(1)  There is created within state government the Department of Environmental Quality. The department shall be administered by an executive director.

Terms Used In Utah Code 19-1-104

  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Quality. See Utah Code 19-1-103
  • Executive director: means the executive director of the department appointed pursuant to Section 19-1-104. See Utah Code 19-1-103
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
(2)  The executive director shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the Senate and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

(3)  The executive director shall have demonstrated the necessary administrative and professional ability through education and experience to efficiently and effectively manage the department’s affairs.

(4)  The Legislature shall fix the compensation of the executive director in accordance with Title 67, Chapter 22, State Officer Compensation.

Amended by Chapter 176, 2002 General Session