Utah Admin. Code R657-60-13 - Inspection Stations

Current through Bulletin 2021-24, December 15, 2021

(1) Inspection stations may be established for administrative purposes to interdict the spread of Dreissena mussels consistent with Title 23, Chapter 27, Aquatic Invasive Species Act, and Rule R657-60.
(2) The Division may establish inspection stations at locations authorized under Section 23-27-301 where:
(a) there is a high probability of intercepting conveyances or equipment transporting Dreissena mussels;
(b) there is typically a high level of boat and trailer traffic; or
(c) inspection of conveyances or equipment will provide increased protection against the introduction of Dreissena mussels into a water body that is not classified as infested, suspected, or detected under Section R657-60-2.
(3) Inspection stations shall have adequate space for conveyances or equipment to be stopped, inspected, and if necessary, decontaminated, without interfering with the public's use of highways or presenting a safety risk to the public.
(4) Inspection stations shall have adequate signage providing the public:
(a) notice that the inspection station is open and operational;
(b) notice that all persons transporting conveyances or equipment must stop at the inspection station and submit their conveyance and equipment for inspection; and
(c) an adequate opportunity to safely stop at the inspection station.
(5) Any person transporting a conveyance or equipment is required to stop at an inspection station during its hours of operation and submit that conveyance or equipment to the Division for inspection.
(6) The Division shall conduct an inspection of a conveyance or equipment that is stopped at an inspection station as follows:
(a) Division personnel will determine whether the conveyance or equipment has been in an infested, suspected, or detected water body within the past 30 days.
(b) If the conveyance or equipment has not been in an infested, suspected, or detected water body within the past 30 days, the Division will:
(i) conduct a brief visual inspection of the conveyance or equipment to ensure that there are no visible Dreissena mussels;
(ii) provide educational materials regarding aquatic invasive species risks and regulations in Utah; and
(iii) provide a certificate of inspection to the person in possession of the conveyance or equipment.
(c) If the conveyance or equipment has been in an infested, suspected, or detected water body within the past 30 days, the Division will:
(i) verify all water is drained from the conveyance or equipment, including water held in ballast tanks, bilges, livewells, motors, and other areas of containment;
(ii) verify that the surface of the conveyance or equipment is free of Dreissena mussels, shelled organisms, fish, plants, and mud; and
(iii) verify that the conveyance or equipment has been or will be decontaminated as defined in Subsection R657-60-2(b) before launching in a Utah water body.
(d) The Division may require professional decontamination of conveyances or equipment that have been in an infested, suspected, or detected water within the past 30 days and failed to comply with the draining and cleaning requirements established in Subsection R657-60-5(3).
(7) The Division may issue a certification of inspection and decontamination to persons who complete inspections and any applicable decontamination at an inspection station.
(8) Inspection stations shall be operated in a manner that minimizes the length of time of an inspection while ensuring that conveyances are free from the presence of Dreissena mussels.

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Utah Admin. Code R657-60-13
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2017-7, effective 3/13/2017 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2020-18, effective 9/8/2020

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