SCS HB 446(RES): "An Act relating to community agreements for environmental conservation purposes; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 446(RES) 01 "An Act relating to community agreements for environmental conservation 02 purposes; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 46.03.020 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 05 (14) enter into a community agreement consistent with relevant state 06 and federal law either with a local governing body for an incorporated community or 07 with a Native regional corporation, other local corporation, Native village council, or 08 similar organization in an unincorporated community, and, as appropriate, with an 09 agency of the federal government to 10 (A) jointly assess the environmental conservation needs of the 11 community served by that governing body, corporation, council, or organization 12 and to establish indicators to track progress in meeting those needs; 13 (B) jointly assess and prioritize, by comparative risk to human 14 health and the environment, the needs assessed under (A) of this paragraph; and
01 (C) work jointly to resolve the needs assessed under (A) of this 02 paragraph through delegation or cooperative management, to the extent 03 allowable under the law, using local, state, and federal authorities and funding 04 available to meet those needs. 05 * Sec. 2. AS 46.03.020 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 06 (b) Where appropriate, the portions of a community agreement under (a)(14) 07 of this section that are related to emergency response shall be entered into jointly with 08 the Alaska State Emergency Response Commission. 09 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).