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Proposed Rule Changes

The following table gives information and links for water quality rules which are currently under revision. The official publication for announcing such changes is the Utah State Bulletin, published on the 1st and 15th of each month by the Division of Administrative Rules (DAR) and available on their Website.

Changes are proposed for the following rules. You are invited to comment on them by Email directly to the respective contact person, or by postal service to:

Erica Gaddis, Director
Division of Water Quality
PO Box 144870
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4870

Proposed Changes

The Subject is linked to the DAR Form and the proposed text.

Subject Contact Person (Email) Public Hearing Comments Close
(Amendment) R317-1-8 Penalty Criteria for Civil Settlement Negotiations Harry Campbell None 10/16/2017
       

Completed Actions

The Subject is linked to the DAR Form and the proposed text.

Subject Rule Number Contact Person (Email) Action Taken (Effective Date)
2017
(Change in Proposed Rule) R317-1 Definitions and General Requirements, with new Section R317-1-10 Independent Scientific Review R317-1 Erica Gaddis 3/27/2017
(Amendment) R317-1 Definitions and General Requirements, with new Section R317-1-10 Independent Scientific Review R317-1 Erica Gaddis Filed Change in Proposed Rule 2/1/2017
(Amendment) R317-1-7 TMDLs, Incorporate new TMDL for Nine Mile Creek for temperature R317-1-7 Lucy Parham 1/30/2017
2016
(Amendment) R317-1-3 Requirements for Waste Discharges R317-1-3 John Mackey 2/25/2016
(Amendment) Rule R317-4 Onsite Wastewater Systems R317-4 John Mackey 1/1/2016
2015
(Change in Proposed Rule) Subsection R317-2-7.1.c and Section R317-2-14, Table 2.14.1 revised in response to comments received during the comment period R317-2 Chris Bittner 11/30/2015
(Amendment) Rule R317-2, Standards of Quality for Waters of the State, specifically Subsection R317-2-7.1 and Section R317-2-14 Tables 2.14.1, 2.14.2, and 2.14.3b R317-2 Chris Bittner Filed Change in Proposed Rule
09/28/2015
(Amendment) Rule R317-101, Utah Wastewater Project Assistance Program R317-101 John Cook 09/24/2015
(Amendment) Subsection R317-10-8. Utah Wastewater Operator Certification Council. R317-10-8 Judy Etherington 04/29/2015
2014
(2nd Change in Proposed Rule) Section R317-1-3. Requirements for Waste Discharges. New technology-based limits for controlling nutrient pollution. R317-1-3 uwqcomments@utah.gov 01/01/2015
(Change in Proposed Rule) Section R317-1-3. Requirements for Waste Discharges. New technology-based limits for controlling nutrient pollution. R317-1-3 uwqcomments@utah.gov Filed 2nd Change in Proposed Rule on 09/30/2014
(Amendment) Section R317-1-3. Requirements for Waste Discharges. New technology-based limits for controlling nutrient pollution. Background, Studies, Comments, and Responses. R317-1-3 uwqcomments@utah.gov Filed Change in Proposed Rule 09/2/2014
(Amendment) Rule R317-10. Certification of Wastewater Works Operators. R317-10 Judy Etherington 08/27/2014
(Repeal and Reenact) Rule R317-12. General Requirements: Tax Exemption for Water Pollution Control Equipment. R317-12 John Cook 08/27/2014
(Amendment) Section R317-1-7. TMDLs. Incorporate Completed TMDL studies for Rockport Reservoir and Echo Reservoir. R317-1-7 Carl Adams 08/01/2014
(Amendment) Numeric Criteria, Standards of Quality for Waters of the State, R317-2-14. Filed Change in Proposed Rule to become effective July 2, 2014. Proposed Site-Specific Standard for Total Dissolved Solids, Blue Creek, Box Elder County, Utah. R317-2-14 Chris Bittner 07/02/2014
(Amendment) Rule R317-550. Rules for Waste Disposal By Liquid Scavenger Operations. R317-550 Judy Etherington 07/30/2014
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-1-7. TMDLs. R317-1-7 Michael Allred 03/27/2014
(Repeal and Reenact) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-5, Large Underground Wastewater Disposal (LUWD) Systems. R317-5 David Snyder 03/26/2014
2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-6-6. Implementation. R317-6 Dan Hall 10/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-401. Graywater Systems. R317-401 Dave Wham E09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-12. General Requirements: Tax Exemption for Water Pollution Control Equipment. R317-12 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-7. Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program. R317-7 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-6. Ground Water Quality Protection. R317-6 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-5. Large Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems R317-5 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-3. Design Requirements for Wastewater Collection, Treatment and Disposal Systems. R317-3 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-1. Definitions and General Requirements. R317-1 Dave Wham 09/24/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-11. Certification Required to Design, Inspect and Maintain Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems, or Conduct Soil Evaluations or Percolation Tests for Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems R317-11 Judy Etherington 09/01/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-2. Standards of Quality for Waters of the State. Filed Change in Proposed Rule for publication on 7/15/2013 with no additional comments being requested R317-2 Chris Bittner 08/19/2013
(New Rule) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-15. R317-15 William Damery 08/19/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, Section R317-1-1. Definitions Filed Change in Proposed Rule for publication on 7/15/2013 with no additional comments being requested R317-1-1 Chris Bittner 08/19/2013
(Repeal and Reenact) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-4. Onsite Wastewater Systems. R317-4 David Snyder 09/01/2013
(Amendment) Environmental Quality, Water Quality, R317-8. Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES). R317-8 Don Hall 07/01/2013
Environmental Quality, Administration R305-7 Administrative Procedures (New Rule) and Repeal of R305-6. R305-7 and Repeal of R305-6 Laura Lockhart Filed Change in Proposed Rule; Effective 01/31/2013
2012
(Amendment) R317-1-7. TMDLs. Incorporate by reference the completed and approved Jordan River TMDL Water Quality Study - Phase 1. R317-1-7 Dave Wham 09/26/2012
(Amendment) R317-11. Certification Required to Design, Inspect and Maintain Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems, or Conduct Percolation and Soil Tests for Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems
  • Response to Comments Received
R317-11 Judy Etherington 06/27/2012
(New Rule) R317-801. Utah Sewer Management Program (USMP) R317-801 John Kennington 06/21/2012
(Amendment): R317-2 Standards of Quality for Waters of the State
  • Original Filing
  • Supporting Documentation
R317-2 Chris Bittner 04/01/2012
(Amendment): Rule R317-8. Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) (Pesticide Application Permitting) R317-8 John Kennington 01/25/2012
(Amendment): R317-2 Standards of Quality for Waters of the State
  • Supporting Documentation
R317-2 Chris Bittner Published Change in Proposed Rule 02/15/2012
2011
(Amendment) R317-10 Certification of Wastewater Works Operators R317-10 Judy Etherington 10/26/2011
(Repeal and Reenact): R317-9 Administrative Procedures R317-9 Dave Wham 08/29/2011
(Proposed Rule) R317-801 Utah Sewer Management Program (USMP) R317-301 John Kennington Not Adopted
(Amendment) R317-1-7 TMDLs R317-1-7 Dave Wham 04/13/2011
2010
(Amendment) R317-1-7 TMDLs R317-1-7 Dave Wham 11/19/2010
(Change in Proposed Rule): R317-2. Standards of Quality for Waters of the State Supporting Documents
  • Comments and Responses for DWQ Proposed Change in Rule for R317-1 and R317-2, February 2010 (8.27 MB file)
  • A summary of proposed changes and rationale is available here. Additional supporting information discussed at the 10/29/2009 Water Quality Standards Workgroup Meeting is available here.
  • Draft Report: Development of an Assessment Framework for the Impounded Wetlands of Great Salt Lake.
  • Hearing held 01/11/2010
    • Agenda
    • Recording of the Hearing (15.5MB, .wma)
R317-2 Christopher Bittner 04/01/2010
(Change in Proposed Rule): R317-1-1. Definitions R317-1-1 Christopher Bittner 04/01/2010
(Amendment): R317-2. Standards of Quality for Waters of the State R317-2 Christopher Bittner Published "Change in Proposed Rule" 02/15/2010
(Amendment): R317-1-1. Definitions R317-1-1 Christopher Bittner Published "Change in Proposed Rule" 02/15/2010
2009
(Amendment): R317-5. Large Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems R317-5 David Snyder 04/07/2009
(Amendment): R317-3-1.  Technical and Procedural Requirements R317-3-1 Paul Krauth 04/07/2009
(Amendment): R317-1-9.  Electronic Submissions and Electronic Signatures R317-1-9 Matt Garn 06/11/2009
(Amendment): R317-8.  Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System R317-8 Matt Garn 04/07/2009
(Amendments): R317-2, Standards of Quality for Waters of the State R317-2 William Moellmer 01/12/2009