Underground Facilities Damage Dispute Board
Public Service Commission
54-8a-13 UCA
N/A
0 times per year
3 years
No
No
No
No
Yes
Active
Widerburg, Gary
801-530-6713


(1) There is created within the commission the Underground Facilities Damage Dispute Board to arbitrate a dispute arising from:
(a) an operator's or excavator's violation of this chapter; and
(b) damage caused by excavation during an emergency.
(2) The board consists of five members appointed by the governor as follows:
(a) one member from a list of names provided to the governor by a group representing operators;
(b) one member from a list of names provided to the governor by the Associated General Contractors;
(c) one member from a list of names provided to the governor by Blue Stakes of Utah;
(d) one member from a list of names provided to the governor by the Utah Home Builders Association; and
(e) one member from the Division of Public Utilities.
(3)
(a) A member of the board:
(i) shall be appointed for a three-year term; and
(ii) may continue to serve until the member's successor takes office.
(b) At the time of appointment, the governor shall stagger the terms of the members to ensure that approximately 1/3 of the members of the board are reappointed each year.
(c) A vacancy in the board shall be filled:
(i) for the unexpired term; and
(ii) in the same manner as the board member is initially appointed.
(d) The board shall select an alternate for a specific board member to serve on a specific case if it becomes necessary to replace a member who has a conflict of interest because a dispute involves that member or that member's employer.
(4) Three members of the board constitute a quorum.

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Positions
Board member Type Qualification Original Appointment Current Appointment Expiration
Bangerter, Jordan Member Utah Home Builders Assoc. Rep. 4/2/2009 07/01/2018 7/1/2021
Holdaway, B.J. Member member from a list of names provided to the governor by the Associated General Contractors 4/2/2009 08/01/2015 7/1/2019
Huntsman, Paul C. Member member from a list of names provided to the governor by Blue Stakes of Utah 6/1/2014 07/01/2017 7/1/2020
Welch, Brad Member member from a list of names provided to the governor by a group representing operators 12/20/2019 12/20/2019 12/31/2022
Zadeh, Al Member Division of Public Utilities 7/1/2008 07/01/2011 N/A