Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 62. Administrative Procedure Act
Section 640. Definitions For AS 44.62.010
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AS 44.62.640. Definitions For AS 44.62.010

(a) In AS 44.62.010 - 44.62.320, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) "lieutenant governor" means the office of the lieutenant governor in the executive branch of the state government, or another agency designated by executive order under the constitution;

(2) "order of repeal" means a resolution, order, or other official act of a state agency that expressly repeals a regulation in whole or in part;

(3) "regulation" means every rule, regulation, order, or standard of general application or the amendment, supplement, or revision of a rule, regulation, order, or standard adopted by a state agency to implement, interpret, or make specific the law enforced or administered by it, or to govern its procedure, except one that relates only to the internal management of a state agency; "regulation" does not include a form prescribed by a state agency or instructions relating to the use of the form, but this provision is not a limitation upon a requirement that a regulation be adopted under this chapter when one is needed to implement the law under which the form is issued; "regulation" includes "manuals," "policies," "instructions," "guides to enforcement," "interpretative bulletins," "interpretations," and the like, that have the effect of rules, orders, regulations, or standards of general application, and this and similar phraseology may not be used to avoid or circumvent this chapter; whether a regulation, regardless of name, is covered by this chapter depends in part on whether it affects the public or is used by the agency in dealing with the public;

(4) "state agency" means a department, office, agency, or other organizational unit of the executive branch, except one expressly excluded by law, but does not include an agency in the judicial or legislative branches of the state government.

(b) In AS 44.62.330 - 44.62.630, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) "agency" includes the state boards, commissions, and officers listed in AS 44.62.330 and those to which this chapter is made applicable by law or executive order involving reorganization under the constitution;

(2) "agency member" means a person who is a member of an agency to which AS 44.62.330 - 44.62.630 apply, and includes a person who individually is an agency;

(3) "hearing officer" means a hearing officer qualified under AS 44.62.350;

(4) "party" includes the agency, the respondent, and a person, other than an officer or an employee of the agency in an official capacity, who has been allowed to appear in the proceeding;

(5) "respondent" means a person against whom an accusation is filed under AS 44.62.360 or against whom a statement of issues is filed under AS 44.62.370 .

(c) In this chapter "teleconferencing" means information exchange by audio or video medium.

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