Alaska Statutes.
Title 29. Municipal Government
Chapter 60. State Programs
Section 599. Definitions.
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AS 29.60.599. Definitions.

In AS 29.60.500 - 29.60.599,

(1) "barrel" when used with reference to oil has the meaning given in AS 43.20.072 ;

(2) "containment and cleanup" has the meaning given in AS 46.08.900 ;

(3) "disaster emergency" means a disaster declared by the governor under AS 26.23.020 ;

(4) "fund" means the oil and hazardous substance release prevention and response fund established by AS 46.08.010 ;

(5) "hazardous substance" has the meaning given in AS 46.09.900 ;

(6) "oil" and "release" have the meanings given in AS 46.08.900 ;

(7) "school district" means a borough school district, a city school district, or a regional educational attendance area under AS 14;

(8) "service"

(A) means

(i) a function performed or service provided by a municipality under a duty or power authorized by this title or by another provision of law authorizing a municipality to perform functions or provide services;

(ii) a comparable function performed or service provided by a village; or

(iii) a function performed or service provided by a school district;

(B) includes functions not previously performed and services not previously provided by the municipality or village;

(9) "village" means a place within the unorganized borough or within a borough if the power, function, or service for which a grant application is submitted under AS 29.60.500 - 29.60.599 is not exercised or provided by the borough on an areawide or nonareawide basis at the time the grant application is submitted, that

(A) has irrevocably waived, in a form approved by the Department of Law, any claim of sovereign immunity that might arise in connection with the use of grant money under this chapter; and

(B) has

(i) a council organized under 25 U.S.C. 476 (sec. 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act);

(ii) a traditional village council recognized by the United States as eligible for federal aid to Indians; or

(iii) a council recognized by the commissioner under regulations adopted by the department to determine and give official recognition of village entities under AS 44.33.755 (b).


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