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CSHB 99(FSH): "An Act relating to the development and operation of a hydroelectric site at the Nuyakuk River Falls; providing for the amendment of the management plan for the Wood-Tikchik State Park; and providing for an effective date."

00                       CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 99(FSH)                                                                     
01 "An Act relating to the development and operation of a hydroelectric site at the                                        
02 Nuyakuk River Falls; providing for the amendment of the management plan for the                                         
03 Wood-Tikchik State Park; and providing for an effective date."                                                          
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 41.21.167 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                           
06            (e)  The development and operation of a hydroelectric site at the Nuyakuk                                    
07       River Falls is a compatible use if the development and operation                                                  
08                 (1)  does not include a dam that fully spans a river;                                                   
09                 (2)  maintains at least 70 percent of the daily upstream water flow of an                               
10       affected river along the natural course of the river; and                                                         
11                 (3)  after July 1, 2024, is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory                                   
12       Commission.                                                                                                       
13    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
14 read:                                                                                                                   
01 WOOD-TIKCHIK STATE PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN. The Wood-Tikchik State                                                         
02 Park Management Council shall, with the advice and assistance of the Department of Natural                              
03 Resources, amend the management plan for the Wood-Tikchik State Park to conform with the                                
04 change to AS 41.21.167 made in sec. 1 of this Act.                                                                      
05    * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).