Alaska Statutes.
Title 38. Public Land
Chapter 5. Alaska Land Act
Section 118. Negotiated Sales.
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AS 38.05.118. Negotiated Sales.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of AS 38.05.110 - 38.05.120, the commissioner may negotiate a sale of timber to a local manufacturer at appraised value. The period of a contract for a sale of timber negotiated under this section may not exceed 25 years. The contract shall provide that the appraised value of timber remaining to be harvested under the provisions of the contract shall be redetermined at least once every five years.

(b) Notice of intent to negotiate a contract authorized by (a) of this section shall be given in accordance with AS 38.05.945 .

(c) A sale of timber may not be negotiated by the commissioner under this section except on a finding that, within an area proximate to the business site that the manufacturer may economically serve, there exists, or will exist within two years,

(1) a high level of local unemployment;

(2) an underutilized timber manufacturing capacity; and

(3) an underutilized allowable cut of state timber, timber that will lose substantial economic value due to insects, disease, or fire, or timber to be cleared for the conversion of land to nonforest uses.

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