"The mining of coal, minerals, oil and natural gas production play an important part in Utah's economy, and without these natural resources we would not enjoy the standard of living we do in our modern society. The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining ensures our access to these natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner, while our Abandoned Mine Program works to protect the public from the dangers of unregulated past mining practices. Our employees really do make it happen."

John R. Baza
Director, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining


Public Hearing - Geneva Point of the Mountain Expansion

Public comments received to date warrant an Informal Hearing as per R647-4-116.4, but due to the complexity of the substantive comments and Requests for Agency Action, the hearing that was scheduled for November 18 has been postponed. More information regarding the new date, time, format and expectations for the hearing will be posted as soon as possible. The Division anticipates that the new hearing date will be in January 2023.

The public comment period for this expansion has expired, and additional public comments are no longer accepted.

Public Notice - Black Rock Sand and Gravel Co., LLC

Delegation From Kazakhstan Meets With Director John Baza and Other Utah Organizations

In early November, Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Director John Baza, Office of Energy Development Director Greg Todd, and Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity Program Director Franz Kolb met with a delegation from Kazakhstan and representatives of various Utah organizations including the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. Read more here