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 management matters.
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 Order.
This order takes effect immediately.,
DATED at Juneau, Alaska this 26 day of April, 1993.
By: S/S Walter J. Hickel
Walter J. Hickel
Governor of the State of Alaska