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The purpose of this handbook is to assist interested persons in understanding and complying with the various laws, regulations, and procedures associated with the development of geothermal resources in Utah. Included in the Handbook are lists of the main permits required and the names of agencies and persons associated with permits; a summary of pertinent laws, regulations, and permits; and charts outlining typical development and permitting procedures. The Handbook is intended as a general guide; the best and most reliable guidance for a prospective developer is through direct interaction with the respective regulatory agencies.


DOE/ID/12016-2 Utah Geothermal Commercialization Program, Utah Division of Water Rights Prepared for U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Geothermal Energy