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Protect human health and the environment. AS 46.03.010, AS 44.46.020
Results at a Glance
Status of Strategies to Achieve End Result
- The operator certification program saw a 0.6% increase in the number of regulated systems that comply with drinking water supply system operator certification requirements, falling short of the target of a 2% increase over the previous year.
- The number of days the air is unhealthy for sensitive groups decreased to eight days, primarily a result of a change in winter weather conditions in Interior Alaska.
- 61,976 testing processes were performed by the Environmental Health Laboratory in FY2012, an increase of 54% from the previous year.
- The Village Safe Water Program has seen an annual average increase in the number of serviceable rural Alaska homes receiving first time safe and sustainable service of 1.9% over the past twelve years with 92% being served by the end of FY2012.
- Target: No new spills result in long-term remediation.
- Target: No polluted waters.
- 66% of the State’s polluted land and waterbodies have been restored for public use as of the end of FY2012, a 14% increase from FY2005.
- Target: 100% of water facility, wastewater discharge, and air quality permit-holders are current and in compliance with permit requirements.
Current as of December 4, 2013