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Hatcher Pass, Exit Glacier Road, and Kasilof River Special Use Areas Proposed Regulation Changes


The Department of Natural Resources proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 11, of the Alaska Administrative Code, specifically 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3) and (20) dealing with the Special Use Land, Hatcher Pass and Exit Glacier Road Special Use Areas.

The Department of Natural Resources also proposes to adopt new regulations in Title 11, of the Alaska Administrative Code, specifically 11 AAC 96.014(b)(26) dealing with Special Use Land, Kasilof River Special Use Area.

The revised regulations include the following:

  • Revisions to restrictions and prohibitions on generally allowed uses on state land within
    Hatcher Pass and Exit Glacier Road Special Use Areas

The new regulations include the following:

  • Establishing the Kasilof River Special Use Area (ADL 230992)
  • Defining restrictions and prohibitions on generally allowed uses on state land within the Kasilof River Special Use Area

The proposed regulation changes are necessary to implement the recently adopted (November 17, 2010) revisions to the Hatcher Pass Management Plan and the recommendations contained within the recent decision to designate the Kasilof River Special Use Area (May 26, 2011). Revisions to the existing regulations for the Exit Glacier Road Special Use Area are necessary to better manage undesirable activities occurring in the area and to enhance the public’s use and enjoyment. AS 38.05.020 allows the Commissioner to establish in regulations the means by which the department may manage and establish public land use restrictions in special use areas designated by the department.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Division of Mining, Land and Water, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1070, Anchorage, AK 99501-3579 or by e-mail to dnrmlw@alaska.gov or by fax to 907-269-8904. The comments must be received by the department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, on December 2, 2011.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Joseph Joyner at 907-269-8511 no later than November 21, 2011, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For more information or a copy of the proposed regulation changes, go to Division News and Hot Topics, or write to:

Director’s Office, Division of Mining, Land and Water
Department of Natural Resources
Attention: Joseph Joyner
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1070
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3579

Or call:
(907) 269-8511

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Natural Resources will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.