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2016 Regulations Updates: Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions and answers appear below on this page. Check frequently as additional questions will be added as we receive them.

Why is ADEC updating adoptions by reference?
ADEC is adopting updated federal regulations so that applicable requirements are included in permits.
Where can I find the updated adoption by reference documents?
The current and proposed updated adoption by reference documents can be found at: 18AAC50 Reference Materials (proposed updates available shortly; Federal webpages are down at the moment).

You may ask questions about this regulations package until Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., at this link: Formal Questions

The department will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on this page.  The department may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the March 15, 2016, deadline for submitting questions.

Alternately, you may submit questions to or by sending the questions to Rebecca Smith at

Documents for the proposed regulation changes may be found at: State of Alaska Air Regulations