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(a) An application for a reservation of water must be made to the department on a form provided by the department. The form must be completed in accordance with the instructions furnished by the department to the applicant.
(b) Each application must
(1) identify the purposes of the proposed reservation;
(2) identify the name of the stream or water body in which water is proposed to be reserved, and locate the proposed reservation on the most detailed United States Geological Survey map for the area, identified by section, township, range, meridian, and river mile index if available, showing either the point on a water body at which, or two points on a stream between which, the proposed reservation is being requested;
(3) explain what need exists for the proposed reservation, including reasons why the reservation is being requested;
(4) specify the time period required to fully quantify the proposed reservation, which may be no longer than three years after the date the application is accepted by the department for filing;
(5) specify the times of the year and purposes for which the reservation is proposed;
(6) identify and explain the methodology to be used to quantify the proposed reservation, including
(A) existing data to be used, if available;
(B) the method of any new data collection;
(C) the type of new data to be collected; and
(D) a description of how the data will be analyzed;
(7) state the estimated quantity of water, stage, or elevation proposed to be reserved, measured in cubic feet per second for an instream flow rate or measured in cubic feet, acre feet, or an elevation relative to a permanent bench mark for a surface elevation, with documentation and calculations justifying the request;
(8) identify physical, biological, water chemistry, and socio-economic data substantiating the need for and the quantity of water requested for the proposed reservation;
(9) be accompanied by the application fee prescribed by 11 AAC 05.010.
(c) At the applicant's request, the department will provide assistance in filling out the application.
(d) At the applicant's written request, submitted at least 30 days before the end of the time period specified under (b)(4) of this section, the commissioner will, in his or her discretion, grant an extension of the time period of up to two years for good cause shown.
(e) When the applicant completes the quantification of the proposed reservation of water, the applicant shall notify the commissioner in writing and shall submit any information that changes, adds, or deletes information presented in the original application.
History: Eff. 9/11/83, Register 87; am 1/1/86, Register 96; am 11/7/90, Register 110
Authority: AS 46.15.020
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