ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 158
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
June 15, 1995
Under the authority of art. III, secs. 1 and 24 of the Alaska
Constitution and AS 44.17.020 and 44.17.070, I, Tony Knowles,
Governor of the State of Alaska, order the following reorganization
of the Department of Environmental Conservation:
1. A Division of State Public Service is established, and
the regional organizational structure of the Department of Environmental
Conservation is eliminated. The new division is intended to provide
consistent, effective community service in areas such as burn
permits, complaint resolution, domestic wastewater, and subdivision
sewer system reviews.
2. The Division of Environmental Quality is renamed as the
Division of Air and Water Quality. The new division includes
major industry air and water quality regulatory functions, which
were previously managed by the separate regions.
3. The Division of Spill Prevention and Response is expanded
to include oil spill prevention and response staff, previously
included in separate regions.
4. The Division of Environmental Health is expanded to include
drinking water, solid waste programs, and the Juneau Laboratory,
in addition to its current responsibilities.
5. The Division of Information and Administrative Services
is renamed as the Division of Administrative Services, and now
includes those administrative services previously performed by
the separate regions.
This reorganization is necessary for efficient administration,
and will provide a clear chain of command for delivery of services
and emergency response.
This Order takes effect immediately.
Dated at Juneau, Alaska, June 15, 1995.