Notice of Public Scoping for Possible Revisions to DNR Regulations Under Administrative Order 266

State of Alaska

Department of Natural Resources
Notice of Public Scoping for Possible
DNR Regulation Revisions
Under Administrative Order 266

Appeal Regulations

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is considering drafting regulation revisions regarding its process for filing and handling appeals and requests for reconsideration, 11 AAC 02.

The department last adopted significant revisions to these regulations in 2001, following the Alaska Legislature’s passage of AS 44.37.011 regarding administrative appeals of department decisions and decisions of the commissioner. Since these regulations were last revised, DNR has handled hundreds of appeals and requests for reconsideration. As a result, DNR has identified the need for clarifications and revisions to improve the appeal process and address ambiguities and uncertainties. DNR believes that revising these regulations would best serve the public and parties affected by DNR decisions. 

The purpose of this notice is to ask the public for their ideas and suggestions in developing regulations before the department undertakes the task of drafting any specific proposed regulations for public review.  These ideas and suggestions can be as broad or as narrow, or as general or as specific, as a submitter may wish.

The department is not currently proposing any specific regulations at this time.  There are no draft regulations to review.  The department is soliciting feedback and comments from the public on whether and how the department could revise its regulatory framework related to providing public notice regarding certain land management issues before the formal process of drafting any proposed regulations begins. 

Written input must be received by DNR no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019. Please send all submissions by mail or email to:

Joseph Joyner
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
550 West 7th Ave. Suite 1070
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501-3577

Written suggestions or other input should identify which regulation or provision of regulation their suggestions or other input applies.  DNR will consider the submitted information if and when DNR proposes regulatory developments.  Any proposed regulatory developments will subsequently be released for public review and comment under the Administrative Procedures Act AS 44.62. 

DNR reserves the right to waive technical defects in this publication.  DNR complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aides, services or special modifications to participate in this scoping request may contact the above address, email, or the TDD number (907) 269-8411.

Publish date: October 9, 2019

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Department: Natural Resources
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Pre-notice public input
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 10/9/2019
Archive Date: 11/17/2019