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(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a petition is filed with the department under a local action method provided for in AS 29.06.040 (c)(2) or (c)(3) for annexation of adjacent municipally owned property or adjacent property by unanimous consent of voters and property owners, only the following procedures specified in 3 AAC 110.400 - 3 AAC 110.660 are required:
(1) filing a petition under 3 AAC 110.420;
(2) technical review of the petition under 3 AAC 110.440;
(4) responsive briefs and comments under 3 AAC 110.480, except that the chair of the commission may limit the time allowed under 3 AAC 110.640 for the filing of responsive briefs and comments to 14 days from the date of first publication of the notice of filing of the petition;
(5) a reply brief under 3 AAC 110.490, except that the chair of the commission may limit the time allowed under 3 AAC 110.640 for the filing of a reply brief to seven days from the date that the petitioner received the responsive brief;
(6) a departmental report under 3 AAC 110.530, except that the department shall issue only one report concerning the local action annexation proposal at least 21 days before the public hearing under 3 AAC 110.550; interested persons may submit written comments to the department on its report no later than seven days before the public hearing;
(7) the commission's public hearing under 3 AAC 110.550, except that the commission may conduct the hearing by teleconference;
(8) the decisional meeting under 3 AAC 110.570;
(9) reconsideration under 3 AAC 110.580.
(b) The commission may expand local action procedures for annexations under (a) of this section, so that those procedures include other requirements of 3 AAC 110.400 - 3 AAC 110.660, such as informational sessions, and public meetings and hearings, if the commission determines that the best interests of the state will be enhanced.
(c) The commission may relax, reduce, or eliminate the notice and service requirements of 3 AAC 110.450 - 3 AAC 110.470 if the commission determines that a shortened or less expensive method of public notice is reasonably designed to reach all interested persons.
(d) Repealed 5/19/2002.
(e) If the commission determines that the balanced best interests of the locality and the state are enhanced by statewide participation, the commission may convert a local action petition for an annexation described in (a) of this section to a legislative review petition.
History: Eff. 7/31/92, Register 123; am 5/19/2002, Register 162
Authority: Art. X, sec. 12,
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