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Resource Development Coordinating Committee

The Resource Development Coordinating Committee (RDCC) assists the state planning coordinator in fulfilling the responsibilities of reviewing and coordinating technical and policy actions that may affect the physical resources of the state and facilitates the exchange of information on those actions among state agencies and other levels of government.

Federal law provides for states collaboration and participation throughout the federal project planning process. The RDCC includes representatives from the state agencies who are generally involved in public lands management. Committee members communicate through the RDCC by submitting projects for review or by commenting on federal, state, or local proposed actions.

State agency comments not only make known a project’s potential for positive or adverse impacts, but also provides recommendations for mitigation. When necessary, the RDCC staff coordinates and facilitates state agency comments by publishing a unified state comment.

The RDCC coordinates the review of many proposed public land planning and development projects, including:

  • forest health and watershed improvement plans
  • wetland reviews
  • use of public range resources by livestock operators and wildlife
  • oil and gas and mining development
  • use of public lands by off-road vehicles and other recreational opportunities

Current status of every project can be viewed through the RDCC Project Management System.



PLPCO promotes the responsible use and preservation of archaeological resources and is responsible for issuing permits to conduct archaeological work on lands owned or controlled by the state, its political subdivisions, and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

Archaeology Permitting
Principal Investigator Permit 
(to Conduct Archaeological Surveys)

Issued to qualified individuals to conduct surveys on state land and is required by the Utah State Historic Preservation Office to access archaeology site files and receive site and project numbers.

Archaeology Excavation Permit

Issued to permitted principal investigators who need to perform testing or excavation of archaeological resources on state lands.

Application Submissions

Applications and supporting documentation can be e-mailed to or sent to:

Kristopher Carambelas, RPA
Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office
3760 S. Highland Dr., 3rd Floor
Milcreek City, UT 84106

Please allow for a 30-day review period for both types of permits.

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