Department of Natural Resource Proposed Regulations Notice - Proposed Hatcher Pass Special Use Area Regulations


Dear Recipient,

The Department of Natural Resources proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 11 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with using or discharging firearms in a small portion of the Hatcher Pass Special Use Area.

Specifically, 11 AAC 96.014(b)(3)(E) is proposed to be amended to allow the use or discharge of firearms in a possible biathlon range within a portion of the Southern Development Area of the Government Peak Unit of the Hatcher Pass Management Plan as depicted on the map entitled

Hatcher Pass Management Plan, Government Peak Unit, Southern Development Area, Biathlon Range Area.

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 or by fax to 907-269-8904.  The comments must be received by the department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to: Joe Joyner, Division of Mining, Land and Water, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1070, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3579, Fax: 907-269-8904, E-Mail: Questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period (November 5, 2019). The Department of Natural Resources will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and agency website at

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Joe Joyner at 907-269-8511 no later than November 5, 2019, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System at the following website: or by contacting the Director’s Office, Division of Mining, Land and Water, Department of Natural Resources, Attention: Joe 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 regulation.  You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.



Joseph Joyner, Chief, Program Support Section, DMLW, DNR

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Created 10/3/2019 11:53:48 AM by jmjoyner


Department: Natural Resources
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 2018200896
Publish Date: 10/4/2019
Archive Date: 11/17/2019