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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 26. Military Affairs, Veterans, and Disasters
- Chapter 20. Homeland Security and Civil Defense
- Section 25. Creation and Duties of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
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AS 26.20.025. Creation and Duties of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
- (a) There is established in the department the Alaska division of homeland security and emergency management, possessing
the powers and duties as set out in this section and as delegated by the adjutant general of the department.
- (b) The Alaska division of homeland security and emergency management, with the concurrence and approval of the adjutant
general of the department, shall prepare and maintain a state homeland security plan and keep it current. The plan may
include provisions for
- (1) investigation and assessment of attack threats to persons, facilities, systems, infrastructure, and other property in
- (2) identification of geographical areas, municipalities, facilities, systems, infrastructure, or other property or
persons especially vulnerable to an attack;
- (3) prioritization of measures to protect persons, facilities, systems, infrastructure, and other property in the state
- (4) organization of personnel, including chains of command, and other resources;
- (5) coordination and deployment of personnel, including the organized militia, state and local agency personnel, and
authorized volunteers, and other resources to protect persons, facilities, systems, infrastructure, and other property
in the state from attack or to respond to an attack;
- (6) assistance to local officials and private agencies in designing local and private security plans;
- (7) coordination of federal, state, local, and private agencies' homeland security activities;
- (8) coordination of the state homeland security plan with the state emergency plan and with the homeland security and
disaster plans of the federal government;
- (9) other planning, prevention, preparedness, response, and mitigation measures designed to eliminate or reduce the threat
or effect of an attack; and
- (10) other actions necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
- (c) With the concurrence and approval of the adjutant general of the department, the Alaska division of homeland security
and emergency management shall
- (1) develop, coordinate, and maintain a prioritized list of critical infrastructure in the state;
- (2) determine requirements of the state and its political subdivisions for food, medicine, clothing, and other necessities
in the event of an attack;
- (3) procure and pre-position personnel, supplies, medicines, materials, and equipment;
- (4) plan and make arrangements for the availability and use of private facilities, services, and property and, if
necessary and used, provide for payment for use under terms and conditions agreed upon by the state and the other
parties or as provided under AS 26.20.045
- (5) establish a register of persons with types of training and skills important in homeland security and emergency
- (6) prepare, for issuance or adoption by the governor, orders, proclamations, and regulations as necessary or appropriate
in coping with attacks;
- (7) cooperate with the federal government and public or private agencies or entities in achieving the purposes of this
chapter and in implementing programs for homeland security, civil defense, and attack prevention, preparedness,
response, recovery, and mitigation;
- (8) do other things necessary or proper for the implementation of this chapter.
- (d) The division has the additional powers and duties set out in AS 26.23.040.
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