DEC Contingency Measure on Air Quality Affects Appraising
Under the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regulations and the State Air Quality Control Plan (SIP), a Real Estate measure is expected to imminently take effect. These provisions will affect transactions in the Fairbanks North Star Borough PM2.5 Nonattainment Area. This measure requires the removal of heating devices that would entail the use of fire wood—including wood stoves, pellet stoves, hydronic heaters, and large devices with greater than 350,000 BTU per hour—before sale, lease, or conveyance of property in the said area. Exceptions to this measure are EPA-certified wood and pellet stoves, hydronic heaters with a qualifying Phase 2 “White tag,” or devices that meet current emission standards.
For more information, please click: Division of Air Quality
You can also email the Department of Environmental conservation at email@example.com or, contact Lee Borden, Environmental Program Specialist, at (907) 451-5172.
The Alaska State Legislature made several changes in real estate appraiser licensing requirements to conform to federal law. The most significant include changes to education requirements. As of January 1, 2015 all real estate appraisers seeking certification by the State of Alaska must have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and ALL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO TAKING THE REQUIRED EXAMINATION.
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The Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers is staffed by the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of one general real estate appraiser, one residential real estate appraiser, one mortgage banking executive, one public member, and one at-large member. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.
The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing real estate appraisal practice in Alaska. It makes final certification decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the certification laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a scheduled public comment period at each meeting. Meeting dates and agendas are available from the licensing examiner.
Aiko Zaguirre, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-2588
Fax: (907) 465-2974
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806