- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 44. State Government
- Chapter 37. Department of Natural Resources
- Section 200. Carbon Sequestration Studies and Recommendations. [See Conditional Effective Date Note]..
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AS 44.37.200. Carbon Sequestration Studies and Recommendations. [See Conditional Effective Date Note]..
- (a) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the commissioner of environmental conservation, shall
conduct research, surveys, and appropriate studies relating to carbon sequestration.
- (b) The commissioner of natural resources, in consultation with the commissioner of environmental conservation, shall
- (1) prepare the reports required by AS 44.37.200
- 44.37.220 and conduct the assessment described in
- (2) recommend policies or programs to enhance the ability of the state to participate in systems of carbon trading; the
recommendations may include potential policies or programs designed to optimize economic benefits to private landowners
participating in carbon transactions; the policies or programs may include identifying existing nonprofit organizations
or other public or private entities or the potential of creating nonprofit organizations or other public or private
entities capable of serving as assemblers of carbon credits or as intermediaries on behalf of producers in
- (3) encourage the production of educational and advisory materials regarding carbon sequestration on state and private
land and participation in systems of carbon emissions trading;
- (4) identify and recommend areas of research needed to better understand and quantify the process of carbon sequestration;
- (5) review the carbon sequestration programs and policies of other states.
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