Alaska Bulk Transmission Environmental Review(9-AK)
Developers must participate in a best interests finding with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR) if their project requires the state of Alaska to sell, lease, or otherwise “dispose” of state land. AS 38.05.035(e). The best interests finding is a written analysis that describes for the public the facts and applicable law that are relevant to the disposal and gives a decision based on certain factors. ADNR must make the written best interests finding available to the public, and developers may be required to participate in a public hearing. Alaska Stat. § 38.05.945 A written best interests finding is not required for transactions listed in AS 38.05.035(e)(6).
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Environmental Review Process:||Developers must participate in a best interests finding for certain projects. The best interests finding is a written analysis that describes for the public the facts and applicable law that are relevant to the disposal and gives a decision based on certain factors.|
|Environmental Review Process Agency:||Alaska Department of Natural Resources|
|Environmental Review Threshold:||A best interest finding is required if the project requires the State of Alaska to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of state land.|
|Applicable MOU with FERC:||No.|
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