UPDATE: THE DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 31.
The Alaska Regional Response Team, made up of state and federal agencies, has proposed changes to the Alaska Federal/State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil & Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases, also known as the “Unified Plan,” which guides oil spill cleanup in Alaska. These changes would replace the Regional Stakeholder Committee, or RSC, the forum that has been used since the Exxon Valdez oil spill to communicate with those stakeholders affected by an incident such as an oil spill.
A 30-day public review period for changes to the RSC portion of the language contained in the Unified Plan began on March 25, 2016. Public comments are due by
April 29, 2016 May 31, 2016.