The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is soliciting public comment regarding potential regulation revisions involving the process for filing and handling appeals and requests for reconsideration under 11 AAC 02.

No specific regulations are being proposed at this time. Rather, DNR is seeking public input and suggestions before the department begins drafting proposed regulations. DNR is seeking feedback on whether and how the department could revise the current regulatory framework related to providing public notices for certain land management issues, with the goal of clarifying and improving the appeal process, and to address existing ambiguities.

The regulations under review were last significantly revised in 2011. Since that time, DNR has handled a substantial volume of appeals and requests for reconsideration. By soliciting feedback on this process, DNR hopes to craft revised regulations that best serve the public and parties affected by DNR decisions.

Comments should specify the regulation or provision of a regulation to which the feedback applies. All submitted feedback will be reviewed by DNR, and any subsequent proposed regulatory developments will be released for public review and comment under the Administrative Procedures Act found in AS 44.62.

Written feedback must be received by DNR no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019. All submissions must be sent by mail or email to the DNR contact below:

Joseph Joyner
Alaska Department of Natural Resources
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1070
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3577
dnr.appeal.regulation@alaska.gov