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CSHB 272(RES): "An Act establishing the Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 272(RES)                                                                    
01 "An Act establishing the Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge; and providing for an                                           
02 effective date."                                                                                                        
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 16.20 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05            Sec. 16.20.043. Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge. (a) The following state-                                   
06       owned land and water lying within the parcels described in this subsection is                                     
07       established as the Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge:                                                                
08                 (1)  Township 20 South, Range 6 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
09                      Protracted Section 11: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                  
10                       water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                       
11                       Maclaren River                                                                                    
12                      Protracted Sections 12 - 13: All                                                                   
13                      Protracted Section 14: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                  
14                       water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                       
01                       Maclaren River                                                                                    
02                      Protracted Section 23: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                  
03                       water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                       
04                       Maclaren River                                                                                    
05                      Protracted Sections 24 - 25: All                                                                   
06                      Protracted Section 26: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                  
07                       water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                       
08                       Maclaren River                                                                                    
09                      Protracted Sections 35 - 36: That portion easterly of the                                          
10                       ordinary high water line of the outermost channel of the left                                     
11                       bank of the Maclaren River;                                                                       
12                 (2)  Township 20 South, Range 7 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
13                      Protracted Sections 7 - 36: All;                                                                   
14                 (3)  Township 20 South, Range 8 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
15                      Protracted Sections 7 - 36: All, excluding U.S. Survey No.                                         
16                       7153;                                                                                             
17                 (4)  Township 20 South, Range 9 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
18                      Protracted Section 13: E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4                                          
19                      Protracted Section 14: S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4                                                            
20                      Protracted Section 23: E1/2                                                                        
21                      Protracted Section 24: N1/2NE1/4, W1/2                                                             
22                      Protracted Section 25: W1/2                                                                        
23                      Protracted Section 26: E1/2, SE1/4SW1/4                                                            
24                      Protracted Section 34: SE1/4                                                                       
25                      Protracted Section 35: E1/2, E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4                                                      
26                      Protracted Section 36: W1/2;                                                                       
27                      Tract A, the portions within the following protracted parts:                                       
28                      Sections 7 - 12: All                                                                               
29                      Section 13: NW1/4NW1/4                                                                             
30                      Section 14: N1/2NE1/4, W1/2                                                                        
31                      Sections 15 - 22: All                                                                              
01                      Section 23: W1/2                                                                                   
02                      Section 26: NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4                                                           
03                      Sections 27 - 33: All                                                                              
04                      Section 34: N1/2, SW1/4                                                                            
05                      Section 35: W1/2NW1/4;                                                                             
06                      Tract B: All;                                                                                      
07                 (5)  Township 20 South, Range 10 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                               
08                      Protracted Section 7: S1/2                                                                         
09                      Protracted Section 18: NE1/4, W1/2, W1/2SE1/4                                                      
10                      Protracted Section 19: N1/2NW1/4;                                                                  
11                      Tract A, the portions within the following protracted parts:                                       
12                      Section 18: E1/2SE1/4                                                                              
13                      Section 19: NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, S1/2                                                                 
14                      Sections 25 - 36: All;                                                                             
15                      Tract B, the portion within the following protracted part:                                         
16                      Section 7: N1/2;                                                                                   
17                 (6)  Township 20 South, Range 11 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                               
18 Protracted Section 25:  That portion westerly of the ordinary                                                           
19                       high water line of Summit Lake                                                                    
20                      Protracted Sections 26 - 35: All                                                                   
21 Protracted Section 36: That portion westerly of the ordinary                                                            
22                       high water line of Summit Lake;                                                                   
23                 (7)  Township 21 South, Range 6 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
24 Protracted Section 1: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                                        
25 water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                                             
26 Maclaren River and northerly of the northern boundary of the                                                            
27                       Denali Highway right-of-way                                                                       
28 Protracted Section 2: That portion easterly of the ordinary high                                                        
29 water line of the outermost channel of the left bank of the                                                             
30 Maclaren River and northerly of the northern boundary of the                                                            
31 Denali Highway right-of-way, excluding Lot 3, U.S. Survey                                                               
01                       No. 4242;                                                                                         
02                 (8)  Township 21 South, Range 7 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
03                      Protracted Sections 1 - 4: All                                                                     
04                      Protracted Sections 5 - 6: Those portions northerly and easterly                                   
05 of the northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                                             
06 Protracted Sections 7 - 8: Those portions easterly of the                                                               
07                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
08                      Protracted Sections 9 - 12: All                                                                    
09                      Protracted Sections 13 - 16: Those portions northerly of the                                       
10                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
11 Protracted Section 17: That portion easterly of the northern                                                            
12                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                                       
13 Protracted Section 20: That portion northerly and easterly of the                                                       
14                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
15 Protracted Sections 21 - 23: Those portions northerly of the                                                            
16                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way;                                             
17                 (9)  Township 21 South, Range 8 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                                
18                      Protracted Sections 1 - 15: All                                                                    
19 Protracted Sections 16 - 18: Those portions northerly of the                                                            
20                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
21 Protracted Sections 20 - 21: Those portions northerly and                                                               
22 easterly of the northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-                                                          
23                       of-way                                                                                            
24 Protracted Sections 22 - 23: Those portions northerly of the                                                            
25                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
26 Protracted Section 24: That portion northerly and easterly of the                                                       
27                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
28 Protracted Sections 26 - 27: Those portions northerly of the                                                            
29                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way;                                             
30                 (10)  Township 21 South, Range 9 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                               
31                      Protracted Section 1: W1/2NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4                                                         
01                      Protracted Section 2: All                                                                          
02 Protracted Section 3: E1/2                                                                                              
03                      Protracted Section 10: E1/2                                                                        
04                      Protracted Section 11: All                                                                         
05                      Protracted Section 12: W1/2NW1/4, W1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4                                            
06                      Protracted Section 13: W1/2                                                                        
07                      Protracted Section 14: All                                                                         
08                      Protracted Section 23: All                                                                         
09                      Protracted Section 24: W1/2                                                                        
10                      Protracted Section 25: W1/2NW1/4;                                                                  
11                      Sections 26 - 28: All, including Tangle Lakes and Tangle River                                     
12 Section 32: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of                                                          
13                       the Denali Highway right-of-way                                                                   
14 Section 33: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of                                                          
15 the Denali Highway right-of-way, including Tangle River,                                                                
16                       excluding Material Sites F027628 and F027629                                                      
17 Section 34: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of                                                          
18 the Denali Highway right-of-way, including Tangle River and                                                             
19 Round Tangle Lake; excluding Tracts No. 3 and 5 of U.S.                                                                 
20 Survey No. 3298, U.S. Survey No. 4005, and U.S. Survey No.                                                              
21                       4147                                                                                              
22 Section 35: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of                                                          
23 the Denali Highway right-of-way, including Round Tangle                                                                 
24 Lake; excluding Tracts No. 3 and 4 of U.S. Survey No. 3298                                                              
25                       and U.S. Survey No. 3660;                                                                         
26 Tract A: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of the                                                         
27                       Denali Highway right-of-way;                                                                      
28 Tract B: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of the                                                         
29                       Denali Highway right-of-way;                                                                      
30                 (11)  Township 21 South, Range 10 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                              
31                      Protracted Sections 1 - 24: All                                                                    
01                      Protracted Section 25: That portion northerly of the northern                                      
02                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                                       
03                      Protracted Sections 26 - 30: All                                                                   
04                      Protracted Section 31: That portion northerly of the northern                                      
05                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                                       
06                      Protracted Section 32: All                                                                         
07                      Protracted Sections 33 - 36: Those portions northerly of the                                       
08                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way;                                             
09                 (12)  Township 21 South, Range 11 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                              
10 Protracted Section 1: That portion westerly of the ordinary high                                                        
11                       water line of Summit Lake                                                                         
12                      Protracted Sections 2 - 11: All                                                                    
13 Protracted Sections 12 - 13: Those portions westerly of the                                                             
14                       ordinary high water line of Summit Lake                                                           
15                      Protracted Section 14: All                                                                         
16 Protracted Sections 15 - 16: Those portions northerly of the                                                            
17                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
18                      Protracted Sections 17 - 18: All                                                                   
19 Protracted Section 21: That portion northwesterly of the                                                                
20                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
21 Protracted Sections 22 - 23: Those portions northeasterly of                                                            
22                       the northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                          
23 Protracted Section 24: That portion westerly of the ordinary                                                            
24                       high water line of Summit Lake                                                                    
25 Protracted Section 25: Those portions of the W1/2NW1/4 and                                                              
26 W1/2SW1/4 westerly of the ordinary high water line of                                                                   
27 Summit Lake and northerly of the northern boundary of the                                                               
28                       Denali Highway right-of-way                                                                       
29 Protracted Section 26: Those portions northerly and easterly of                                                         
30                       the northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                          
31 Protracted Section 27: That portion easterly of the northern                                                            
01                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way;                                                      
02                      Tract A: That portion northerly of the northern boundary of the                                    
03                       Denali Highway right-of-way;                                                                      
04                 (13)  Township 22 South, Range 10 East, Fairbanks Meridian                                              
05                      Protracted Section 4: That portion northwesterly of the                                            
06                       northern boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way                                              
07                      Protracted Section 5: That portion northerly of the northern                                       
08                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way, excluding Lots                                       
09                       1 - 3, U.S. Survey No. 4357                                                                       
10 Protracted Section 6: That portion northerly of the northern                                                            
11                       boundary of the Denali Highway right-of-way.                                                      
12            (b)  The Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge is established to                                                    
13 (1)  provide permanent protection for fish and wildlife populations and                                                 
14 their habitats so that these resources may be preserved for subsistence uses, hunting                                   
15       and fishing, and for recreational, scientific, aesthetic, and educational purposes;                               
16 (2)  manage human use and activities in a way that is compatible with                                                   
17       (1) of this subsection;                                                                                           
18 (3)  provide opportunities that are compatible with (1) of this                                                         
19 subsection for recreation, wildlife viewing, fisheries enhancement, fishing, hunting,                                   
20       trapping, and other activities.                                                                                   
21 (c)  The commissioner shall permit entry into the Tangle Lakes State Game                                               
22 Refuge for purposes of mineral exploration, development, and extraction if the                                          
23 commissioner finds that the exploration, development, or extraction is compatible with                                  
24 the purposes specified in (b) of this section; however, all mineral leases in effect on                                 
25 January 1, 2019, are valid and continue in full force and effect according to the terms                                 
26       of those leases.                                                                                                  
27 (d) The commissioner shall permit entry into the Tangle Lakes State Game                                                
28 Refuge for purposes of exploration and development of oil and gas resources if the                                      
29 commissioner finds that the exploration or development is compatible with the                                           
30 purposes specified in (b) of this section; however, all oil and gas leases in effect on                                 
31 January 1, 2019, are valid and continue in full force and effect according to the terms                                 
01       of those leases.                                                                                                  
02 (e)  Egress and ingress to and from private property within the parcels                                                 
03 described in (a) of this section shall be allowed through access corridors established                                  
04 through agreement between the Department of Fish and Game, the Department of                                            
05       Natural Resources, and the private property owners involved.                                                      
06            (f)  The Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Natural                                           
07       Resources                                                                                                         
08                 (1)  may, subject to (c) and (d) of this section, enter into leases within                              
09       the Tangle Lakes State Game Refuge if the commissioner finds that activity conducted                              
10       under the lease is compatible with the purposes for which the refuge is established                               
11       under (b) of this section;                                                                                        
12                 (2)  may not enter into sales of land within the Tangle Lakes State                                     
13       Game Refuge.                                                                                                      
14    * Sec. 2. This Act takes effect January 1, 2019.