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             1     

GREEN RIVER ENERGY ZONE

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: David P. Hinkins

             5     
House Sponsor: Kay L. McIff

             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 Green River Energy Zone.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    defines the term "Green River Energy Zone";
             14          .    adopts an energy exploration, access, and development policy for the Green River
             15      Energy Zone;
             16          .    promotes local, state, and federal collaboration to develop energy and mineral
             17      resources in the Green River Energy 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          This bill coordinates with H.B. 382, Escalante Region Grazing Zone, by providing
             24      technical and merging amendments.
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          63J-8-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 165, 189, and 369
             28          63J-8-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 165 and 189
             29      ENACTS:


             30          63J-8-105.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected by Coordination Clause:
             32          63J-8-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapters 165 and 189
             33          63J-8-105.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34     
             35      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             36          Section 1. Section 63J-8-102 is amended to read:
             37           63J-8-102. Definitions.
             38          As used in this chapter:
             39          (1) "ACEC" means an area of critical environmental concern as defined in 43 U.S.C.
             40      Sec. 1702.
             41          (2) "AUM" means animal unit months, a unit of grazing forage.
             42          (3) "BLM" means the United States Bureau of Land Management.
             43          (4) "BLM recommended wilderness" means a wilderness study area recommended for
             44      wilderness designation in the final report of the president of the United States to the United
             45      States Congress in 1993.
             46          [(6)] (5) "Federal land use designation" means one or a combination of the following
             47      congressional or federal actions included in proposed congressional land use legislation:
             48          (a) designation of wilderness within the National Wilderness Preservation System;
             49          (b) designation of a national conservation area;
             50          (c) designation of a watercourse within the National Wild and Scenic River System;
             51          (d) designation of an ACEC;
             52          (e) designation of a national monument in accordance with the Antiquities Act of 1906,
             53      16 U.S.C. Sec. 431 et seq. or by Congress;
             54          (f) designation of a national park within the National Park System;
             55          (g) designation of a national recreational area; or
             56          (h) any other designation, classification, categorization, reservation, withdrawal, or
             57      similar action that has the purpose or effect of eliminating, restricting, or reducing energy and


             58      mineral development, motorized travel, grazing, active vegetation management, or any other
             59      traditional multiple use on public land.
             60          [(5)] (6) "FLPMA" means the Federal Land and Policy Management Act of 1976, 43
             61      U.S.C. Sec. 1701 et seq.
             62          (7) "Forest service" means the United States Forest Service within the United States
             63      Department of Agriculture.
             64          (8) "Green River Energy Zone" means the lands described as follows in Subsections
             65      (8)(a) and (b), as more fully illustrated in the maps prepared by the Carbon County and Emery
             66      County GIS Departments in February 2013, each entitled "2013 Green River Energy Zone":
             67          (a) BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands in Carbon County that are situated in the
             68      following townships: Township 12S Range 6E, Township 12S Range 7E, Township 12S
             69      Range 8E, Township 12S Range 9E, Township 12S Range 10E, Township 12S Range 11E,
             70      Township 12S Range 12E, Township 12S Range 13E, Township 12S Range 14E, Township
             71      12S Range 15E, Township 12S Range 16E, Township 12S Range 17E, Township 12S Range
             72      18E, Township 13S Range 6E, Township 13S Range 8E, Township 13S Range 9E, Township
             73      13S Range 10E, Township 13S Range 11E, Township 13S Range 12E, Township 13S Range
             74      13E, Township 13S Range 14E, Township 13S Range 15E, Township 13S Range 16E,
             75      Township 13S Range 17E, Township 14S Range 6E, Township 14S Range 8E, Township 14S
             76      Range 9E, Township 14S Range 11E, Township 14S Range 12E, Township 14S Range 13E,
             77      Township 14S Range 14E, Township 14S Range 15E, Township 14S Range 16E, Township
             78      14S Range 17E, Township 15S Range 7E, Township 15S Range 8E, Township 15S Range 9E,
             79      Township 15S Range 10E, Township 15S Range 11E, Township 15S Range 12E, Township
             80      15S Range 13E, Township 15S Range 14E, Township 15S Range 15E, and Township 15S
             81      Range 16E; and
             82          (b) BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands in Emery County, excluding any areas that
             83      are or may be designated as wilderness, national conservation areas, or wild or scenic rivers,
             84      that are situated in the following townships and represented in the Emery County Public Land
             85      Management Act DRAFT Map prepared by Emery County and available at


             86      emerycounty.com/publiclands/LANDS-USE-15.pdf: Township 13S Range 6E, Township 14S
             87      Range 6E, Township 14S Range 7E, Township 15S Range 6E, Township 15S Range 7E,
             88      Township 16S Range 6E, Township 16S Range 7E, Township 16S Range 8E, Township 16S
             89      Range 9E, Township 16S Range 10E, Township 16S Range 11E, Township 16S Range 12E,
             90      Township 16S Range 13E, Township 16S Range 14E, Township 16S Range 15E, Township
             91      17S Range 6E, Township 17S Range 7E, Township 17S Range 8E, Township 17S Range 9E,
             92      Township 17S Range 10E, Township 17S Range 11E, Township 17S Range 12E, Township
             93      17S Range 13E, Township 17S Range 14E, Township 17S Range 15E, Township 18S Range
             94      6E, Township 18S Range 7E, Township 18S Range 8E, Township 18S Range 9E, Township
             95      18S Range 10E, Township 18S Range 11E, Township 18S Range 12E, Township 18S Range
             96      13E, Township 18S Range 14E, Township 18S Range 15E, Township 19S Range 6E,
             97      Township 19S Range 7E, Township 19S Range 8E, Township 19S Range 9E, Township 19S
             98      Range 10E, Township 19S Range 11E, Township 19S Range 12E, Township 19S Range 13E,
             99      Township 19S Range 14E, Township 19S Range 15E, Township 20S Range 6E, Township 20S
             100      Range 7E, Township 20S Range 8E, Township 20S Range 9E, Township 20S Range 10E,
             101      Township 20S Range 11E, Township 20S Range 12E, Township 20S Range 13E, Township
             102      20S Range 14E, Township 20S Range 15E, Township 20S Range 16E, Township 21S Range
             103      6E, Township 21S Range 7E, Township 21S Range 8E, Township 21S Range 9E, Township
             104      21S Range 14E, Township 21S Range 15E, Township 21S Range 16E, Township 22S Range
             105      6E, Township 22S Range 7E, Township 22S Range 8E, Township 22S Range 9E, Township
             106      22S Range 14E, Township 22S Range 15E, Township 22S Range 16E, Township 23S Range
             107      6E, Township 23S Range 7E, Township 23S Range 8E, Township 23S Range 9E, Township
             108      23S Range 13E, Township 23S Range 14E, Township 23S Range 15E, Township 23S Range
             109      16E, Township 24S Range 6E, Township 24S Range 7E, Township 24S Range 8E, Township
             110      24S Range 12E, Township 24S Range 13E, Township 24S Range 14E, Township 24S Range
             111      15E, Township 24S Range 16E, Township 24S Range 17E, Township 25S Range 6E,
             112      Township 25S Range 7E, Township 25S Range 8E, Township 25S Range 11E, Township 25S
             113      Range 12E, Township 25S Range 13E, Township 25S Range 14E, Township 25S Range 15E,


             114      Township 25S Range 16E, Township 25S Range 17E, Township 26S Range 6E, Township 26S
             115      Range 7E, Township 26S Range 8E, Township 26S Range 9E, Township 26S Range 10E,
             116      Township 26S Range 11E, Township 26S Range 12E, Township 26S Range 13E, Township
             117      26S Range 14E, Township 26S Range 15E, Township 26S Range 16E, and Township 26S
             118      Range 17E.
             119          [(8)] (9) "Multiple use" means proper stewardship of the subject lands pursuant to
             120      Section 103(c) of FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1702(c).
             121          [(9)] (10) "National conservation area" means an area designated by Congress and
             122      managed by the BLM.
             123          [(10)] (11) "National wild and scenic river" means a watercourse:
             124          (a) identified in a BLM or Forest Service planning process; or
             125          (b) designated as part of the National Wild and Scenic River System.
             126          [(11)] (12) "National Wild and Scenic River System" means the National Wild and
             127      Scenic River System established in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1271 et seq.
             128          [(12)] (13) "Office" means the Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office created in
             129      Section 63J-4-602 .
             130          [(13)] (14) "OHV" means off-highway vehicle as defined in Section 41-22-2 .
             131          [(14)] (15) "Proposed congressional land use legislation" means a draft or a working
             132      document of congressional legislation prepared by a person that includes a federal land use
             133      designation.
             134          [(15)] (16) "RARE II" means the second United States Forest Service Roadless Area
             135      Review and Evaluation report of 1984.
             136          [(16)] (17) "R.S. 2477 right-of-way" means a right-of-way established in accordance
             137      with 43 U.S.C. Sec. 932 repealed by FLPMA 1976.
             138          [(17)] (18) "Settlement Agreement" means the written agreement between the state and
             139      the Department of the Interior in 2003 (revised in 2005) that resolved the case of State of Utah
             140      v. Gale Norton, Secretary of Interior (United States District Court, D. Utah, Case No.
             141      2:96cv0870).


             142          [(18)] (19) "SITLA" means the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration as
             143      created in Section 53C-1-201 .
             144          [(19)] (20) (a) "Subject lands" means the following non-WSA BLM lands:
             145          (i) in Beaver County:
             146          (A) Mountain Home Range South, Jackson Wash, The Toad, North Wah Wah
             147      Mountains, Central Wah Wah Mountains, and San Francisco Mountains according to the
             148      region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             149      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             150      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             151          (B) White Rock Range, South Wah Wah Mountains, and Granite Peak according to the
             152      region map entitled "Great Basin South" 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          (ii) in Box Elder County: Little Goose Creek, Grouse Creek Mountains North, Grouse
             156      Creek Mountains South, Bald Eagle Mountain, Central Pilot Range, Pilot Peak, Crater Island
             157      West, Crater Island East, Newfoundland Mountains, and Grassy Mountains North according to
             158      the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             159      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             160      existed on February 17, 2011;
             161          (iii) in Carbon County: Desbrough Canyon and Turtle Canyon according to the region
             162      map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             163      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             164      February 17, 2011;
             165          (iv) in Daggett County: Goslin Mountain, Home Mountain, Red Creek Badlands,
             166      O-wi-yu-kuts, Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon, and Diamond Breaks according to the
             167      region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             168      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             169      existed on February 17, 2011;


             170          (v) in Duchesne County: Desbrough Canyon according to the region map entitled
             171      "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             172      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             173      2011;
             174          (vi) in Emery County:
             175          (A) San Rafael River and Sweetwater Reef, according to the region map entitled
             176      "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             177      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             178      February 17, 2011;
             179          (B) Flat Tops according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available
             180      by 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; and
             183          (C) Price River, Lost Spring Wash, Eagle Canyon, Upper Muddy Creek, Molen Reef,
             184      Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, and Muddy Creek, according to the region map entitled
             185      "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah"
             186      at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             187      2011;
             188          (vii) in Garfield County:
             189          (A) Pole Canyon, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in
             190      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             191      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             192      2011;
             193          (B) Dirty Devil, Fiddler Butte, Little Rockies, Cane Spring Desert, and Cane Spring
             194      Desert Adjacents, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon," which is available by
             195      clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             196      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             197      existed on February 17, 2011;


             198          (C) Lampstand, Wide Hollow, Steep Creek, Brinkerhof Flats, Little Valley Canyon,
             199      Death Hollow, Studhorse Peaks, Box Canyon, Heaps Canyon, North Escalante Canyon, Colt
             200      Mesa, East of Bryce, Slopes of Canaan Peak, Horse Spring Canyon, Muley Twist Flank,
             201      Pioneer Mesa, Slopes of Bryce, Blue Hills, Mud Springs Canyon, Carcass Canyon, Willis
             202      Creek North, Kodachrome Basin, and Kodachrome Headlands, according to the region map
             203      entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             204      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             205      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             206          (D) Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, Bull Mountain, Dogwater Creek, Ragged Mountain,
             207      Mount Pennell, Mount Hillers, Bullfrog Creek, and Long Canyon, according to the region map
             208      entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             209      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             210      February 17, 2011;
             211          (viii) in Iron County: Needle Mountains, Steamboat Mountain, Broken Ridge, Paradise
             212      Mountains, Crook Canyon, Hamlin, North Peaks, Mount Escalante, and Antelope Ridge,
             213      according to the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled
             214      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             215      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             216      2011;
             217          (ix) in Juab County: Deep Creek Mountains, Essex Canyon, Kern Mountains, Wild
             218      Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills, Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Fish
             219      Springs Ridge, Thomas Range, Drum Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Keg Mountains West,
             220      Keg Mountains East, Lion Peak, and Rockwell Little Sahara, according to the region map
             221      entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             222      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             223      existed on February 17, 2011;
             224          (x) in Kane County:
             225          (A) Willis Creek North, Willis Creek, Kodachrome Badlands, Mud Springs Canyon,


             226      Carcass Canyon, Scorpion, Bryce Boot, Paria-Hackberry Canyons, Fiftymile Canyon,
             227      Hurricane Wash, Upper Kanab Creek, Timber Mountain, Nephi Point, Paradise Canyon,
             228      Wahweap Burning Hills, Fiftymile Bench, Forty Mile Gulch, Sooner Bench 1, 2, & 3, Rock
             229      Cove, Warm Bench, Andalex Not, Vermillion Cliffs, Ladder Canyon, The Cockscomb, Nipple
             230      Bench, Moquith Mountain, Bunting Point, Glass Eye Canyon, and Pine Hollow, according to
             231      the region map entitled "Grand Staircase Escalante" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             232      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             233      webpage existed on February 17, 2011; and
             234          (B) Orderville Canyon, Jolley Gulch, and Parunuweap Canyon, according to the region
             235      map entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             236      in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             237      February 17, 2011;
             238          (xi) in Millard County: Kern Mountains, Wild Horse Pass, Disappointment Hills,
             239      Granite Mountain, Middle Mountains, Tule Valley, Swasey Mountain, Little Drum Mountains
             240      North, Little Drum Mountains South, Drum Mountains, Snake Valley, Coyote Knoll, Howell
             241      Peak, Tule Valley South, Ledger Canyon, Chalk Knolls, Orr Ridge, Notch View, Bullgrass
             242      Knoll, Notch Peak, Barn Hills, Cricket Mountains, Burbank Pass, Middle Burbank Hills, King
             243      Top, Barn Hills, Red Tops, Middle Burbank Hills, Juniper, Painted Rock Mountain, Black
             244      Hills, Tunnel Springs, Red Canyon, Sand Ridge, Little Sage Valley, Cat Canyon, Headlight
             245      Mountain, Black Hills, Mountain Range Home North, Tweedy Wash, North Wah Wah
             246      Mountains, Jackson Wash, and San Francisco Mountains, according to the region map entitled
             247      "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             248      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             249      February 17, 2011;
             250          (xii) in Piute County: Kingston Ridge, Rocky Ford, and Phonolite Hill, according to
             251      the region map entitled "Great Basin South" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             252      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             253      existed on February 17, 2011;


             254          (xiii) in San Juan County:
             255          (A) Horseshoe Point, Deadhorse Cliffs, Gooseneck, Demon's Playground, Hatch
             256      Canyon, Lockhart Basin, Indian Creek, Hart's Point, Butler Wash, Bridger Jack Mesa, and Shay
             257      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage
             258      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             259      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             260      2011;
             261          (B) Dark Canyon, Copper Point, Fortknocker Canyon, White Canyon, The Needle, Red
             262      Rock Plateau, Upper Red Canyon, and Tuwa Canyon, according to the region map entitled
             263      "Glen Canyon," which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage
             264      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             265      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             266      2011;
             267          (C) Hunters Canyon, Behind the Rocks, Mill Creek, and Coyote Wash, according to
             268      the region map entitled "Moab/La Sal" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             269      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             270      existed on February 17, 2011; and
             271          (D) Hammond Canyon, Allen Canyon, Mancos Jim Butte, Arch Canyon, Monument
             272      Canyon, Tin Cup Mesa, Cross Canyon, Nokai Dome, Grand Gulch, Fish and Owl Creek
             273      Canyons, Comb Ridge, Road Canyon, The Tabernacle, Lime Creek, San Juan River, and
             274      Valley of the Gods, according to the region map entitled "San Juan" linked at the webpage
             275      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             276      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             277      2011;
             278          (xiv) in Sevier County: Rock Canyon, Mussentuchit Badland, Limestone Cliffs, and
             279      Jones' Bench, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at the webpage
             280      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             281      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,


             282      2011;
             283          (xv) in Tooele County:
             284          (A) Silver Island Mountains, Crater Island East, Grassy Mountains North, Grassy
             285      Mountains South, Stansbury Island, Cedar Mountains North, Cedar Mountains Central, Cedar
             286      Mountains South, North Stansbury Mountains, Oquirrh Mountains, and Big Hollow, according
             287      to the region map entitled "Great Basin North" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             288      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             289      webpage existed on February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as
             290      wilderness under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006; and
             291          (B) Ochre Mountain, Deep Creek Mountains, Dugway Mountains, Indian Peaks, and
             292      Lion Peak, according to the region map entitled "Great Basin Central" linked in the webpage
             293      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             294      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             295      2011;
             296          (xvi) in Uintah County:
             297          (A) White River, Lower Bitter Creek, Sunday School Canyon, Dragon Canyon, Wolf
             298      Point, Winter Ridge, Seep Canyon, Bitter Creek, Hideout Canyon, Sweetwater Canyon, and
             299      Hell's Hole, according to the region map entitled "Book Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled
             300      "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             301      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             302      2011; and
             303          (B) Lower Flaming Gorge, Crouse Canyon Stone Bridge Draw, Diamond Mountain,
             304      Wild Mountain, Split Mountain Benches, Vivas Cake Hill, Split Mountain Benches South,
             305      Beach Draw, Stuntz Draw, Moonshine Draw, Bourdette Draw, and Bull Canyon, according to
             306      the region map entitled "Dinosaur" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for
             307      Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             308      existed on February 17, 2011;
             309          (xvii) in Washington County: Couger Canyon, Docs Pass, Slaughter Creek, Butcher


             310      Knife Canyon, Square Top, Scarecrow Creek, Beaver Dam Wash, Beaver Dam Mountains
             311      North, Beaver Dam Mountains South, Joshua Tree, Beaver Dam Wilderness Expansion, Red
             312      Mountain, Cottonwood Canyon, Taylor Canyon, LaVerkin Creek, Beartrap Canyon, Deep
             313      Creek, Black Ridge, Red Butte, Kolob Creek, Goose Creek, Dry Creek, Zion National Park
             314      Adjacents, Crater Hill, The Watchman, and Canaan Mountain, according to the region map
             315      entitled "Zion/Mohave" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in
             316      Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on
             317      February 17, 2011, excluding the areas that Congress designated as wilderness and
             318      conservation areas under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009; and
             319          (xviii) in Wayne County:
             320          (A) Sweetwater Reef, Upper Horseshoe Canyon, and Labyrinth Canyon, according to
             321      the region map entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal
             322      for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage
             323      existed on February 17, 2011;
             324          (B) Flat Tops and Dirty Devil, according to the region map entitled "Glen Canyon,"
             325      which is available by clicking the link entitled "Dirty Devil" at the webpage entitled "Citizen's
             326      Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the
             327      webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             328          (C) Fremont Gorge, Pleasant Creek Bench, Notom Bench, Mount Ellen, and Bull
             329      Mountain, according to the region map entitled "Henry Mountains" linked at the webpage
             330      entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             331      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             332      2011; and
             333          (D) Capital Reef Adjacents, Muddy Creek, Wild Horse Mesa, North Blue Flats, Red
             334      Desert, and Factory Butte, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael Swell" linked at
             335      the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             336      http://www.protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17,
             337      2011.


             338          (b) "Subject lands" also includes all BLM and Forest Service lands in the state that are
             339      not Wilderness Area or Wilderness Study Areas;
             340          (c) "Subject lands" does not include the following lands that are the subject of
             341      consideration for a possible federal lands bill and should be managed according to the 2008
             342      Price BLM Field Office Resource Management Plan until a federal lands bill provides
             343      otherwise:
             344          (i) Turtle Canyon and Desolation Canyon according to the region map entitled "Book
             345      Cliffs" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             346      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011;
             347          (ii) Labyrinth Canyon, Duma Point, and Horseshoe Point, according to the region map
             348      entitled "Canyonlands Basin" linked in the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness
             349      in Utah" at http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February
             350      17, 2011; and
             351          (iii) Devil's Canyon, Sid's Mountain, Mexican Mountain, San Rafael Reef, Hondu
             352      Country, Cedar Mountain, and Wild Horse, according to the region map entitled "San Rafael
             353      Swell" linked at the webpage entitled "Citizen's Proposal for Wilderness in Utah" at
             354      http://protectwildutah.org/proposal/index.html as the webpage existed on February 17, 2011.
             355          [(20)] (21) "Uintah Basin Energy Zone" means BLM, Forest Service, and SITLA lands
             356      situated in the following townships in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties, as more fully
             357      illustrated in the map prepared by the Uintah County GIS Department in February 2012 entitled
             358      "Uintah Basin Utah Energy Zone":
             359          (a) in Daggett County, Township 3N Range 17 E, Township 3N Range 18E, Township
             360      3N Range 19E, Township 3N Range 20E, Township 3N Range 22E, Township 3N Range 23E,
             361      Township 3N Range 24E, Township 3N Range 25E, Township 2N Range 17E, Township 2N
             362      Range 18E, Township 2N Range 19E, Township 2N Range 20E, Township 2N Range 21E, and
             363      Township 2S Range 25E;
             364          (b) in Duchesne County, Township 3N Range 4W, Township 3N Range 3W, Township
             365      3N Range 2W, Township 3N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 6W, Township 2N Range 5W,


             366      Township 2N Range 4W, Township 2N Range 3W, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 1N
             367      Range 9W, Township 1N Range 8W, Township 1N Range 7W, Township 1N Range 6W,
             368      Township 1S Range 9W, Township 1S Range 8W, Township 4S Range 9W, Township 4S
             369      Range 3W, Township 4S Range 2W, Township 4S Range 1W, Township 8S Range 15E,
             370      Township 8S Range 16E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 5S Range 9W, Township 5S
             371      Range 3W, Township 9S Range 15E, Township 9S Range 16E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             372      Township 6S Range 9W, Township 6S Range 8W, Township 6S Range 7W, Township 6S
             373      Range 6W, Township 6S Range 5W, Township 6S Range 3W, Township 10S Range 15E,
             374      Township 10S Range 16E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 7S Range 9W, Township 7S
             375      Range 8W, Township 7S Range 7W, Township 7S Range 6W, Township 7S Range 5W,
             376      Township 7S Range 4W, Township 10S Range 11E, Township 10S Range 12E, Township 10S
             377      Range 13E, Township 10S Range 14E, Township 10S Range 15E, Township 10S Range 16E,
             378      Township 10S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 10E, Township 11S Range 11E, Township
             379      11S Range 12E, Township 11S Range 13E, Township 11S Range 14E, Township 11S Range
             380      15E, Township 11S Range 16E, and Township 11S Range 17E; and
             381          (c) in Uintah County: Township 2S Range 18E, Township 2S Range 19E, Township
             382      2S Range 20E, Township 2S Range 21E, Township 2S Range 22E, Township 2S Range 23E,
             383      Township 2S Range 24E, Township 2N Range 1W, Township 2N Range 1E, Township 2N
             384      Range 2E, Township 3S Range 18E, Township 3S Range 19E, Township 3S Range 20E,
             385      Township 3S Range 21E, Township 3S Range 22E, Township 3S Range 23E, Township 3S
             386      Range 24E, Township 4S Range 19E, Township 4S Range 20E, Township 4S Range 21E,
             387      Township 4S Range 22E, Township 4S Range 23E, Township 4S Range 24E, Township 4S
             388      Range 25E, Township 5S Range 19E, Township 5S Range 20E, Township 5S Range 21E,
             389      Township 5S Range 22E, Township 5S Range 23E, Township 5S Range 24E, Township 5S
             390      Range 25E, Township 6S Range 19E, Township 6S Range 20E, Township 6S Range 21E,
             391      Township 6S Range 22E, Township 6S Range 23E, Township 6S Range 24E, Township 6S
             392      Range 25E, Township 7S Range 19E, Township 7S Range 20E, Township 7S Range 21E,
             393      Township 7S Range 22E, Township 7S Range 23E, Township 7S Range 24E, Township 7S


             394      Range 25E, Township 8S Range 17E, Township 8S Range 18E, Township 8S Range 19E,
             395      Township 8S Range 20E, Township 8S Range 21E, Township 8S Range 22E, Township 8S
             396      Range 23E, Township 8S Range 24E, Township 8S Range 25E, Township 9S Range 17E,
             397      Township 9S Range 18E, Township 9S Range 19E, Township 9S Range 20E, Township 9S
             398      Range 21E, Township 9S Range 22E, Township 9S Range 23E, Township 9S Range 24E,
             399      Township 9S Range 25E, Township 10S Range 17E, Township 10S Range 18E, Township 10S
             400      Range 19E, Township 10S Range 20E, Township 10S Range 21E, Township 10S Range 22E,
             401      Township 10S Range 23E, Township 10S Range 24E, Township 10S Range 25E, Township
             402      11S Range 17E, Township 11S Range 18E, Township 11S Range 19E, Township 11S Range
             403      20E, Township 11S Range 21E, Township 11S Range 22E, Township 11S Range 23E,
             404      Township 11S Range 24E, Township 11S Range 25E, Township 12S Range 20E, Township
             405      12S Range 21E, Township 12S Range 22E, Township 12S Range 23E, Township 12S Range
             406      24E, Township 12S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 20E, Township 13S Range 21E,
             407      Township 13S Range 22E, Township 13S Range 23E, Township 13S Range 24E, Township
             408      13S Range 25E, Township 13S Range 26 E, Township 14S Range 21E, Township 14S Range
             409      22E, Township 14S Range 23E, Township 14S Range 24E, Township 14S Range 25E, and
             410      Township 14S Range 26E.
             411          [(21)] (22) "Wilderness" is as defined in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1131.
             412          [(22)] (23) "Wilderness area" means those BLM and Forest Service lands added to the
             413      National Wilderness Preservation System by an act of Congress.
             414          [(23)] (24) "Wilderness Preservation System" means the Wilderness Preservation
             415      System established in 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1131 et seq.
             416          [(24)] (25) "WSA" and "Wilderness Study Area" mean the BLM lands in Utah that
             417      were identified as having the necessary wilderness character and were classified as wilderness
             418      study areas during the BLM wilderness review conducted between 1976 and 1993 by authority
             419      of 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1782 and labeled as Wilderness Study Areas within the final report of the
             420      President of the United States to the United States Congress in 1993.
             421          Section 2. Section 63J-8-105 is amended to read:


             422           63J-8-105. Maps available for public review.
             423          A printed copy of the maps referenced in Subsections 63J-8-102 [(11) and (19)] (8),
             424      (20), and (21) shall be available for inspection by the public at the offices of the Utah
             425      Association of Counties.
             426          Section 3. Section 63J-8-105.7 is enacted to read:
             427          63J-8-105.7. Green River Energy Zone established -- Findings -- Management and
             428      land use priorities.
             429          (1) There is established the Green River Energy Zone in Carbon and Emery Counties
             430      for the purpose of maximizing efficient and responsible development of energy and mineral
             431      resources.
             432          (2) The land area and boundaries of the Green River Energy Zone are described in
             433      63J-8-102 (8) and illustrated on the maps described in Section 63J-8-105 .
             434          (3) The state finds that:
             435          (a) the lands comprising the Green River Energy Zone contain abundant world-class
             436      deposits of energy and mineral resources, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil sands,
             437      gilsonite, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, and copper, as well as areas with high wind and solar
             438      energy potential;
             439          (b) for lands within the Carbon County portion of the Green River Energy Zone, the
             440      highest management priority is the responsible management, development, and extraction of
             441      existing energy and mineral resources in order to provide long-term domestic energy and
             442      supplies for Utah and the United States; and
             443          (c) for lands within the Emery County portion of the Green River Energy Zone:
             444          (i) the responsible management and development of existing energy and mineral
             445      resources in order to provide long-term domestic energy and supplies for Utah and the United
             446      States is a high management priority; and
             447          (ii) the management priority described in Subsection (3)(c)(i) should be balanced with
             448      the following high management priorities:
             449          (A) watershed health;


             450          (B) water storage and water delivery systems;
             451          (C) Emery County Heritage Sites;
             452          (D) facilities and resources associated with the domestic livestock industry;
             453          (E) wildlife and wildlife habitat; and
             454          (F) recreation opportunities.
             455          (4) The state supports:
             456          (a) efficient and responsible full development of all existing energy and mineral
             457      resources located within the Green River Energy Zone, including oil, oil shale, natural gas, oil
             458      sands, gilsonite, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources; and
             459          (b) a cooperative management approach by federal agencies, the state of Utah, and
             460      local governments to achieve broadly supported management plans for the full development of
             461      all energy and mineral resources within the Green River Energy Zone.
             462          (5) The state requests that the federal agencies that administer lands within the Green
             463      River Energy Zone:
             464          (a) fully cooperate and coordinate with the state of Utah and with Carbon and Emery
             465      Counties to develop, amend, and implement land and resource management plans and to
             466      implement management decisions that are consistent with the purposes, goals, and policies
             467      described in this section to the maximum extent allowed under federal law;
             468          (b) expedite the processing, granting, and streamlining of mineral and energy leases
             469      and applications to drill, extract, and otherwise develop all existing energy and mineral
             470      resources located within the Green River Energy Zone, including oil, natural gas, oil shale, oil
             471      sands, gilsonite, coal, phosphate, gold, uranium, copper, solar, and wind resources;
             472          (c) allow continued maintenance and increased development of roads, power lines,
             473      pipeline infrastructure, and other utilities necessary to achieve the goals, purposes, and policies
             474      described in this section;
             475          (d) refrain from any planning decisions and management actions that will undermine,
             476      restrict, or diminish the goals, purposes, and policies for the Green River Energy Zone as stated
             477      in this section; and


             478          (e) refrain from implementing a policy that is contrary to the goals and purposes within
             479      this section.
             480          (6) The state calls upon Congress to establish an intergovernmental standing
             481      commission, with membership consisting of representatives from the United States
             482      government, the state of Utah, and local governments to guide and control planning and
             483      management actions in the Green River Energy Zone in order to achieve and maintain the
             484      goals, purposes, and policies described in this section.
             485          (7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the state's grazing and livestock
             486      policies and plans on land within the Green River Energy Zone shall continue to be governed
             487      by Sections 63J-4-401 and 63J-8-104 .
             488          Section 4. Effective date.
             489          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             490      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             491      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             492      the date of veto override.
             493          Section 5. Coordinating S.B. 277 with H.B. 382 -- Technical and merging
             494      amendments.
             495          If this S.B. 277 and H.B. 382, Escalante Region Grazing Zone, both pass and become
             496      law, the Legislature intends that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel shall
             497      prepare the Utah Code database for publication as follows:
             498          (1) change all cross references in Section 63J-8-105 to reflect the renumbering that
             499      resulted from merging Section 63J-8-102 ; and
             500          (2) change the cross reference in Subsection 63J-8-105.7 (2) from "63J-8-102(8)" to
             501      "63J-8-102(9)".


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