- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 8. Oil and Hazardous Substance Releases
- Section 45. Use of the Response Account; Declared Disasters.
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AS 46.08.045. Use of the Response Account; Declared Disasters.
- (a) The commissioner may use money from the response account in the fund to respond to a release or threatened release
when the governor declares a disaster related to an oil or hazardous substance discharge emergency under AS 26.23.020
(c). During the effective period of the disaster emergency, the commissioner may use money from the response account to
respond to the disaster emergency.
- (b) Notwithstanding (a) of this section, money from the response account may be used for the purpose in AS 46.08.040
(a)(1)(A) without a declaration under AS 26.23.020
(c). However, when exercising authority under this subsection, the commissioner shall, within 120 hours of using money
in the response account when authorized by this subsection, provide a written report to the governor and to the
Legislative Budget and Audit Committee summarizing the release, the state's actions, both taken and anticipated, the
costs of the state's actions, both taken and anticipated, and other information considered appropriate by the
commissioner or the governor. The governor may, at any time during the state's response, approve, disapprove, or amend
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