Legislature(2021 - 2022)BUTROVICH 205

03/30/2022 03:30 PM Senate RESOURCES

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+= SB 121 PFAS USE & REMEDIATION; FIRE/WATER SAFETY TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSSB 121(RES) Out of Committee
*+ HB 304 CHUGACH STATE PARK/EAGLE RIVER LIONS CLUB TELECONFERENCED
Moved HB 304 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
*+ HB 209 EMERGENCY FIREFIGHTERS TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ HB 148 ALASKA COORDINATE SYSTEM OF 2022 TELECONFERENCED
<Bill Hearing Canceled>
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled: TELECONFERENCED
**Streamed live on AKL.tv**
*+ HJR 34 NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA TELECONFERENCED
Moved HJR 34 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+= SB 239 APPROVE PETRO STAR INC. ROYALTY OIL SALE TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 239 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
+= SB 240 APPROVE MARATHON PETRO ROYALTY OIL SALE TELECONFERENCED
Moved SB 240 Out of Committee
-- Invited & Public Testimony --
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              SENATE RESOURCES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                             
                         March 30, 2022                                                                                         
                           3:34 p.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                             DRAFT                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Senator Peter Micciche, Vice Chair                                                                                              
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
Senator Gary Stevens                                                                                                            
Senator Jesse Kiehl                                                                                                             
Senator Scott Kawasaki (via Teams)                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Senator Joshua Revak, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator Natasha von Imhof                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 121                                                                                                             
"An Act  relating to pollutants;  relating to  perfluoroalkyl and                                                               
polyfluoroalkyl  substances;  relating  to   the  duties  of  the                                                               
Department   of    Environmental   Conservation;    relating   to                                                               
firefighting  substances;  relating  to  thermal  remediation  of                                                               
perfluoroalkyl and  polyfluoroalkyl substance  contamination; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED CSSB 121(RES) OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 34                                                                                                   
Supporting  oil  and  gas  leasing  and  development  within  the                                                               
National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HJR 34 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 304                                                                                                              
"An Act modifying  the boundary of Chugach  State Park; directing                                                               
the sale  of land to  the Eagle  River Lions Club;  and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED HB 304 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 239                                                                                                             
"An Act approving and ratifying the sale of royalty oil by the                                                                  
State of Alaska to Petro Star Inc.; and providing for an                                                                        
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 239 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
SENATE BILL NO. 240                                                                                                             
"An Act approving and ratifying the sale of royalty oil by the                                                                  
State of Alaska to Marathon Petroleum Supply and Trading Company                                                                
LLC; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 240 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 209(FIN)                                                                                
"An Act relating to emergency firefighters; and providing for an                                                                
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 148 AM                                                                                                           
"An Act relating to emergency firefighters; and providing for an                                                                
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING CANCELED                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 121                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: PFAS USE & REMEDIATION; FIRE/WATER SAFETY                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) KIEHL                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
04/07/21       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
04/07/21       (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
04/28/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
04/28/21       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
05/03/21       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
05/03/21       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
05/03/21       (S)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
02/16/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
02/16/22       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
02/16/22       (S)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/30/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HJR 34                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA                                                                                  
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) PATKOTAK                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
02/22/22       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/22/22       (H)       RES                                                                                                    
03/09/22       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/09/22       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/09/22       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/11/22       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/11/22       (H)       Moved HJR 34 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/11/22       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/14/22       (H)       RES RPT 5DP                                                                                            
03/14/22       (H)       DP:    SCHRAGE,    GILLHAM,    RAUSCHER,                                                               
                         HOPKINS, PATKOTAK                                                                                      
03/18/22       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
03/18/22       (H)       VERSION: HJR 34                                                                                        
03/21/22       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/21/22       (S)       RES                                                                                                    
03/28/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/28/22       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/30/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB 304                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: CHUGACH STATE PARK/EAGLE RIVER LIONS CLUB                                                                          
SPONSOR(s): REPRESENTATIVE(s) MERRICK                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
02/04/22       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/04/22       (H)       RES                                                                                                    
03/16/22       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/16/22       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/16/22       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/18/22       (H)       RES AT 1:00 PM BARNES 124                                                                              
03/18/22       (H)       Moved HB 304 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/18/22       (H)       MINUTE(RES)                                                                                            
03/21/22       (H)       RES RPT 7DP 1NR                                                                                        
03/21/22       (H)       DP:    SCHRAGE,    GILLHAM,    RAUSCHER,                                                               
                         HOPKINS, CRONK, FIELDS, MCKAY                                                                          
03/21/22       (H)       NR: PATKOTAK                                                                                           
03/22/22       (H)       TRANSMITTED TO (S)                                                                                     
03/22/22       (H)       VERSION: HB 304                                                                                        
03/23/22       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/23/22       (S)       RES                                                                                                    
03/30/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 239                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: APPROVE PETRO STAR INC. ROYALTY OIL SALE                                                                           
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/25/22       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/22       (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
03/25/22       (S)       FINDINGS REPORT                                                                                        
03/25/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/25/22       (S)       APPROVE MARATHON PETRO ROYALTY OIL SALE                                                                
03/28/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/28/22       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/30/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 240                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: APPROVE MARATHON PETRO ROYALTY OIL SALE                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
03/25/22       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
03/25/22       (S)       RES, FIN                                                                                               
03/25/22       (S)       FINDINGS REPORT                                                                                        
03/25/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/25/22       (S)       -- Public & Invited Testimony --                                                                       
03/28/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/28/22       (S)       -- MEETING CANCELED --                                                                                 
03/30/22       (S)       RES AT 3:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE JOSIAH PATKOTAK                                                                                                  
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HJR 34.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
BRIDGET ANDERSON, Vice President of External Affairs                                                                            
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC)                                                                                        
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified by invitation on HJR 34.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
KARA MORIARITY, President/CEO                                                                                                   
Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA)                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Stated unequivocal support for HJR 34.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE KELLY MERRICK                                                                                                    
Alaska State Legislature                                                                                                        
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Sponsor of HB 304.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
DAN BEUTEL, Natural Resources Specialist III                                                                                    
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented the PowerPoint Lions Club Park                                                                  
Chugach State Park during the hearing on HB 304.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
RICHARD FAGG, President                                                                                                         
Eagle River Lions Club                                                                                                          
Eagle River, Alaska                                                                                                             
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified by invitation on HB 304.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
RYAN JOHNSTON, Building Manager and Second Vice President                                                                       
Eagle River Lions Club                                                                                                          
Eagle River, Alaska                                                                                                             
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 304.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
BILL STOLTZE, former Senator representing self                                                                                  
Eagle River Lions Club                                                                                                          
Chugiak, Alaska                                                                                                                 
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of HB 304.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
JOHN CROWTHER, Deputy Commissioner                                                                                              
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided information during the hearing on                                                                
SB 239.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
JHONNY MEZA, Commercial Analyst                                                                                                 
Commercial Section                                                                                                              
Division of Oil and Gas                                                                                                         
Department of Natural Resources (DNR)                                                                                           
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Presented SB 239 on behalf of the                                                                         
administration.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
DOUG CHAPADOS, President/CEO                                                                                                    
Petro Star                                                                                                                      
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 239.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
CASEY SULLIVAN, Government and Public Affairs Manager                                                                           
Marathon Petroleum                                                                                                              
Anchorage, Alaska                                                                                                               
POSITION STATEMENT: Testified in support of SB 240.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
3:34:42 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR JOSHUA REVAK called the Senate Resources Standing                                                                       
Committee meeting to order at 3:34 p.m. Present at the call to                                                                  
order were Senators Kiehl, Stevens,  Bishop, Kawasaki (via Teams)                                                               
and Senator Micciche.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
        SB 121-PFAS USE & REMEDIATION; FIRE/WATER SAFETY                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:35:50 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE announced the  consideration of  SENATE BILL                                                               
NO.   121   "An  Act   relating   to   pollutants;  relating   to                                                               
perfluoroalkyl  and polyfluoroalkyl  substances; relating  to the                                                               
duties of the Department  of Environmental Conservation; relating                                                               
to firefighting  substances; relating  to thermal  remediation of                                                               
perfluoroalkyl and  polyfluoroalkyl substance  contamination; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
He  noted  that there  was  discussion  during previous  hearings                                                               
about reducing  the cost of  the bill  and the potential  to hold                                                               
the  federal government  responsible. The  committee worked  with                                                               
the sponsor and he agreed to changes to achieve those goals.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE solicited a  motion to adopt the  work draft                                                               
committee substitute (CS).                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:36:30 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved to adopt  CSSB 121, work order 32-LS0001\W,                                                               
as the working document.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE objected for purposes of discussion.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:36:58 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR JESSE KIEHL, speaking as  sponsor, reviewed the following                                                               
changes from version G to version W of SB 121:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
            Explanation of Changes: ver. G to ver. W                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Section 1:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     46.03.340: Removes blood testing requirements.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
He reminded the committee that the  primary focus of the bill was                                                               
preventing future releases  of PFAS to the  water and environment                                                               
in Alaska.  Based on old  analyses, he offered his  estimate that                                                               
removing the  blood testing requirements would  reduce the fiscal                                                               
note by  more than  $1 million.  He clarified  that this  was his                                                               
estimate of the fiscal note  that the Department of Environmental                                                               
Conservation (DEC) would subsequently provide.                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
      46.03.345(a): Technical fix to clarify the liability                                                                    
     provisions apply to providing clean drinking water.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     46.03.345(b): Adds a new  provision saying a government                                                                  
     entity  that required  the  release of  PFAS-containing                                                                    
     foam  is   liable  for   drinking  water   testing  and                                                                    
     providing  clean drinking  water  in the  areas of  the                                                                    
     release.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL stated  that  this new  provision  was the  second                                                               
large  change reflected  in the  CS. He  added that  the CS  also                                                               
makes a  technical fix to  clarify that the  liability provisions                                                               
apply to  providing clean drinking water  throughout the process.                                                               
This corrects  an error in  the original draft. The  second small                                                               
fix updates the effective date.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Section 5: Updates the effective date.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:38:49 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE withdrew his  objection; finding  no further                                                               
objections, CSSB 21(RES) was adopted as the working document.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  STEVENS asked  why  blood tests  were  removed from  the                                                               
committee substitute since those  seemingly would be an important                                                               
component in  protecting the  public. He asked  who will  pay for                                                               
the tests if not the state.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  KIEHL  answered   that  the  cost  of   blood  tests  is                                                               
significant  and  DEC  expressed  concern about  its  ability  to                                                               
recover all  the costs  from responsible  parties, which  was the                                                               
only  time  the  bill  would  have a  fiscal  impact.  It  was  a                                                               
difficult  decision to  remove that  provision  and it  may be  a                                                               
disappointment to some. However, it's  important to note that the                                                               
state   does   not   require  parties   responsible   for   other                                                               
contamination to provide blood tests  for those contaminants as a                                                               
consistent     regular     requirement.    Perfluoroalkyl     and                                                               
polyfluoroalkyl  substance  (PFAS)   chemicals  would  have  been                                                               
treated  differently  and  the  compromise  was  to  remove  that                                                               
provision from the bill.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:40:19 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE found no  further questions or  comments and                                                               
he solicited the will of the committee.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
3:40:30 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS  moved  to  report  CSSB  121,  work  order  32-                                                               
LS0001\W,  from  committee  with   attached  [fiscal  notes]  and                                                               
individual recommendations.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE asked Senator  Kiehl whether he was okay with                                                               
the bill moving from committee.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL responded that he would live with it.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  found no  objection and  CSSB 121(RES)  was                                                               
reported from committee.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
            HJR 34-NAT'L PETROLEUM RESERVE IN ALASKA                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
3:41:11 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE announced the  consideration of  HOUSE JOINT                                                               
RESOLUTION NO. 34 Supporting oil  and gas leasing and development                                                               
within the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
3:41:31 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE   JOSIAH  PATKOTAK,   Alaska  State   Legislature,                                                               
Juneau,  Alaska, sponsor  of HJR  34, introduced  the legislation                                                               
speaking to the following sponsor statement:                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     In 1923, a large swath  of land on Alaska's North Slope                                                                    
     was  set  aside  by  the  federal  government  for  the                                                                    
     purpose of providing a potential  supply of oil for the                                                                    
     United  States Navy.  Later  redesignated the  National                                                                    
     Petroleum  Reserve   in  Alaska  (NPR-A),   this  23.5-                                                                    
     million-acre area  has become a critical  source of oil                                                                    
     and gas  production in Alaska and  holds vast potential                                                                    
     for future development that  could provide thousands of                                                                    
     jobs  and  billions of  dollars  of  revenue for  local                                                                    
     communities, the state, and the nation.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     The most recent Integrated  Activity Plan for the NPR-A                                                                    
     was finalized  by the Department  of Interior  in 2020,                                                                    
     following a  multi-year planning process  that included                                                                    
     extensive  input and  consultation  with  the State  of                                                                    
     Alaska, the  North Slope  Borough, North  Slope tribes,                                                                    
     Alaska Native  corporations, and  impacted communities.                                                                    
     That plan opened  over 18 million acres  of the Reserve                                                                    
     to  responsible  oil  and  gas  leasing  that  has  the                                                                    
     potential to                                                                                                               
        - Generate over $4.75 billion in state, federal, and                                                                    
          local government revenues                                                                                             
        - Create over 3,600 direct and 2,750 indirect jobs                                                                      
          annually                                                                                                              
        - Increase throughput and extend the life of the                                                                        
          Trans Alaska Pipeline System                                                                                          
        - Strengthen national security, bolster the US                                                                          
          economy, and provide affordable energy to US                                                                          
          customers                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     However,  in January  of this  year, the  Department of                                                                    
     the  Interior  elected  to revert  to  the  2013  NPR-A                                                                    
     Integrated Activity  Plan, which would remove  nearly 7                                                                    
     million acres    or  roughly 28  percent of  the entire                                                                    
     Reserve  from oil and gas leasing.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     With  the  goal  of  realizing  the  enormous  benefits                                                                    
     development of oil and gas  in the NPR-A would bring to                                                                    
     local communities,  tribal governments, the  state, and                                                                    
     the  nation,  House  Joint   Resolution  34  urges  the                                                                    
     Department  of  the  Interior   to  maximize  the  area                                                                    
     available  for  oil  and gas  leasing  and  development                                                                    
     within  the  NPR-A   while  conserving  and  protecting                                                                    
     valued  fish,   wildlife,  subsistence,   and  cultural                                                                    
     resources.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:45:05 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR BISHOP  asked whether the  Secretary of the  Interior had                                                               
responded to any requests to meet  with any of the leaders of the                                                               
North Slope Borough.                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PATKOTAK answered not  yet, but requests have been                                                               
sent  to  the  Secretary  of   the  Interior  for  conversations.                                                               
Conversations  have occurred  with staff  from the  Department of                                                               
the Interior, as  a community. The borough mayor  spoke about the                                                               
importance of  responsible development  in the district  and what                                                               
it  means to  the  economic livelihood  of  indigenous people.  A                                                               
meeting is  in the works,  but nobody has confirmed.  However, he                                                               
anticipates that the  Department of Interior staff,  or maybe the                                                               
Secretary,  will  attend  along  with  representatives  from  the                                                               
Department of Energy.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
3:46:11 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  BISHOP  asked  Representative Patkotak  to  apprise  the                                                               
Senate  Resources   Standing  Committee  once  the   meeting  was                                                               
confirmed.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PATKOTAK  answered that  he would  do his  best to                                                               
keep everyone  in the  loop, especially  since the  meetings will                                                               
provide  legislative leadership  an  opportunity  to voice  their                                                               
opinions.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
3:46:49 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS observed  that HJR  34 had  twelve Senate  cross                                                               
sponsors.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE PATKOTAK expressed appreciation for the support.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:47:12 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL advised that we was  not a cross sponsor because he                                                               
wasn't sure he  disagreed with all the changes in  the 2020 plan,                                                               
but he did  agree with the resolves  in HJR 34 that  call for the                                                               
maximum  use of  the land  for development  consistent with  good                                                               
environmental management  and renewable use of  the resources. He                                                               
added  that   he  absolutely   agreed  that   local  consultation                                                               
including  travel  consultation,  is  critical.  If  it  did  not                                                               
happen, the state should call it out.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  PATKOTAK   expressed  appreciation   for  Senator                                                               
Kiehl's comments.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:49:20 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE turned to invited testimony on HJR 34.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
3:49:35 PM                                                                                                                    
BRIDGET  ANDERSON, Vice  President  of  External Affairs,  Arctic                                                               
Slope  Regional Corporation  (ASRC), Anchorage,  Alaska, provided                                                               
invited testimony on HJR 34.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
She stated that  ASRC is one of the 12  land-owning Alaska Native                                                               
corporations  that  were created  under  the  1971 Alaska  Native                                                               
Claims  Settlement  Act  (ANCSA). ASRC  represents  the  business                                                               
interests   of  the   corporations  more   than  13,000   Inupiat                                                               
shareholders.                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANDERSON stated  that ASRC has advocated  for years alongside                                                               
the other  North Slope entities  for the  responsible development                                                               
of  the natural  resources in  the region,  including the  NPR-A.                                                               
                            th                                                                                                  
ASRC  will celebrate  its 50   anniversary this  year and  during                                                               
that time  has found  ways to  work with  partners, the  State of                                                               
Alaska,  industry,  and the  federal  government  to fulfill  the                                                               
directives  in ANCSA,  one of  which  is to  provide benefits  to                                                               
shareholders.  Thus, ASRC  uses the  land conveyed  through ANCSA                                                               
for the cultural  and economic benefit of  its shareholders. Some                                                               
of these  lands are within  the NPR-A. Despite  sustained efforts                                                               
share ASRC's  perspective on responsible resource  development in                                                               
the region  with the  federal government,  ASRC's voice  is often                                                               
drowned  out  by   entities  with  no  ties  to   the  region  or                                                               
understanding  of   the  nuanced   ANCSA  model   for  indigenous                                                               
representation.  She called  the  choices that  Congress and  the                                                               
administration  have made  to overlook  ASRC's voice  frustrating                                                               
and insulting.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANDERSON  stated that ASRC  is keenly aware that  advances in                                                               
responsible  resource development  on the  North Slope  and NPR-A                                                               
have  benefited  the  region  and state  But  for  Alaska  Native                                                               
corporations  it goes  beyond jobs  and  increased revenues.  She                                                               
highlighted  that the  ANCSA Regional  Association reported  that                                                               
the regional  Native corporations  have disbursed more  that $3.5                                                               
billion through the revenue sharing  provisions of ANCSA. Section                                                               
7(i) of  ANCSA requires  70 percent  of revenues  from subsurface                                                               
and timber resources  on ANCSA lands to be shared  with the other                                                               
regional  corporations,   and  Section  7(j)   requires  regional                                                               
corporation  that receive  Section 7(i)  payments to  disburse 50                                                               
percent  to  the  Alaska Native  village  corporations  in  their                                                               
regions.  To  that  end,  ASRC has  contributed  more  than  $1.5                                                               
billion to the other regional corporations.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MS. ANDERSON concluded  her testimony stating support  for HJR 23                                                               
on behalf of ASRC.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE expressed appreciation for the testimony.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
3:53:05 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  STEVENS highlighted  the  benefits that  stem from  ASRC                                                               
sharing $1.5 billion  with the regional corporations  in the area                                                               
through provisions  in ANCSA. He  said it has carried  all Alaska                                                               
Native corporations forward.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:53:53 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE opened public testimony on HJR 34.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
3:54:18 PM                                                                                                                    
KARA  MORIARITY, President/CEO,  Alaska Oil  and Gas  Association                                                               
(AOGA), Anchorage, Alaska, stated  unequivocal support for HJR 34                                                               
on behalf of  AOGA. She stated that AOGA  represents the majority                                                               
of oil  and gas companies  that have state and  federal interests                                                               
both onshore  and offshore. She  said this industry  accounts for                                                               
about 25  percent of all jobs  and wages in the  state, making it                                                               
the most important economic driver  in the state. With the recent                                                               
surge  in oil  prices, estimates  for this  coming year  indicate                                                               
that the industry  will provide local and  state governments with                                                               
more than $5 billion.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MS. MORIARITY  highlighted that federal land  in Alaska continues                                                               
to  offer  the  most  promising opportunities  for  oil  and  gas                                                               
leasing,  particularly  for  North  Slope  communities.  However,                                                               
despite  clear federal  policy from  Congress in  1980 the  first                                                               
NPR-A  lease sale  didn't occur  until  1990, and  the first  oil                                                               
development didn't start until 2015.  She agreed with the sponsor                                                               
when he  said the benefit  of energy independence  today couldn't                                                               
be more important.                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MS.  MORIARITY concluded  her testimony  stating that  AOGA joins                                                               
the committee  in urging the  federal government to  maximize the                                                               
area that is available for development in NPR-A                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
3:56:42 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE closed public testimony on HJR 34.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE stated support for  Ms. Anderson's statement                                                               
that  the way  the federal  government was  ignoring Alaskans  in                                                               
these important  decisions was  insulting. He  added that  it was                                                               
also  largely  illegal  based  on  the  guarantees  under  ANCSA,                                                               
ANILCA,  and the  Statehood Compact  that have  been consistently                                                               
ignored and eroded since the start.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
3:57:41 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved  to report HJR 34,  work order 32-LS1578\B,                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
[fiscal note(s)].                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE found no  objection and HJR 34  was reported                                                               
from the Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
        HB 304-CHUGACH STATE PARK/EAGLE RIVER LIONS CLUB                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
3:58:06 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  announced the  consideration of  HOUSE BILL                                                               
NO. 304  "An Act  modifying the boundary  of Chugach  State Park;                                                               
directing the  sale of land  to the  Eagle River Lions  Club; and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
3:58:43 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE KELLY MERRICK, Alaska State Legislature, Juneau,                                                                 
Alaska, sponsor of HB 304, introduced the legislation. The                                                                      
sponsor statement read as follows:                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
     In  1964, the  Eagle  River Lions  Club  was granted  a                                                                    
     special  land use  permit by  the Department  of Nature                                                                    
     Resources  for  lands  within the  future  boundary  of                                                                    
     Chugach  State Park.  The original  permit  was for  20                                                                    
     years and  has been  renewed twice; the  current permit                                                                    
     expires January 2, 2024.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     Lions  Club  Park  is a  very  popular  community  park                                                                    
     encompassing  40  acres,  centrally  located  in  Eagle                                                                    
     River at  the junction  of Eagle  River Road  and Eagle                                                                    
     River  Loop Road.  Since 1964  when this  agreement was                                                                    
     finalized,  the Eagle  River Lions  Club has  developed                                                                    
     the  park,  building  baseball  fields,  the  clubhouse                                                                    
     building, and  other facilities.  As the  community has                                                                    
     grown, Lions  Park has become a  recreational staple of                                                                    
     the  town.  Many public  events  are  held there,  from                                                                    
     sports like  little league to community  gatherings and                                                                    
     holiday fireworks.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     The Alaska Supreme Court's 2013  decision in SOP v. DNR                                                                    
     requires   that  permits   for  use   of  legislatively                                                                    
     designated state parks must be  revocable at will. This                                                                    
     decision means  that DNR cannot  issue a new  permit to                                                                    
     the  Eagle  River  Lions  Club,  since  the  facilities                                                                    
     cannot be readily removed.                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
     Both  the  Lions Club  and  the  Department of  Natural                                                                    
     Resources believe  that the Eagle River  community will                                                                    
     be better served by this  park if the Eagle River Lions                                                                    
     Club is allowed to operate  the park under their direct                                                                    
     ownership. This requires a  modification of the Chugach                                                                    
     State Park boundary and removes this land from it.                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     A memorandum  of understanding  between the  Lions Club                                                                    
     and the  Department of Natural Resources  outlining the                                                                    
     terms has been signed by  both parties. Four parcels of                                                                    
     approximately 10,304  acres of general state  land will                                                                    
     replace the 40-acre parcel being  conveyed to the Lions                                                                    
     Club. There is no cost to  the State, as the Lions Club                                                                    
     will  cover   the  fees  to  the   department  and  any                                                                    
     appraisal costs associated with all five parcels.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     HB 304 ensures this treasured part of the Eagle River                                                                      
     community will be around for years to come.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE MERRICK reported that HB 304 had a zero fiscal                                                                   
note.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:00:42 PM                                                                                                                    
DAN BEUTEL,  Natural Resources Specialist III,  Division of Parks                                                               
and Outdoor  Recreation, Department  of Natural  Resources (DNR),                                                               
Anchorage,  Alaska, presented  the  PowerPoint,  Lions Club  Park                                                               
Chugach State Park during the hearing on HB 304.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
MR. BUETELL advanced to slide 3 Lions Club Park and Chugach                                                                     
State Park and paraphrased the following:                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
        • The Eagle River Lions Club developed and operated                                                                     
          Lions  Club Park  under a  series of  permits from                                                                    
          DNR.  The current  20-year permit  expires January                                                                    
          2, 2024 and cannot be renewed as explained below.                                                                     
        • The organized sports fields, clubhouse with                                                                           
          alcohol  sales,   and  community  park   are  very                                                                    
          different  from the  rest of  Chugach State  Park.                                                                    
          DNR believes  that the Eagle River  community will                                                                    
          be better served  by Lions Club Park  if the Eagle                                                                    
          River Lions  Club are allowed to  operate the park                                                                    
          under  their   direct  ownership.   This  requires                                                                    
          modification of the Chugach State Park boundary.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. BUETELL advanced to slides 4 and 5 and reviewed the history                                                                 
of Lions Club Park and Chugach State Park:                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        • DNR acquired this 40-acre parcel in 1961 as a                                                                         
          Mental Health grant                                                                                                   
        • DNR permit issued to the Eagle River Lions Club                                                                       
          effective January 2, 1964, with a 20-year term.                                                                       
        • Eagle River Lions Club began developing the park                                                                      
          in the 1960's and  70's, building baseball fields,                                                                    
         the clubhouse building, and other facilities.                                                                          
        • Chugach State Park was designated by the                                                                              
          legislature  in  1970, including  all  state-owned                                                                    
          land in  this section,  subject to  valid existing                                                                    
          rights.  This  section   was  presumably  included                                                                    
          because  Eagle River  flows  through the  southern                                                                    
          portion (Section  13, Township  14 North,  Range 2                                                                    
          West, Seward Meridian).                                                                                               
        • Land and Water Conservation  Fund (LWCF)  grants                                                                      
          from  the federal  government were  first used  in                                                                    
          Chugach  State Park  in 1970,  shortly after  park                                                                    
          designation.  LWCF  grants  require the  state  to                                                                    
          preserve  the  park   for  outdoor  recreation  in                                                                    
          perpetuity. Any use  other than outdoor recreation                                                                    
          constitutes    a    "conversion"   and    requires                                                                    
          replacement land  of equal value  be added  to the                                                                    
          park.                                                                                                                 
        • Division of Parks and Outdoor  Recreation renews                                                                      
          the  Eagle   River  Lions  Club's  permit   for  2                                                                    
          additional  20-year  terms.   The  current  permit                                                                    
          expires January 2, 2024.                                                                                              
        • Alaska Supreme Court's 2013 decision  in SOP  v.                                                                      
          DNR   requires    that   permits   for    use   of                                                                    
          legislatively  designated  state   parks  must  be                                                                    
          revocable at  will. This  decision means  that DNR                                                                    
          cannot  issue  a new  permit  to  the Eagle  River                                                                    
          Lions  Club,   since  the  facilities   cannot  be                                                                    
          readily removed.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:04:05 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. BUETELL  displayed slides 6-8  that show the  following Lions                                                               
Club  Park  activities  and  facilities:  baseball  and  softball                                                               
fields, areas  for football, tennis, basketball,  and horseshoes,                                                               
and the picnic shelter, playground, and clubhouse.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL advanced to slide 9 to show the contrast in Chugach                                                                  
State Park. He reviewed the following highlights:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        • Chugach State Park covers approximately  485,000                                                                      
          acres,  mostly  undeveloped mountains,  stretching                                                                    
          from Knik River Road to Turnagain Arm.                                                                                
        • Visitor activities include sightseeing,  hiking,                                                                      
          ATVing,  snowmobiling,  skiing, hunting,  fishing,                                                                    
          and more.                                                                                                             
        • Facilities are  primarily   trails,  trailheads,                                                                      
          campgrounds, and public use cabins.                                                                                   
        • Chugach State Park has no other  facilities like                                                                      
          Lions  Club Park  for  organized  team sports.  No                                                                    
          Alaska  State Park  has a  facility comparable  to                                                                    
          Lions  Club  Park.  The   Division  of  Parks  and                                                                    
          Outdoor Recreation lacks  the experience, funding,                                                                    
          or  authority  to  operate  facilities  for  these                                                                    
          types of sports.                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:05:43 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  BEUTEL advanced  to slide  10,  LWCF Conversion  Replacement                                                               
Land. He reviewed the following highlights:                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
        • The Land and   Water  Conservation  Fund  (LWCF)                                                                      
          requires replacement land of  equal value be added                                                                    
          to Chugach State Park to  replace Lions Club Park.                                                                    
          There are  4 parcels of  general state land,  3 in                                                                    
          Eagle  River  Valley,  and one  on  Pioneer  Peak,                                                                    
          which are proposed replacement parcels.                                                                               
        • All 4 proposed  replacement  parcels  are  steep                                                                      
          mountains  adjacent  to  Chugach State  Park.  The                                                                    
          primary  current  use  is wildlife  habitat,  with                                                                    
          occasional use by hikers or  hunters. None of them                                                                    
          has  any   active  DNR  authorizations   or  known                                                                    
          development or mineral potential.                                                                                     
        • The inclusion of these parcels to  Chugach State                                                                      
          Park will  not change access for  hunters, hikers,                                                                    
          or others who currently use these parcels                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BEUTEL displayed  the  table on  slide  11, LWCF  Conversion                                                               
Replacement land summary that shows  that the 40 acres that Lions                                                               
Club Park  occupies in  Chugach State Park  has an  estimated tax                                                               
assessment value of $1.4 million.  The four parcels that would be                                                               
added to  Chugach State Park  through the LWCF  conversion occupy                                                               
more  than 10,000  acres  and have  an  estimated tax  assessment                                                               
value of  just under $1.5 million.  He noted that as  part of the                                                               
LWCF  conversion  process,  the  parcels would  all  need  to  be                                                               
appraised.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL displayed slides 12-15  that describe the four parcels                                                               
that  would be  added  to  Chugach State  Park:  He reviewed  the                                                               
following highlights:                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Eagle River Parcel 1                                                                                                     
        • Parcel 1 covers 60  acres  in  the Meadow  Creek                                                                      
          Valley. Estimated value of $150,000.                                                                                
        • Legal description T.  14  N.,  R.  1  W.,  S.M.,                                                                      
          Section 5, SE1/4 SW1/4, S1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
     Eagle River Parcels 2 and 3                                                                                              
        • Parcel 2 covers 60 acres  on  steep slopes  near                                                                      
          Berryhill Rd. Estimated value of $135,900.                                                                            
        • Legal description T.  14  N.,  R.  1  W.,  S.M.,                                                                      
          Section 24 NE1/4 SW1/4, E1/2 NW1/4 SW1/4                                                                              
        • Picture from parcel 2 shows a steep hillside and                                                                      
          view across Eagle River                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        • Parcel 3 covers 24 acres on steep slopes above                                                                        
          Eagle River Road. Estimated value of $213,300.                                                                        
        • Legal description T. 14 N., R. 1 E., Section 30,                                                                      
          Lot 3                                                                                                                 
        • Picture depicting parcel 3 shows steep hillside                                                                       
          and Eagle River Road                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     Parcel 4 - Pioneer Peak                                                                                                  
        • Parcel 4 covers 10,160 acres above Knik River                                                                         
          Road. Estimated value at least $1 million (no tax                                                                     
          assessed value)                                                                                                       
        • Legal description T. 16 N., R. 3 E., S.M.,                                                                            
          Section 7, Section 8, excluding N1/2 NE1/4,                                                                           
          Sections 17-21, Sections 27-35                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:08:24 PM FIX                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL advanced to slide 16, Conclusion and highlighted the                                                                 
following points:                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        • The proposed bill directs DNR to:                                                                                     
          • Complete the LWCF conversion                                                                                        
          • Retain road and utility rights-of-way                                                                               
          • Convey the Lions Club Park to the Eagle River                                                                       
             Lions Club                                                                                                         
        • Upon completion of these steps                                                                                        
          • Lions Club Park is secure as a community park                                                                       
         • Chugach State Park boundaries are updated                                                                            
          • Access to the Chugach State Park additions for                                                                      
             hunters, hikers, and other park visitors is                                                                        
             unchanged                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:09:11 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR BISHOP asked for the timelines to complete the appraisal                                                                
and finish the transaction.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL answered that appraisers  have been contacted and will                                                               
be hired once  the bill passes. He estimated  that the appraisals                                                               
will take  one field  season, after which  the paperwork  for the                                                               
conversion  will  be  completed.   The  entire  transaction  will                                                               
probably be finished in 12 months after the bill passes.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  BISHOP  relayed  his  summary  that  in  12  months  the                                                               
transaction is  estimated to  be complete  and everybody  will be                                                               
happy.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR.  BEUTEL  replied  that  the  real push  is  to  complete  the                                                               
transaction before the current permit expire in January 2024.                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
4:10:27 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  asked if  he  agreed that  the Eagle  River                                                               
Lions  Club would  be  required  to pay  $50,000  to cover  DNR's                                                               
costs.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL responded that is correct.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE  observed that the reason for  no fiscal note                                                               
was that there would be no cost to the state.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL  answered yes, DNR  has a memorandum  of understanding                                                               
with the Eagle River Lions Club  such that the club would pay for                                                               
the third-party appraiser and DNR's administrative costs.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:11:25 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE said he  assumes that the Eagle  River Lions                                                               
Club paid  for the improvements over  the last 50 years  and that                                                               
there would be  no ongoing maintenance encumbrance  to the state.                                                               
Once the  land is conveyed,  the Eagle  River Lions Club  will be                                                               
responsible for all ongoing costs.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. BEUTEL  responded that  is correct; the  state would  have no                                                               
ongoing costs.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:12:23 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE turned to invited testimony on HB 304.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:12:33 PM                                                                                                                    
RICHARD  FAGG, President,  Eagle River  Lions Club,  Eagle River,                                                               
Alaska, testified  by invitation on  HB 304. He stated  that this                                                               
park is  the only facility of  its kind in the  Chugiak area. The                                                               
park  is  very  important  for  summer  and  winter  recreational                                                               
activities and it would be  hard to imagine the community without                                                               
it. He relayed that the  refurbished tennis courts will host both                                                               
tennis and  pickleball tournaments and play.  The football fields                                                               
are used  by Pop Warner  teams, the  baseball fields are  used by                                                               
both  boys'  and  girls'  softball   teams.  In  the  summer  the                                                               
basketball  courts are  horseshoe pits  are used  constantly. The                                                               
park offers tremendous opportunities for recreational activity.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. FAGG  reported that  organizations that  use the  park aren't                                                               
charged anything,  but are asked  to help with  some maintenance.                                                               
He mentioned plans  for this summer to create a  new dog park and                                                               
renovate   the  playground,   including  the   addition  of   new                                                               
equipment. He urged the committee to support HB 304.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:14:37 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE opened public testimony on HB 304.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:15:00 PM                                                                                                                    
RYAN JOHNSTON, Building Manager  and Second Vice President, Eagle                                                               
River Lions  Club, Eagle River,  Alaska, Testified in  support of                                                               
HB 304.  He spoke about his  connection to the park  relayed that                                                               
the  Eagle River  Lions  Club  would be  honored  to continue  to                                                               
continue to  manage and  continue to develop  it as  the valuable                                                               
resource  it is  to  the  community. He  asked  the committee  to                                                               
support  the property  transfer so  the club  could continue  its                                                               
stewardship of the park.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  recognized  former Senator  Stoltze as  the                                                               
next testifier.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:16:02 PM                                                                                                                    
BILL  STOLTZE,  former  Senator representing  self,  Eagle  River                                                               
Lions Club, Chugiak,  Alaska, testified in support of  HB 304. He                                                               
stated that he was  a member of the Eagle River  Lions Club and a                                                               
half  dedicated  user   of  the  park.  He  said   this  is  good                                                               
legislation that  will allow his  fellow Lions to  continue their                                                               
good work on behalf of the community, particularly youths.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
4:16:58 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE closed public testimony HB 304.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR STEVENS  commented that  he was  still supportive  of the                                                               
bill.                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:17:22 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE found no  further questions or  comments and                                                               
solicited a motion.                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:17:29 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved  to report HB 304,  work order 32-LS0928\I,                                                               
from  committee  with  attached  [fiscal  notes]  and  individual                                                               
recommendations.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:17:41 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE found no  objection and HB 304  was reported                                                               
from the Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
        SB 239-APPROVE PETRO STAR INC. ROYALTY OIL SALE                                                                     
   [The hearing on SB 240 begins at 5:04:21 pm, after the DNR                                                                   
  presentation that describes the requirements for royalty oil                                                                  
                            sales.]                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
4:17:58 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE announced the  consideration of  SENATE BILL                                                               
NO. 239 "An  Act approving and ratifying the sale  of royalty oil                                                               
by the State  of Alaska to Petro Star Inc.;  and providing for an                                                               
effective date."                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
He  recognized John  Crowther  and Jhonny  Meza  and advised  the                                                               
committee that  the presentation  applied to both  SB 239  and SB
240.  SB 239  addresses legislative  approval of  the Petro  Star                                                               
royalty oil  sale and  SB 240  addresses legislative  approval of                                                               
the marathon Petro royalty oil sale.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:18:53 PM                                                                                                                    
JOHN  CROWTHER,   Deputy  Commissioner,  Department   of  Natural                                                               
Resources (DNR), Anchorage, Alaska* introduced Jhonny Meza.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:18:53 PM                                                                                                                    
JHONNY MEZA, Commercial Analyst,  Commercial Section, Division of                                                               
Oil and  Gas, Department of  Natural Resources  (DNR), Anchorage,                                                               
Alaska,  introduced  SB  239 with  the  presentation  titled  The                                                               
Process for the Sale of ANS  Royalty Oil In-kind and the Proposed                                                               
Contracts with Marathon and Petro Star.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA  explained that  the forthcoming  presentation describes                                                               
two proposed contracts for the  sale of royalty oil in-kind, both                                                               
of which  need legislative approval  before the contracts  can be                                                               
executed.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA reviewed the agenda on slide 2:                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
                             AGENDA                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        1. What is Royalty In-Kind?                                                                                             
        2. History of Royalty In-Kind Sales                                                                                     
        3. Statutory and regulatory mandate for Royalty In-                                                                     
          Kind                                                                                                                  
        4. The process that DNR has followed for this sale                                                                      
          of Royalty In-Kind oil                                                                                                
        5. Contract terms for Marathon and Petro Star                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:19:41 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced to slide  4, What is Royalty In-Kind? Statutory                                                               
Reference.  He   reviewed  the   statutory  authority   under  AS                                                               
38.05.182:                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.   38.05.182.   Royalty   on   natural   resources.                                                                  
      (a)  Any  royalty  provided  for  in  AS  38.05.135                                                                       
     38.05.181 may be taken in  kind rather than in money if                                                                    
     the  commissioner determines  that the  taking in  kind                                                                    
     would be  in the best  interest of the  state. However,                                                                    
     royalties on oil and gas  shall be taken in kind unless                                                                    
     the commissioner  determines that  the taking  in money                                                                    
     would   be  in   the  best   interest  of   the  state.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
      (b) The  commissioner shall submit a  determination to                                                                    
     take royalty in  money to the legislature  at the first                                                                    
     opportunity  during  a  current   session  or,  if  the                                                                    
     legislature  is not  in session,  at  the next  regular                                                                    
     session.  The legislature,  within  60 days  or by  the                                                                    
     adjournment  of the  session,  whichever comes  sooner,                                                                    
     may revoke the determination by concurrent resolution.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MEZA  pointed  to  the  letter  from  the  DNR  commissioner                                                               
informing  the  legislature  of the  determination  to  take  the                                                               
state's  oil and  gas royalty  in-value (RIV).  He reviewed  what                                                               
royalty  in-value  (RIV)  means  as opposed  to  royalty  in-kind                                                               
(RIK):                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     The State  has the option  to take its royalty  oil and                                                                    
     gas in-value (RIV) or in-kind (RIK).                                                                                       
        • RIV: Lessees market the royalty oil or gas                                                                            
          alongside their own equity production. Then the                                                                       
          State receives a portion of the proceeds subject                                                                      
          to fair market value.                                                                                                 
        • RIK: Lessees provide royalty oil or gas (of sales                                                                     
          quality) to the State. Then the State becomes                                                                         
          responsible for the marketing of its royalty oil                                                                      
          or gas.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:21:27 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  MEZA  advanced   to  slide  5,  What   is  Royalty  In-Kind?                                                               
Contractual  Reference.  He  stated   that  given  the  statutory                                                               
language, DNR  enters into  a contract with  the lessees  for the                                                               
oil and gas lease, which  provides a definition of the percentage                                                               
of the royalty rate, and the  ability of the commissioner to take                                                               
the oil  and gas royalty  either in-value or in-kind.  He pointed                                                               
out  that  from the  inception  of  the  lease, the  language  in                                                               
statute and the contract allows  DNR to participate in the market                                                               
as  a resource  owner by  selling its  royalty owner  in-kind. He                                                               
directed  attention  to  the  example  of an  oil  and  gas  unit                                                               
agreement  that reflects  such language  when there's  a unitized                                                               
collection of oil and gas leases:                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Within  ninety  days of  receipt  of  that notice,  the                                                                    
     Commissioner  will  give  the Working  Interest  Owners                                                                    
     written notice  of its elections  to take in  kind all,                                                                    
     none, a  specified percentage, or a  specified quantity                                                                    
     of its  royalties in  any Unitized  Substances produced                                                                    
     from the Participating Area.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:22:17 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  MEZA advanced  to slide  6, What  is ROYALTY  IN-KIND? STATE                                                               
OWNERSHIP IN THE NORTH SLOPE (AS  OF JANUARY 2022). He pointed to                                                               
the map  of the North  Slope that details  the oil and  gas units                                                               
where  the  state has  a  resource  ownership interest.  In  this                                                               
context, royalty  oil in-kind refers  to the sale of  royalty oil                                                               
from the  fields that  the state is  the resource  owner. Prudhoe                                                               
Bay and Kuparuk are examples.                                                                                                   
The  state doesn't  have any  resource ownership  on the  Greater                                                               
Moose's Tooth and thus would not  be able to take royalty in kind                                                               
from that field.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:23:02 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  MEZA advanced  to slide  7, History  of Royalty  In-Kind and                                                               
slide 8,  History of Royalty  In-Kind Alaska North Slope  Oil. He                                                               
directed  attention  to the  graph  on  slide  8 that  shows  the                                                               
history of  the royalty  oil from the  North Slope  colored light                                                               
blue and the black line that  represents the share of the royalty                                                               
oil  that  the  state  took in-kind.  The  state  started  taking                                                               
royalty in-kind  in November 1979  and consistently  continued to                                                               
do so until recently.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
He highlighted the following:                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
     1) The  State has historically selected  to receive its                                                                    
     royalty oil both in-kind and in-value.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
     2) About 97%  of the royalty oil  in-kind selections by                                                                    
     the State has been for oil from the North Slope.                                                                           
       • The State has never nominated Cook Inlet royalty                                                                       
         gas in-kind.                                                                                                           
       • Cook Inlet royalty oil in-kind has gone to the                                                                         
         Nikiski refinery (in the 1970s-1980s) and to                                                                           
         Chinese Petroleum (1987-1991).                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     3) The amount of RIK oil that the State sells varies,                                                                      
     and depends on?                                                                                                            
        • ANS oil  production  from   State-owned  mineral                                                                      
          resources.                                                                                                            
      • The royalty rates for State oil and gas leases.                                                                         
        • The State's selection of the fields from which to                                                                     
          choose RIK oil (as not all fields may be                                                                              
          selected).                                                                                                            
        • The quantity of crude oil  demanded  by the  in-                                                                      
          state refineries or other potential buyers.                                                                           
        • The competitiveness of  ANS royalty  oil  versus                                                                      
          other sources of crude oil for the in-state                                                                           
          refineries or other potential buyers.                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
4:24:41 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced to slide 9, History of Royalty In-Kind Types                                                                  
of Contracts and Buyers. He reviewed the following:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        a) Of all RIK oil  sold to date  - over  900 million                                                                    
          barrels (mmbbls)  the majority has been sold via                                                                      
          non-competitive sales.                                                                                                
        b) b) Less than 5% of  RIK oil (46 mmbbls)  has been                                                                    
          sold via competitive sales. The effective terms                                                                       
          of these contracts were short in duration.                                                                            
        c) c) The large majority of RIK oil sold to date has                                                                    
          been to in-state entities, but there are a few                                                                        
          historical cases where RIK oil was sold for                                                                           
          export outside of Alaska.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     In-state buyers for negotiated sales:                                                                                      
        • Alpetco: export refinery (oil-based petrochemical                                                                     
          plant)                                                                                                                
        • Chevron: Nikiski   refinery  (built   in   1963,                                                                      
          dismantled in 1991)                                                                                                   
        • Mapco/Williams/Flint Hills Resources: North Pole                                                                      
          refinery (1977)                                                                                                       
        • Petro Star: North Pole (1985) and  Valdez (1992)                                                                      
          refineries                                                                                                            
        • Tesoro/Marathon: Nikiski refinery (1969)                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA stated that the table  shows the duration of the royalty                                                               
in-kind contracts.  It shows that  the state has  participated in                                                               
these  sales since  nearly  the beginning  of  production on  the                                                               
North Slope.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:26:35 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced  to slide 10, Statutory  and Regulatory Mandate                                                               
for  Royalty  In-Kind  and slide  11,  Statutory  and  Regulatory                                                               
Mandate for Royalty In-Kind  Legislative Approval. He highlighted                                                               
AS 38.06.055  that states that  legislative approval  is required                                                               
before  the  DNR commissioner  can  execute  these contracts.  He                                                               
reviewed the following:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
        • Per statute, the sale of royalty by the DNR                                                                           
          commissioner requires:                                                                                                
          • The written recommendation of the Alaska                                                                            
             Royalty Oil and Gas Development and Advisory                                                                       
             Board, and                                                                                                         
          • The approval of the Legislature via the                                                                             
             enactment of legislation.                                                                                          
        • There are also statutory exceptions to when                                                                           
          legislative review is required:                                                                                       
          • If the sale of royalty is to "relieve storage                                                                       
             or market conditions" (which can only be used                                                                      
             for a contract of up to 1 year)                                                                                    
          • If the sale of royalty oil is at most 400 bpd                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
4:27:23 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced  to slide 12, Statutory  and Regulatory Mandate                                                               
for  Royalty In-Kind  Recent History  of  Approval. He  explained                                                               
that the  chart reflects the  most recent contracts for  the sale                                                               
of royalty oil  in-kind. Tesoro (2016) was a  five year contract,                                                               
Petro  Star (2016)  was  also multi-year.  The  last two  columns                                                               
reflect  that these  multi-year contracts  were reviewed  by both                                                               
the royalty board and the  legislature. By contrast, the one-year                                                               
contracts in 2021 with Marathon  and Petro Star only required one                                                               
review and  in these cases  it was by the  legislature. Currently                                                               
multi-year  contracts  with Marathon  and  Petro  Star have  been                                                               
reviewed  by  the  board  and  DNR  is  submitting  that  written                                                               
recommendation  as  part  of   the  packets  seeking  legislative                                                               
approval for both sales.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
4:28:46 PM                                                                                                                    
MR.  MEZA advanced  to  slide  13, to  review  the Statutory  and                                                               
Regulatory Mandate for Royalty In-Kind Royalty Board Review.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     Royalty Board Review Statutory Criteria                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
     (a)   In  the   exercise   of  its   powers  under   AS                                                                    
     38.06.040(a) and 38.06.050 the board shall consider                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        (1) the revenue needs and projected fiscal condition                                                                    
     of the state;                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
        (2)  the  existence   and  extent  of   present  and                                                                    
     projected  local and  regional  needs for  oil and  gas                                                                    
     products  and  by-products,  the  effect  of  state  or                                                                    
     federal commodity  allocation requirements  which might                                                                    
     be applicable  to those  products and  by-products, and                                                                    
     the priorities among competing needs;                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        (3)   the   desirability   of    localized   capital                                                                    
     investment,  increased  payroll, secondary  development                                                                    
     and other  possible effects of  the sale,  exchange, or                                                                    
     other disposition of oil and gas or both;                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
        (4) the projected social impacts of the transaction;                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        (5)   the    projected    additional    costs    and                                                                    
     responsibilities which could be  imposed upon the state                                                                    
     and  affected  political  subdivisions  by  development                                                                    
     related to the transaction;                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        (6) the  existence  of  specific local  or  regional                                                                    
     labor or  consumption markets or  both which  should be                                                                    
     met by the transaction;                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
        (7)   the    projected    positive   and    negative                                                                    
     environmental effects related to the transaction; and                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
        (8)  the   projected   effects   of   the   proposed                                                                    
     transaction    upon    existing   private    commercial                                                                    
     enterprise and patterns of investments.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
     DNR criteria  used for  finding that  a contract  is in                                                                  
     the best interest of the State                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     (e) When a sale, exchange,  or other disposal of oil or                                                                    
     gas taken  in kind by  the state as its  royalty share,                                                                    
     or a sale,  exchange, or other disposal in  whole or in                                                                    
     part of a  right to receive future royalty  oil or gas,                                                                    
     under a  state lease under  this chapter is  made other                                                                  
     than by competitive  bid, or when a  sale, exchange, or                                                                  
     other disposal of  gas delivered to the  state under AS                                                                    
     44.55.014(b)  is made  other than  by competitive  bid,                                                                    
     the sale, exchange, or other  disposal shall be awarded                                                                    
     by  the commissioner  to  the  prospective buyer  whose                                                                    
     proposal  offers the  maximum benefits  to citizens  of                                                                    
     the state. The commissioner shall consider                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
          (1) the cash value offered;                                                                                           
          (2) the projected effects of the sale, exchange,                                                                      
        or other disposal on the economy of the state;                                                                          
          (3) the projected benefits of refining or                                                                             
        processing the oil or gas in the state;                                                                                 
          (4) the ability of the prospective buyer to                                                                           
        provide refined products or by-products for                                                                             
        distribution and sale in the state with price or                                                                        
       supply benefits to the citizens of the state; and                                                                        
          (5) the criteria listed in AS 38.06.070(a)                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
        • The Preliminary and Final Best Interest Findings,                                                                     
          published by DNR, provides an analysis for how                                                                        
          these criteria are met.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:29:42 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced to slide 14 and stated that this slide                                                                        
provides samples of the reports that the Royalty Review Board                                                                   
wrote and submitted to the legislature on March 15, 2022.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA advanced to slide 15, Statutory and Regulatory Mandate                                                                 
for Royalty In-Kind Competitive vs. Non-Competitive Sale. He                                                                    
reviewed the following:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     1) By statute, the default is a competitive sale.                                                                          
        • Competitive sales of RIK oil occurred in 1981,                                                                        
          1985, and 1986.                                                                                                       
        • Less than 5% of the RIK oil (46 mmbbls) sold to                                                                       
          date has been via competitive sales.                                                                                  
     2) A  non-competitive sale  requires a  written finding                                                                    
     by DNR.                                                                                                                    
     3) How does  DNR decide between a  competitive and non-                                                                    
     competitive sale?                                                                                                          
        • DNR publishes a "Solicitation of Interest" letter                                                                     
          with the goal of gauging the interest of the                                                                          
          market.                                                                                                               
        • In this letter, DNR establishes its preferred                                                                         
          method of sale (i.e., competitive disposition)                                                                        
          with non-binding parameters for such sale.                                                                            
        • Interested parties are invited to comment on                                                                          
          their willingness to buy RIK oil and their                                                                            
          preferred terms.                                                                                                      
        • DNR analyzes those responses and makes a written                                                                      
          determination of the method of sale that is in                                                                        
          the best interest of the State.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA highlighted the statutory requirements for the sale of                                                                 
royalty:                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     Sec.  38.05.183.     Sale  of  royalty. (a)  The  sale,                                                                  
     exchange, or  other disposal of  a mineral  obtained by                                                                    
     the state  as a royalty  under AS 38.05.182,  the sale,                                                                    
     exchange, or  other disposal in  whole or in part  of a                                                                    
     right  to receive  future  mineral  production under  a                                                                    
     state lease under this chapter,  or the sale, exchange,                                                                    
     or other disposal  of gas delivered to  the state under                                                                    
     AS  43.55.014(b) shall  be by  competitive bid  and the                                                                  
     sale, exchange,  or other disposal made  to the highest                                                                  
     responsible bidder, except  that competitive bidding is                                                                  
     not  required   when  the  commissioner,   after  prior                                                                  
     written  notice  to  the Alaska  Royalty  Oil  and  Gas                                                                    
     Development   Advisory   Board  under   AS   38.06.050,                                                                    
     determines  that the  best interest  of the  state does                                                                  
     not require it or that no competition exists.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     (c)  If  the  commissioner   determines  that  a  sale,                                                                    
     exchange, or  other disposal of  a mineral  obtained by                                                                    
     the state as  a royalty under AS 38.05.182,  of a right                                                                  
     to  receive future  mineral  production  under a  state                                                                    
     lease under  this chapter, or  of gas delivered  to the                                                                    
     state  under AS  43.55.014(b) shall  be made  otherwise                                                                
     than  by competitive  bid, and  the Alaska  Royalty Oil                                                                  
     and Gas  Development Advisory  Board has  been notified                                                                    
     in  writing  of  that determination,  the  commissioner                                                                  
     shall make public in writing  the specific findings and                                                                  
     conclusions on which that determination is based.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
4:30:59 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced  to slide 16, Statutory  and Regulatory Mandate                                                               
for  Royalty In-Kind  Sale Within  the  State or  for Export?  He                                                               
related  that  the state  map  identifies  the locations  of  the                                                               
different refineries.  In the  Interior and  Southcentral regions                                                               
are the  Petro Star refineries in  North Pole and Valdez  and the                                                               
Nikiski refinery  operated currently by Marathon  and formerly by                                                               
Tesoro.  He highlighted  the presumption  in 38.05.183(d  in that                                                               
the sale of  royalty oil and gas must meet  local demand before a                                                               
decision can be made to sell the royalty oil for export.                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
     (d)  Oil or  gas  taken in  kind by  the  state as  its                                                                    
     royalty share  or gas delivered  to the state  under AS                                                                    
     43.55.014(b) may  not be sold or  otherwise disposed of                                                                    
     for  export  from  the  state  until  the  commissioner                                                                  
     determines  that  the oil  or  gas  is surplus  to  the                                                                  
     present   and   projected   intrastate   domestic   and                                                                  
     industrial needs.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA advanced  to slide 17, Statutory  and Regulatory Mandate                                                               
for  Royalty  In-Kind  Information  on  In-State  Refineries.  He                                                               
directed attention  to the chart that  provides information about                                                               
Petro  Star's North  Pole and  Valdez  refineries and  Marathon's                                                               
Nikiski refinery, addressed respectively in SB 239 and SB 240.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
The  Nikiski refinery  operated  by  Marathon currently  produces                                                               
55,000  barrels per  day  (bpd),  including a  mix  of jet  fuel,                                                               
gasoline  and  other  refined  products.  Most  are  consumed  in                                                               
Alaska, although  some heavy oils  are shipped to  other Marathon                                                               
refineries outside of Alaska.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The  Petro Star  refinery at  North  Pole produces  a maximum  of                                                               
22,000  bpd and  its refinery  at  Valdez produces  a maximum  of                                                               
60,000 bpd.  Production is  a mix of  jet fuel;  ultra-low sulfur                                                               
diesel, asphalt,  and heating oil;  but no gasoline.  The refined                                                               
products are primarily sold in  Alaska, although refined products                                                               
are occasionally sold in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
For  Marathon, the  typical sources  of crude  oil come  from the                                                               
North  Slope and  Cook Inlet  for the  Nikiski refinery,  with 20                                                               
percent  coming  from other  refineries  in  the US  and  foreign                                                               
countries. The source of crude  oil for the Petro Star refineries                                                               
is entirely from the Alaska North Slope.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Employment  numbers  are also  considered  in  the best  interest                                                               
findings for these  contracts. The chart shows  that the Marathon                                                               
and  Petro  Star  refineries  each employ  between  200  and  300                                                               
people.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:33:30 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced  to slide 18, Statutory  and Regulatory Mandate                                                               
for Royalty In-Kind Pricing Requirement  for RIK. He related that                                                               
the graph  on the left  shows yet  another element for  why these                                                               
proposed  contracts  meet  the regulatory  requirement  regarding                                                               
revenue to the state. In particular,  it shows that the value the                                                               
state receives from  selling royalty oil in-kind  yields more for                                                               
the state  than if the state  had chosen to take  the royalty in-                                                               
value.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
The gray on  the graph shows the volumes of  oil sold since 2008.                                                               
The blue dots represent the  instances where the price of royalty                                                               
oil  in-kind generated  a premium  over what  the state  received                                                               
when  it  took  a  portion  of  the  royalty  in-value  from  the                                                               
producers. The  red squares  reflect the 21  cases in  168 months                                                               
when the  royalty value  in-kind was lower  than the  royalty in-                                                               
value.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA highlighted the following:                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        • For the 2008  2021 period, the price of RIK oil                                                                       
          was, on average, greater than the price of RIV                                                                        
          oil by $0.93/bbl.                                                                                                     
        • The State sold 148 million barrels of royalty oil                                                                     
          during this period.                                                                                                   
        • Total proceeds from these RIK sales amount to                                                                         
          $10.99 billion.                                                                                                       
        • This translates into $137 million of revenue in                                                                       
          addition to what DNR would have obtained had it                                                                       
          decided to receive these royalty barrels in-                                                                          
          value.                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:35:12 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced to the next  slides to describe the process DNR                                                               
followed for  the sale of  royalty oil in-kind. He  restated that                                                               
the  process  is transparent  as  mandated  by both  statute  and                                                               
regulations.  He  directed  attention  to  the  11  step  process                                                               
starting with the approach of  expiration of existing royalty in-                                                               
kind  contracts   and  ending   with  legislative   approval  and                                                               
execution  of  the royalty  in-kind  contract.  He described  the                                                               
steps in more detail, the basics of which are:                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Step 1. Decide whether  or not to offer RIK ANS  oil for sale and                                                             
inform  the royalty  board. Considerations  are whether  the sale                                                               
will be  competitive or non-competitive; whether  the royalty oil                                                               
should be dedicated  to in-state or for export;  and the duration                                                               
of the contracts.                                                                                                               
Step  2.  DNR  publishes  a   Solicitation  of  Interest  letter,                                                             
continuing to inform the royalty board. This leads to                                                                           
Step 3. DNR evaluates the responses from the marketplace.                                                                     
Step  4.  In  this  example,   the  decision  was  to  have  non-                                                             
competitive sales. The royalty board was informed.                                                                              
Step 5. DNR conducted bilateral  negotiations with the RIK buyers                                                             
and agreed on tentative terms.                                                                                                  
Step  6.  DNR published  the  preliminary  best interest  finding                                                             
(BIF) for the proposed RIK contracts.                                                                                           
Step 7. The  preliminary BIF was subject to  royalty board review                                                             
and it  underwent a 30-day  public comment period. He  noted that                                                               
there were no comments from  the public for the proposed Marathon                                                               
and Petro Star contracts.                                                                                                       
Step  8. The  royalty board  recommended the  legislature approve                                                             
the contracts for both Marathon and Petro Star.                                                                                 
Step 9. DNR published the final best interest finding.                                                                        
Step 10.  SB 239 and  SB 240  were submitted to  the legislature.                                                             
These are the bills the committee is considering today.                                                                         
Step  11.  The  DNR  commissioner   may  not  execute  these  RIK                                                             
contracts without the approval of the legislature.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:37:12 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE  returned attention to the chart  on slide 18                                                               
and  related that  he calculated  that  on average  from 2008  to                                                               
2021, the royalty  in-value proceeds were about  1.5 percent more                                                               
than  the royalty  in-value valuation.  He asked  Mr. Meza  if he                                                               
agreed.                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA answered that he believed that was correct.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  asked if  an  appropriate way  to view  the                                                               
difference was that the RIK was  closer to 14 percent compared to                                                               
12.5 percent for RIV.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA answered  that could be one interpretation,  but in this                                                               
case  the  extra percentage  comes  from  the refiners,  not  the                                                               
producers.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE  responded that he was looking  at the bottom                                                               
line, not the source of the premium.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:38:32 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA  advanced to  slide 21  and described  the chart  of the                                                               
timeline for the proposed sale of  RIK oil for Marathon and Petro                                                               
Star, all of  which was described previously.  The legislature is                                                               
doing its  review, which  is required prior  to execution  of the                                                               
contracts.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA moved on to discuss  the contract terms for Marathon and                                                               
Petro Star. He  directed attention to the chart on  slide 23 that                                                               
provides  information  about recent  contracts  for  the sale  of                                                               
royalty oil  in-kind. It's the  same chart depicted on  slide 12,                                                               
but  the  last  two  columns provide  information  about  Netback                                                               
pricing and the RIK differential.  He pointed out that since 2016                                                               
the royalty barrels  for sale has dropped and  now the production                                                               
of refined products is 10-20 percent less.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA stated that what these  contracts have in common is that                                                               
the value of royalty oil  in-kind is calculated using the netback                                                               
methodology for  pricing. Because  DNR sells  the royalty  oil at                                                               
the   field,  they   netback  all   the  costs   associated  with                                                               
transportation and  the adjustments for quality  of the different                                                               
sources   of  oil.   The  calculation   also   includes  an   RIK                                                               
differential that is tied to the  royalty price at the field. The                                                               
last  column shows  how the  RIK differential  has gone  up since                                                               
2016 when it  was $1.95/bbl. The proposed  contracts under review                                                               
have an RIK  differential value of $2.23/barrel  for Marathon and                                                               
$2.25/barrel for Petro Star.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
4:41:39 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA  advanced to slide  24, Contract Terms for  Marathon and                                                               
Petro Star RIK  Differential is the Source of the  Premium of RIK                                                               
over RIV. It  provides a graphical representation  of the netback                                                               
methodology  to calculate  the price  of royalty  in-kind at  the                                                               
field. The  graphic on the left  is a representation of  what the                                                               
royalty  oil price  would  be if  the state  were  to select  its                                                               
royalty  in-value.  When the  state  selects  RIV, the  producers                                                               
typically sell the  oil into the Lower 48 and  the state receives                                                               
a share of the proceeds from  the lessees. To calculate the price                                                               
of  RIV oil  at the  field, transportation  costs, including  the                                                               
allowance   for  marine   transportation,   are  calculated.   He                                                               
clarified  that the  costs shown  were for  illustrative purposes                                                               
and to show how the RIK compares to RIV.                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
The  graphic on  the right  illustrates the  royalty in-kind  oil                                                               
sale. The primary  difference is that the oil is  sold inside the                                                               
state. There is  no marine transportation allowance  but there is                                                               
the RIK  differential. This  shows where  the premium  comes from                                                               
that  Senator Micciche  referenced. It's  the difference  between                                                               
the per  barrel cost of  the marine transportation  allowance and                                                               
the  RIK differential.  In this  illustration  the difference  is                                                               
$1.25 per barrel.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
4:43:46 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA  advanced to  slide 25 Contract  Terms for  Marathon and                                                               
Petro Star RIK  Differential is the Source of the  Premium of RIK                                                               
over  RIV.  The  graph  provides historical  information  of  the                                                               
difference between  the marine  transportation allowance  and the                                                               
value  of  the  RIK  differential. The  gray  line  reflects  the                                                               
weighted-average RIK  differential; the  blue line  the weighted-                                                               
average  marine transportation  allowance, and  the green  dashes                                                               
reflect the  DOR location differential. The  distance between the                                                               
blue line and  the gray line gives evidence of  the source of the                                                               
premium that  DNR has gotten  through its  sales of RIK  oil. The                                                               
green dashes shows the increase  in the location differential for                                                               
the  proposed contracts.  [Further explanation  from slide  25 is                                                               
provided below:]                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
        • There is a consistent difference between the                                                                          
          marine    transportation    allowance   and    the                                                                    
          negotiated values of the RIK differential.                                                                            
        • Why, for the proposed RIK contracts, is the RIK                                                                       
          differential higher?                                                                                                  
          • When the in-state refineries buy ANS oil from                                                                       
             North Slope producers, they use a similar                                                                          
             netback methodology for arriving at the price                                                                      
             of ANS oil at the field.                                                                                           
          • In  doing   so,    they   use    a   "location                                                                      
             differential."                                                                                                     
          • DOR publishes the weighted average of these                                                                         
             location differentials for all contracts for                                                                       
             the sale of ANS oil within Alaska.                                                                                 
             • From the perspective of the RIK buyer, the                                                                       
               royalty oil in-kind needs to be as                                                                               
               competitive as other sources of crude oil                                                                        
               from the North Slope.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:44:35 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA  advanced to  slide 26 Contract  Terms for  Marathon and                                                               
Petro Star Flexibility  for Buyer and Seller. He  said this chart                                                               
provides a  description of all  the provisions in  the contracts.                                                               
It highlights that both the refineries  as buyer and the state as                                                               
seller have flexibility. He reviewed the following:                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     Flexibility for the RIK buyer (refineries)                                                                               
     RIK buyer may?                                                                                                             
        1. nominate 0 barrels for up to 2 consecutive months                                                                  
          or for 3 months under "turnaround" clause.                                                                            
        2. request, subject to DNR approval, a permanent                                                                      
          reduction of nominations below what was agreed.                                                                     
        3. temporarily reduce royalty oil purchase under                                                                        
          force majeure event.                                                                                                  
        4. request, subject  to   DNR  approval,  additional                                                                  
          royalty oil for purchase.                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
        • RIK buyer may  temporarily  nominate  below  the                                                                    
          agreed  range  but  must  meet  a  minimum  annual                                                                    
          amount.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     Flexibility for the RIK seller (DNR)                                                                                     
        1. Proration: If nominations  by all  RIK buyers  is                                                                  
          greater  than 95%  of ANS  royalty  oil, then  DNR                                                                    
          will prorate nominations  of RIK buyers consistent                                                                    
          with the 95% threshold.                                                                                               
        2. No guarantee in the quantity, quality,  or source                                                                  
          of royalty oil                                                                                                        
        3. Excess royalty:  DNR   can  sell  additional  ANS                                                                  
          royalty oil  if all nominations are  below the 95%                                                                    
          threshold and RIK buyers wish  to buy more royalty                                                                    
          oil.                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
4:45:46 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA  advanced to  slide 27 Contract  Terms for  Marathon and                                                               
Petro  Star  Other  Provisions.  It  shows  the  details  in  the                                                               
contract such  as financial assurance  in the event the  buyer is                                                               
unable to pay  the invoices for the sale of  the royalty oil. The                                                               
grantor of the RIK buyer has the option of providing the state:                                                                 
   1. Letter of credit                                                                                                          
   2. Surety bond or                                                                                                            
   3. Opinion letter by an independent financial analyst that the                                                               
     current and projected credit rating of guarantor is at                                                                     
     investment grade                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA stated  that the value of the assurance  is valued at 90                                                               
days' worth of royalty oil in  the Marathon contract and 50 days                                                                
worth of  royalty oil in  the Petro Star contract.  The contracts                                                               
also have the following retroactivity provisions:                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
        • There could be grounds for  changing the  amount                                                                      
          for  an  invoice already  paid  (in  terms of  the                                                                    
          price or quantity)                                                                                                    
        • There is an 8-year period allowed for adjustment                                                                      
          of  invoices   (even  after  termination   of  the                                                                    
          agreement).                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA  reviewed the provisions  in the contracts  to encourage                                                               
the buyers  to process the royalty  oil in the state  and to hire                                                               
Alaska residents:                                                                                                               
        • Instate processing: RIK buyer agrees to use                                                                         
          commercially reasonable efforts to manufacture                                                                        
          refined products from the royalty oil in Alaska.                                                                      
        • Employment of Alaska residents: RIK buyer agrees                                                                    
          to employ Alaska residents and Alaska companies                                                                       
          to the extent they are available, willing, and at                                                                     
          least as qualified as other candidates                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
4:47:14 PM                                                                                                                    
MR. MEZA advanced slide 28  Contract Terms for Marathon and Petro                                                               
Star Contracts  are in the  Best Interest  of the State.  He said                                                               
this slide  highlights the cash  benefits of the  proposed sales.                                                               
It  is the  revenue  in addition  to what  the  state would  have                                                               
received had  it elected to take  100 percent of its  royalty oil                                                               
in-value. He described the following:                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     Additional revenue to the State                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     Tesoro 2016                             $31 million                                                                        
     Petro Star 2016 multiyear contract      $23 million                                                                        
     Marathon (2021)                         $3 million                                                                         
     Petro Star 2021                         $0.7 million                                                                       
     Marathon (2022) estimate                $3-14 million                                                                      
     Petro Star (2022) estimate              $17-19 million                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
4:48:15 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  BISHOP  asked  if  the   provision  on  slide  27  about                                                               
employment of Alaska residents was in statute or regulation.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA answered that it it's a provision in the contract.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  CROWTHER,   Deputy  Commissioner,  Department   of  Natural                                                               
Resources (DNR),  Anchorage, Alaska, added that  the department's                                                               
statutory basis  for that provision  is the general  authority to                                                               
negotiate terms in a contract.                                                                                                  
Because he's "an Alaska hire guy."                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:49:40 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL  noted that  a lot more  royalty barrels  than were                                                               
being sold  in-kind. He asked  what factors go into  the decision                                                               
to sell oil from a particular field.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA answered that there are two considerations:                                                                            
   1. When the department expects the royalty in-value to be the                                                                
     lowest value it substitutes the lowest value of royalty oil                                                                
     with the comparatively higher value of royalty oil in-kind.                                                                
   2. DNR also selects royalty oil in-kind from fields that                                                                     
     generate the largest amount of royalty oil, such as Prudhoe                                                                
     Bay and Kuparuk.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
4:50:50 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL  asked about  the chart on  slide 25  that compared                                                               
the  marine  transportation  allowance  to  the  royalty  in-kind                                                               
differential. The  chart looks  like $2/barrel but  it has  to be                                                               
$0.80-0.90/barrel to  get ahead.  He asked  Mr. Meza  to describe                                                               
the difference.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA  answered that the  main source  of the premium  for the                                                               
royalty in-kind  contracts does come from  the difference between                                                               
the  marine transportation  costs and  the RIK  differential, but                                                               
other   elements  in   the  netback   methodology  could   create                                                               
differences  in the  initial premium.  The graph  that shows  the                                                               
$0.93/barrel premium  is the combined  effect of  the differences                                                               
between these elements of the netback methodology.                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
4:52:27 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR KIEHL  asked if he  would provide  a few examples  of the                                                               
factors that ultimately reduce the premium.                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA referred to slide 24.  The only difference in the values                                                               
on  the right  of  the  two graphics  comes  from the  difference                                                               
between  the   marine  transportation   allowance  and   the  RIK                                                               
differential. The  other transportation costs and  adjustments in                                                               
Step 3  of both  graphics reflect -$6/bbl,  but there  are slight                                                               
variations. For  the purposes of  valuing RIV, this  valuation is                                                               
determined by  a set  of agreements that  the state  entered with                                                               
producers  in the  early '90s.  These settlement  agreements have                                                               
unique ways  of determining things such  as how the price  of ANS                                                               
oil  should  be calculated  on  the  US  West Coast.  That  alone                                                               
creates  a  difference  between  RIV  and  RIK.  By  design  it's                                                               
impossible  for  the  valuations  to  be  identical  because  the                                                               
settlement  agreements differed  between producers  on the  North                                                               
Slope where the state receives its royalty in-value.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
4:54:20 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  KIEHL  asked for  help  squaring  what  he read  in  the                                                               
discussion in the  best interest finding about not  being able to                                                               
retroactively  adjust  transportation  charges unless  they  were                                                               
required by  FERC with  the retroactivity  provision on  slide 27                                                               
that provides eight years to adjust invoices.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MEZA said  he'd like  to  follow up  after the  presentation                                                               
because  the  contracts are  sometimes  changed  by FERC  or  RCA                                                               
directives  regarding tariffs  in  some pipelines  and he  didn't                                                               
precisely recall the cases DNR did not retroactively adjust.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR KIEHL said that was acceptable.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
4:56:19 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE  CHAIR  MICCICHE  referred  to  the chart  on  slide  28  to                                                               
highlight the  reason the  state sells  it oil  RIK. He  said the                                                               
first four boxes on the far  right are actuals although the Petro                                                               
Star  2021  contract probably  isn't  up  to  date, but  the  $56                                                               
million in actuals  are based on the contract price.  He said the                                                               
question he  has is the estimate  between $3 and $14  million for                                                               
Marathon 2022 and the $17-19 million  in Petro Star is the likely                                                               
potential   differential  of   marine  transportation   costs  in                                                               
relation to oil price. He asked if that was correct.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MEZA  answered  yes  but   other  elements  in  the  pricing                                                               
methodology could  expand or reduce  that estimate. How  much the                                                               
buyer/refiner  decides to  buy from  the state  also affects  the                                                               
estimate, and  both refiners  have a range.  As the  table shows,                                                               
the  royalty barrels  Marathon has  ranges from  10,000    15,000                                                               
barrels per day  and for Petro Star the range  is 10,000   12,500                                                               
barrels per day.  Additionally, the contract allows  the buyer to                                                               
nominate zero barrels.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE asked whether  there was a  possibility that                                                               
the state could go into deficit in an RIK contract.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
MR.  MEZA  answered it's  theoretically  possible  if oil  prices                                                               
dropped into the negative range like  happened for a day or so in                                                               
2020, but  the price of RIK  oil is determined as  an average for                                                               
the month.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE  asked if he agreed that  the probability was                                                               
essentially nonexistent.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
MR. MEZA answered yes.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:00:03 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE opened public testimony on SB 239.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:00:27 PM                                                                                                                    
DOUG  CHAPADOS,  President/CEO,  Petro Star,  Anchorage,  Alaska,                                                               
stated  support for  SB  239 to  approve  Petro Star's  five-year                                                               
royalty  oil contract.  He related  that Petro  Star is  a wholly                                                               
owned subsidiary of Arctic Slope  Regional Corporation. It is the                                                               
state's  only   Alaska-owned  refiner  with  fuel   terminals  in                                                               
Anchorage,  Valdez, Kodiak,  Unalaska Island,  and the  Interior.                                                               
Petro Star owns  commercial refineries in North  Pole and Valdez,                                                               
and the  Trans Alaska Pipeline  System (TAPS) is its  only source                                                               
of crude  oil. Thus  the proposed contract  is essential  for the                                                               
company to continue operation.                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR. CHAPADOS  recounted the variety  of products that  Petro Star                                                               
produces.  These include  jet fuel  for  commercial airlines  and                                                               
over 90  percent of the  jet fuel  consumed at the  Department of                                                               
Defense  and U.S.  Coast Guard  installations in  the state.  The                                                               
refiner also produces heating oil  for residential and commercial                                                               
customers,  ultra-low-sulfur diesel,  fuel  for on  and off  road                                                               
uses, asphalt, and specialty low  sulfur turbine fuel exclusively                                                               
for the Golden Valley and Copper Valley electric associations.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
MR.  CHAPADOS   highlighted  that   the  best   interest  finding                                                               
explained that  this contract is good  for the state in  terms of                                                               
maximizing  revenues generated  from Alaska's  royalty oil  share                                                               
and  by   helping  maintain   the  in-state   petroleum  refining                                                               
industry,  which preserves  competition within  the state's  fuel                                                               
market. He  encouraged the committee  to pass SB 239  and approve                                                               
the RIK contract.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
5:03:08 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE closed public  testimony on SB  239. Finding                                                               
no questions or comments, he solicited a motion.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
5:03:20 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved to report  SB 239, work order 32-GS 2121\A,                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
[fiscal note(s)].                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE found no  objection and SB 239  was reported                                                               
from committee.                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:03:48 PM                                                                                                                    
At ease                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         SB 240-APPROVE MARATHON PETRO ROYALTY OIL SALE                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
5:04:20 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE  CHAIR MICCICHE  reconvened  the meeting  and announced  the                                                               
consideration  of  SENATE BILL  NO.  240  "An Act  approving  and                                                               
ratifying  the sale  of royalty  oil by  the State  of Alaska  to                                                               
Marathon Petroleum Supply and Trading  Company LLC; and providing                                                               
for an effective date."                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE  noted that SB 239 and SB  240 were moving in                                                               
tandem and  that the  committee understood  the concept  that was                                                               
described  in  the presentation  that  was  delivered during  the                                                               
hearing on SB 239. He asked  the DNR representatives Mr. Meza and                                                               
Mr. Crowther if they had any comments.                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  CROWTHER,   Deputy  Commissioner,  Department   of  Natural                                                               
Resources (DNR), conveyed  that they did not  have any additional                                                               
comments of statements.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR  MICCICHE clarified  for the  public that  the concept                                                               
for SB  240 and  SB 239  was the same  but the  royalty contracts                                                               
were for different refiners.                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:04:54 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE opened public testimony on SB 240.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:05:17 PM                                                                                                                    
CASEY SULLIVAN,  Government and Public Affairs  Manager, Marathon                                                               
Petroleum, Anchorage,  Alaska, noted  that he submitted  a letter                                                               
as part of the record. He  stated that it was Marathon's pleasure                                                               
to share  its support for Senate  Bill 240. He stressed  that the                                                               
flexibility, and stability  that the contract offers  will have a                                                               
positive  impact on  Marathon's ability  to optimize  the ongoing                                                               
operations at the Kenai refinery.                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR. SULLIVAN reminded  the committee that the  Kenai refinery was                                                               
the first refinery  in the state and had been  operating for more                                                               
than 50  years. It provides the  state with core supplies  of jet                                                               
fuel,  diesel, gasoline,  propane,  and asphalt  from Nikiski  to                                                               
North Pole.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
He  described  the  legislation as  the  result  of  constructive                                                               
dialog and  productive negotiations between DNR  and Marathon. He                                                               
expressed appreciation for the professional  work by the division                                                               
and confidence  that the contract provides  positive shared value                                                               
for all Alaskans.                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
MR.  SULLIVAN  concluded  his  testimony  stating  that  Marathon                                                               
believes  in Alaska's  future and  is committed  to continue  its                                                               
legacy  of safely  and reliably  producing quality  fuel produces                                                               
day in  and day out  for Alaskans.  He thanked the  committee for                                                               
considering SB 240 and urged its passage.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:07:20 PM                                                                                                                    
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE closed public testimony on SB 240.                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:07:28 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR STEVENS moved SB 240, 32-GS 2122\A, from committee with                                                                 
individual recommendations and attached [fiscal notes].                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
VICE CHAIR MICCICHE found no objection and SB 240 was reported                                                                  
from the Senate Resources Standing Committee.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
5:08:15 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Vice Chair Micciche adjourned the Senate Resources Standing                                                                     
Committee meeting at 5:08 p.m.                                                                                                  

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
SB 121 Explanation of Changes ver. G to ver. W.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 121
SB 121 Written Testimony 3.30.2022.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 121
W.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 121
HJR 34 Fiscal Note.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 2013 NPR-A IAP ROD Executive Summary.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 BLM Memo 1.7.22.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 Letter of Support ASRC-NSB-ICAS.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 Letter of Support DNR 3.9.2022.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 Letter of Support RDC.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 Petroleum News Article.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
HJR 34 Sponsor Statement 3.7.22.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HJR 34
#1 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#2 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#3 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#4 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#5 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#6 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#7 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#8 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#9 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#10 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#11 HB 304 letter of support.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#12 HB 304 letter of support CSPCAB.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#13 HB 304 letter of support -Chamber.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
#14 HB 304 letter of support - Elks.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
ER Lions Club Replacement Overview.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
HB 304 Sectional Analysis 3.8.2022.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
HB 304 Sponsor Statement 3.8.2022.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
Lions Club Park presentation.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
Memorandum of Understanding Lions Club.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
HB 304
2022-03-24 SRES briefing on RIK (final).pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 239
Final BIF Petro Star signed.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 239
Royalty_Board_report_Petro_Star_clean.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 239
Royalty_Board_resolution_Petro_Star_clean.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 239
Royalty_Board_report_Marathon_clean.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 240
Final BIF Marathon signed.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 240
2022-03-24 SRES briefing on RIK (final).pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 240
Royalty_Board_resolution_Marathon_clean.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 240
SB240 Letter of Support Marathon Petroleum 2022.pdf SRES 3/30/2022 3:30:00 PM
SB 240