In February 1990, the council and Alyeska signed a contract ensuring:
- The council’s absolute independence from Alyeska
- Access to Alyeska facilities
- Guaranteed annual funding
- Assurance that the contract would last as long as oil flowed through the trans-Alaska pipeline.
- Oil spill prevention and response plans
- Environmental protection capabilities
- Actual and potential environmental impacts of terminal and tanker operations