Salt Lake Attorney Harold Christensen told the Deseret News Wednesday that, if confirmed by the Senate, he plans "to serve out the responsibilities" as deputy attorney general.

Christensen faces a confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee July 28. He has been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Edwin Meese III in the Justice Department's top job but refused to comment."No I have not," Christensen replied to questions about whether he has had any indication that he might be named attorney general or if he had spoken to Meese or President Reagan on the subject.

He declined to comment on whether he would accept the job if it were offered him.