Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 42. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
Section 300. Authorization to Participate in Certain Federal Highway Programs.
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AS 44.42.300. Authorization to Participate in Certain Federal Highway Programs.

(a) The department may

(1) assume responsibilities under 23 U.S.C. 325 - 327, including

(A) the filing of applications with the United States Department of Transportation under 23 U.S.C. 325(c)(1) and 23 U.S.C. 327(b)(2); and

(B) taking those actions necessary to meet the application requirements established under 23 U.S.C. 325(c)(3) and 23 U.S.C. 327(b)(4);

(2) enter one or more memoranda of understanding with the United States Department of Transportation related to federal highway programs as provided in 23 U.S.C. 325 - 327;

(3) accept, receive, and administer grants, other money, or gifts from public and private agencies, including the federal government, for the purpose of carrying out the programs authorized under this section; and

(4) cooperate with the federal government in implementing this section and any memorandum of understanding entered into under this section.

(b) Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of law, in implementing a program under this section that is approved by the United States Department of Transportation, the department is authorized to

(1) perform or conduct any of the activities described in any memorandum entered into under 23 U.S.C. 325, 23 U.S.C. 326, or 23 U.S.C. 327;

(2) take actions necessary to implement the program; and

(3) adopt relevant federal environmental standards as the standards for this state for the programs described in (a) of this section.

(c) The department may adopt regulations under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act) to carry out this section.


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