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08:04:03 AM Presentation: Biomass Boiler Heating Systems
08:13:05 AM HJR27
08:42:56 AM HB222
09:06:36 AM HB191
09:37:19 AM Adjourn
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+ Presentation: Biomass Boiler Heating Systems by TELECONFERENCED
Representative Thompson
*+ HJR 27 RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND TELECONFERENCED
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*+ HB 222 AK PROMOTION & MARKETING FUND/BOARD TELECONFERENCED
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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
 HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INTERNATIONAL                                                               
                       TRADE AND TOURISM                                                                                      
                         April 7, 2011                                                                                          
                           8:03 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Bob Herron, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Kurt Olson, Vice Chair                                                                                           
Representative Neal Foster                                                                                                      
Representative Cathy Engstrom Munoz                                                                                             
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Representative Berta Gardner                                                                                                    
Representative Chris Tuck                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
Representative Wes Keller                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PRESENTATION: BIOMASS BOILER HEATING SYSTEMS                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 27                                                                                                   
Supporting  the  relocation  of  the home  port  of  the  Coastal                                                               
Villages Region Fund fishing fleet from Seattle to Alaska.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HJR 27 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                              
"An Act  establishing and  relating to  the Alaska  Promotion and                                                               
Marketing  Board and  the Alaska  promotion  and marketing  fund;                                                               
relating  to  marketing  tourism  contracts  and  campaigns;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - HEARD & HELD                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 191                                                                                                              
"An Act establishing  a state department of  agriculture and food                                                               
and relating  to its  powers and duties;  relating to  the powers                                                               
and duties  of the Department  of Environmental  Conservation and                                                               
the Department of Natural Resources; and providing for an                                                                       
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 191 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR 27                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND                                                                              
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) SEATON                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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BILL: HB 222                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: AK PROMOTION & MARKETING FUND/BOARD                                                                                
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) AUSTERMAN                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
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BILL: HB 191                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD                                                                                 
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) THOMPSON BY REQUEST                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
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03/15/11       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
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WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
KATIE KOESTER, Staff                                                                                                            
Representative Paul Seaton                                                                                                      
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Introduced HJR 27 on behalf of                                                                           
Representative Seaton, sponsor.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
WILLARD DUNHAM, Mayor                                                                                                           
City of Seward                                                                                                                  
Seward, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HJR 27.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
PHILLIP OATES, City Manager                                                                                                     
City of Seward                                                                                                                  
Seward, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HJR 27.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
NEIL RODRIGUEZ, Regulatory Manager                                                                                              
Coastal Villages Region Fund                                                                                                    
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HJR 27.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ALAN AUSTERMAN                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HJR 27; introduced                                                               
HB 222 as the prime sponsor.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ASTRID LIEVANO, Staff                                                                                                           
Representative Alan Austerman                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented a sectional analysis of HB 222 on                                                              
behalf of Representative Austerman, prime sponsor.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
DEB HICKOK, Chair                                                                                                               
Board of Directors                                                                                                              
Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA)                                                                                       
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified during the hearing on HB 222.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, Staff                                                                                                             
Representative Steve Thompson                                                                                                   
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Presented a sectional analysis of HB 191 on                                                              
behalf of Representative Thompson, sponsor by request.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
FRANCI HAVEMEISTER, Director                                                                                                    
Central Office                                                                                                                  
Division of Agriculture                                                                                                         
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)                                                                                           
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Answered questions during the hearing on HB                                                              
191.                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SIG RESTAD, Master                                                                                                              
Northland Pioneer Grange                                                                                                        
Palmer, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 191.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JOHN POIRRIER, President                                                                                                        
Alaska State Grange                                                                                                             
North Pole, Alaska                                                                                                              
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 191.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
BRYCE WRIGLEY, President                                                                                                        
Alaska Farm Bureau, Inc.                                                                                                        
Delta Junction, Alaska                                                                                                          
POSITION STATEMENT:  Testified in support of HB 191.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:03:22 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BOB HERRON  called the House Special  Committee on Economic                                                             
Development, International Trade and  Tourism meeting to order at                                                               
8:03 a.m.   Representatives Herron, Tuck,  Gardner, Thompson, and                                                               
Olson were present  at the call to order.   Representatives Munoz                                                               
and   Foster   arrived   as  the   meeting   was   in   progress.                                                               
Representative Austerman was also present.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
^Presentation: Biomass Boiler Heating Systems                                                                                   
          Presentation: Biomass Boiler Heating Systems                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:04:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON announced that the  first order of business would be                                                               
a  presentation  by  Representative Thompson  on  biomass  boiler                                                               
heating systems.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:05:03 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  THOMPSON   provided  a   PowerPoint  presentation                                                               
titled,  "Biomass Boiler  Heating  Systems,"  and dated  9/16/10,                                                               
featuring  the  Delta  Greely Biomass  project.    Representative                                                               
Thompson informed  the committee  the slide program  was prepared                                                               
by  Coffman Engineers  in Anchorage.    He noted  that there  are                                                               
several biomass boilers  in Alaska, Montana, Oregon,  and Idaho -                                                               
one of the  most successful is in Tok -  and Coffman Engineers is                                                               
dedicated to this  and other alternative energy  systems, such as                                                               
wind farms and  windmills.  There are  residential and commercial                                                               
biomass boiler  systems available that burn  pellets, wood chips,                                                               
or  cordwood.    Coffman Engineers'  feasibility  assessments  of                                                               
proposed  projects include:   evaluation  of  payback; fuel  cost                                                               
comparison;  sources  of fuel;  support  from  state and  federal                                                               
agencies; cost of construction.   Representative Thompson relayed                                                               
that one of the key components  of a biomass boiler system is the                                                               
fuel source, specifically  wood chip quality and  delivery.  Wood                                                               
chip  quality  is  directly  related to  the  efficiency  of  the                                                               
boiler, and  the availability of  pellets in the future  is vital                                                               
to  determining  the worthiness  of  a  project.   Representative                                                               
Thompson displayed a  slide which showed wood  chips delivered by                                                               
truck to  a storage facility,  which in Alaska  may need to  be a                                                               
warm and  covered space.   The delivery  system continues  to the                                                               
boiler by  different options, such  as a belt or  screw conveyor.                                                               
The boiler  system begins with  gasification of the biomass  by a                                                               
fixed, conveyor, or  step grate; the boiler itself  consists of a                                                               
fire  tube and  hot water  under pressure  to 30  pound-force per                                                               
square inch gauge  (psig).  He noted that  vendors are interested                                                               
in  supplying  and  delivering   the  biomass  product  to  these                                                               
systems.  A slide titled, "Flue  Gasses" displayed a diagram of a                                                               
cyclone  separator, and  Representative  Thompson explained  that                                                               
flue gasses run through a  cyclone separator, or an electrostatic                                                               
precipitator, which  removes all of  the "dirty air"  and renders                                                               
the  system environmentally  friendly.   In large  installations,                                                               
the stack height is determined by  the height of the building and                                                               
the effect of  wind.  Finally, ash is collected  and removed from                                                               
the facility for use in concrete,  farm soil, and garden soil, or                                                               
to be disposed  of in a landfill.   He closed by  saying that the                                                               
preceding was  a brief overview  of the system, and  that Coffman                                                               
Engineers is  interested in providing  a complete  description of                                                               
its product.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:09:41 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  asked  whether the  differences  between                                                               
cordwood, pellets,  and wood chips  are density, size,  waste, or                                                               
heat value.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:10:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON advised most  systems use pellets because                                                               
they are easier to  deliver on a conveyor.  The  wood must be dry                                                               
and free of pollutants.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER  further asked whether there  is a greater                                                               
heat value from pellets.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON said he was unsure.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK requested  that the  House Special  Committee                                                               
on Energy  also hear this  presentation, as it was  informed that                                                               
barley is being grown in Alaska as a source of biofuel.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:11:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  THOMPSON   pointed  out   that  Fort   Greely  is                                                               
installing a boiler system that will burn barley.                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
          HJR 27-RELOCATE COASTAL VILLAGES REGION FUND                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:13:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE  JOINT RESOLUTION NO.  27, Supporting the  relocation of                                                               
the home port  of the Coastal Villages Region  Fund fishing fleet                                                               
from Seattle to Alaska.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:13:18 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
KATIE KOESTER,  Staff, Representative  Paul Seaton,  Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, stated  HJR 27 is  a resolution to  support bringing                                                               
the Alaska  fishing fleet  home.  She  reminded the  committee of                                                               
the 3/31/11  presentation by representatives of  Seward detailing                                                               
the  merits  of  this  initiative,  and  that  several  committee                                                               
members have signed  as co-sponsors.  Ms. Koester said  HJR 27 is                                                               
an  effort to  bring about  economic  development in  all of  the                                                               
state by encouraging  the Coastal Villages Region  Fund (CVRF) to                                                               
homeport its  fleet in Seward.   Coastal Villages Region  Fund is                                                               
one of  six Community  Development Quota  (CDQ) groups  that were                                                               
developed  in the  '90s  and given  "a stake  in  the Bering  Sea                                                               
fisheries."  The  CDQ groups represent 65  Bering Sea communities                                                               
and  are required  to reinvest  their profits,  bringing economic                                                               
development, jobs,  and hope  to coastal  villages in  the Bering                                                               
Sea  region.    Coastal  Villages  Region  Fund  is  the  largest                                                               
Alaskan-owned  and Alaska-based  fishery  company, with  expected                                                               
seafood  sales  in  the  amount  of $75  million  in  2011.    In                                                               
addition, CVRF has an impressive  fleet of vessels that spend $5-                                                               
$10 million on  maintenance each year, $20 million  in moorage in                                                               
Seattle,  and $10  million on  crew annually.   She  relayed that                                                               
CVRF wants  to return its  fleet, crews, and  jobs to Alaska.   A                                                               
survey indicated  that the  requirements to  homeport a  fleet of                                                               
this size are:  a year  around ice-free port; road, rail, and air                                                               
access;  space for  harbor and  uplands  development; a  maritime                                                               
licensing  facility.   Nearby Seward  is able  to provide  all of                                                               
these  services,  in  addition  to   a  drydock  and  the  Alaska                                                               
Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC),  which is an educational and                                                               
licensing  facility.   Ms. Koester  restated the  purpose of  the                                                               
resolution  is about  economic development,  and she  pointed out                                                               
the  letters of  support from  around  the state  and the  Alaska                                                               
Congressional   delegation  found   in   the  committee   packet.                                                               
Furthermore, the  City of Seward  has funded a  preliminary study                                                               
in favor of  this issue, the U.S. Corps of  Engineers (USACE) has                                                               
found that the relocation is  economically feasible, and CVRF has                                                               
determined that Seward is the best choice for an Alaska port.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:18:00 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER   has  heard   from  a   Seward  resident                                                               
questioning the  city's public process  prior to  the engineering                                                               
study  on this  issue.   Also,  she asked  about  any efforts  on                                                               
Seattle's part to keep the fleet there.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:19:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. KOESTER  said Seward did a  small study at a  cost of $5,000,                                                               
and  has  submitted a  capital  budget  request for  $400,000  to                                                               
complete  an   in-depth  study  that  would   incorporate  public                                                               
testimony.   Regarding a response  from the Port of  Seattle, she                                                               
opined  it is  the legislature's  responsibility to  advocate for                                                               
Alaska.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON  observed a fleet of  this size is important  to any                                                               
economic region.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:20:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR HERRON opened public testimony.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
8:21:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
WILLARD DUNHAM, Mayor, City of  Seward, expressed his belief that                                                               
this is  a unique opportunity  in that an industry  is interested                                                               
in  moving its  operation  to Alaska.   The  City  of Seward  has                                                               
passed  two resolutions  and has  held public  hearings regarding                                                               
this issue;  in fact, the  property involved is a  476-acre tract                                                               
zoned for industrial use.  He  advised the idea for the expansion                                                               
of the port has been vetted  in the community and is supported by                                                               
most residents.  Mr. Dunham agreed  that there will be a reaction                                                               
from the Port of Seattle; furthermore,  if all six CDQs decide to                                                               
move, that would entail a fleet of 200 vessels.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:25:30 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PHILLIP OATES,  City Manager, City  of Seward, added that  one of                                                               
the resolutions  passed by Seward was  a comprehensive resolution                                                               
outlining the merits  of the proposed project.    The first phase                                                               
of the project  will be built onto existing  infrastructure in an                                                               
area  that already  has been  permitted.   Dr. Oates  assured the                                                               
committee  Seward  will continue  to  address  concerns from  its                                                               
residents.    He  advised  that   members  of  the  Congressional                                                               
delegation felt that  the Port of Seattle may not  have an impact                                                               
on the CVRF  phase of this project, because federal  money is not                                                               
involved.  In fact, the ultimate  funding for the project will be                                                               
a  combination of  general obligation  (GEO) bonds  at the  state                                                               
level,  revenue  bonds at  the  local  level, and  public-private                                                               
financing.     He   called  attention   to  documents   from  the                                                               
Congressional delegation  and others  in full  support of  HJR 27                                                               
that are found in the committee packet.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
8:29:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON stated his intent  for the committee to visit the                                                               
site  during interim.    He asked  Dr. Oates  to  comment on  the                                                               
significance of the support from the Congressional delegation.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
DR.  OATES  opined  that  the   support  from  the  Congressional                                                               
delegation indicates  that they  see this  as the  fulfillment of                                                               
the vision of  the original purpose of the CDQ  groups, which was                                                               
to strengthen  the American presence  in the fishing  fleets that                                                               
were  formally  dominated  by foreign  vessels,  and  to  provide                                                               
quotas to the  communities surrounding the fishing  areas.  Also,                                                               
CDQ groups allow for the  reinvestment of profits into education,                                                               
and growth of the local fishing  industry.  Dr. Oates pointed out                                                               
that support for  HJR 27 extends from both  political parties and                                                               
urges other CDQ groups to move their homeports to Alaska.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:32:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER asked how the resolution would help.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
DR. OATES  said the resolution  indicates there is  solid support                                                               
at  all  levels   for  the  project,  which   always  helps  with                                                               
permitting.   In addition,  the resolution  will indicate  to the                                                               
Senate and the governor that  the House supports Seward's capital                                                               
budget  request to  pay for  the full  engineering, geotechnical,                                                               
and economic analysis of the project and its costs.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
8:33:49 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR.  DUNHAM added  that fishing  organizations are  supportive of                                                               
the project.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
NEIL  RODRIGUEZ,  Regulatory  Manager,  Coastal  Villages  Region                                                               
Fund, affirmed that moving the fleet  is a long-time goal for the                                                               
CDQ program and a benefit to the fishing industry.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:35:52 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ALAN AUSTERMAN,  Alaska State Legislature, relayed                                                               
his  experience as  a commercial  fisherman in  the '60s  when he                                                               
watched foreign  fishing vessels  interfere with and  destroy his                                                               
crab pots.   Today, through  the Congressional imposition  of the                                                               
three-mile  limit,  the  fisheries  are  American,  but  are  not                                                               
Alaskan.  The  value of the fishery in the  Bristol Bay region is                                                               
between  $2.3 billion  and $2.5  billion, but  90 percent  of the                                                               
jobs and profits  go to Seattle and Oregon.   He opined the value                                                               
of keeping  fleet jobs  and support services  in Alaska  is "mind                                                               
boggling."   Representative Austerman  strongly supported  HJR 27                                                               
and the idea of bringing all of the CDQ groups back to Alaska.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:39:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON closed public testimony.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:39:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK stated that HJR  27 represents a great vision                                                               
and  plan, and  an  opportunity  to keep  money  in  Alaska.   In                                                               
addition, the  move would  create new  industries to  support the                                                               
fishing fleet.   He expressed his support for  the resolution and                                                               
said he would like to participate as a co-sponsor.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FOSTER  observed that  the  power  and impact  on                                                               
Western Alaska  of the CDQ  program -  which brings an  influx of                                                               
jobs and money to small villages - has been amazing.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:40:54 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK moved to report  HJR 27, Version 27-LS0780\M,                                                               
from   committee   with   individual  recommendations   and   the                                                               
accompanying fiscal note.   There being no objection,  HJR 27 was                                                               
reported   from  the   House   Special   Committee  on   Economic                                                               
Development, International Trade and Tourism.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
8:41:42 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
The committee took an at-ease from 8:41 a.m. to 8:42 a.m.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:42:40 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
           HB 222-AK PROMOTION & MARKETING FUND/BOARD                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
8:42:56 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON announced  that the next order  of business would                                                               
be HOUSE BILL  NO. 222," An Act establishing and  relating to the                                                               
Alaska  Promotion and  Marketing Board  and the  Alaska promotion                                                               
and marketing  fund; relating to marketing  tourism contracts and                                                               
campaigns; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:43:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE ALAN  AUSTERMAN, Alaska State  Legislature, stated                                                               
that his  experience on  the House Finance  Committee led  him to                                                               
understand   that  Alaska   is   not  marketed   as  a   business                                                               
destination; in fact,  new businesses are not  encouraged to come                                                               
to the state  and bring jobs and  income.   He opined  a board or                                                               
fund  within the  Department of  Commerce,  Community &  Economic                                                               
Development  (DCCED) tasked  to  work on  promoting Alaska  would                                                               
accomplish  this by  including  all industries  such as  seafood,                                                               
tourism,  mining,   and  agriculture.     However,   because  the                                                               
legislature cannot "tell the department  what to do," the initial                                                               
concept of the  bill will be addressed next year,  thus HB 222 is                                                               
a  starting  point for:    A  methodology  to  bring all  of  the                                                               
industries to  the table  and determine how  to fund  a marketing                                                               
effort for  each individual  industry.   Representative Austerman                                                               
anticipated   that  changes   will  be   made  to   the  proposed                                                               
legislation, and  he expressed his  hope that testimony  from the                                                               
affected industries will be heard.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:46:27 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ASTRID  LIEVANO,  Staff,  Representative Alan  Austerman,  Alaska                                                               
State  Legislature,  said HB  222,  Section  1, adds  the  Alaska                                                               
Promotion  and  Marketing  Board  to   the  list  of  boards  and                                                               
commissions  that are  subject to  the public  official financial                                                               
disclosure chapter.   Section 2  adds new sections to  create the                                                               
Alaska Promotion and Marketing Fund  and the Alaska Promotion and                                                               
Marketing  Board.    Section  44.33.950  creates  the  fund,  and                                                               
directs DCCED  to administer  the fund  in consultation  with the                                                               
board.  Section  44.33.955 identifies the money that is  to be in                                                               
the  fund and  states  that the  fund is  not  a dedicated  fund.                                                               
Section 44.33.960  states the  purpose of the  fund, which  is to                                                               
promote and market  industries that broaden the  economic base of                                                               
the state and provide jobs  and business opportunities for Alaska                                                               
residents.   Section 44.33.965 states  that the fund  money shall                                                               
be  used, subject  to appropriation,  to make  grants to  private                                                               
entities for projects  that promote the fund purpose,  and to pay                                                               
administration  costs for  the new  sections.   Section 44.33.970                                                               
establishes  certain  requirements  for  grants  from  the  fund,                                                               
addresses  the type  of entity  that  may be  a grant  recipient,                                                               
addresses the  matching requirements of  50 percent of  the grant                                                               
amount, and sets  a maximum amount of 75 percent  per fiscal year                                                               
for  grants  to  entities  in established  industries.    Section                                                               
44.33.975  establishes   the  board,  including  the   number  of                                                               
members,  and  the  appointment   of  members  by  the  governor.                                                               
Section 44.33.980  lists the board's duties  including developing                                                               
a  methodology for  prioritizing  projects; identifying  criteria                                                               
for  evaluation  achievement  of  the fund  purpose  by  proposed                                                               
projects;  determining  grant   applicant  eligibility  criteria.                                                               
Section  44.33.985  authorizes  the  board  and  DCCED  to  adopt                                                               
regulations for the new sections.   Section 44.33.990 defines the                                                               
terms for the  new sections.  Section 3  repeals certain sections                                                               
relating to  marketing tourism contracts and  campaigns.  Section                                                               
4 establishes  a sunset date of  7/1/19.  Section 5  provides for                                                               
the  appointment of  the first  members of  the board  within one                                                               
month of the effective date and  with staggered terms.  Section 6                                                               
makes the Act effective 1/1/12, unless changed.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
8:52:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER  asked  whether  Section  3  repeals  the                                                               
funding  structure for  the  Alaska  Travel Industry  Association                                                               
(ATIA).                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  AUSTERMAN  clarified  that  it  does  repeal  the                                                               
current  funding methodology  through ATIA  and DCCED,  and moves                                                               
the qualified trade association concept  over to a new board that                                                               
is created  by the bill.   In further response  to Representative                                                               
Gardner, he  explained that the  change would apply to  any trade                                                               
association or  group that  wants to market  Alaska, such  as the                                                               
Alaska  Seafood Marketing  Institute (ASMI).     Details will  be                                                               
worked out  during the  interim by  the committee,  after hearing                                                               
from industry.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
8:55:09 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE GARDNER recalled a meeting  in Sitka of a group of                                                               
rural communities  interested in  promoting tourism with  a focus                                                               
different  from that  of ATIA.     She asked  whether this  group                                                               
could apply to the new board for a grant.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN said  yes, and added that  there will be                                                               
a lot  of discussion  about the  scope of  tourism that  would be                                                               
included.  He  opined all groups can come to  the board after its                                                               
criteria is established.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
8:56:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MUNOZ  asked for  confirmation that ASMI  would be                                                               
eligible to compete for funds.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN indicated  yes; ASMI currently qualifies                                                               
for marketing funding,  although it is funded  differently and at                                                               
a  lower percentage  than ATIA.   Marketing  funds are  an annual                                                               
argument for the legislature, and  this board would work with the                                                               
industry to identify  funding.  The legislature  would still fund                                                               
the marketing  fund each  year, which could  mean more  money for                                                               
marketing in the long-term, with the addition of new businesses.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:58:23 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE FOSTER  pointed out the board  will determine what                                                               
constitutes  an  "emerging  market,"   and  inquired  about  that                                                               
process.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE AUSTERMAN said  he did not know.   He recalled how                                                               
- during past troubled times  for the seafood industry - matching                                                               
funds and  federal money was  used to bring the  fishing industry                                                               
back  from a  period of  low prices  with incentives  on new  and                                                               
developing products.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CO-CHAIR HERRON opened public testimony.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:00:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
DEB  HICKOK, Chair,  Board of  Directors, Alaska  Travel Industry                                                               
Association  (ATIA), said  the ATIA  board shares  Representative                                                               
Austerman's  passion   for  growing  and   diversifying  Alaska's                                                               
economy.   She  relayed that  the ATIA  board of  directors works                                                               
with its  11,000 member businesses  to develop and  market Alaska                                                               
as a travel destination; in  fact, the board supports a marketing                                                               
committee structure  because it gives large  and small businesses                                                               
a direct  voice in  the marketing  program.    However,  the ATIA                                                               
board  also seeks  to scrutinize  the proposed  marketing process                                                               
for possible  improvements.   Ms. Hickok  offered that  the board                                                               
will  collaborate with  the legislature  and the  administration,                                                               
and  suggested an  independent audit  of the  marketing committee                                                               
structure and  programs during the interim  discussions regarding                                                               
the  proposed legislation.   Referring  to the  bill, she  opined                                                               
Section 3 - that repeals  the qualified trade association (QTA) -                                                               
is  premature,  and  has  negative  consequences  to  the  travel                                                               
industry.   Ms.  Hickok  urged for  more  collaboration with  the                                                               
travel industry during interim.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
9:04:43 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  AUSTERMAN recently  heard that  an audit  of ATIA                                                               
was  under  consideration;  however,  this  bill  does  not  have                                                               
anything to  do with ATIA  and its  ability to perform  its task.                                                               
He stressed  that HB  222 does  not relate  to the  operations of                                                               
ATIA; in fact,  this legislation creates a new  structure for how                                                               
marketing is funded by the state.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
[HB 222 was heard and held.]                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
9:06:11 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Chair Herron turned the gavel over to Vice Chair Olson.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:06:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
           HB 191-DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:06:36 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR OLSON  announced  that the  final  order of  business                                                               
would  be  HOUSE BILL  NO.  191,"  An  Act establishing  a  state                                                               
department of  agriculture and  food and  relating to  its powers                                                               
and duties; relating  to the powers and duties  of the Department                                                               
of  Environmental  Conservation  and the  Department  of  Natural                                                               
Resources; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:06:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JANE PIERSON, Staff, Representative  Steve Thompson, Alaska State                                                               
Legislature, reminded the committee the  purpose of HB 191 was to                                                               
create a  new department of  agriculture and food.   Although the                                                               
bill  had  been  previously  introduced  to  the  committee,  she                                                               
provided  a  sectional  analysis.   Sections  1-18  of  the  bill                                                               
address AS Title  3 - AGRICULTURE AND  ANIMALS, and specifically,                                                               
Chapter 5,  which is  the duties of  the commissioners,  and puts                                                               
the duties relating to agriculture  and food under the purview of                                                               
the commissioner of the department  of agriculture and food.  The                                                               
sections in Chapter  5 also address the powers and  duties of the                                                               
commissioner  of  the  Department of  Environmental  Conservation                                                               
(DEC)  and  puts retail  food  establishments  and fish  products                                                               
establishments under the  purview of DEC.  The  new department of                                                               
agriculture  will  have  duties  overseeing  animals  and  animal                                                               
products,  the   state  veterinarian,  noxious   weeds,  invasive                                                               
plants,   agricultural   pest   management,   the   grading   and                                                               
classification  of  agricultural products,  inspections,  product                                                               
violations, elk farming,  and food security.   In addition, under                                                               
AS  Title 17,  the new  department of  agriculture and  food will                                                               
assume   duties  over   federal  crop   insurance  contributions,                                                               
agricultural and  industrial fairs,  the Farm to  School Program,                                                               
the  Plant  Materials  Center,  controlled  livestock  districts,                                                               
brand-marking,  beekeeping, and  organic  food.   Sections  19-20                                                               
direct  the commissioner  of the  department  of agriculture  and                                                               
food to appoint an employee of  the department as the director of                                                               
the board  of agriculture and  conservation; this  board oversees                                                               
the  Agricultural Revolving  Loan  Fund (ARLF).   Sections  39-75                                                               
deal with AS Title 17, which  is Alaska Food and Drug; Chapter 20                                                               
is the  Alaska Food, Drug,  and Cosmetic  Act and applies  to the                                                               
commissioner  of the  department of  agriculture and  food having                                                               
the  duty to  set standards,  regulate, label,  inspect, embargo,                                                               
condemn, re-label,  enforce, and fine related  food products with                                                               
the  exceptions  of  fish  and  fisheries  products,  and  retail                                                               
establishments, which remain under the  purview of DEC.  Sections                                                               
76-77  make  conforming  changes.   Section  78  deals  with  the                                                               
clearing  and draining  of agricultural  land.    Sections  79-82                                                               
also make conforming  amendments.  Section 83 adds  a new chapter                                                               
to  establish  the  new  department   of  agriculture  and  food.                                                               
Section 84  adds the  department of agriculture  and food  to the                                                               
agencies enforcing  AS 17.20.   Section 85 repeals  certain laws.                                                               
Section  86 authorizes  the department  of agriculture  and food,                                                               
DEC,  and   DNR  to  begin  adopting,   amending,  and  repealing                                                               
regulations as necessary  to implement this Act.   Sections 88-89                                                               
set  forth  the   effective  date.    Ms.   Pierson  stated  that                                                               
Representative  Thompson's  office  has   been  in  contact  with                                                               
farmers, DEC, and the Department  of Natural Resources (DNR), and                                                               
the  concerns  from  all  of the  interested  parties  are  being                                                               
addressed; for  example, farmers  were concerned  about mandatory                                                               
programs  to inventory  food  supplies.   Also,  DEC requested  a                                                               
change  in language  regarding the  processing of  food, and  the                                                               
Alaska Department  of Fish and  Game (ADF&G) was  concerned about                                                               
language  related to  fish.   In  Section 18,  the definition  of                                                               
retail food  will be expanded and  moved from Title 3  into Title                                                               
17.   In  Section  41,  DEC will  provide  a  definition of  non-                                                               
agricultural food.  The definition  of food establishment will be                                                               
moved  to Section  49, and  changes  related to  retail food  and                                                               
agricultural food processors are  forthcoming.  Ms. Pierson noted                                                               
that  DNR  feels  the  Division of  Agriculture  belongs  in  its                                                               
department;   however,  Representative   Thompson  believes   the                                                               
creation of a new department is sound policy.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
9:13:13 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  GARDNER referred  to the  letters of  support and                                                               
opposition that were  provided in the committee  packet and asked                                                               
for the authors' contact information.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:14:04 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE TUCK asked  for   a  copy  of  the   most  current                                                               
sectional analysis.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON will  respond to both requests.  In  response to Vice                                                               
Chair  Olson, she  deferred to  the Division  of Agriculture  for                                                               
information on ARLF.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:16:10 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON asked whether  the Board of Agriculture &                                                               
Conservation  (BAC)  is responsible  for  managing  ARLF and  its                                                               
assets.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:16:33 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
FRANCI  HAVEMEISTER,   Director,  Central  Office,   Division  of                                                               
Agriculture,  Department of  Natural Resources  (DNR), said  yes.                                                               
In further response to Representative  Thompson, she said she was                                                               
unsure whether the  BAC passed a resolution  requesting that ARLF                                                               
be  recapitalized; however,  the loan  fund continues  to revolve                                                               
and BAC  is "looking  for future requests,  ... currently  we are                                                               
able to meet the need of the Ag community."                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
9:17:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON  asked for  an explanation of  the sudden                                                               
drop in  projected loan activity  from $3,285,000 in  fiscal year                                                               
2010 (FY 10), to $2,400,000 in FY 11, and to $1,500,000 FY 12.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
[These   figures   were   from  an   undated   document   titled,                                                               
"Agricultural Revolving Loan Fund  Cash Flow Projection," from an                                                               
unknown source.]                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MS. HAVEMEISTER  opined the projections  are based  on historical                                                               
information that does not reflect  ARLF lower loan rates that led                                                               
to refinances and "which shows  activity but it's not actual cash                                                               
out of the fund."                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
9:17:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR OLSON  asked whether  there is  a description  of the                                                               
"difference between the two sets of numbers."                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
[Included  in  the  committee  packet  was  an  undated  document                                                               
titled,  "Agricultural  Revolving  Loan  Fund  (ARLF),  Financial                                                               
Summary as  of February  28, 2011, Fiscal  Year July  1-June 30,"                                                               
from an unknown source.]                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:18:08 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS. HAVEMEISTER said:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     No,  I  have not.    We  just  had  an error  that  was                                                                    
     submitted through  this office that did  not go through                                                                    
     support services,  so we requested support  services do                                                                    
     a new financial  projection, and that, that  is the one                                                                    
     that is currently in the packet.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. HAVEMEISTER,  in further response  to Vice Chair  Olson, said                                                               
Cris  Cowles-Brunton, Revenue  Officer, Central  Office, Division                                                               
of Support Services, DNR, prepared the second document.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR OLSON then asked  whether the future sale of Matanuska                                                               
Maid Diary  (Mat-Maid) was a  variable included in the  cash flow                                                               
projections.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  HAVEMEISTER said  she was  unsure;  however, the  difference                                                               
between  the initial  projection  and the  second projection  was                                                               
that  revenue was  not included  in the  initial projection.   In                                                               
further  response to  Vice  Chair  Olson, she  said  she did  not                                                               
believe any refinancing of bad debts was included.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:19:46 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MS.  PIERSON, in  response to  Representative Gardner,  explained                                                               
the original projection by DNR was  corrected.  She said she will                                                               
provide the corrected document to the committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
9:21:20 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR OLSON opened public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:21:45 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SIG  RESTAD,  Master,  Northland Pioneer  Grange,  expressed  the                                                               
Grange's  support   of  the  bill   at  its  present   "stage  of                                                               
development."    The  bill  improves  communication  between  the                                                               
agricultural  community  and  local and  national  agencies,  and                                                               
there  is ample  time  to  work on  further  revisions; in  fact,                                                               
Northland Pioneer  Grange has been  involved in this  issue since                                                               
1934.  Speaking on his own  behalf, he recalled his experience as                                                               
the  Director  of  Agriculture from  1962-1968,  and  said  state                                                               
agricultural  programs  with  department-level  status  are  more                                                               
productive  and cost  efficient.   In  addition, farmers  benefit                                                               
from  seeking   answers  from  one  department   organized  in  a                                                               
structure similar to that of  the U.S. Department of Agriculture.                                                               
Mr. Restad offered his experience.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:27:38 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
JOHN POIRRIER,  President, Alaska  State Grange, stated  that the                                                               
Alaska State Grange supports HB  191 based on two principles, the                                                               
first  of which  is  that the  development  of agriculture  moved                                                               
human society from  a nomadic hunting and  gathering lifestyle to                                                               
a  community  lifestyle.   Although  Alaskans  are  dependent  on                                                               
natural  resources and  its  regulatory  approach to  management,                                                               
agriculture results  from the efforts  of people to  produce food                                                               
products  to support  a general  population.   He strongly  urged                                                               
further  efforts  in  Alaska  to provide  its  own  food  supply.                                                               
Secondly,  a  department-level   governmental  agency  should  be                                                               
involved in  such an  important element  of the  state's economy.                                                               
The  bill consolidates  existing  governmental  functions into  a                                                               
single department in the best interests of the state.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
9:29:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
BRYCE  WRIGLEY, President,  Alaska  Farm  Bureau, Inc.,  stressed                                                               
that HB  191 is  not an  "indictment" of DNR  or the  Division of                                                               
Agriculture.   He pointed out  that all Alaskans can  be affected                                                               
by  transportation breakdowns  and  there is  a  serious need  to                                                               
address  food security  in Alaska  by  raising more  food in  the                                                               
state.    The  new  department of  agriculture  should  have  the                                                               
freedom to strive for this  goal of food security, independent of                                                               
influence from DNR; in fact, the  key to reaching this goal is to                                                               
develop  a business  climate to  support small-  and medium-sized                                                               
farms to  grow and process food.   A more focused  agency will be                                                               
capable  of working  with farmers  to  develop a  food source  in                                                               
Alaska  for  its  rural  and  urban  populations.    Mr.  Wrigley                                                               
endorsed the previous testimony of others.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
9:31:55 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR OLSON closed public testimony.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
9:32:05 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE THOMPSON  questioned whether  the FY  12 projected                                                               
personnel  expenditures  in the  amount  of  $512,375 are  really                                                               
needed to administer a loan fund of $1,500,000.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MS. PIERSON  said she was  also interested in looking  into these                                                               
and other "numbers" pertaining to ARLF.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  OLSON, in response to  Representative Foster, advised                                                               
that  the  next committee  of  referral  is the  House  Resources                                                               
Standing  Committee, which  intends to  work on  the bill  during                                                               
interim.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
9:34:29 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  TUCK  relayed  that   historically  there  was  a                                                               
surplus of food  in the U.S., but  now there is not.   Because of                                                               
the  remote  location of  Alaska,  it  is  important to  have  an                                                               
agricultural  base, especially  since there  is only  a three  to                                                               
eight   day  supply   of   food  in   case   of  a   catastrophe.                                                               
Representative Tuck acknowledged  that there is a lot  of work to                                                               
be  done  on  the  bill,  but it  emphasizes  the  importance  of                                                               
agriculture as the foundation of  the economy, and he offered his                                                               
assistance and support.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
9:36:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FOSTER  moved  to  report  HB  191,  Version  27-                                                               
LS0458\M, out  of committee  with individual  recommendations and                                                               
the accompanying fiscal  note.  There being no  objection, HB 191                                                               
was  reported  from  the  House  Special  Committee  on  Economic                                                               
Development, International Trade and Tourism.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                              
9:37:19 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no further business before the committee, the House                                                                 
Special Committee on Economic Development, International Trade                                                                  
and Tourism meeting was adjourned at 9:37 a.m.                                                                                  

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
EDT 4.7.11 Biomass Heating Powerpoint.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191 Alaska's State-Funded Ag Projects and Policy.pdf HEDT 3/15/2011 10:15:00 AM
HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - SPONSOR_STATEMENT_HB_191 (Revised #2).pdf HEDT 3/15/2011 10:15:00 AM
HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - 14 Fiscal Notes.pdf HEDT 3/15/2011 10:15:00 AM
HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB222-CCED-DED-04-01-11.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 222
HB 222 Sponsor Statement.docx HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 222
HJR 27 CVRF letter.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HJR 27 KPB resolution of support.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HJR 27 KPED resoultion of support.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HJR 27 PND economic and scoping study.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HJR 27 sponsor statment.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HJR 27 letter from congressional delegation.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27
HB 191 - Back-up.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Div of Ag - Building a sustainable agriculture industry.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Div. of Ag - Dev. Component from FY12 Budget.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Letter of Opposition.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Letters of Support.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Sectional Analysis (updated).pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 191 - Alaska Farm Bureau.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HB 222 - Sectional Analysis.PDF HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 222
HB 191 - Hollembaek LTR of Support.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HB 191
HJR 27 - Fiscal Note (Zero) Corrected.pdf HEDT 4/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
HJR 27