SUMMARY OF:A Sunset Review of the Department of Natural Resources, Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas

Why DLA Performed This Audit

The audit determines whether there is a need for the commission’s continued existence and whether its termination date should be extended. The commission is set to terminate June 30, 2021, and will have one year from that date to conclude its administrative operations.

Report Conclusions

The audit concluded that, from the date of the prior audit in February 2015 through the time CACFA was defunded in June 2017, the commission operated effectively and did not significantly duplicate the efforts of other entities. During this period, the commission actively monitored the effects of federal regulation and management decisions in accordance with statutory duties. The audit also concluded that there is a continuing public
need for the commission.

In accordance with AS 44.66.010(a)(10), the commission is scheduled to terminate June 30, 2021. We recommend the legislature extend the commission’s termination date eight years, to June 30, 2029.

Findings and Recommendations

The audit makes no recommendations.