The Council held a board meeting in Seldovia on Thursday and Friday, September 20 and 21, 2018.
Topics on the agenda included:
- 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 accepted the corresponding report.
- A presentation by council staff reviewing a report on the Valdez Marine Terminal’s water quality data for Board acceptance.
- The Board reviewed and accepted a report of the council’s monitoring of 2017 drills and exercises.
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