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STATE OF UTAH ELECTRIC GENERATION PLANT
SITING REQUIREMENTS

January 9, 2006

There is no single Utah State government agency with primary responsibility for electric generation plant siting.

The following State government agencies that could have some jurisdiction involving electric generation plant siting requirements (list may not be exhaustive) :

  • Public Service Commission of Utah (utility certification issues)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Division of Public Utilities (utility certification issues)
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Division of Air Quality
  • Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
  • Division of Water Quality
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Office of Energy & Resource Planning
  • Division of Wildlife Resources (state land issues)
  • State Parks and Recreation (state land issues)
  • School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
  • Surface Management (school land issues)
  • Labor Commission
  • Occupational Safety & Health Division

Each state agency should be contacted to determine the necessary requirements for the specific proposed project. See attached list of Utah State government agency addresses. Most interconnections in the state would be made with PacifiCorp.

The federal, county and local governments may also have some jurisdiction involving electric generation plant siting requirements.

  • Utah State statute citations:
  • Public Service Commission (and Division of Public Utilities) - UCA Title 54.

Contact other state agencies for specific references.

Utah State Government Agency Addresses:

Public Service Commission of Utah
Mailing Address:
PO Box 45585
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0585
Delivery Address:
160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tel: (801) 530-6716
Fax: (801) 530-6796
Web: http://www.psc.utah.gov

Department of Commerce
Division of Public Utilities
Mailing Address:
SM Box 146751
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6751
Delivery Address:
160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tel: (801) 530-7622
Fax: (801) 530-6512
Web: http://www.publicutilities.utah.gov

Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Air Quality
150 N 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Tel: (801) 536-4000
Web: http://www.deq.utah.gov/eqair/aq_home.htm

Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
288 N 1460 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Tel: (801) 538-6170
Web: http://www.eq.state.ut.us/eqshw/dshw-1.htm

Department of Environmental Quality
Division of Water Quality
288 N 1460 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Tel: (801)538-6416
Web: http://www.waterquality.utah.gov

Department of Natural Resources
Utah Energy Office
1594 W North Temple St, Ste 3610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6480
Tel: (801) 538-5428
Web: http://www.energy.utah.gov

Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources
1594 W North Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Tel: (801) 538-4700
Web: http://www.wildlife.utah.gov

Department of Natural Resources
State Parks and Recreation
1594 W North Temple St, Ste 116
PO Box 145610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5610
Tel: (801) 538-7220
Web: http://www.stateparks.utah.gov

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
Surface Management
675 E 500 S, Ste 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84102-2818
Tel: (801) 538-5100
Web: http://www.utahtrustlands.com/surface

Utah Labor Commission
Utah Occupational Safety and Health Division (UOSH)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 146650
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6650
Delivery Address:
160 E 300 S, 3rd Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tel: (801) 530-6901
Fax: (801) 530-7606
Web: http://laborcommission.utah.gov/index.html