I, Frank H. Murkowski, Governor of the State of Alaska, under the authority of art. III, secs. 1, 23, and 24 of the Alaska Constitution, and AS 44.17.060 and 44.17.070, amend my Administrative Order No. 206.
On January 15, 2003, I signed Administrative Order No. 204 creating the Marine Transportation Advisory Board and making other organization changes in theDepartment of Transportation and Public Facilities. On January 22, 2003, I signed Administrative Order No. 206 making amendments to Administrative Order No. 204. The purpose of this Order is to amend Administrative Order No. 206 to redesignate the administrator of the Alaska Marine Highway System as a director, and to further increase the membership of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board from 11 to 12 members.
Alaska Marine Highway System Organization
Administrative Order No. 206 is amended by replacing the provisions of paragraph 3 of that Order, regarding the administration of the Alaska Marine Highway System, with the following provision:
3. The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) shall be administered as a unit within the Headquarters Unit of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, by a director of the Marine Highway System who reports directly to the commissioner of transportation and public facilities.
This change has the effect of replacing paragraph 3 of Administrative Order No. 204 with the provision set out above.
Marine Transportation Advisory Board
Paragraph 8 of Administrative Order No. 206 is amended to increase the membership of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board from eleven to twelve members and shall read as follows:
8. The Marine Transportation Advisory Board consists of the following twelve members appointed by the Governor:
- a member representing labor unions of employees of the Alaska Marine Highway System;
- a member from Northern Southeast Alaska representing the municipalities of Haines, Juneau, Sitka, and Skagway;
- a member from Southern Southeast Alaska representing the municipality of Ketchikan, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Wrangell, and cities and communities of Prince of Wales Island;
- a member from Southeast Alaska representing the cities of Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Pelican, and Tenakee;
- a member from Prince William Sound/Kenai Peninsula representing the cities of Cordova, Seward, Valdez, and Whittier, the City and Borough of Yakutat, and the communities of Chenega Bay and Tatitlek;
- a member from Southwest Alaska/Aleutian Chain/Alaska Peninsula representing the cities of Akutan, Chignik, Cold Bay, False Pass, Homer, King Cove, Kodiak, Port Lions, Sand Point, Seldovia, and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor;
- a member who is a commercial user of the Alaska Marine Highway System;
- a member who is a member of the Alaska Travel Industry Association;
- a member representing the Southeast Conference; and
- three members representing the other interests the governor determines appropriate.
For the members described in (b)-(f) in this paragraph, the Alaska Regional Economic Development Organization for the region (AS 44.33.895) shall provide the governor with a list of qualified candidates from which the governor may make an appointment to the board.
This change has the effect of replacing paragraph 8 of Administrative Order No. 204 with the language set out above.
This Order takes effect immediately.
DATED at Juneau, Alaska, this 2nd day of May, 2003.
/s/Frank H. Murkowski