CSHB 163(RES): "An Act clarifying the purpose of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and relating to the definitions of certain terms that relate to a project that may be developed by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 163(RES) 01 "An Act clarifying the purpose of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; and 02 relating to the definitions of certain terms that relate to a project that may be developed 03 by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. AS 41.41.010(a) is amended to read: 06 (a) There is established the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority, the 07 purpose of which is to provide one or more of the following services and functions in 08 order to bring natural gas from the North Slope or other regions of the state to 09 market, including 10 (1) the acquisition and conditioning of [NORTH SLOPE] natural gas; 11 (2) the design and construction of the pipeline system; 12 (3) the operation and maintenance of the pipeline system; 13 (4) the design, construction, and operation [,] of other facilities 14 necessary for delivering the gas to market, including markets in the state [AND TO
01 SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA]; and 02 (5) the acquisition of natural gas market share sufficient to ensure the 03 long-term feasibility of [THE] pipeline system projects [PROJECT]. 04 * Sec. 2. AS 41.41.010(d) is amended to read: 05 (d) The acquisition of natural gas from the North Slope and other regions of 06 the state, including the Alaska outer continental shelf, and its delivery to markets 07 in the state for use by markets in the state or to tidewater for shipment to market by 08 the authority are [IS AN] essential government functions [FUNCTION] of the state. 09 * Sec. 3. AS 41.41.990(3) is amended to read: 10 (3) "project" means the gas transmission pipeline, together with all 11 related property and facilities, to extend from [THE PRUDHOE BAY AREA ON] the 12 North Slope of Alaska or other regions of the state to a market in the state, or be 13 available to a market in the state, and [EITHER] to tidewater at a point on Prince 14 William Sound [AND THE SPUR LINE FROM GLENNALLEN TO THE 15 SOUTHCENTRAL GAS DISTRIBUTION GRID] or [TO TIDEWATER AT A 16 POINT ON] Cook Inlet, and includes planning, design, and construction of the 17 pipeline and facilities as described in AS 41.41.010(a)(1) - (5). 18 * Sec. 4. AS 41.41.990 is amended by adding a new paragraph to read: 19 (4) "North Slope" means that part of the state that lies north of 68 20 degrees North latitude and includes the Brooks Range foothills.