Alaska Statutes.
Title 27. Mining
Chapter 20. Mine Operation
Section 5. Purposes.
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AS 27.20.005. Purposes.

This chapter is intended to provide uniform safety standards for all mining operations conducted within the state; to afford maximum freedom of operation to mining operators while assuring proper working conditions for their employees in regard to mining operations; to insure the protection of the public safety and public interest; and to provide for the conservation of natural resources in the public interest in relating to mining operations.

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