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SB 181: "An Act approving an interim classification by the commissioner of natural resources closing certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new mineral entry; amending the mineral entry closure in sec. 2, ch. 8, SLA 2003, for certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages; and providing for an effective date."

00                             SENATE BILL NO. 181                                                                         
01 "An Act approving an interim classification by the commissioner of natural resources                                    
02 closing certain land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages to new                                         
03 mineral entry; amending the mineral entry closure in sec. 2, ch. 8, SLA 2003, for certain                               
04 land within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages; and providing for an                                          
05 effective date."                                                                                                        
06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
07    * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section                          
08 to read:                                                                                                                
09       PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to approve the interim classifications contained                              
10 in Mineral Order No. 1121 and in Amendment 3 to Mineral Closing Order 593, issued by the                                
11 commissioner of natural resources, to close state land within the upper Glacier Creek and                               
12 Winner Creek drainages near Girdwood to new mineral entry. The legislature recognizes that                              
13 mineral entry would be incompatible with the existing and proposed development of                                       
01 significant surface-based recreational facilities and infrastructure in the Glacier Creek and                           
02 Winner Creek drainages. The legislature finds that closure of the state-owned mineral estate                            
03 to new mineral entry will reserve those lands for recreational development opportunities as                             
04 provided in the land use plans of the state and the Municipality of Anchorage.                                          
05    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
06 read:                                                                                                                   
07       MINERAL ENTRY CLOSURE. Under AS 38.05.300(c), and subject to existing valid                                       
08 rights, the following state-owned land, and all land acquired in the future by the state, laying                        
09 within the Glacier Creek and Winner Creek drainages, is closed to new mineral entry:                                    
10            (1)  Township 10 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian                                                        
11                 Section 9: E1/2SE1/4NE1/4 within the Chugach National Forest,                                           
12                  E1/2SE1/4 within the Chugach National Forest                                                           
13                 Section 10: SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4 except for the                                            
14                  N1/2NE1/4SE1/4NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, W1/2SW1/4NE1/4SE1/4,                                                   
15                  SE1/4SE1/4 except for the NE1/4SE1/4SE1/4                                                              
16                 Section 12                                                                                              
17                 Section 13: N1/2                                                                                        
18                 Section 14: W1/2                                                                                        
19                 Section 15                                                                                              
20                 Section 16: E1/2E1/2 within the Chugach National Forest                                                 
21                 Section 21: E1/2NE1/4NE1/4 within the Chugach National Forest                                           
22                 Section 22: N1/2N1/2                                                                                    
23            (2)  Township 10 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian                                                        
24                 Section 5: NW1/4, S1/2                                                                                  
25                 Section 6: SE1/4, S1/2SW1/4                                                                             
26                 Section 7: SW1/4, N1/2                                                                                  
27                 Section 8: NW1/4                                                                                        
28                 Section 18: N1/2NW1/4                                                                                   
29            (3)  Township 11 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian                                                        
30                 Section 25: S1/2SE1/4                                                                                   
31            (4)  Township 11 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian                                                        
01                 Section 20: SE1/4                                                                                       
02                 Section 21: W1/2SW1/4                                                                                   
03                 Section 28: W1/2W1/2                                                                                    
04                 Section 29                                                                                              
05                 Section 30: S1/2                                                                                        
06                 Section 32: NE1/4                                                                                       
07                 Section 33: NW1/4NW1/4                                                                                  
08    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska enacted in sec. 2, ch. 8, SLA 2003, is                         
09 amended to read:                                                                                                        
10            Sec. 2. MINERAL ENTRY CLOSURE. Under AS 38.05.300(c), and subject                                            
11       to existing valid rights, the following described state-owned land in the Glacier Creek                           
12       and Winner Creek drainages, totaling approximately 5,740 acres, is closed to new                                  
13       mineral entry:                                                                                                    
14               Township 10 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian                                                          
15                 Sections 1-3 [: ALL]                                                                                    
16                 Section 4: N1/2NE1/4 east of Crow Creek Road, and those portions of                                     
17                  SE1/4NE1/4 and E1/2SE1/4 within the Chugach National Forest                                            
18                 Section 9: E1/2NE1/4NE1/4 within the Chugach National Forest                                            
19                 Section 10: N1/2N1/2, N1/2NE1/4SE1/4NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4NE1/4,                                              
20                  SE1/4SW1/4NE1/4,    SE1/4NE1/4,    N1/2NE1/4SE1/4,                                                     
21                  E1/2SW1/4NE1/4SE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4SE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4SE1/4                                                  
22                 Section 11 [: ALL]                                                                                      
23               Township 10 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian                                                          
24                 Section 6: N1/2, N1/2SW1/4                                                                              
25               Township 11 North, Range 2 East, Seward Meridian                                                          
26                 Section 33: SE1/4SE1/4 All land lying southeast of Crow Creek Road                                      
27                 Section 34: SW1/4 All land lying east of Crow Creek Road, SE1/4;                                        
28                  excluding mining claim recordations AA 56277, AA 56278, AA                                         
29                  56282 and AA 56283 and U.S. Survey 11872                                                               
30                 Section 35: All, excluding the N1/2NE1/4, NE1/4NW1/4                                                    
31                 Section 36: All, excluding the NW1/4NW1/4                                                               
01               Township 11 North, Range 3 East, Seward Meridian                                                          
02                 Section 31 [: ALL]                                                                                      
03                 Section 32: W1/2                                                                                        
04    * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).