2022 Alaska Statutes
Title 38. Public Land
Chapter 05. Alaska Land Act
Article 3. Leasing of Land Other Than for the Extraction of Natural Resources.
Sec. 38.05.096. Exemption from rental payments on land leased for certain liquefied natural gas storage facilities.

Universal Citation: AK Stat § 38.05.096 (2022)

(a) A person leasing state land for a liquefied natural gas storage facility other than a gas storage facility subject to AS 38.05.180(u) may request an exemption from lease payments as provided in this section. The exemption is applicable for the periods described in (b) of this section.

(b) The exemption is available for the calendar year in which the liquefied natural gas storage facility commences commercial operation and for each of the nine calendar years immediately following the first year of commercial operation. However, an exemption is not applicable for the calendar year after the facility ceases commercial operation or for any subsequent calendar year.

(c) The lessee shall provide the director with any information the director requests to determine whether the lessee qualifies for the exemption.

(d) Information related to state land leased for a liquefied natural gas storage facility qualifying for the exemption in this section is public information and may be furnished to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. On request, the director shall provide the name of each person using state land leased for a liquefied natural gas storage facility, the years for which an exemption was granted, and the amount of the exemption.

(e) A person receiving an exemption for a payment under this section that contracts to store liquefied natural gas for a utility regulated under AS 42.05 shall reduce the storage price to reflect the value of the exemption.

(f) In this section,

(1) “ceases commercial operation” and “commences commercial operation” have the meanings given in AS 31.05.032;

(2) “liquefied natural gas storage facility” has the meaning given in AS 42.05.990.

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