Frank H. Murkowski
GOVERNOR 
 STATE OF ALASKA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
JUNEAU
January 22, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 206

I, Frank H. Murkowski, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the authority of art. III, secs. 1, 23, and 24 of the Alaska Constitution, and AS 44.17.060 and 44.17.070, amend my Administrative Order No. 204.


BACKGROUND

On January 15, 2003, I signed Administrative Order No. 204 creating the Marine Transportation Advisory Board and making other organizational changes in the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The purpose of this Order is to amend Administrative Order No. 204 to change the composition of the Aviation Advisory Board, designate a deputy commissioner for aviation, increase the membership of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board from nine to eleven members, provide for the appointment of the chairs of the Aviation and Marine Transportation Advisory Boards created in that Order, and make other miscellaneous amendments to the provisions of that Order.


ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM ORGANIZATION

Administrative Order No. 204 is amended by replacing the provisions of para. 3 of that Order, regarding the administration of the Alaska Marine Highway System, with the following provisions:
3.The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) shall be administered as a unit within the Headquarters Unit of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, by a general manager of the AMHS who reports directly to the commissioner of Transportation and Public Facilities.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR AVIATION DESIGNATED

Paragraph 5 of Administrative Order No. 204 is amended to provide that aviation related units of the department shall report to the deputy commissioner for aviation as follows:
5.Divisions within the Headquarters Unit responsible for aviation functions of the department, including Alaska International Airport System Controller, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Fairbanks International Airport, Rural Airports, and the office of aviation leasing established by para. 4 of this Order shall report to the deputy commissioner for aviation who shall in turn report to the commissioner of Transportation and Public Facilities.


AVIATION ADVISORY BOARD

Paragraph 7 of Administrative Order No. 204 is repealed and readopted to change the composition of the Aviation Advisory Board and shall read as follows:

7.The Aviation Advisory Board consists of nine members appointed by the governor:

(a) a member representing the Alaska Air Carriers Association;
(b) a member representing the Alaska Airmenís Association;
(c) a member representing carriers signatory to the Alaska International Airport System operating agreement;
(d) a member who owns or is employed by a regional carrier;
(e) a member who is a community leader residing in the unorganized borough of the state;
(f) a member who represents the mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage;
(g) a member who jointly represents the mayors of the City of Fairbanks and the Fairbanks North Star Borough;
(h) a member who represents the non-airline tenants of the Alaska International Airport System; and
(i) a member representing other interests the governor determines appropriate.

MARINE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD

Paragraph 8 of Administrative Order No. 204 is amended to increase the membership of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board from nine to eleven members and shall read as follows:
8.The Marine Transportation Advisory Board consists of the following 11 members appointed by the Governor:

(a) a member representing labor unions of employees of the Alaska Marine Highway System;
(b) a member from Northern Southeast Alaska representing the municipalities of Haines, Juneau, Sitka, and Skagway;
(c) a member from Southern Southeast Alaska representing the municipality of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Wrangell, and cities and communities of Prince of Wales Island;
(d) a member from Southeast Alaska representing the cities of Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Pelican, and Tenakee;
(e) a member from Prince William Sound/Kenai Peninsula representing the cities of Cordova, Seward, Valdez, and Whittier, the City and Borough of Yakutat, and the communities of Chenega Bay and Tatitlek;
(f) a member from Southwest Alaska/Aleutian Chain/Alaska Peninsula representing the cities of Akutan, Chignik, Cold Bay, False Pass, Homer, King Cove, Kodiak, Port Lions, Sand Point, Seldovia, and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor;
(g) a member who is a commercial user of the Alaska Marine Highway System;
(h) a member who is a member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association;
(i) a member representing the Southeast Conference; and
(j) two members representing other interests the governor determines appropriate.

For the members described in (b) - (f) in this paragraph, the Alaska Regional Economic Development Organization for the region (AS 44.33.895) shall provide the governor with a list of qualified candidates from which the governor may make an appointment to the board.

APPOINTMENT OF ADVISORY BOARD CHAIRS

Paragraph 9 of Administrative Order No. 204 is amended to provide that the governor appoints the chairs of the Aviation and Marine Transportation Advisory Boards and shall read as follows:

9.The Governor shall appoint a member of each advisory board to serve as chair of the respective board. Advisory board members appointed under this Order do not receive compensation as members of the Aviation Advisory Board or the Marine Transportation Advisory Board. Advisory board members who are not state employees are entitled to per diem and travel expenses in the same manner permitted for members of state boards and commissions.

This Order takes effect immediately.

DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 22nd day of January, 2003. 
 
 

/s/Frank H. Murkowski
Governor


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