We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), are announcing receipt of a proposed amendment to the Utah regulatory program (hereinafter, the ``Utah program'') under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (``SMCRA'' or ``the Act''). Utah proposes a change to the Judicial Code, Title 78 of the Utah Code, that requires plaintiffs who obtain temporary relief (administrative stay or preliminary injunction) in an environmental action to post a surety bond or equivalent pending state judicial review. Utah sent the amendment to include changes made at its own initiative. This document gives the times and locations that the Utah program and proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested.
Agency Contact: Kenneth Walker, Telephone: (303)293- 5012. Internet: KWalker@osmre.gov.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on July 12, 2012.