Current as of: 2010
(1) The board may:
(a) make rules in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act:
(i) establishing standards that prescribe the maximum contaminant levels in any public water system and provide for monitoring, record-keeping, and reporting of water quality related matters;
(ii) governing design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public water systems;
(iii) granting variances and exemptions to the requirements established under this chapter that are not less stringent than those allowed under federal law;
(iv) protecting watersheds and water sources used for public water systems; and
(v) governing capacity development in compliance with Section 1420 of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C.A. 300f et seq.;
(b) issue orders necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter, enforce the orders by appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings, and institute judicial proceedings to secure compliance with this chapter;
(c) (i) hold a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding relating to the administration of this chapter and compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of documents and other evidence, administer oaths and take testimony, and receive evidence as necessary;
(ii) appoint hearing officers to conduct a hearing that is not an adjudicative proceeding and authorize them to exercise powers under Subsection (1)(c)(i);
(iii) receive a proposed dispositive action from an administrative law judge as provided by Section 19-1-301; and
(iv) (A) approve, approve with modifications, or disapprove a proposed dispositive action; or
(B) return the proposed dispositive action to the administrative law judge for further action as directed;
(d) require the submission to the executive secretary of plans and specifications for construction of, substantial addition to, or alteration of public water systems for review and approval by the board before that action begins and require any modifications or impose any conditions that may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(e) advise, consult, cooperate with, provide technical assistance to, and enter into agreements, contracts, or cooperative arrangements with state, federal, or interstate agencies, municipalities, local health departments, educational institutions, or others necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and to support the laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations of local jurisdictions;
(f) request and accept financial assistance from other public agencies, private entities, and the federal government to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(g) develop and implement an emergency plan to protect the public when declining drinking water quality or quantity creates a serious health risk and issue emergency orders if a health risk is imminent;
(h) authorize employees or agents of the department, after reasonable notice and presentation of credentials, to enter any part of a public water system at reasonable times to inspect the facilities and water quality records required by board rules, conduct sanitary surveys, take samples, and investigate the standard of operation and service delivered by public water
(i) meet the requirements of federal law related or pertaining to drinking water; and
(j) exercise all other incidental powers necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter.
(2) (a) The board may adopt and enforce standards and establish fees for certification of operators of any public water system.
(b) The board may not require certification of operators for a water system serving a population of 800 or less except:
(i) to the extent required for compliance with Section 1419 of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C.A. 300f et seq.; and
(ii) for a system that is required to treat its drinking water.
(c) The certification program shall be funded from certification and renewal fees.
(3) Routine extensions or repairs of existing public water systems that comply with the rules and do not alter the system's ability to provide an adequate supply of water are exempt from the provisions of Subsection (1)(d).
(4) (a) The board may adopt and enforce standards and establish fees for certification of persons engaged in administering cross connection control programs or backflow prevention assembly training, repair, and maintenance testing.
(b) The certification program shall be funded from certification and renewal fees.
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Current as of: 2010
(a) It is the duty of each and every company, corporation, or individual, owning, operating, or managing such a company in this state, to send to the department of transportation at its office in Nashville, the monthly, quarterly, and annual statements of the operations of such company or individual, if such reports are issued; if not, then such company or individual shall send such reports as may be issued at any special or regular time. The president or chief officer of each and every such company shall, on or before February 1 of each year, make and transmit to the department of transportation at its office in Nashville, under oath of the president or chief officer of the company, a full and true statement of the affairs of the company as the same existed on the preceding January 1, in accordance with the direction and schedules prepared and furnished by the department of transportation.
(b) All common carriers shall send a copy of all safety inspection reports of such common carrier's tracks or track system which are prepared for or made by the federal railroad administration to the department of transportation. "Common carrier" is understood not to apply to private in-plant or intra-plant trackage owned or leased by private corporations which do not engage in serving the public as common carriers.
(c) Any officer, agent, or employee failing or refusing to make, under oath, any report required by the department of transportation, within the time required, or failing or refusing to answer fully under oath, if required, any inquiry propounded by the department of transportation, or who shall, in any way, hinder or obstruct the department of transportation, in the discharge of its duties, commits a Class C misdemeanor.
[Acts 1897, ch. 10, §§ 12, 13; Shan., §§ 3059a37, 3059a38; Code 1932, §§ 5413, 5414; Acts 1979, ch. 423, § 1; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), §§ 65-308, 65-309; Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 113; 1995, ch. 305, § 10.]
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