2016 Alaska Statutes
Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Chapter 09.65 - ACTIONS, IMMUNITIES, DEFENSES, AND DUTIES
Sec. 09.65.245 Immunity for certain persons supplying or using gravel or other aggregate material; limitations on asbestos-related actions against defendants.

AK Stat § 09.65.245 (2016) What's This?

(a) Notwithstanding AS 09.50.250 , a civil action or claim for damages or costs alleging a death, injury, illness, disability, property damage, or any other damages resulting from the use of gravel or other aggregate material that contains naturally occurring asbestos may not be brought against a defendant, including a contractor meeting the requirements of the program or the state and its agencies, officers, and employees,

(1) based on the ownership of land within an area designated by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities under AS 44.42.400(b) or (c) from which gravel or other aggregate material is extracted that, when tested using a bulk method prescribed by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities by regulation, is determined to have a content equal to or greater than 0.25 percent naturally occurring asbestos by mass; or

(2) for an act or omission occurring in the course of extracting, supplying, transporting, or using gravel or other aggregate material containing naturally occurring asbestos within an area designated by the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities under AS 44.42.400(b) or (c) when the act or omission was in compliance with the requirements of AS 18.31.250 or AS 44.42.410 (b), as applicable, and AS 44.42.410(a) and (e) and applicable regulations developed under AS 44.42.420.

(b) A civil action or claim based on noncompliance with the requirements of AS 18.31.250 or AS 44.42.410 (b), as applicable, and AS 44.42.410(a) and (e) and applicable regulations developed under AS 44.42.420 for damages or costs alleging an asbestos-related death, injury, illness, or disability or alleging asbestos-related property damage or any other asbestos-related damages may only be brought against a defendant that has direct control over or responsibility for compliance with the requirements of AS 18.31.250 or AS 44.42.410 (b), as applicable, and AS 44.42.410 (a) and (e) and applicable regulations developed under AS 44.42.420 .

(c) Notwithstanding AS 09.50.250 , a civil action or claim for damages or costs alleging an asbestos-related death, injury, illness, or disability or alleging asbestos-related property damage or any other asbestos-related damages may not be brought against any state agency or officer or employee of the state for an act or omission occurring in the course of designating a project area under AS 44.42.400 (b) or (c), approving a site-specific use plan, or developing or approving a monitoring plan or a mitigation plan under AS 44.42.410 .

(d) In this section, "naturally occurring asbestos" has the meaning given in AS 44.42.430 .

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