Legislature(2003 - 2004)

02/24/2003 01:05 PM RES

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
               HOUSE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                       February 24, 2003                                                                                        
                           1:05 p.m.                                                                                            
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Representative Hugh Fate, Co-Chair                                                                                              
Representative Beverly Masek, Vice Chair                                                                                        
Representative Carl Gatto                                                                                                       
Representative Cheryll Heinze                                                                                                   
Representative Bob Lynn                                                                                                         
Representative Kelly Wolf                                                                                                       
Representative David Guttenberg                                                                                                 
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Chenault, Co-Chair                                                                                          
Representative Beth Kerttula                                                                                                    
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
^OVERVIEW:  DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES                                                                                     
     - HEARD                                                                                                                    
HOUSE BILL NO. 86                                                                                                               
"An Act relating to permits issued by the state."                                                                               
     - SCHEDULED BUT NOT HEARD                                                                                                  
03-7, SIDE(S) A & B                                                                                                             
CHAIR  HUGH FATE  convened  the meeting  of  the House  Resources                                                             
Standing  Committee at  1:05 p.m.   Representatives  Fate, Masek,                                                               
Heinze, Lynn, and  Guttenberg were present at the  call to order.                                                               
Representatives  Gatto and  Wolf arrived  as the  meeting was  in                                                               
progress.  Representative Kerttula was excused.                                                                                 
SUMMARY OF INFORMATION                                                                                                        
TOM IRWIN,  Commissioner, Department of Natural  Resources (DNR),                                                               
talked about DNR's mission and  organization.  He spoke about the                                                               
investment of money and other  important interests.  Commissioner                                                               
Irwin also  discussed the integrity  [of the department]  and its                                                               
important goals and objectives.                                                                                                 
The  committee briefly  discussed the  following:   spruce beetle                                                               
expansion,  fire  ecology,  budget  cuts  which  result  in  park                                                               
closures,  the  Division  of Agriculture,  the  transfer  of  the                                                               
Division of Habitat and Restoration, and the Fort Knox mine.                                                                    
ROBERT SPIEGEL spoke about a proposal to build a pond.                                                                          
There were no announcements.                                                                                                    
COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                              
The committee took no action.                                                                                                   
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Resources Standing Committee was adjourned at 1:57 p.m.                                                                         
NOTE:  The  meeting was recorded.   A copy of the  tape(s) may be                                                               
obtained  by  contacting  the  House   Records  Office  at  State                                                               
Capitol, Room  3, Juneau, Alaska  99801 (mailing  address), (907)                                                               
465-2214,  and after  adjournment of  the second  session of  the                                                               
Twenty-third  Alaska State  Legislature this  information may  be                                                               
obtained  by  contacting  the Legislative  Reference  Library  at                                                               
(907) 465-3808.                                                                                                                 

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