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Multi-Agency Permit Coordination Programs

OPMP supports private industry, regulators, and the Alaska public by leading and implementing multi-agency permit coordination to ensure consistent, defensible, transparent, and timely permit decisions for a range of responsible natural resource and infrastructure development projects.

The goal of the Mining, Energy, and Broadband (multi-agency permit coordination) Programs is to keep these, associated transportation, and other projects on schedule, avoid increased costs, create certainty, resolve challenges, and generate potential State and public revenue and investment in Alaska.

The goal of the Carbon Offset Program is to use the State’s natural resources and lands to create sustainable carbon-reducing projects that generate State revenue and provide co-benefits to the Alaska public, to State and local economies, and to existing resource-based industries, while helping meet free-market demand for decarbonization.

The goal of the Federal Program is to further Alaskan interests in job growth and employment; domestic production of conventional and critical minerals, oil and gas, and energy; economic activity; State and public revenue increases; and public land use and access.

OPMP coordinates State responses to proposed Federal actions (rules, plans, and policies) to ensure they are consistent with all Federal laws and Statehood guarantees, including the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).

The U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), are availing extensive Federal funding and incentives for infrastructure development projects in Alaska.

The goal of the Grants Program is to identify and pursue funding opportunities for the benefit of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

OPMP’s success requires close coordination and collaboration with technical and regulatory experts across the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Alaska Departments of Fish and Game (DFG) and Environmental Conservation (DEC); and a variety of other State and local government agencies.