The Alaska Public Offices Commission proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 2, chapter 50, of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with mitigation criteria and penalty assessment procedures, including the following:
Article 4 of chapter 50 of Title 2 of the Alaska Administrative Code is proposed to be changed as follows: Organization the language of three sections in this article are revised to make the regulations easier to understand and execute. Substantive changes proposed include:
2 AAC 50.855: Penalty assessment procedures for waiving penalties are defined for specific statutes, AS 39.50 and AS 24.60, AS 15.13, so that all filers have the opportunity for waiving or reducing penalties; also defines limits to some penalties.
2 AAC 50.860: The revision provides that the assessment of certain penalties will not be heard by the Commission.
2 AAC 50.865: The revision expands the definition of an inexperienced filer, takes into account new technical issues, defines self-reporting, and sets limits on the level of penalties to be considered out of proportion to the alleged violation.
You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Maria Bulfa at Alaska Public Offices Commission, 2221 E. Northern Lights, Suite 128, Anchorage, AK 99508. Additionally, the Alaska Public Offices Commission will accept comments by facsimile at 907-276-7018 and by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The comments must be received not later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2016.
Oral comments may be submitted at a hearing to be held on February 11, 2016, at Suite 128, Conference Room, 2221 E. Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99508. The hearing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 10:15 a.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment.
You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Maria Bulfa at (907) 276-4176, or email@example.com, at Alaska Public Offices Commission. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Alaska Public Offices Commission will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on its website at http://doa.alaska.gov/apoc/.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Maria Bulfa at (907) 276-4176, or firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than January 20, 2016, to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.
A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Maria Bulfa at (907) 276-4176, or email@example.com.
After the public comment period ends, the Alaska Public Offices Commission will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.
Statutory Authority: AS 15.13.030; AS 24.45.021; AS 24.60.220; AS 39.50.050
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 15.13; AS 24.45; AS 24.60.200-AS 24.60.260; AS 39.50.
Fiscal information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
Paul Dauphinais, Executive Director