ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 118
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
February 15, 1990
Under the authority of AS 44.19.028, I, Steve Cowper, Governor
of the State of Alaska, recognizing the need for the continuing
assistance of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Commission (created
by ch. 42, SLA 1989, following the March 24, 1989 oil discharge
from the Exxon Valdez), order the following:
Section 1. EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL COMMISSION.
(a) There is established in the Department of Administration
the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Commission consisting of seven distinguished
members appointed by the governor.
(b) The members must include
(1) five state residents with broad experience or expertise
in one or more of the following areas: physical or biological
science, oil transportation, fisheries, economics, sociology,
or law; these members may not be federal or state employees or
employees of a political subdivision of the state or be employees
or independent contractors of any corporation directly involved
in the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster;
(2) two persons who are recognized nationally for their expertise
in science, technology, or management and are not employees of
a governmental entity.
(c) The commission members shall elect from among themselves
a chair and vice-chair.
(d) The commission may hire staff it considers necessary to
perform its duties, including legal counsel.
(e) Members of the commission serve without compensation,
but are entitled to $150 a day while on commission business plus
per diem and travel expenses authorized for boards and commissions
under AS 39.20.180.
Sec. 2. DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. The commission shall advise
the governor and legislature in connection with oil spill legislation.
Sec. 3. EXPIRATION. This Order expires upon the adjournment
of the second session of the Sixteenth Alaska State Legislature.
This Order takes effect February 15, 1990.
DATED at Juneau, Alaska, February 15, 1990.
Governor of the State of Alaska