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13 AAC 20.005 - 13 AAC 20.035 are for the guidance of persons who authorize and who coordinate search and rescue parties under the provisions of AS 18.60.120 - 18.60.175.

History: Eff. 7/1/70, Register 34; am 5/22/81, Register 78

Authority: AS 18.60.175

13 AAC 20.010. Expenditure limitations

The expenditure of funds for search and rescue parties will be made by the department only if

(1) the department is notified that a person is lost, injured, killed, or in need of immediate rescue, and authorization for a search and rescue party for the purpose of rescuing or retrieving the person or his remains is given by the commissioner or his designee before the expenditure; or

(2) repealed 5/22/81.

History: Eff. 7/1/69, Register 30; am 7/6/70, Register 34; am 5/22/81, Register 78

Authority: AS 18.60.175

13 AAC 20.015. Approval of expenditures

(a) The expenditure of an amount up to one percent of the maximum amount of the search and rescue fund provided for under AS 18.60.145 will be authorized by the commissioner or his designee if

(1) the requirements of 13 AAC 20.010 are met;

(2) the expenditure is supported by billings from the individual claimants which itemize the expenditure claimed;

(3) the billings are accompanied by a completed "application for payment" form (12-107);

(4) the expenditure is reasonable; and

(5) all unexpended materials are turned over to the department as required by 13 AAC 20.025.

(b) If the commissioner approves, he will state the additional amount that may be spent in excess of that allowed in (a) of this section, by completing part C of the "application for payment" form.

(c) Requests for payment of expenditure which are received by the commissioner 30 days after the authorized search or rescue operation terminated will not be approved unless the commissioner is satisfied that extenuating circumstances justified the delay.

History: Eff. 7/1/69, Register 30; am 7/6/70, Register 34; am 5/22/81, Register 78

Authority: AS 18.60.175

13 AAC 20.020. Commissioner's designee

The detachment commander, or in his absence his deputy at each detachment headquarters installation of the division of state troopers, is a designee of the commissioner for the purpose of authorizing a search and rescue operation and the expenditure of up to one percent of the maximum amount of the search and rescue fund. His signature must be affixed to the "application for payment" form in each instance that he authorized expenses for a search and rescue operation.

History: Eff. 7/1/69, Register 30; am 7/6/70, Register 34; am 5/22/81, Register 78

Authority: AS 18.60.175

13 AAC 20.025. Property purchased

(a) All items that are purchased for search and rescue operations which are directly or indirectly to be paid for by the state under AS 18.60.120 - 18.60.175 and which are not used up during the search and rescue operation for which they were purchased become the property of the state at the time a claim for reimbursement is made and must be turned over to the department at that time.

(b) Reimbursement will not be approved for the purchase of any item which is unnecessarily or intentionally abused or damaged or which is negligently lost or misplaced.

(c) Reimbursement will not be approved for the purchase of an item if at the time of purchase the department had readily available like items which could have been obtained in a timely manner, unless a request was made to the department before the purchase and authorization for the expenditure was given.

(d) The department will, in its discretion, place items not used up in the care and custody of a recognized search and rescue organization. The authorized representative of the organization must sign a receipt for the property; he is responsible for the care and custody until the property is returned to the department or is used up during a search and rescue operation authorized by the department.

History: Eff. 7/6/76, Register 34; am 5/22/81, Register 78

Authority: AS 18.60.175

13 AAC 20.030. Report of search

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