Alaska Statutes.
Title 44. State Government
Chapter 88. Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
Section 900. Definitions.
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AS 44.88.900. Definitions.

In this chapter,

(1) "authority" means the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority created by this chapter;

(2) "business enterprise" means a single proprietorship, cooperative, corporation, firm, partnership, or other association of persons organized in any manner, for any credit worthy business purpose;

(3) "development project" has the meaning given to "project" in (9)(A) and (D) - (F) of this section;

(4) "federal agency" means the United States and any officer, department, agency or instrumentality of the United States;

(5) "governing body of a political subdivision" means, when used with respect to the location of a project, the council of a city if the project is to be located in a city in the unorganized borough, or the assembly if the project is to be located in an organized borough or a unified municipality;

(6) "lease" includes, when used as a noun, an interest in, or when used as a verb, the transfer of an interest in, property less than fee simple title, including, without limitation, when used as a noun, agreements to use or occupy property;

(7) "loan participation" means the purchase of a portion of a loan from a financial institution if

(A) the financial institution has obtained a commitment from the authority to purchase the portion of that loan before the financial institution has disbursed money as part of the loan to the borrower; or

(B) the authority determines that purchasing a portion of a preexisting loan will resolve lending limits or reserve restrictions imposed on the financial institution by law or a state or federal regulatory agency, or by the financial institution if the internal lending limit or reserve restriction is acceptable to the authority;

(8) "plant" or "facility" means real property, whether above or below mean high water, or an interest in it, and the buildings, improvements and structures constructed or to be constructed on or in it, and may include fixtures, machinery, and equipment on it or in it, and tangible personal property, regardless of whether the tangible personal property is attached to or connected with real property, if the owner has agreed not to remove the tangible personal property permanently from the state for the period the authority sets; "plant" or "facility" does not include work in process or stock in trade;

(9) "project" means

(A) a plant or facility used or intended for use in connection with making, processing, preparing, transporting, or producing in any manner, goods, products, or substances of any kind or nature or in connection with developing or utilizing a natural resource, or extracting, smelting, transporting, converting, assembling, or producing in any manner, minerals, raw materials, chemicals, compounds, alloys, fibers, commodities and materials, products, or substances of any kind or nature;

(B) a plant or facility used or intended for use in connection with a business enterprise;

(C) commercial activity by a business enterprise;

(D) a plant or facility demonstrating technological advances of new methods and procedures and prototype commercial applications for the exploration, development, production, transportation, conversion, and use of energy resources;

(E) infrastructure for a new tourism destination facility or for the expansion of a tourism destination facility; in this subparagraph, "tourism destination facility" does not include a hotel or other overnight lodging facility;

(F) a plant or facility, other than a plant or facility described in (D) of this paragraph, for the generation, transmission, development, transportation, conversion, or use of energy resources;

(10) "project applicant" means a business enterprise or enterprises proposing to

(A) use or occupy a project; or

(B) agree to permit others to use or occupy a project;

(11) "project cost" or "cost of a project" means all or any part of the aggregate costs determined by the authority to be necessary to finance the construction, expansion, or acquisition of a project, including without limitation the cost of acquiring real or tangible personal property, and, in connection with real property, the cost of constructing buildings and improvements, the cost of constructing means of access to and from the project, the cost of constructing extensions of utility systems to the site of the project; the cost of a project includes, without limitation, the cost of financing the project, interest charges before, during or after construction, expansion, or acquisition of the project, costs related to the determination of the feasibility, planning, design or engineering of the project and, to the extent determined necessary by the authority, administrative expenses, the cost of machinery or equipment to be used in the operation of the project and expenses of installation, replacement or rehabilitation, and all other costs, charges, fees and expenses which may be determined by the authority to be necessary to finance the construction, expansion, or acquisition;

(12) "real property" means land and rights and interests in land, including, without limitation, interests less than full title such as easements, uses, leases, and licenses;

(13) "revolving fund" means the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority revolving fund created in AS 44.88.060 .

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