Title 63A. Utah Administrative Services Code Chapter 1

A-5b-702 Standards and requirements for state facilities -- Life-cycle cost effectiveness

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63A-5b-702 Standards and requirements for state facilities -- Life-cycle cost effectiveness.

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Life cycle cost-effective” means the most prudent cost of owning, operating, and maintaining a facility, including the initial cost, energy costs, operation and maintenance costs, repair costs, and the costs of energy conservation and renewable energy systems.

(b) “Renewable energy system” means a system designed to use solar, wind, geothermal power, wood, or other replenishable energy source to heat, cool, or provide electricity to a building.

(2) The director shall, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, make rules:

(a) that establish standards and requirements for determining whether a state facility project is life cycle cost-effective;

(b) for the monitoring of an agency’s operation and maintenance expenditures for a state-owned facility;

(c) to establish standards and requirements for utility metering;

(d) that create an operation and maintenance program for an agency’s facilities;

(e) that establish a methodology for determining reasonably anticipated inflationary costs for each operation and maintenance program described in Subsection (2)(d);

(f) that require an agency to report the amount the agency receives and expends on operation and maintenance; and

(g) that provide for determining the actual cost for operation and maintenance requests for a new facility.

(3) The director shall:

(a) ensure that state-owned facilities, except for facilities under the control of the State Capitol Preservation Board, are life cycle cost-effective;

(b) conduct ongoing facilities audits of state-owned facilities; and

(c) monitor an agency’s operation and maintenance expenditures for state-owned facilities as provided in rules made under Subsection (2)(b).


(a) An agency shall comply with the rules made under Subsection (2) for new facility requests submitted to the Legislature for a session of the Legislature after the 2017 General Session.

(b) The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget shall, for each agency with operation and maintenance expenses, ensure that each required budget for the agency is adjusted in accordance with the rules described in Subsection (2)(e).

Enacted by Chapter 152, 2020 General Session

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