- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 37. Public Finance
- Chapter 14. Trust Funds
- Section 800. Mine Reclamation Trust Fund Established.
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. Powers and Duties of the Commissioner of Revenue.
AS 37.14.800. Mine Reclamation Trust Fund Established.
- (a) The mine reclamation trust fund is established as a separate trust fund of the state. The principal and earnings of
the fund shall be held by the state for the purpose of protecting the public interest in reclaiming mine sites in the
state. The fund is composed of the mine reclamation trust fund income account and the mine reclamation trust fund
- (b) The mine reclamation trust fund income account consists of payments and deposits made by miners to satisfy the miners'
reclamation bonding or financial assurance obligation under AS 27.19.040
or AS 27.21.160 and earnings on the income account.
The mine reclamation trust fund operating account consists of appropriations by the legislature of the annual balance
of the mine reclamation trust fund income account and any earnings on those appropriations while in the operating
- (c) Before payments are accepted into the mine reclamation trust fund income account for a particular mining operation,
the commissioner of natural resources and the miner may execute a memorandum of understanding that outlines a schedule
of expected payments into the trust fund and the relationship of the payments and accumulated earnings in the trust
fund to reclamation obligations of the miner under AS 27.19.040
or AS 27.21.160
. The memorandum of understanding may also address expected use of the fund under AS 37.14.820
. If the memorandum of understanding addresses investment of the fund with respect to payments made by the miner, the
commissioner of revenue must also sign the memorandum.
- (d) Nothing in this section creates a dedicated fund.
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