We received the following notice from the NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. They will be in Kodiak on March 5-7th. We encourage all individuals and businesses that have a direct stake in groundfish fisheries to participate.
The Legislative Budget and Audit committee formed an Occupational Licensing and Boards Subcommittee to look closely at the licensing and boards issues that have come to light. We would like to provide an opportunity for members of the public to testify with their issues and concerns. If you have had any constituents contact you please let them know that we will be holding this meeting. It will be on February 20, 2014 at 11:30AM in the Butrovich Room and it will be teleconferenced and televised on www.akl.tv.
The following information was provided to us by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
At the January 2014 Alaska Board of Fisheries (board) meeting in Kodiak, board members and commercial fishery stakeholders expressed interest in a walleye pollock test fishery for vessels using seine gear in the Kodiak Management Area. To gather information on how a test fishery may be conducted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center immediately prior to the 6:00 p.m. Kodiak Area Fish and Game Advisory Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss participation and terms of a potential walleye pollock seine gear test fishery. Additional public meetings will be held as needed to further develop the test fishery.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and staff from the Kodiak Community Health Center will be answering questions and assisting residents of Kodiak in signing up for health care coverage; whether it be under the Marketplace, VA, Medicaid/Denali KidCare, or completing Alaska Native/American Indian Exemptions. These events are also intended to shed light on some of the misconceptions and confusion surrounding the new regulations relating to health care coverage. These events are open to everyone in the community.
Those interested in signing up must have: State Photo ID, Social Security Cards (for each person needing health insurance), Income Verification (pay stubs, W-2 forms, 2012 taxes), Birth Certificate, U.S. Resident Card Passport (or anything else verifying qualifying immigration status), Policy numbers of current insurance of those in household, Current e-mail address & password (We can help you create an e-mail account).
Those filing for an AN/AI expemption must have: Tribal Enrollment Card (Village), ANSCA Shareholder Card (Regional/Village), Certificate of Indian Blood, Other Supporting Documentation, Social Security Numbers & Date of Birth (each member of your family). For further information, please contact JC Rathie with the Community Health Center at email@example.com or Lorena Skonberg with ANTHC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 20 Chapter 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with regulations relating to the authorization of postsecondary institutions operating in Alaska (AS 14.48), including the following:
- provide for Alaska’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA) (20 AAC 17.016);
- set out how Alaska institutions delivering distance education in other states can participate, and establish ACPE as the state W-SARA approving agency;
- establish exemption from authorization for out-of-state SARA-participating institutions delivering distance education in Alaska;
- establish process for accepting and acting on complaints from out-of-state students participating in distance education delivered by Alaska W-SARA institutions;
- adopt W-SARA physical presence definition and related definitions and policies; and
- make general housekeeping and conforming changes.