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Realty & Conservation Planning
Alaska Region

Environmental Compliance

The Divison of Natural Resources is responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations when right-of-way Gravel Road through Kenai NWR. Photo Credit: USFWS. permits are issued on National Wildlife Refuge System lands in Alaska. Right-of-way permits issued by the Division of Realty are considered Federal actions subject to environmental laws, including but not limited to, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Endangered Species Act of 1973, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.

Right-of-way permits for transportation and utility systems into and across Conservation System Units in Alaska are governed by provisions of Title XI of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). Implementing regulations at 43 CFR Part 36 require a coordinated Federal review of applications for transportation and utility systems.

 

 

 

Last updated: April 24, 2011

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