In-State Pipeline/ Coordinator/ Team
|Signed Into Law! Chapter 7 SLA 10|
Sponsored by Rep. Mike Chenault
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Ramras, Rep. Olson, Rep. Johnson, Rep. Austerman, Rep. Hawker, Rep. Petersen, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Neuman, Rep. Millett, Rep. Muñoz, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Huggins, Sen. Paskvan, Sen. Meyer, Rep. Thomas, Sen. Wielechowski, Sen. Menard
“Relating to an in-state natural gas pipeline, the office of in-state gasline project coordinator, and the Joint In-State Gasline Development Team; requiring the development of an in-state natural gas pipeline plan, to be delivered to the legislature by July 1, 2011, that provides for a natural gas pipeline that is operational by December 31, 2015; directing the Joint In-State Gasline Development Team to assume responsibilities under sec. 19, ch. 14, SLA 2009; requiring expedited review and action by state agencies or entities relating to the in-state natural gas pipeline project; clarifying the purpose of the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; relating to definitions of certain terms that relate to a project that may be developed by the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority; relating to an exemption from application of AS 38.35 for certain natural gas carriers; and providing for an effective date.”
Posted: February 24, 2010
House Bill 369 was introduced as an effort to expedite the process for an in-state natural gas pipeline. The in-state gasline has been a topic of discussion in the Legislature and the Administration for a number of years. Currently, there are two separate state entities, the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority and the in-state gasline coordinator, working on a project. House Bill 369 combines these two entities along with the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Alaska Railroad Corporation to create a Joint In-state Gasline Development Team within the Office of the Governor. The Development Team is to ensure the in-state gasline is construction ready by July 1, 2011 with gas flowing by 2015. It is my hope the Development Team will be able to focus the state's efforts in putting a construction plan together and leverage the best ideas and data to get a gasline built.
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