Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 33. Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Section 115. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Unincorporated Rural Community Grant Fund.
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AS 44.33.115. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Unincorporated Rural Community Grant Fund.

There is created in the department the Exxon Valdez oil spill unincorporated rural community grant fund. The fund consists of money appropriated to the fund from the Exxon Valdez oil spill restoration fund, the Alyeska settlement fund, and other sources. Appropriations to the fund do not lapse unless otherwise provided by the legislature in the bill making the appropriation to the fund. The department may use the fund to make grants to unincorporated rural communities in the area affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill for capital projects for purposes of restoring, replacing, or enhancing subsistence resources or services or other services damaged or lost as the result of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In this section,

(1) "Alyeska settlement fund" means the trust fund established in the state treasury for the purpose of receiving, holding, and disbursing the settlement proceeds received by the state under the Agreement and Consent Decree in re: The Exxon Valdez, United States District Court, District of Alaska, Case No. A92-175 Civil, decree entered November 25, 1992;

(2) "Exxon Valdez oil spill restoration fund" means the fund established by the Department of Revenue to implement the judgment entered by the United States District Court for Alaska in the criminal case United States of America v. Exxon Shipping Company and Exxon Corporation, No. A90-015 CR.

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