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(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
(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
(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), Â§ 2, ch. 94,
SLA 1984 am. by Â§ 2,
ch. 53, SLA 1986
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