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HB 105: "An Act relating to the Southeast State Forest; and providing for an effective date."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 105                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the Southeast State Forest; and providing for an effective date."                                   
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  AS 41.17.500(a) is amended to read:                                                                  
04            (a)  Subject to valid existing rights, the state-owned or acquired land and water                            
05       lying within the parcels described in (d) and (f) of this section is designated as the                        
06       Southeast State Forest.                                                                                           
07    * Sec. 2. AS 41.17.500(e) is amended to read:                                                                      
08            (e)  Nothing in this section prevents the City and Borough of Wrangell from                                  
09       exercising its land selection rights under AS 29.65.040(d) to state land within its                               
10       boundaries. If new municipalities are incorporated before June 30, 2019, and lands                                
11       designated in (d) and (f) of this section are within their boundaries, those lands that                       
12       were classified as vacant, unappropriated, unreserved state land before establishment                             
13       of the Southeast State Forest shall be used to calculate the municipal entitlement                                
14       acreage under AS 29.65.030 but may not be selected.                                                             
15    * Sec. 3. AS 41.17.500 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
01            (f)  In addition to the lands described in (d) of this section, the Southeast State                          
02       Forest includes the state-owned or acquired land within the following described                                   
03       parcels:                                                                                                          
04                 (1)  Township 59 South, Range 80 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
05                      Section 4: Government Lots 4, 5, and W1/2SE1/4 lying West of                                       
06                       and excluding ASLS 95-66                                                                          
07                      Section 9: E1/2 lying West of and excluding ASLS 95-66                                             
08                      Section 15: W1/2E1/2                                                                               
09                      Section 22: NE1/4                                                                                  
10                      Section 23: W1/2W1/2;                                                                              
11                 (2)  Township 60 South, Range 71 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
12                      Section 17: Government Lot 1, and NW1/4SW1/4                                                       
13                      Section 18: Government Lots 1 and 2, and N1/2SE1/4,                                                
14                       E1/2SW1/4                                                                                         
15                      Section 19: Government Lots 1 - 10, and SE1/4SE1/4                                                 
16                      Section 20: Government Lots 1 - 6, and SW1/4SW1/4;                                                 
17                 (3)  Township 61 South, Range 81 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
18                      Section 36: NE1/4 and NE1/4NW1/4 those portions North of                                           
19                       the Mitkof Highway right-of-way;                                                                  
20                 (4)  Township 61 South, Range 82 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
21                      Tract A: All that portion of Tract A that is: Northerly, Westerly,                                 
22                       and Northwesterly of a random line that begins at the terminus                                    
23                       of the Mitkof Highway which projects Northeasterly at a right                                     
24                       angle to the Mitkof Highway and ends at the mean high water                                       
25                       of Sumner Strait of the Mitkof Highway, within Sections 1,                                        
26                       12 - 14, 22, 23, and 27                                                                           
27                      Section 30: S1/2SE1/4                                                                              
28                      Section 31: Government Lots 1 - 4, NW1/4NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4                                           
29                       those portions Northerly of the Mitkof Highway right-of-way;                                      
30                 (5)  Township 62 South, Range 80 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
31                      Section 12: Government Lot 1, SE1/4SE1/4 those portions                                            
01                       Northerly of Forest Development Road 6425                                                         
02                      Section 13: Government Lots 1 and 2, those portions Northerly                                      
03                       of Forest Development Road 6245                                                                   
04                      Section 33, excluding USS 1719                                                                     
05                      Section 34: Government Lot 1;                                                                      
06                 (6)  Township 62 South, Range 81 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
07                      Section 3: S1/2NW1/4, SW1/4                                                                        
08                      Section 4: Government Lots 1 and 2, and E1/2                                                       
09                      Section 7: Government Lots 1 - 3 and SW1/4SE1/4, those                                             
10                       portions Northerly of Forest Development Road 6245                                                
11                      Section 8: S1/2SW1/4, SE1/4, those portions Northerly of                                           
12                       Forest Development Road 6245                                                                      
13                      Section 9: NE1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, those portions                                            
14                       Northerly of Forest Development Road 6245                                                         
15                      Section 10: NW1/4NW1/4 that portion Northwesterly of Forest                                        
16                       Development Road 6245;                                                                            
17                 (7)  Township 62 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
18                      Section 27: Government Lots 1 - 4, and SW1/4SW1/4,                                                 
19                       excluding ASLS 83-8                                                                               
20                      Section 28: Tract B ASLS 94-135                                                                    
21                      Section 34: Government Lot 2, NW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, and                                          
22                       NE1/4SE1/4, excluding ASLS 83-8                                                                   
23                      Section 35: Government Lots 1 - 4, SW1/4SE1/4, and                                                 
24                       N1/2SW1/4, excluding ASLS 83-8;                                                                   
25                 (8)  Township 63 South, Range 80 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
26                      Section 4: Government Lot 1;                                                                       
27                 (9)  Township 63 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian                                            
28                      Section 1: Government Lots 1 - 4                                                                   
29                      Section 2: Government Lot 1, W1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4, and                                            
30                       SE1/4                                                                                             
31                      Section 11: W1/2E1/2, W1/2E1/2E1/2                                                                 
01                      Section 14: W1/2E1/2, W1/2E1/2E1/2                                                                 
02                      Section 23: W1/2E1/2E1/2, W1/2SE1/4, and SW1/4                                                     
03                      Section 26: NW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, and                                                      
04                       SW1/4SW1/4                                                                                        
05                      Section 27: SE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and SW1/4SW1/4                                           
06                      Section 33: E1/2NE1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4, and                                           
07                       SW1/4SW1/4                                                                                        
08                      Section 34;                                                                                        
09                 (10)  Township 64 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
10                      Section 4: N1/2, N1/2SW1/4                                                                         
11                      Section 5: Government Lots 1 - 5, NE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4                                           
12                      Section 8: Government Lots 1, 5, and 6, NE1/4NE1/4,                                                
13                       SW1/4NE1/4, W1/2SE1/4, excluding ASLS 83-7                                                        
14                      Section 17: W1/2NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4,                                           
15                       and E1/2SW1/4, excluding ASLS 83-7;                                                               
16                 (11)  Township 64 South, Range 85 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
17                      Section 3: S1/2SE1/4                                                                               
18                      Section 8: E1/2                                                                                    
19                      Section 9: S1/2                                                                                    
20                      Section 10: NE1/4, S1/2                                                                            
21                      Section 15                                                                                         
22                      Section 16: N1/2, SE1/4;                                                                           
23                 (12)  Township 66 South, Range 79 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
24                      Section 23: E1/2SW1/4                                                                              
25                      Section 24: E1/2                                                                                   
26                      Section 25: Government Lots 3 and 6, those portions lying                                          
27                       Easterly or Northerly of ASLS 96-32, and those portions lying                                     
28                       Easterly of ASLS 2000-23, NE1/4, and E1/2SE1/4                                                    
29                      Section 26: E/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, and Tract M, ASLS 81-                                            
30                       217                                                                                               
31                      Section 27: SE1/4NE1/4, and Tract K, ASLS 81 - 217 that                                            
01                       portion Northerly of Forest Development Road 3060                                                 
02                      Section 36: Government Lot 1 that portion excluding ASLS 81-                                       
03                       217;                                                                                              
04                 (13)  Township 68 South, Range 76 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
05                      Section 23: Government Lots 3 and 4 and NE1/4, W1/2SE1/ 4                                          
06                      Section 24: Government Lots 2 - 4                                                                  
07                      Section 26: Government Lots 1 and 4 - 9, and that portion of                                       
08                       Government Lot 2 excluding Block 14 ASLS 81-116, and the                                          
09                       NW1/4NE1/4                                                                                        
10                      Section 35: Government Lot 1;                                                                      
11                 (14)  Township 68 South, Range 81 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
12                      Section 1: NW1/4SE1/4, S1/2SE1/4                                                                   
13                      Section 12: N1/2;                                                                                  
14                 (15)  Township 68 South, Range 82 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
15                      Section 7: Government Lots 2 and 3, E1/2NW1/4;                                                     
16                 (16)  Township 69 South, Range 79 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
17                      Section 15: Government Lots 7 - 12, N1/2NW1/4 those portions                                       
18                       Northwesterly of Forest Development Road 1470                                                     
19                      Section 24: Government Lots 18 and 19 those portions within                                        
20                       the protracted E1/2SW1/4 and W1/2SE1/4;                                                           
21                 (17)  Township 69 South, Range 80 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
22                      Section 8: S1/2SE1/4                                                                               
23                      Section 9: S1/2SW1/4                                                                               
24                      Section 15: NW1/4                                                                                  
25                      Section 16: Government Lot 7, that portion of Government Lot                                       
26                       8 North of the North 1/16 line, NE1/4NE1/4, NW1/4NW1/4                                            
27                      Section 17: Government Lots 1 and 2                                                                
28                      Section 21: Government Lots 4, 5, and 7 Southerly of ASLS 85-                                      
29                       335                                                                                               
30                      Section 22: N1/2SW1/4                                                                              
31                      Section 28: Government Lots 1 and 2;                                                               
01                 (18)  Township 70 South, Range 90 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
02       Tracts A and B within Section 13;                                                                                 
03                 (19)  Township 70 South, Range 91 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
04       Government Tract A, excluding Tracts A - F of ASLS 2003-49 within Sections 17, 18,                                
05       20 - 22, and 27 - 29;                                                                                             
06                 (20)  Township 72 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
07                      Protracted Section 1: W1/2SW1/4                                                                    
08                      Protracted Section 2: E1/2SE1/4 that portion lying above the                                       
09                       mean highwater line of Thorne Bay                                                                 
10                      Protracted Section 12: W1/2NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4;                                                      
11                 (21)  Township 73 South, Range 92, East, Copper River Meridian                                          
12                      Section 20: SE1/4SW1/4                                                                             
13                      Section 29: Government Lots 3 and 4, that portion of                                               
14                       Government Lot 7 lying Northeasterly of ASLS 84-39, and                                           
15                       SW 1/4NW1/4, excluding ASLS 84-39                                                                 
16                      Section 30: Government Lots 1, 2, and 4, NE1/4NW1/4, SE                                            
17                       1/4NE1/4;                                                                                         
18                 (22)  Township 74 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
19                      Section 17: Government Lot 12, SW1/4SE1/4, S1/2SW1/4                                               
20                      Section 18: Government Lots 7 and 8, W1/2SE1/4,                                                    
21                       SE1/4SE1/4, E1/2SW1/4                                                                             
22                      Section 19: Government Lots 1 and 2, NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4                                              
23                      Section 20: Government Lots 1 and 2, SW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4;                                            
24                 (23)  Township 74 South, Range 89 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
25                      Section 26: Government Lots 1 - 3                                                                  
26                      Section 35: Government Lots 1 - 7, W1/2SE1/4                                                       
27                      Section 36: Government Lot 1;                                                                      
28                 (24)  Township 75 South, Range 79 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
29                      Section 27: Government Lots 1 and 2                                                                
30                      Section 28: Government Lots 1 - 3                                                                  
31                      Section 33: Government Lot 1                                                                       
01                      Section 34: That portion within the Protracted S1/2 and                                            
02                       S1/2NW1/4;                                                                                        
03                 (25)  Township 75 South, Range 89 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
04                      Section 1: Government Lots 1 - 4, SW1/4NW1/4, W1/2 SW1/4,                                          
05                       SE1/4SW1/4                                                                                        
06                      Section 2: Government Lots 1 - 4, NE1/4, NW1/4 SE1/4, E1/2                                         
07                       SW1/4, excluding ASLS 85-86                                                                       
08                      Section 11: Those portions Northeasterly of Forest                                                 
09                       Development Road 8110 within Government Lots 1 and 2,                                             
10                       excluding ASLS 85-86                                                                              
11                      Section 12: Those portions Northeasterly of Forest                                                 
12                       Development Road 8110 within Government Lots 1 - 4,                                               
13                       SW1/4NE1/4, NW1/4, and NE1/4SW1/4;                                                                
14                 (26)  Township 77 South, Range 88 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
15                      Section 12: Protracted SE 1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4                                                     
16                      Section 13: Protracted N1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4                                                       
17                      Section 14: Government Lot 25, that portion within the                                             
18                       Protracted N1/2SE1/4, SW1/4SE1/4, E1/2SE1/4SW1/4, and                                             
19                       N1/2SW1/4                                                                                         
20                      Section 15: Government Lot 5, that portion within the                                              
21                       Protracted N1/2SW1/4                                                                              
22                      Section 23: Government Lot 5, that portion Southeasterly of                                        
23                       Forest Development Road 2160;                                                                     
24                 (27)  Township 78 South, Range 81 East, Copper River Meridian                                           
25                      Section 1: Those portions lying above the mean high water of                                       
26                       Hook Arm within the SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, and S1/2                                               
27                      Section 2: Those portions lying above the mean high water of                                       
28                       Hook Arm within the S1/2N1/2, and S1/2 including all islands                                      
29                       within Section 2                                                                                  
30                      Section 3: Those portions lying above the mean high water of                                       
31                       Foul Bay within the S1/2NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4, and SE1/4SE1/4                                          
01                      Section 10: That portion lying above the mean high water of                                        
02                       Hook Arm within the E1/2NE1/4                                                                     
03                      Section 11: Those portions lying above the mean high water of                                      
04                       Hook Arm within the N1/2 and N1/2SW1/4 including all                                              
05                       islands within Section 11                                                                         
06                      Section 12: Those portions lying above the mean high water of                                      
07                       Hook Arm within the N1/2N1/2, and the SW1/4NW1/4.                                                 
08    * Sec. 4. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
09 read:                                                                                                                   
10       TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Natural Resources may                                                  
11 immediately adopt regulations necessary to implement the changes made by this Act. The                                  
12 regulations take effect under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before July 1,                           
13 2011.                                                                                                                   
14    * Sec. 5. Section 4 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                    
15    * Sec. 6. Except as provided in sec. 5 of this Act, this Act takes effect July 1, 2011.