and Muddy Creek, according to the region map entitled
             170      "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah"
             171      at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             172      2011;
             173          (vii) in Garfield County:
             174          (A) Pole Canyon, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in
             175      the webpage 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          (B) Dirty Devil, Fiddler Butte, Little Rockies, Cane Spring Desert, and Cane Spring
             179      Desert Adjacents, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available by
             180      clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             181      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             182      existed on February 17, 2011;


             183          (C) Lampstand, Wide Hollow, Steep Creek, Brinkerhof Flats, Little Valley Canyon,
             184      Death Hollow, Studhorse Peaks, Box Canyon, Heaps Canyon, North Escalante Canyon, Colt
             185      Mesa, East of Bryce, Slopes of Canaan Peak, Horse Spring Canyon, Muley Twist Flank,
             186      Pioneer Mesa, Slopes of Bryce, Blue Hills, Mud Springs Canyon, Carcass Canyon, Willis
             187      Creek North, Kodachrome Basin, and Kodachrome Headlands, according to the region map
             188      entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             189      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             190      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             191          (D) Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, Bull Mountain, Dogwater Creek, Ragged Mountain,
             192      Mount Pennell, Mount Hillers, Bullfrog Creek, and Long Canyon, according to the region map
             193      entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             194      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             195      February 17, 2011;
             196          (viii) in Iron County: Needle Mountains, Steamboat Mountain, Broken Ridge, Paradise
             197      Mountains, Crook Canyon, Hamlin, North Peaks, Mount Escalante, and Antelope Ridge,
             198      according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled
             199      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             200      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             201      2011;
             202          (ix) in Juab County: Deep Creek Mountains, Essex Canyon, Kern Mountains, Wild
             203      Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills, Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Fish
             204      Springs Ridge, Thomas Range, Drum Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Keg Mountains West,
             205      Keg Mountains East, Lion Peak, and Rockwell Little Sahara, according to the region map
             206      entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             207      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             208      existed on February 17, 2011;
             209          (x) in Kane County:
             210          (A) Willis Creek North, Willis Creek, Kodachrome Badlands, Mud Springs Canyon,
             211      Carcass Canyon, Scorpion, Bryce Boot, Paria-Hackberry Canyons, Fiftymile Canyon,
             212      Hurricane Wash, Upper Kanab Creek, Timber Mountain, Nephi Point, Paradise Canyon,
             213      Wahweap Burning Hills, Fiftymile Bench, Forty Mile Gulch, Sooner Bench 1, 2, & 3, Rock


             214      Cove, Warm Bench, Andalex Not, Vermillion Cliffs, Ladder Canyon, The Cockscomb, Nipple
             215      Bench, Moquith Mountain, Bunting Point, Glass Eye Canyon, and Pine Hollow, according to
             216      the region map entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             217      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             218      webpage existed on February 17, 2011; and
             219          (B) Orderville Canyon, Jolley Gulch, and Parunuweap Canyon, according to the region
             220      map entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             221      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             222      February 17, 2011;
             223          (xi) in Millard County: Kern Mountains, Wild Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills,
             224      Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Swasey Mountain, Little Drum Mountains
             225      North, Little Drum Mountains South, Drum Mountains, Snake Valley, Coyote Knoll, Howell
             226      Peak, Tule Valley South, Ledger Canyon, Chalk Knolls, Orr Ridge, Notch View, Bullgrass
             227      Knoll, Notch Peak, Barn Hills, Cricket Mountains, Burbank Pass, Middle Burbank Hills, King
             228      Top, Barn Hills, Red Tops, Middle Burbank Hills, Juniper, Painted Rock Mountain, Black
             229      Hills, Tunnel Springs, Red Canyon, Sand Ridge, Little Sage Valley, Cat Canyon, Headlight
             230      Mountain, Black Hills, Mountain Range Home North, Tweedy Wash, North Wah Wah
             231      Mountains, Jackson Wash, and San Francisco Mountains, according to the region map entitled
             232      "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             233      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             234      February 17, 2011;
             235          (xii) in Piute County: Kingston Ridge, Rocky Ford, and Phonolite Hill, according to
             236      the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             237      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             238      existed on February 17, 2011;
             239          (xiii) in San Juan County:
             240          (A) Horseshoe Point, Deadhorse Cliffs, Gooseneck, Demon's Playground, Hatch
             241      Canyon, Lockhart Basin, Indian Creek, Hart's Point, Butler Wash, Bridger Jack Mesa, and Shay
             242      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage
             243      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             244      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,


             245      2011;
             246          (B) Dark Canyon, Copper Point, Fortknocker Canyon, White Canyon, The Needle, Red
             247      Rock Plateau, Upper Red Canyon, and Tuwa Canyon, according to the region map entitled
             248      "Glen Canyon," which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage
             249      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             250      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             251      2011;
             252          (C) Hunters Canyon, Behind the Rocks, Mill Creek, and Coyote Wash, according to
             253      the region map entitled "Moab/La Sal" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             254      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             255      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             256          (D) Hammond Canyon, Allen Canyon, Mancos Jim Butte, Arch Canyon, Monument
             257      Canyon, Tin Cup Mesa, Cross Canyon, Nokai Dome, Grand Gulch, Fish and Owl Creek
             258      Canyons, Comb Ridge, Road Canyon, The Tabernacle, Lime Creek, San Juan River, and
             259      Valley of the Gods, according to the region map entitled "San Juan" linked at the webpage
             260      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             261      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             262      2011;
             263          (xiv) in Sevier County: Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, Limestone Cliffs, and
             264      Jones' Bench, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage
             265      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             266      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             267      2011;
             268          (xv) in Tooele County:
             269          (A) Silver Island Mountains, Crater Island East, Grassy Mountains North, Grassy
             270      Mountains South, Stansbury Island, Cedar Mountains North, Cedar Mountains Central, Cedar
             271      Mountains South, North Stansbury Mountains, Oquirrh Mountains, and Big Hollow, according
             272      to the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             273      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             274      webpage existed on February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as
             275      wilderness under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006; and


             276          (B) Ochre Mountain, Deep Creek Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Indian Peaks, and
             277      Lion Peak, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage
             278      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             279      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             280      2011;
             281          (xvi) in Uintah County:
             282          (A) White River, Lower Bitter Creek, Sunday School Canyon, Dragon Canyon, Wolf
             283      Point, Winter Ridge, Seep Canyon, Bitter Creek, Hideout Canyon, Sweetwater Canyon, and
             284      Hell's Hole, according to the region map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled
             285      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             286      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             287      2011; and
             288          (B) Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon Stone Bridge Draw, Diamond Mountain,
             289      Wild Mountain, Split Mountain Benches, Vivas Cake Hill, Split Mountain Benches South,
             290      Beach Draw, Stuntz Draw, Moonshine Draw, Bourdette Draw, and Bull Canyon, according to
             291      the region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             292      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             293      existed on February 17, 2011;
             294          (xvii) in Washington County: Couger Canyon, Docs Pass, Slaughter Creek, Butcher
             295      Knife Canyon, Square Top, Scarecrow Creek, Beaver Dam Wash, Beaver Dam Mountains
             296      North, Beaver Dam Mountains South, Joshua Tree, Beaver Dam Wilderness Expansion, Red
             297      Mountain, Cottonwood Canyon, Taylor Canyon, LaVerkin Creek, Beartrap Canyon, Deep
             298      Creek, Black Ridge, Red Butte, Kolob Creek, Goose Creek, Dry Creek, Zion National Park
             299      Adjacents, Crater Hill, The Watchman, and Canaan Mountain, according to the region map
             300      entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             301      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             302      February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as wilderness and
             303      conservation areas under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009; and
             304          (xviii) in Wayne County:
             305          (A) Sweetwater Reef, Upper Horseshoe Canyon, and Labyrinth Canyon, according to
             306      the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal


             307      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             308      existed on February 17, 2011;
             309          (B) Flat Tops and Dirty Devil, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon,"
             310      which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             311      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             312      webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             313          (C) Fremont Gorge, Pleasant Creek Bench, Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, and Bull
             314      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage
             315      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             316      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             317      2011; and
             318          (D) Capital Reef Adjacents, Muddy Creek, Wild Horse Mesa, North Blue Flats, Red
             319      Desert, and Factory Butte, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at
             320      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             321      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             322      2011.
             323          (b) "Subject lands" also includes all BLM and Forest Service lands in the state that are
             324      not Wilderness Area or Wilderness Study Areas;
             325          (c) "Subject lands" does not include the following lands that are the subject of
             326      consideration for a possible federal lands bill and should be managed according to the 2008
             327      Price BLM Field Office Resource Management Plan until a federal lands bill provides
             328      otherwise:
             329          (i) Turtle Canyon and Desolation Canyon according to the region map entitled "Book
             330      Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             331      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             332          (ii) Labyrinth Canyon, Duma Point, and Horseshoe Point, according to the region map
             333      entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             334      in Utah" at http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February
             335      17, 2011; and
             336          (iii) Devil's Canyon, Sid's Mountain, Mexican Mountain, San Rafael Reef, Hondu
             337      Country, Cedar Mountain, and Wild Horse, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael


             338      Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             339      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011.
             340          [(20)] (21) "Uintah Basin Energy Zone" means BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands
             341      situated in the following townships in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, as more fully
             342      illustrated in the map prepared by the Uintah County GIS Department in February 2012 entitled
             343      "Uintah Basin Utah Energy Zone":
             344          (a) in Daggett County, Township 3N Range 17 E, Township 3N Range 18E, Township
             345      3N Range 19E, Township 3N Range 20E, Township 3N Range 22E, Township 3N Range 23E,
             346      Township 3N Range 24E, Township 3N Range 25E, Township 2N Range 17E, Township 2N
             347      Range 18E, Township 2N Range 19E, Township 2N Range 20E, Township 2N Range 21E, and
             348      Township 2S Range 25E;
             349          (b) in Duchesne County, Township 3N Range 4W, Township 3N Range 3W, Township
             350      3N Range 2W, Township 3N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 6W, Township 2N Range 5W,
             351      Township 2N Range 4W, Township 2N Range 3W, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 1N
             352      Range 9W, Township 1N Range 8W, Township 1N Range 7W, Township 1N Range 6W,
             353      Township 1S Range 9W, Township 1S Range 8W, Township 4S Range 9W, Township 4S
             354      Range 3W, Township 4S Range 2W, Township 4S Range 1W, Township 8S Range 15E,
             355      Township 8S Range 16E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 5S Range 9W, Township 5S
             356      Range 3W, Township 9S Range 15E, Township 9S Range 16E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             357      Township 6S Range 9W, Township 6S Range 8W, Township 6S Range 7W, Township 6S
             358      Range 6W, Township 6S Range 5W, Township 6S Range 3W, Township 10S Range 15E,
             359      Township 10S Range 16E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 7S Range 9W, Township 7S
             360      Range 8W, Township 7S Range 7W, Township 7S Range 6W, Township 7S Range 5W,
             361      Township 7S Range 4W, Township 10S Range 11E, Township 10S Range 12E, Township 10S
             362      Range 13E, Township 10S Range 14E, Township 10S Range 15E, Township 10S Range 16E,
             363      Township 10S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 10E, Township 11S Range 11E, Township
             364      11S Range 12E, Township 11S Range 13E, Township 11S Range 14E, Township 11S Range
             365      15E, Township 11S Range 16E, and Township 11S Range 17E; and
             366          (c) in Uintah County: Township 2S Range 18E, Township 2S Range 19E, Township
             367      2S Range 20E, Township 2S Range 21E, Township 2S Range 22E, Township 2S Range 23E,
             368      Township 2S Range 24E, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 1E, Township 2N


             369      Range 2E, Township 3S Range 18E, Township 3S Range 19E, Township 3S Range 20E,
             370      Township 3S Range 21E, Township 3S Range 22E, Township 3S Range 23E, Township 3S
             371      Range 24E, Township 4S Range 19E, Township 4S Range 20E, Township 4S Range 21E,
             372      Township 4S Range 22E, Township 4S Range 23E, Township 4S Range 24E, Township 4S
             373      Range 25E, Township 5S Range 19E, Township 5S Range 20E, Township 5S Range 21E,
             374      Township 5S Range 22E, Township 5S Range 23E, Township 5S Range 24E, Township 5S
             375      Range 25E, Township 6S Range 19E, Township 6S Range 20E, Township 6S Range 21E,
             376      Township 6S Range 22E, Township 6S Range 23E, Township 6S Range 24E, Township 6S
             377      Range 25E, Township 7S Range 19E, Township 7S Range 20E, Township 7S Range 21E,
             378      Township 7S Range 22E, Township 7S Range 23E, Township 7S Range 24E, Township 7S
             379      Range 25E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 8S Range 18E, Township 8S Range 19E,
             380      Township 8S Range 20E, Township 8S Range 21E, Township 8S Range 22E, Township 8S
             381      Range 23E, Township 8S Range 24E, Township 8S Range 25E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             382      Township 9S Range 18E, Township 9S Range 19E, Township 9S Range 20E, Township 9S
             383      Range 21E, Township 9S Range 22E, Township 9S Range 23E, Township 9S Range 24E,
             384      Township 9S Range 25E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 10S Range 18E, Township 10S
             385      Range 19E, Township 10S Range 20E, Township 10S Range 21E, Township 10S Range 22E,
             386      Township 10S Range 23E, Township 10S Range 24E, Township 10S Range 25E, Township
             387      11S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 18E, Township 11S Range 19E, Township 11S Range
             388      20E, Township 11S Range 21E, Township 11S Range 22E, Township 11S Range 23E,
             389      Township 11S Range 24E, Township 11S Range 25E, Township 12S Range 20E, Township
             390      12S Range 21E, Township 12S Range 22E, Township 12S Range 23E, Township 12S Range
             391      24E, Township 12S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 20E, Township 13S Range 21E,
             392      Township 13S Range 22E, Township 13S Range 23E, Township 13S Range 24E, Township
             393      13S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 26 E, Township 14S Range 21E, Township 14S Range
             394      22E, Township 14S Range 23E, Township 14S Range 24E, Township 14S Range 25E, and
             395      Township 14S Range 26E.
             396          [(21)] (22) "Wilderness" is as defined in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1131.
             397          [(22)] (23) "Wilderness area" means those BLM and Forest Service lands added to the
             398      National Wilderness Preservation System by an act of Congress.
             399          [(23)] (24) "Wilderness Preservation System" means the Wilderness Preservation


             400      System established in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1131 et seq.
             401          [(24)] (25) "WSA" and "Wilderness Study Area" mean the BLM lands in Utah that
             402      were identified as having the necessary wilderness character and were classified as wilderness
             403      study areas during the BLM wilderness review conducted between 1976 and 1993 by authority
             404      of 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1782 and labeled as Wilderness Study Areas within the final report of the
             405      President of the United States to the United States Congress in 1993.
             406          Section 2. Section 63J-8-105 is amended to read:
             407           63J-8-105. Maps available for public review.
             408          A printed copy of the maps referenced in Subsections 63J-8-102 [(11) and (19)](5), (20),
             409      and (21) shall be available for inspection by the public at the offices of the Utah Association of
             410      Counties.
             411          Section 3. Section 63J-8-105.6 is enacted to read:
             412          63J-8-105.6. Escalante Region Grazing Zone established -- Findings --
             413      Management and land use priorities.
             414          (1) There is established the Escalante Region Grazing Zone in Garfield and Kane
             415      Counties for the purpose of:
             416          (a) recognizing and preserving the significant history, culture, custom, and values of
             417      the grazing industry within the designation; and
             418          (b) maximizing efficient and responsible preservation, enhancement, and development
             419      of grazing practices and affected natural, historical, and cultural activities within the
             420      designation.
             421          (2) The land area and boundaries of the Escalante Region Grazing Zone are described
             422      in Subsection 63J-8-102 (5) and illustrated on the map described in Section 63J-8-105 .
             423          (3) The state finds that:
             424          (a) grazing on the lands comprising the Escalante Region Grazing Zone has provided a
             425      significant contribution to the history, customs, culture, and values of the area for more than
             426      100 years;
             427          (b) abundant natural and vegetative resources exist within the Escalante Region
             428      Grazing Zone to support and expand continued, responsible grazing activities;
             429          (c) grazing and its associated historic resources, its long and dignified human history,
             430      its shaping of human endeavors in the American West, its variety of cultural resources,


             431      affiliation, type and distribution, its landmarks, structures, and other objects of historic or
             432      scientific interest are worthy of and have been recognized for protection by local, state, and
             433      federal governments;
             434          (d) the highest management priorities for lands within the Escalante Region Grazing
             435      Zone are responsible management, enhancement, and development of existing and future
             436      grazing resources in order to provide protection for the resources, objects, customs, culture, and
             437      values identified above;
             438          (e) responsible development of abundant deposits of energy and mineral resources,
             439      including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil sands, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, and copper, as
             440      well as areas with high wind and solar energy potential, are compatible with grazing activities
             441      in the Escalante Region Grazing Zone; and
             442          (f) responsible development of abundant recreation resources, including H. wildlife, .H
             442a      roads,
             443      campgrounds, water resources, trails, OHV use, sightseeing, canyoneering, H. hunting,
             443a      fishing, .H and hiking are
             444      compatible with grazing activities in the Escalante Region Grazing Zone.
             445          (4) The state supports:
             446          (a) efficient and responsible full development H. [ of all permitted existing and future
             447      grazing resources in the Escalante Region Grazing Zone; and
] , within the Escalante Region

             447a      Grazing Zone, of:
             447b          (i) all permitted existing and future grazing resources; and
             447c          (ii) other uses compatible with grazing activities; and .H
             448          (b) a cooperative management approach by federal agencies, the state of Utah, and
             449      local governments to achieve broadly supported management plans for the full development H. [ of
             450      all grazing resources within the Escalante Region Grazing Zone.
] , within the Escalante Region

             450a      Grazing Zone, of:
             450b          (i) all grazing resources; and
             450c          (ii) other uses compatible with grazing activities. .H
             451          (5) The state requests that the federal agencies that administer lands within the
             452      Escalante Region Grazing Zone:
             453          (a) fully cooperate and coordinate with the state of Utah and with Garfield and Kane
             454      Counties to develop, amend, and implement land and resource management plans and
             455      implement management decisions that are consistent with the purposes, goals, and policies
             456      described in this section to the maximum extent allowed under federal law;
             457          (b) expedite the processing, granting, and streamlining of grazing permits, range
             458      improvements, and applications to enhance and otherwise develop all existing and permitted
             459      grazing resources located within the Escalante Region Grazing Zone, including renewable
             460      vegetative resources;
             461          (c) allow continued maintenance and increased development of roads, power lines,


             462      pipeline infrastructure, and other utilities necessary to achieve the goals, purposes, and policies
             463      described in this section and consistent with multiple use/sustained yield principles;
             464          (d) refrain from any planning decisions and management actions that will undermine,
             465      restrict, or diminish the goals, purposes, and policies for the Escalante Region Grazing Zone as
             466      stated in this section; and
             467          (e) refrain from implementing a policy that is contrary to the goals and purposes
             468      described within this section.
             469          (6) The state calls upon Congress to establish an intergovernmental standing
             470      commission, with membership consisting of representatives from the United States
             471      government, the state of Utah, and local governments to guide and control planning decisions
             472      and management actions in the Escalante Region Grazing Zone in order to achieve the goals,
             473      purposes, and policies described in this section.
             474          (7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state's mineral, oil, gas, and
             475      energy policies and plans on land within the Escalante Region Grazing Zone shall continue to
             476      be governed by Sections 63J-4-401 and 63J-8-104 .
             477          Section 4. Effective date.
             478          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             479      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             480      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             481      the date of veto override.




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