ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 135
WALTER J. HICKEL
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
April 26, 1993
Under the authority of Article III, Section 1 of the Alaska
Constitution and AS 44.19.028 and AS 26.23.020(b), I, Walter
J. Hickel, Governor of the State of Alaska, hereby establish
the Alaska State Emergency Planning Committee (Committee) to
assist the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in the
maintenance of the State Emergency Operations Plan and the development
of an Advanced Integrated Incident Management System (AIMS)
Section 1. DUTIES.
The Committee shall
(a) insure that the plan includes provisions for preventing
and minimizing injury and damage that may result from naturally
occurring or manmade disaster;
(b) make recommendations for zoning, building, land use controls
and other preparedness and prevention measures designed to eliminate
or mitigate disaster effects;
(c) coordinate and prepare functional portions of the plan
which provide for prompt and effective emergency response and
initial relief and recovery from disasters;
(d) assure that the plan is compatible with federal disaster
plans and provides for a state emergency response organization
structured along Incident Command System guidelines;
(e) initially develop and subsequently refine the requirements
for an AIMS that will improve the state's ability to respond
to emergencies by integrating federal, state and local government
and the private sector emergency response data bases; and,
(f) make specific recommendations as to how to best involve
industry and the private sector in emergency planning, response
and recovery operations.
Section 2. COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE.
The Committee shall consist of representatives from the Departments
of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Emergency Services;
Public Safety; Health and Social Services; Environmental Conservation;
Transportation and Public Facilities; Natural Resources; Commerce
and Economic Development; Community and Regional Affairs; Administration,
Division of Information Services; and the Alaska Energy Authority.
To the extent practicable, the Committee shall be composed of
individuals, preferably planners, knowledgeable in emergency
Section 3. OFFICERS AND TERMS.
Committee members will be designated by each respective commissioner.
The representative from the Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs, Alaska Division of Emergency Services, will chair the
committee. The chair will be promptly informed of changes in
representative committee members from the departments. Committee
members are encouraged to record duties and responsibilities
associated with their assignments on the Committee. Each department
must provide funding support from its agency operating budget
for its Committee representative.
Section 4. POINTS-OF-CONTRACT AND AGENCY COOPERATION.
All executive departments not represented on the Committee
must identify a primary point-of-contact for emergency management
issues and, upon request, furnish assistance to the Committee
in areas of their specialized expertise. Representatives from
appropriate federal agencies, local governments and industry
are encouraged to participate as advisors to the Committee. The
Committee may request information or assistance from any state
agency. All state agencies must cooperate with the Committee
in fulfilling the purposes of the Alaska Disaster Act and this
This order takes effect immediately.,
DATED at Juneau, Alaska this 26 day of April, 1993.
Walter J. Hickel
Walter J. Hickel