Performance Details

Department of Natural Resources

Mission

Responsibly develop Alaska’s resources by making them available for maximum use and benefit consistent with the public interest. Alaska Constitution Article 8; AS 03, AS 27, AS 38, AS 40, AS 41, AS 43.90, AS 14.30.740

Core Services

  • Foster responsible commercial development and use of state land and natural resources, consistent with the public interest, for long-term wealth and employment.
  • Provide access to state lands for public and private use, settlement, and recreation.
  • Ensure sufficient data acquisition and assessment of land and resources to foster responsible resource development.
  • Mitigate threat to the public from natural hazards by providing comprehensive fire protection services on state, private and municipal lands, and through identifying significant geologic hazards.

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Core Services
A: Department Result  Details >
A1: Foster responsible commercial development and use of state land and natural resources, consistent with the public interest, for long-term wealth and employment.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Award oil, gas, and geothermal leases within nine months of sale to advocate responsible exploration of oil, gas, and geothermal resources in Alaska.
  • TARGET #2: Promote responsible exploration of Alaska’s oil, gas, and geothermal resources by holding five area wide oil and gas lease sales according to the most recent schedule published in the five-year program.
  • TARGET #3: Facilitate and improve regulatory and lease compliance monitoring of A.S. 38.35 pipelines.
  • TARGET #4: Review, coordinate, and manage 100% of large resource development projects that request Office of Project Management & Permitting services to assist companies in navigating the state and federal permitting process.
  • TARGET #6: State pipeline right-of-way applications and permits reviewed and adjudicated within agreed upon time frames with the applicant/lessee or as legally required by law.
  • TARGET #7: Provide stable or increasing economic benefit from the use of trees and forests on state land by selling state timber to 40 or more Alaskan businesses.
  • TARGET #8: Increase awareness of Alaska Grown products and market options, expand gross farm product sales.
  • TARGET #9: Operate the Forest Resources and Practices Act program to achieve an efficiency of 100% implementation of best management practices (BMPs).
  • TARGET #10: Reduce boating fatalities in Alaska via Boating Safety program outreach and education.
A2: Provide access to state lands for public and private use, settlement, and recreation.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Process 100% of new applications received for the use of state land and water resources.
  • TARGET #2: Submit Recordable Disclaimers of Interest (RDI) applications on 5-10 water bodies to BLM in order to defend state title of the submerged land acquired at statehood.
  • TARGET #3: Receive lands from the remaining entitlement of state land to support economic development.
  • TARGET #4: Provide accessible, clean, safe, and well-maintained park facilities for Alaska residents and visitors by reducing deferred maintenance needs in park units and by holding the annual growth of deferred maintenance projects at 3%.
  • TARGET #5: Collect enough fees yearly to cover the authorized program receipts funds in the Parks Management and Access budget. Increase fee revenues annually.
A3: Ensure sufficient data acquisition and assessment of land and resources to foster responsible resource development.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Published reports on energy-related geology that assist the energy industry and state agencies in exploring for and managing energy resources on state-interest lands.
  • TARGET #2: Square miles of published airborne geophysical survey data of minerals-interest lands.
A4: Mitigate threat to the public from natural hazards by providing comprehensive fire protection services on state, private and municipal lands, and through identifying significant geologic hazards.  Details >
  • TARGET #1: Published reports or maps providing improved assessment of geologic hazards that pose significant risks to public safety or infrastructure.
  • TARGET #2: Contain greater than 90% of wildland fires at less than 10 acres within Alaska’s heavily populated areas (Critical and Full Management Options) in accordance with the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan.
  • TARGET #3: Provide wildland fire training to agency personnel, fire departments, urban and rural communities.
  • TARGET #4: Fill the firefighting needs for the average fire season with Alaskan firefighters.

Performance Detail


A: Result - Department Result

A1: Core Service - Foster responsible commercial development and use of state land and natural resources, consistent with the public interest, for long-term wealth and employment.
    
Target #1: Award oil, gas, and geothermal leases within nine months of sale to advocate responsible exploration of oil, gas, and geothermal resources in Alaska.

    
Target #2: Promote responsible exploration of Alaska’s oil, gas, and geothermal resources by holding five area wide oil and gas lease sales according to the most recent schedule published in the five-year program.

    
Target #3: Facilitate and improve regulatory and lease compliance monitoring of A.S. 38.35 pipelines.

    
Target #4: Review, coordinate, and manage 100% of large resource development projects that request Office of Project Management & Permitting services to assist companies in navigating the state and federal permitting process.

    
Target #5: Offer 200 parcels of land at auction.

    
Target #6: State pipeline right-of-way applications and permits reviewed and adjudicated within agreed upon time frames with the applicant/lessee or as legally required by law.

Methodology: *FY2007 & FY2008 reflects increased activity for TAPS
    
Target #7: Provide stable or increasing economic benefit from the use of trees and forests on state land by selling state timber to 40 or more Alaskan businesses.

    
Target #8: Increase awareness of Alaska Grown products and market options, expand gross farm product sales.

Methodology: Reported on an annual basis from Alaska Agricultural Statistics.
    
Target #9: Operate the Forest Resources and Practices Act program to achieve an efficiency of 100% implementation of best management practices (BMPs).

Methodology: BMP implementation compliance is measured as the percentage of BMPs rated 4 or higher out of a perfect score of 5 in field inspections of forest operations. BMP implementation was not scored in Interior Alaska in either 2004 or 2005.
    
Target #10: Reduce boating fatalities in Alaska via Boating Safety program outreach and education.


A2: Core Service - Provide access to state lands for public and private use, settlement, and recreation.
    
Target #1: Process 100% of new applications received for the use of state land and water resources.

    
Target #2: Submit Recordable Disclaimers of Interest (RDI) applications on 5-10 water bodies to BLM in order to defend state title of the submerged land acquired at statehood.

Methodology: This counts number of RDI applications formally submitted. The preliminary step of submitting draft applications is not shown. One RDI may have multiple rivers and lakes included.
    
Target #3: Receive lands from the remaining entitlement of state land to support economic development.

    
Target #4: Provide accessible, clean, safe, and well-maintained park facilities for Alaska residents and visitors by reducing deferred maintenance needs in park units and by holding the annual growth of deferred maintenance projects at 3%.

    
Target #5: Collect enough fees yearly to cover the authorized program receipts funds in the Parks Management and Access budget. Increase fee revenues annually.


A3: Core Service - Ensure sufficient data acquisition and assessment of land and resources to foster responsible resource development.
    
Target #1: Published reports on energy-related geology that assist the energy industry and state agencies in exploring for and managing energy resources on state-interest lands.

Methodology: Number of new reports published on energy-related geology during the fiscal year
    
Target #2: Square miles of published airborne geophysical survey data of minerals-interest lands.

Methodology: Number of square miles of new airborne geophysical surveys of minerals-interest lands published during the fiscal year

A4: Core Service - Mitigate threat to the public from natural hazards by providing comprehensive fire protection services on state, private and municipal lands, and through identifying significant geologic hazards.
    
Target #1: Published reports or maps providing improved assessment of geologic hazards that pose significant risks to public safety or infrastructure.

Methodology: Number of peer-reviewed reports or maps published during the fiscal year providing improved assessment of geologic hazards that pose significant risks to public safety
    
Target #2: Contain greater than 90% of wildland fires at less than 10 acres within Alaska’s heavily populated areas (Critical and Full Management Options) in accordance with the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan.

Methodology: DOF Protection Areas only. Source: Integrated Fire Management System (IFM)
    
Target #3: Provide wildland fire training to agency personnel, fire departments, urban and rural communities.


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Target #4: Fill the firefighting needs for the average fire season with Alaskan firefighters.

 

Current as of November 6, 2013