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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 CONTACT: ROBERT DILLON (202) 224-6977
JUNE 30, 2011                                                          MEGAN HERMANN (202) 224-7875
                                              
Sen. Murkowski Welcomes PILT Payments to Alaskan Communities
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced that the Department of the Interior is distributing over $25 million to Alaskan communities in compensation for taxes that could not be levied on federal lands in their jurisdictions during fiscal year 2011.

The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program provides monetary compensation to local governments that contain National Forests, Bureau of Land Management public lands, National Parks and other lands dedicated to water resource development projects. The monies help local governments carry out vital services, such as firefighting and police protection, construction of public schools and roads, and search-and-rescue operations.

“These payments in lieu of taxes are essential to the local governments and communities in Alaska to fund necessary projects,” Murkowski said.
 
Below are 2010 and 2011 payments to individual areas.
 
Community/Borough
2010 Payment
2011 Payment
ALEUTIANS EAST BOROUGH
$442,396
$454,403
ALEUTIANS WEST
$751,137
$765,045
BETHEL
$1,594,236
$1,678,548
BRISTOL BAY BOROUGH
$142,038
$147,180
DENALI BOROUGH
$298,423
$301,199
DILLINGHAM
$799,182
$814,050
FAIRBANKS NORTHSTAR BOROUGH
$409,406
$412,257
HAINES BOROUGH
$364,214
$364,189
HOONAH-ANGOON CENSUS AREA
$342,921
$336,529
JUNEAU CITY & BOROUGH
$1,421,919
$1,559,614
KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH
$2,368,318
$2,466,757
KETCHIKAN GATEWAY BOROUGH
$1,006,218
$1,006,148
KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH
$1,328,052
$1,338,660
LAKE & PENINSULA BOROUGH
$239,416
$243,889
MATANUSKA SUSITNA BOROUGH
$3,181,312
$3,217,410
MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE
$680,539
$654,650
MUNICIPALITY-SKAGWAY
$64,937
$64,932
NOME
$1,107,990
$1,139,411
NORTH SLOPE BOROUGH
$995,130
$1,004,921
NORTHWEST ARTIC BOROUGH
$995,130
$1,065,768
PETERSBURG CENSUS AREA
$608,294
$616,724
PRINCE OF WALES
$651,034
$650,925
S.E. FAIRBANKS
$995,130
$1,004,921
SITKA CITY BOROUGH
$592,145
$592,104
VALDEZ/CORDOVA
$1,107,990
$1,139,411
WADE HAMPTON
$1,055,371
$1,065,768
WRANGEL BOROUGH
$346,146
$352,810
YAKUTAT BOROUGH
$110,437
$117,875
YUKON KOYUKUK
$905,837
$914,765
TOTAL
$24,905,298
$25,490,863
 
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For further information, please contact Robert Dillon at 202.224.6977 or Robert_dillon@energy.senate.gov or Megan Hermann at 202.224.7875 or Megan_Hermann@energy.senate.gov.