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Title 3 . Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Chapter 150 . Small Municipality Energy Assistance Program
Section 50. Project eligibility

3 AAC 150.050. Project eligibility

(a) To be eligible for funding under the NPR-A impact program, a project must be related to present, continuing, or reasonably foreseeable impact on the applicant or the applicant's residents from oil or gas exploration, production, or transportation activities in the NPR-A under 42 U.S.C. 6508.

(b) To be eligible for funding, a project also must be for the purpose of

(1) planning;

(2) construction, maintenance, and operation of essential public facilities; or

(3) other necessary public services.

(c) In this section,"impact" means an effect reasonably attributable to NPR-A oil and gas activities under 42 U.S.C. 6508 on

(1) population;

(2) employment;

(3) finances;

(4) social and cultural values;

(5) air and water quality;

(6) fish and wildlife habitats;

(7) the ability to provide essential public services, including health care, public safety, education, transportation, utilities, and government administration; and

(8) other things of demonstrable importance to the applicant or the applicant's residents.

(d) Examples of needs that eligible projects may address include the following:

(1) resource protection to ensure the continued viability of fish, wildlife, and other natural resources on which the applicant's residents rely for subsistence needs;

(2) alleviation or mitigation of adverse social or cultural impacts;

(3) health needs, including hospitals, clinics, emergency medical facilities, alcohol and drug abuse facilities, mental health facilities, waste disposal systems, and water quality improvement systems;

(4) public safety needs, including police protection, search and rescue, and fire protection;

(5) utility needs, including electric generating plants and distribution systems, water supply systems, telephone systems, and other fuel distribution systems;

(6) housing needs;

(7) recreational needs.

History: Eff. 7/30/86, Register 99

Authority: AS 44.33.020

Subsec. (c), § 2, ch. 94,

SLA 1984 am. by § 2,

ch. 53, SLA 1986

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