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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES OF THE BULK FUEL REVOLVING LOAN FUND IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. COMMUNITY. AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES OF THE BULK FUEL REVOLVING LOAN FUND

IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, COMMUNITY, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development proposes to amend regulations in 3 AAC 161 dealing with program standards to further define eligible bulk fuel, including the following:

(1)       3 AAC 161. 050(b)(1) is proposed to be amended as follows: deletion of the word “petroleum” to be consistent with the new definition of “bulk fuel”, which is also amended by these proposed regulations;

(2)       3 AAC 161.900 is proposed to be amended as follows: amends the definition of ‘bulk fuel’ to include biomass fuel, and adds a new definition for “biomass fuel” to mean a product derived from wood, such as wood pellets, wood chips, or cord wood, or other organic matter, which is proven and feasible as fuel to generate heat or electricity; the intended effect is to define biomass fuel.         

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 Jane Sullivan, Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, DCRA, Attn: Bulk Fuel Loan Fund Regulations Review, at 550 W 7th Ave. Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501.   Additionally, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development will accept comments by facsimile at 907-269-4539 and by electronic mail at jane.sullivan@alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on March 9, 2018.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Jane Sullivan by email at jane.sullivan@alaska.gov, or by mail at Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, DCRA, Attn: Bulk Fuel Loan Fund Regulations Review, at 550 W 7th Ave. Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The department will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/dcra/.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jane Sullivan by email at jane.sullivan@alaska.gov and phone number 907-269-4614 not later than February 28, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System, on the website of the Division of Community and Regional Affairs at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/dcra/ and by contacting Jane Sullivan by email at jane.sullivan@alaska.gov, and phone number, 907-269-4614.

After the public comment period ends, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be effected.

Statutory authority: AS 42.45.250, AS 42.45.260, AS 42.45.270

Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific: AS 42.45.250. AS 42.45.260, AS 42.45.270

Fiscal information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

Date: January 29, 2018

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                                                                           Melissa Taylor, Deputy Director
                                                                               Division of Community and Regional Affairs
                                                                               Department of Commerce, Community,
                                                                               and Economic Development  

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Details

Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 3 AAC 161
 
Publish Date: 1/30/2018
Archive Date: 3/10/2018
 
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