This document includes House Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Fri, Feb 2, 2024 at 2:38 PM by housengrossing.
Representative Calvin R. Musselman proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Calvin R. Musselman

Senate Sponsor: Kirk A. Cullimore


8     General Description:
9          This bill requires the Office of Energy Development to conduct a study analyzing
10     Utah's energy fuels infrastructure and supply chain.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines terms;
14          ▸     directs the Office of Energy Development to study the feasibility and benefits of
15     establishing a transportation, heating, and electricity-generating fuel storage reserve
16     in the state;
17          ▸     specifies study requirements and considerations;
18          ▸     allows the Office of Energy Development to contract with consultants for the study;
19     and
20          ▸     requires a status update on the progress toward the study results and
21     recommendations.
22     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
23          None
24     Other Special Clauses:
25          None

26     Utah Code Sections Affected:
27     ENACTS:
28          79-6-404, Utah Code Annotated 1953

30     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
31          Section 1. Section 79-6-404 is enacted to read:
32          79-6-404. Authority to study transportation, heating, and electricity-generating
33     fuel storage reserve.
34          (1) As used in this section, "energy fuel" means transportation, heating, and
35     electricity-generating fuels used in the state.
36          (2) The office shall conduct a study analyzing the potential benefits, risks, feasibility,
37     and requirements of establishing a Utah transportation, heating, and electricity-generating fuel
38     storage reserve.
39          (3) A study conducted under this section shall evaluate:
40          (a) current and predicted energy fuel consumption patterns and needs for the state;
41          (b) existing energy fuel infrastructure in the state, including refineries, powerplants,
42     pipelines, railroads, transmission lines, and storage facilities;
43          (c) strengths and vulnerabilities in the state's regional and national energy fuel supply
44     chains;
45          (d) impacts on energy fuel availability from natural disasters, accidents, or other
46     causes;
47          (e) feasibility of storage options to mitigate supply risks, including:
48          (i) optimal locations, including salt caverns located in the state;
49          (ii) ownership structures;
50          (iii) inventory management;
51          (iv) strategies for prioritizing fuel supplies in emergency situations;
52          (v) accessibility protocols; and
53          (vi) funding mechanisms;
54          (f) opportunities to work with industry to serve strategic initiatives and critical needs;
55     and
56          (g) economic modeling to analyze required state energy fuel reserve sizes and costs.

57          (4) Ĥ→ In conducting a study under this section, ←Ĥ Ĥ→ [
The] the ←Ĥ office may Ĥ→
57a     :
57b          (a) ←Ĥ contract with independent experts and consultants Ĥ→ [
to assist with the
58     study described in this section.
] ; and

58a          (b) coordinate with private industry and others with relevant expertise. ←Ĥ
59          (5) The office shall present a status update on the study in a report to the Public
60     Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee by November 30, 2024.
61          Section 2. Effective date.
62          This bill takes effect on May 1, 2024.