Alaska Statutes.
Title 38. Public Land
Chapter 5. Alaska Land Act
Section 131. Applicability; Determination; Regulations.
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AS 38.05.131. Applicability; Determination; Regulations.

(a) Unless specifically provided otherwise in AS 38.05.132 - 38.05.134, the provisions of AS 38.05.005 - 38.05.037, 38.05.140(f), 38.05.180, 38.05.182 - 38.05.184, and 38.05.920 - 38.05.990 apply to the issuance of exploration licenses and leases for oil and gas, or for gas only, as appropriate, under AS 38.05.132 - 38.05.134.

(b) The provisions of AS 38.05.131 - 38.05.134 do not apply to land

(1) north of the Umiat baseline; and

(2) in the vicinity of Cook Inlet that is within the area bounded by

(A) the north boundary of Township 17 North, Seward Meridian;

(B) the Seward Meridian;

(C) the south boundary of Township 7 South, Seward Meridian; and

(D) the west boundary of Range 19 West, Seward Meridian.

(c) The commissioner shall make preliminary written determinations of the state land that may be subject to the provisions of AS 38.05.132 . The determinations shall be given public notice using the methods described in AS 38.05.945 (b). After completion of the comment period and evaluation of the comments received, the commissioner shall issue a written determination of the state land that is subject to the provisions of AS 38.05.132 .

(d) The commissioner may adopt regulations necessary to implement AS 38.05.131 - 38.05.134.

(e) The commissioner may not issue exploration licenses to a licensee so that, at any one time, the licensee holds exploration licenses on more than 2,000,000 acres.

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