Notice of Proposed Regulations on Conveyance of Beds of Certain Navigable Waterbodies Determined to be Not Navigable in Fact

Dear Recipient,

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 11 of the Alaska Administrative Code concerning the conveyance of beds of certain waterbodies defined as navigable under AS 38.05.965(14).

Specifically, DNR is proposing to amend 11 AAC 51.045(d), the regulation concerning easements retained by the state for access to and along navigable and public waters, in order to allow the conveyance of certain beds of waterbodies that are not navigable in fact.

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, April 10, 2020.

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 (March 31, 2020). 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 March 31, 2020, 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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Department: Natural Resources
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 3/6/2020
Archive Date: 4/11/2020