Utah Admin. Code R645-303-300 - Transfer, Assignment, or Sale of Permit Rights

310. General Information. No transfer, assignment, or sale of rights granted by a permit will be made without the prior written approval of the Division. At its discretion, the Division may allow a prospective successor in interest to engage in coal mining and reclamation operations under the permit during the pendency of an application for approval of a transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights submitted under R645-303-320, provided that the prospective successor in interest can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Division that sufficient bond coverage will remain in place.
320. Application Requirements. An applicant for approval of the transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights will:
321. Provide the Division with an application for approval of the proposed transfer, assignment, or sale including:
321.100. The name and address of the existing permittee and permit number or other identifier;
321.200. A brief description of the proposed action requiring approval; and
321.300. The legal, financial, compliance, and related information required by R645-301-100 for the applicant for approval of the transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights;
322. Advertise the filing of the application in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the operations involved, indicating the name and address of the applicant, the permittee, the permit number or other identifier, the geographic location of the permit, and the address to which written comments may be sent; and
323. Obtain appropriate performance bond coverage in an amount sufficient to cover the proposed operations, as required under R645-301-800.
330. Public Participation. Any person having an interest which is or may be adversely affected by a decision on the transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights, including an official of any federal, state, or local government agency, may submit written comments on the application to the Division, within 30 days of the advertisement publication described under R645-303-322.
340. Criteria for Approval. The Division may allow a permittee to transfer, assign, or sell permit rights to a successor, if it finds in writing that the successor:
341. Is eligible to receive a permit in accordance with R645-300-132 and R645-300-133;
342. Has submitted a performance bond or other guarantee, or obtained the bond coverage of the original permittee, as required by R645-301-800; and
343. Meets any other requirements specified by the Division.
350. Notification.
351. The Division will notify the permittee, the successor, commentators, and the Office of its findings.
352. The successor will immediately provide notice to the Division of the consummation of the transfer, assignment, or sale of permit rights.
360. Continued Operation Under Existing Permit. The successor in interest will assume the liability and reclamation responsibilities of the existing permit and will conduct the coal mining and reclamation operations in full compliance with the State Program and the terms and conditions of the existing permit, unless the applicant has obtained a new or revised permit as provided in the R645-200, R645-300, R645-301, R645-302-100 through R645-302-290, R645-302-310, R645-302-320, and R645-303.


Utah Admin. Code R645-303-300

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