Council to meet in Seldovia

The Council will hold a board meeting in Seldovia on Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21, 2018.

Meeting location: Seldovia Conference Center

The tentative schedule for the Thursday board meeting session is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Friday, the meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, except for executive sessions. Public comments are tentatively scheduled to be taken Thursday starting at 9:30 a.m.

The council will be conducting regular business during the meeting, including updates from council ex-officio members, staff and committees. Other topics included on the agenda are:

  • Presentations by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the council regarding the changeover on July 1, 2018, to Edison Chouest Offshore as Alyeska’s marine services contract provider, and ongoing exercises and training. This contract includes key oil spill prevention and response assets such as escort tugs, oil recovery barges and associated personnel for service in Prince William Sound.
  • A presentation by council staff and contractor Nuka Research and Planning detailing the history and legislative intent of the State of Alaska’s Response Planning Standard (RPS), which drives the equipment and personnel resources needed to contain and remove oil discharges within the shortest time possible. The Board will review and be asked to accept the corresponding report.
  • A presentation by council staff reviewing a report on the Valdez Marine Terminal’s water quality data for Board acceptance.
  • Board review and acceptance of a report of the council’s monitoring of 2017 drills and exercises.

The meeting agenda provided is subject to change before or during the meeting.

The Council’s meetings are routinely recorded and may be disseminated to the public by the council or by the news media.

Meeting materials:

Community reception on Sept. 20, open to the public

In conjunction with the board meeting, the board of directors for the council will be hosting a public reception on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Linwood. The public is welcome to attend.