2019 Alaska Statutes
Title 18. Health, Safety, Housing, Human Rights, and Public Defender
Chapter 76. Alaska Avalanche Warning System
Sec. 18.76.010. Participation in statewide avalanche warning system.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 18.76.010 (2019)

The Department of Public Safety, acting in cooperation with a municipality or with an agency of the federal government, shall participate in the development and implementation of a statewide avalanche warning system and shall represent the state in the operation of that system. The statewide system shall

(1) establish and maintain a service center and primary and supplementary field stations to gather information and data concerning ground weather conditions, snow pack, and avalanche activity;

(2) forecast snow avalanche conditions throughout the state;

(3) coordinate a public awareness program on avalanche danger;

(4) catalog a comprehensive atlas of avalanche paths and slide occurrences; and

(5) assist local governments and state agencies in identifying hazardous avalanche zones and in developing snow avalanche zoning regulations.

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