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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 134 . Small Municipality Energy Assistance Program
Section 160. Definitions

3 AAC 134.160. Definitions

In this chapter

(1) "alternative method application" means the application requirements and procedures that are to be followed by applicants located within an area for which an alternative method of allocation under 3 AAC 134.070 has been approved by the department;

(2) "application year" means the state fiscal year in which a municipality submits an application for funding under this chapter and is the state fiscal year immediately following the program base year;

(3) "area" means a fisheries management area established under 3 AAC 134.050;

(4) "commissioner" means the commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(5) "department" means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development;

(6) "director" means the director of the municipal and regional assistance division;

(7) "division" means the municipal and regional assistance division;

(8) "fisheries business activity" means the same as in AS 29.60.450 (f)(4);

(9) "long-form application" means the application requirements and procedures that are to be followed by applicants located within an area for which the total apportionment under 3 AAC 134.050(a) and (c) together is equal to or greater than the long-form threshold value;

(10) "program" means the shared fisheries business tax program under AS 29.60.450 ;

(11) "program base year" means the calendar year that precedes the application year;

(12) "short-form application" means the application requirements and procedures that are to be followed by applicants located within an area for which the total apportionment under 3 AAC 134.050(a) and (c) together is less than the long-form threshold value;

(13) "significant effect" means municipal expenditures during the program base year demonstrated by the municipality to the department to be reasonable and necessary that are the result of fisheries business activities on the municipality's

(A) population;

(B) employment;

(C) finances;

(D) air and water quality;

(E) fish and wildlife habitats; and

(F) ability to provide essential public services, including health care, public safety, education, transportation, marine garbage collection and disposal, solid waste disposal, utilities, and government administration.

(14) "fisheries resource landing tax production value" has the meaning given in AS 29.60.450 ;

(15) "long-form threshold value" means the value determined by multiplying the number of municipalities in an area by $4,000.

History: Eff. 10/28/93, Register 128; am 9/8/94, Register 131; em am 6/25/2003 - 10/22/2003, Register 167

Authority: AS 29.60.450

AS 44.33.020

Editor's note: As of Register 171 (October 2004), the regulations attorney made technical revisions under AS\n 44.62.125(b)(6) to reflect the name change of the Department of Community and Economic Development to the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development made by ch. 47, SLA 2004 and the corresponding title change of the commissioner of community and economic development.


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