Notice for Written Testimony on Board of Game Proposals
Will be Redistributed
For Immediate Release November
Cote (907) 465-6095
the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Board Support Section learned
of a technical error in their administrative procedures for distributing public
notice of the Board of Game meeting held last week in Anchorage. Due
to the error, legal requirements under the Administrative Procedures Act were
not met and the board's regulatory actions for the November meeting are not
"The inadvertent error in public notice is regrettable," said Diana Cote, Executive
Director, ADF&G Board Support Section. "We are taking immediate action
to prevent the notification error from occurring in the future."
To correct the situation, the Boards Support Section will reissue notice of
the 25 regulatory proposals considered by the board. Written testimony on the
proposals will be accepted over a 30 day period. The BOG will review all
submitted testimony and reconsider the proposals during a teleconference meeting
to be held December 15, 2003.
The deadline for submitting additional written comments will be announced in
the new legal notice and on the board's website. No oral testimony will
be taken at the teleconference. Listen-only sites will be provided in
Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.
The procedures to re-notice and consider written testimony on proposals will
not delay implementation of any of the regulations.
The predator control plan for Unit 19 D-East will not need to be readdressed,
and will be implemented according to the schedule discussed by the board and
department at last week's Anchorage meeting. The plan is already codified in
regulation and is therefore not subject to the technical error in the legal
The predator control plan that was designed for portions of Unit 13 (the "Glennallen
area") will need to be reconsidered by the board during there December teleconference. If
the board ratifies the plan, the implementation date of mid-January 2004 can
For more information, contact Diana Cote 907-465-6095.
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