New project ideas

Update: The deadline for submissions for the next fiscal year has passed. Please contact Donna Schantz (contact information below) for more information on when the council will be accepting new project submissions again.


The council is an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote environmentally safe operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers. Our work is guided by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and our contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. Our mandate includes, but is not limited to: monitoring the environmental impacts of the terminal facilities and the tankers that use it; reviewing respective oil spill prevention and response contingency plans; monitoring drills and exercises; studying wind, water currents and other environmental factors; reviewing new technological developments or changed circumstances; providing advice and recommendations to industry and regulators on any findings coming from the above mentioned tasks; and broadly representing our constituents in the region affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989.

The council has adopted a Strategic Plan intended to provide a five-year framework to guide the development of our annual work plans and budgets. This plan builds upon the extensive foundations and work that our council has accomplished throughout its twenty years of operations and evolution.

There are many avenues in which we strive to achieve our mission. One is to foster partnerships among industry, government agencies and citizens. We have learned that such partnerships lead to good policies, better response capabilities, safer transportation of oil, and improved environmental protection.

The council is working to update the Strategic Plan for the fiscal years 2016-2020 and we invite your suggestions for projects that would support our mission.

Deadline: Please submit suggestions no later than October 3, 2014.

Please include a brief statement on as many as possible of the following criteria:

  1. Project name and brief description
  2. Why the new project is important to our organization, mission and/or our
    constituents
  3. What would be accomplished as a result of successfully completing the new project
  4. The probability of successfully completing the new project
  5. Estimated cost.

The council will evaluate current projects and proposed new projects based on the above criteria, and a five-year project schedule will be developed. We appreciate you taking the time to provide suggestions to help us achieve our goals on behalf of the citizens we represent. Joint projects help to generate a cooperative spirit of shared problem solving, leading to common ground and continuous improvements in the safety of oil transportation.

How to submit your idea

To submit your idea, please download the New Project Idea form below in either Word or PDF format, fill it out, and email it to:  Donna Schantz, Director of Programs, or mail it to:

Donna Schantz, Director of Programs
PWSRCAC
P.O. Box 3089
Valdez, AK 99686

Questions? Please contact Donna Schantz at: 907.834.5000 or 877.478.7221 (toll free)

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