Legislature(2023 - 2024)BUTROVICH 205

03/13/2023 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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Moved CSHJR 5(FSH) Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
Amy Daugherty, Executive Director, Alaska
Trollers Association; Tim O'Connor, Craig Mayor;
Dani Evenson, ADF&G, Alaska Treaty Coordinator
Heard & Held
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Heard & Held
Kevin Connors, Assistant Director for Regulatory
Compliance and Energy Policy with the Energy and
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                      SB  49-CARBON STORAGE                                                                                 
4:21:00 PM                                                                                                                    
CO-CHAIR  GIESSEL   reconvened  the  meeting  and   announced  the                                                              
consideration  of SENATE  BILL  NO.  49 "An  Act  relating to  the                                                              
geologic  storage   of  carbon  dioxide;  and  providing   for  an                                                              
effective date."                                                                                                                
She stated  the intention  to continue the  3/10/23 review  of the                                                              
sectional analysis for SB 49.                                                                                                   
4:21:43 PM                                                                                                                    
HALEY  PAINE,   Deputy  Director,   Division   of  Oil  and   Gas,                                                              
Department   of  Natural  Resources   (DNR),  Anchorage,   Alaska,                                                              
continued  the  sectional  analysis   for  SB  49,  starting  with                                                              
Section 14 on slide 22.                                                                                                         
     Section 14 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Adds  new  sections  to  AS 38.05  Alaska  Land  Act  as                                                                   
     Article   15A  Carbon   Storage  Exploration   Licenses;                                                                   
     Leases  (proposed  AS 38.05.700795);   detailed  summary                                                                   
     on next slide                                                                                                              
MS. PAINE  directed attention  to the  theoretical timeline  for a                                                              
CCUS project  on slide 23  that overlays the different  components                                                              
of  the  bill.   It  notes  the  points  that   a  carbon  storage                                                              
exploration  license and a  carbon storage  lease come  into play.                                                              
The  yellow arrow  highlights that  Section 14  applies after  the                                                              
initial screening and at the start of the feasibility phase.                                                                    
     Section 14 Detail:                                                                                                       
     AS 38.05.700                                                                                                             
     Policy statement  that it is  in the public  interest to                                                                   
     promote geologic storage of carbon dioxide                                                                                 
     AS 38.05.705                                                                                                             
     Provision  for  applicability  carbon  storage  statutes                                                                   
     and   authority  for   DNR  to   adopt  regulations   to                                                                   
     implement these statute                                                                                                    
     AS 38.05.710                                                                                                             
     Allows   the  commissioner   to  issue  carbon   storage                                                                   
     exploration  licenses  on  state  land  and  establishes                                                                   
     work  commitment  obligations, minimum  economic  terms,                                                                   
     bonding   requirements,  default   provisions,   renewal                                                                   
     provisions,  and  the  escalation  of  minimum  economic                                                                   
        • 5-year exploration license term                                                                                       
        • Conversion of the license to a lease upon                                                                             
          fulfillment of work commitment, acquiring storage                                                                     
          facility permit from AOGCC, ability to meet                                                                           
          commercial terms                                                                                                      
     AS 38.05.715                                                                                                             
     Procedures   for   issuance    of   a   carbon   storage                                                                   
     exploration  license. These  are modeled after  existing                                                                   
     procedures for  oil and gas exploration  licensing under                                                                   
     AS 38.05.133.                                                                                                              
        • Identify land, minimum work commitment, economic                                                                      
          terms, 90 days for competing proposals                                                                                
        • Written finding  including competitive process if                                                                     
          competing proposals are submitted                                                                                     
        • Subsection 715(h) provides a right-of-first-                                                                          
          refusal opportunity  for existing lessees  under AS                                                                   
          38.05.135181   (i.e.,  mineral  lessees  for  coal,                                                                   
          oil  and  gas,  geothermal,  or  other  exploitable                                                                   
4:26:30 PM                                                                                                                    
CO-CHAIR  BISHOP  referenced  section  .710  and  asked  what  the                                                              
duration of the  lease would be after the license  is converted to                                                              
a lease.                                                                                                                        
MS. PAINE  answered  that the  lease is  good for  as long as  the                                                              
carbon  storage  facility  is  in   operation,  from  construction                                                              
through post-closure  activities. She  added that it's  similar to                                                              
the oil and  gas lease model;  there's a primary term  that allows                                                              
exploration work,  but to  hold the lease  after that  the company                                                              
has to be engaged in actual production.                                                                                         
CO-CHAIR GIESSEL  asked her to  speak to subsection  .710(h) which                                                              
says dollar amounts shall change every five years.                                                                              
MS. PAINE  explained that subsection  (h) provides  an opportunity                                                              
to reevaluate  the statutory  minimums  for per  acre and per  ton                                                              
injection charges  and increases  them in  line with the  consumer                                                              
price index.                                                                                                                    
SENATOR CLAMAN  questioned  whether this wasn't  an overly  simple                                                              
solution to price indexing.                                                                                                     
MS.  PAINE  offered her  belief  and  hope  that  it would  be  as                                                              
functionally simple as outlined.                                                                                                
4:27:37 PM                                                                                                                    
JOHN  CROWTHER,   Deputy  Commissioner,   Department  of   Natural                                                              
Resources, Anchorage,  Alaska, added that, similar  to other floor                                                              
provisions in  oil and  gas leasing, it  was conceivable  that the                                                              
department  would pass regulation  or negotiate  leases that  were                                                              
higher than the statutory floor.                                                                                                
4:28:19 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE continued to describe the provisions in Section 14.                                                                   
     Section 14 - (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                   
     AS 38.05.720                                                                                                             
     Provision  allowing   conversion  of  an   AS  38.05.715                                                                   
     carbon storage  exploration license to a  carbon storage                                                                   
     AS 38.05.725                                                                                                             
     An  oil and  gas  lessee  converting from  enhanced  oil                                                                   
     recovery  to  carbon storage  must  apply for  a  carbon                                                                   
     storage lease.                                                                                                             
     AS 38.05.730                                                                                                             
     Requirements  for plans of  development and  operations,                                                                   
     and  provision  for unitization,  as  with oil  and  gas                                                                   
     AS 38.05.735                                                                                                             
     Payments  from carbon  storage licenses  and leases  are                                                                   
     to  be deposited  in  the general  fund  except for  the                                                                   
     amount allocated  to the Permanent  Fund under  art. IX,                                                                   
     sec. 15, of the Alaska Constitution.                                                                                       
     AS 38.05.795                                                                                                             
     Definitions  for specific  terms  used  in the  proposed                                                                   
     Article   15A  Carbon   Storage  Exploration   Licenses;                                                                   
4:29:50 PM                                                                                                                    
CO-CHAIR BISHOP referenced the payment provision in section .735                                                                
and asked what percentage will go to the Permanent Fund.                                                                        
MS. PAINE  answered that  for older leases  25 percent  of mineral                                                              
interests  are  allocated  to  the  Permanent  Fund  and  a  newer                                                              
generation of  leases allocate 50  percent to the  Permanent Fund.                                                              
She deferred  to the Department of  Law to say where  these leases                                                              
would fall.                                                                                                                     
CO-CHAIR BISHOP said he'd like that information and Co-Chair                                                                    
Giessel agreed.                                                                                                                 
4:30:40 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE continued to slide 25, Sectional Summary: Secs. 15-31.                                                                
     Section 15 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Amends  AS 38.35.020(a)  to include  carbon dioxide  for                                                                   
     pipeline  transportation   right-of-way  (ROW)   leasing                                                                   
     Section 16 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Amends  AS 38.35.020(b)  to allow  the DNR  commissioner                                                                   
     to exempt  pipelines from ROW leasing  when transporting                                                                   
     carbon  dioxide for  enhanced oil  recovery or  pressure                                                                   
     Section 17 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Conforming  amendment  to  AS 38.35.122  to  bring  some                                                                   
     carbon  dioxide  pipelines   under  the  same  title  as                                                                   
     "product" pipelines                                                                                                        
     Section 1820 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                   
     Amends  AS 38.35.230 definition  of "lease,"  "pipeline"                                                                   
     or   "pipeline   facility,"  and   "transportation"   to                                                                   
     include provisions for carbon dioxide                                                                                      
     Section 21 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Amends  AS 38.35.230  to add  a  definition for  "carbon                                                                   
     dioxide"  cross referencing  the definition  used in  AS                                                                   
CO-CHAIR  GIESSEL asked  if these  sections  were provisional  and                                                              
whether  it was  more likely  that  the storage  would be  located                                                              
where the carbon was produced.                                                                                                  
MR.  CROWTHER   responded  that  these  sections   conform  carbon                                                              
dioxide  pipelines to  the existing  long  and short-distance  oil                                                              
and gas pipeline  regulatory system. DNR anticipates  these carbon                                                              
dioxide  pipelines   initially  would  be  very   short,  but  the                                                              
provisions in these  sections provide the authority  to manage all                                                              
the different pipeline scenarios.                                                                                               
4:32:51 PM                                                                                                                    
CO-CHAIR BISHOP asked  if AS 38.35.020(a) in Section  15 was for a                                                              
new standalone pipeline.                                                                                                        
MS. PAINE  said yes;  the provision  authorizes new  rights-of-way                                                              
leases for constructing a pipeline.                                                                                             
CO-CHAIR BISHOP  asked how it would  work if the new  pipeline was                                                              
within   an  existing   right-of-way  for   an  in-use   petroleum                                                              
MS. PAINE answered that DNR's rights-of-way are for non-                                                                        
exclusive access.                                                                                                               
4:34:15 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE continued to Sections 22-30 on slide 25                                                                               
     Sections 2230 (AOGCC)                                                                                                    
        Conforming amendments separate AS 41.06 into two                                                                        
         articles  one for geothermal and one for carbon                                                                        
     storage (AS 41.06.005060).                                                                                                 
4:34:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  questioned the reason for the  new paragraph                                                              
(b)(2) in  Section 16 that  exempts the construction  or operation                                                              
of a pipeline  transporting carbon dioxide within a  field for the                                                              
purpose   of  an   enhanced   oil   recovery  project   or   field                                                              
pressurization measures.                                                                                                        
MR.  CROWTHER   explained  that  AS  38.35.020(b)   exempts  those                                                              
pipelines from the requirement to acquire a specific right-of-                                                                  
way  lease,  but  it  does  not   exempt  the  pipeline  from  the                                                              
regulation associated with operations within a development site.                                                                
MS.  PAINE  added  that infield  gathering  lines  within  a  unit                                                              
currently are  exempted from  the requirement  to obtain  a right-                                                              
of-way lease.                                                                                                                   
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  asked if  this  was limited  to  operations                                                              
within a unit or field.                                                                                                         
MR. CROWTHER  said he  would follow  up with  specifics about  the                                                              
jurisdiction, but  in practice most those operations  have been in                                                              
the context of an existing development or authorization.                                                                        
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  said  he was  curious  about  whether  this                                                              
could affect private property rights.                                                                                           
MR. CROWTHER clarified  that the authorities under  discussion are                                                              
for the  purpose of  leasing out  state lands  for the  purpose of                                                              
siting infrastructure  associated  with a  project. This does  not                                                              
authorize  placing  infrastructure   on  private  lands,  although                                                              
there   are  processes   for   an  operator   to   seek  such   an                                                              
authorization and for adjudication.                                                                                             
4:37:44 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE continued to Section 31 on slide 25.                                                                                  
     Section 31 (AOGCC)                                                                                                       
     Adds  new sections  to  AS 41.06  as  Article 2.  Carbon                                                                   
     Dioxide   Injection   and  Storage   beginning   at   AS                                                                   
     41.06.105. Detailed summary on slide after next.                                                                           
MS.  PAINE directed  attention to  slide  26 that  shows the  same                                                              
theoretical timeline  for a CCUS  project but with a  yellow arrow                                                              
that points  to where the AOGCC  carbon storage permit  fits. That                                                              
authority is detailed in section 31.                                                                                            
4:38:33 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE  advanced to  slides 27-28,  Section Detail:  Section 31                                                              
Section 31 Detail:                                                                                                            
     AS 41.06.105                                                                                                             
     Contains  a policy statement  that it  is in the  public                                                                   
     interest  to  inject carbon  dioxide  into oil  and  gas                                                                   
     reservoirs  in   a  manner  protective  of   waters  and                                                                   
     reservoir  integrity;  recognizes   that  in  the  event                                                                   
     cooperation  of  mineral  interest holders  in  an  area                                                                   
     cannot  be obtained, regulatory  procedures that  enable                                                                   
     cooperative management are required                                                                                        
     AS 41.06.110                                                                                                             
     Provides   AOGCC   jurisdiction  over   carbon   dioxide                                                                   
     storage   facilities    to   prevent   waste,    protect                                                                   
     correlative  rights,   and  ensure  public   health  and                                                                   
     safety; "waste" is defined in AS 41.06.210                                                                                 
     AS 41.06.115                                                                                                             
     Concerns  AOGCC's authority  to carry  out the  purposes                                                                   
     and  intent   of  AS   41.06.105210   (a)  contains   an                                                                   
     expansive   statement  of   AOGCC's  jurisdiction   over                                                                   
     persons  and   property  necessary  to  carry   out  the                                                                   
     purposes and  intent of AS  41.06.105210     the state's                                                                   
     police power  (b) allows AOGCC  to suspend its  statutes                                                                   
     as to  lands committed  to federal  units, provided  the                                                                   
     conservation of  resources is provided for  (c) contains                                                                   
     a  list of  specific  AOGCC regulatory  authorities  (d)                                                                   
     wells  drilled   for  carbon  dioxide  are   subject  to                                                                   
     AOGCC's    jurisdiction    under   AS    31.05    unless                                                                   
     specifically   covered  by   AS  41.06.105210   (e)   AS                                                                   
     41.06.105210   do not  limit  DNR's authority  over  (1)                                                                   
     carbon  storage  exploration  licensing or  leasing;  or                                                                   
     (2) approval  and management of carbon storage  units or                                                                   
     operations that include state land                                                                                         
     AS 41.06.120                                                                                                             
     Provides that  waste is prohibited  in a carbon  storage                                                                   
     facility or reservoir                                                                                                      
4:40:04 PM                                                                                                                    
     AS 41.06.125                                                                                                             
     Provides permit requirements for storage facilities                                                                        
     AS 41.06.130                                                                                                             
     Creates  a   public  hearing  requirement   for  storage                                                                   
     facility permits  issued by AOGCC    notice is  given to                                                                   
     property owners within ½ mile                                                                                              
     AS 41.06.135                                                                                                             
     Specifies  the  criteria  for  the AOGCC  to  approve  a                                                                   
     carbon storage facility permit                                                                                             
     AS 41.06.140                                                                                                             
     Allows  AOGCC  to include  parameters,  limitations,  or                                                                   
     restrictions  in  a permit  and  to protect  and  adjust                                                                   
     rights and  obligations of persons affected  by geologic                                                                   
     AS 41.06.145                                                                                                             
     Concerns   amalgamation   of  property   interests   for                                                                   
     storage facilities                                                                                                         
CO-CHAIR BISHOP requested additional explanation of the                                                                         
provision in section .145.                                                                                                      
MS. PAINE explained  that if a property owner does  not consent to                                                              
a storage  facility,  AOGCC has  the authority  to amalgamate  the                                                              
subsurface  property interests and  allow the  use of the  storage                                                              
facility  as   long  as  the   nonconsenting  owner   is  properly                                                              
compensated. The oil and gas statutes have a similar provision.                                                                 
MS. PAINE continued to review the details of Section 31.                                                                        
     AS 41.06.150                                                                                                             
     Creates  specifications for  recording a carbon  storage                                                                   
     facility certificate  to put future property  purchasers                                                                   
     on notice                                                                                                                  
     AS 41.06.155                                                                                                             
     Creates  statutory  requirements  for  AOGCC  to  ensure                                                                   
     environmental  protection  and  reservoir  integrity  in                                                                   
     storage facilities and reservoirs                                                                                          
     AS 41.06.160                                                                                                             
     Clarifies    preservation     of    rights,    including                                                                   
     deconfliction  of  development   of  other  minerals  by                                                                   
     drilling through or near a storage reservoir                                                                               
     AS 41.06.165                                                                                                             
     Provides  authority  for  AOGCC   to  collect  fees  and                                                                   
     establishes   the  "carbon   dioxide  storage   facility                                                                   
     administrative fund" under the general fund                                                                                
     AS 41.06.170                                                                                                             
     Specifies   that  storage   operators   hold  title   to                                                                   
     injected  carbon dioxide until  a certificate is  issued                                                                   
     under  AS  41.06.175,  including  liability  for  damage                                                                   
     associated with injected carbon dioxide                                                                                    
     AS 41.06.175                                                                                                             
     Specifies the  eight factor criteria for  certificate of                                                                   
     completion a transfer of title of CO2                                                                                      
4:43:45 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR DUNBAR asked  her to speak to 1) the state's  liability if                                                              
a storage  facility is wrongly certified  as complete and  2) what                                                              
happens if the company has gone bankrupt.                                                                                       
MS. PAINE answered  that the state would have the  ability to hold                                                              
the company  liable, just as  it can today.  If the company  is no                                                              
longer  in business,  the  funds  that are  paid  into the  carbon                                                              
storage  trust fund  over the life  of the  project would  provide                                                              
SENATOR  DUNBAR  observed  that   the  difference  in  the  carbon                                                              
storage context,  is that the state  has title to the  CO2 that is                                                              
both an  asset and a  liability. The liability  is that  the state                                                              
has to make sure it doesn't leak.                                                                                               
4:46:32 PM                                                                                                                    
MS.  PAINE  advanced to  slide  29  and  continued to  review  the                                                              
details of Section 31                                                                                                           
     AS 41.06.180                                                                                                             
     Provides  authority  for  AOGCC  to  collect  a  "carbon                                                                   
     storage facility  injection surcharge" for  post-closure                                                                   
     administration  to be deposited  in the "carbon  storage                                                                   
     closure trust  fund" established  in AS 37.14.850  (bill                                                                   
     Sec. 4)                                                                                                                    
     AS 41.06.185                                                                                                             
     Provision  for  AOGCC  to  impose  civil  penalties  for                                                                   
     violations of its carbon storage statutes                                                                                  
     AS 41.06.190                                                                                                             
     Excludes  AOGCC's carbon storage  statues from  enhanced                                                                   
     oil  recovery  (EOR),  except for  when  an  EOR-related                                                                   
     reservoir is converted to a storage reservoir                                                                              
     AS 41.06.195                                                                                                             
     Authority  for  AOGCC  to  enter  into  agreements  with                                                                   
     other  government  entities   and  agencies  for  carbon                                                                   
     storage purposes                                                                                                           
     AS 41.06.200                                                                                                             
     Authority for  AOGCC to determine amounts  for injection                                                                   
     and  storage,  including  EOR;  provides  for  fees  and                                                                   
     applicability  for credits and  other carbon  management                                                                   
     AS 41.06.210                                                                                                             
      Definitions for terms used in AOGCC's carbon storage                                                                      
4:48:01 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  questioned the reasoning for  using the term                                                              
"carbon dioxide" in the definition of "carbon dioxide."                                                                         
MR.  CROWTHER said  a certain  quality and  composition of  carbon                                                              
dioxide is necessary  for the safe administration  of an injection                                                              
and storage project,  so the definition tries to  indicate that it                                                              
is a technical term that is used throughout the statute.                                                                        
SENATOR WIELECHOWSKI  asked if the definition was  standard within                                                              
the industry.                                                                                                                   
MR.  CROWTHER  answered  that  the   program  is  modeled  on  the                                                              
standard recognition  that carbon  dioxide must  be of  a suitable                                                              
quality  and  purity  to  be  safely   managed  in  these  storage                                                              
facilities. He  offered to  follow up with  how other  states have                                                              
defined the compound.                                                                                                           
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI said  he'd be  curious to  hear about  other                                                              
states, because the definition in the bill seemed very unusual.                                                                 
MR. CROWTHER  restated that  he would  follow up with  information                                                              
from  other   states  and   DNR's  thoughts   on  conforming   the                                                              
definition to the intent.                                                                                                       
4:50:42 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  DUNBAR  asked whether  the  bill, as  currently  drafted,                                                              
could be used to inject and store any other kind of gas.                                                                        
MR. CROWTHER  said there  are efforts  to manage other  byproducts                                                              
from  industrial  activities,  but  the only  focus  for  geologic                                                              
sequestration is carbon dioxide.                                                                                                
SENATOR CLAMAN  commented that these  leases are the reverse  of a                                                              
typical oil and  gas lease because those leases only  last as long                                                              
as  it's economic  to  get  the product  out  of the  ground.  For                                                              
carbon storage,  the company  is obligated  to manage the  storage                                                              
facility   indefinitely.  He   asked  what   in  the   legislation                                                              
addresses the lessee that decides to go home after 10 years.                                                                    
MS. PAINE  responded that while  there isn't  an end date  for the                                                              
project, the model is able  to predict how much CO2 a reservoir is                                                              
able to take  over a certain number  of years. If the  operator is                                                              
able to  demonstrate  that the plume  is no  longer migrating  and                                                              
there's no danger  of a leak 10 years after injection  has ceased,                                                              
AOGCC  may  grant   a  site  closure  certificate.   There  is  no                                                              
requirement to  do so; 10 years is  just the earliest in  the post                                                              
injection  period  that  the  operator could  apply  for  a  title                                                              
SENATOR CLAMAN  summarized that before  a company goes  home after                                                              
it has injected  CO2 to the capacity of the storage  reservoir, it                                                              
must apply  and show  AOGCC convincing  evidence  that the  gas is                                                              
fully contained and won't migrate.                                                                                              
MS. PAINE agreed.                                                                                                               
SENATOR  CLAMAN  continued that  if  there  were a  problem  after                                                              
that, any corrective action would be the state's responsibility.                                                                
MS.  PAINE answered  the state  is ultimately  responsible as  the                                                              
landowner,  but the  idea  is that  the regulatory  and  statutory                                                              
requirements  for inspections,  monitoring, and  the post  closure                                                              
trust fund would avoid that sort of problem.                                                                                    
4:55:17 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  WIELECHOWSKI  noted that  the  bill talks  about  carbon,                                                              
carbon storage,  and carbon dioxide;  he asked if those  terms are                                                              
intended to be used interchangeably.                                                                                            
MR.  CROWTHER agreed  that the  terms  were used  interchangeably,                                                              
and conveyed  that the House  version of  the bill was  amended to                                                              
make the terminology consistent.                                                                                                
4:55:57 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  DUNBAR  asked if  he  had  an explanation  for  the  zero                                                              
fiscal note from the Department of Revenue (DOR).                                                                               
MR.  CROWTHER  asked whether  he  was  talking about  revenues  or                                                              
SENATOR DUNBAR said he thought it was expenses.                                                                                 
MR. CROWTHER said  DNR and DOR believe the program  can be managed                                                              
with the  existing staff. However,  that could change in  years to                                                              
come,  and if  that happened  a request  would  be forthcoming  at                                                              
that time.                                                                                                                      
4:57:21 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KAWASAKI asked  about enhanced  oil  recovery wells,  the                                                              
difference  between Class  II and  Class  VI wells,  and how  that                                                              
determination is made.                                                                                                          
MS.  PAINE answered  that, at  present, an  enhanced oil  recovery                                                              
well is  dedicated to  that purpose.  But when  that well  is used                                                              
for geologic  storage, it has  to be a  Class VI well  because the                                                              
concentration of CO2 will be very different.  The EPA currently is                                                              
working  on the rules  that govern  the transition  from one  well                                                              
class to  the other,  but right  now there  is just the  statement                                                              
that when  the safety  and protections designed  for the  well are                                                              
no longer  applicable for Class  II, it's necessary  to transition                                                              
to Class VI.                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KAWASAKI  noted that  the  language says  the  commission                                                              
will  adopt the  regulations even  though  the federal  government                                                              
hasn't said what it  will do on Class VI wells,  so the AOGCC will                                                              
have to take that up at some point.                                                                                             
MS. PAINE agreed.                                                                                                               
4:58:59 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. PAINE continued to slide 30 to describe Sections 32-39.                                                                     
     Sections 3235 (DNR/Parks)                                                                                                
         Conforming amendments to parks and recreational                                                                        
     facilities laws (AS 41.21)                                                                                                 
        • Wood-Tichik  excluded                                                                                                 
        • Willow Creek  permitted                                                                                               
        • Kenai River Management Area  permitted                                                                                
        • Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve  excluded                                                                          
     Section 36 (DNR/DOG)                                                                                                     
     Adds  new   subsection  AS   44.37.020(d)  for   DNR  to                                                                   
     administer  storage facilities  and stored carbon  after                                                                   
     certificate  of completion is  issued under proposed  AS                                                                   
     41.06.175 (bill Sec. 31)                                                                                                   
     Section 3739 (DNR/AOGCC)                                                                                                 
     General provisions for authority to adopt regulations,                                                                     
      title change for chapter AS 41.06, and effective date                                                                     
     of the legislation                                                                                                         
5:00:12 PM                                                                                                                    
CO-CHAIR GIESSEL noted  that the committee would work  with DNR to                                                              
reschedule the individuals who had been invited to testify.                                                                     

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 67 Sponsor Responses to Committee Questions 03.01.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
SB 67
SB 67 - Testimony received as of 3.11.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
SB 67
HJR 05 CS(FSH) Version U 2.15.23.PDF SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Explanation of Changes Version S to U 2.15.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Sponsor Statement Version U 2.24.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Fiscal Note One - House Special Committee on Fisheries 2.15.23.PDF SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Research - KCAW Article 2.1.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Research - ATA and ALFA Orca White Paper Handout 12.7.22.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Research - ADFG Press Release 8.8.22.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM
HJR 05 Testimony - Received as of 3.13.23.pdf SRES 3/13/2023 3:30:00 PM