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Excerpted quotes by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune, from his comments at the RDC breakfast on March 21 2019

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: December 4, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: This document contains excerpted quotes from a speech by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune to the Resource Development Council on March 21, 2019. A link to the recording is available in the document.  
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Excerpted quotes by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune during PWSRCAC's public Board of Directors meeting in September 2019 (Full transcript attached)

File size: 0.9 MB
Date: December 4, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: This document contains excerpted quotes of statements made by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune during a public meeting of the Council's Board of Directors in September 2019. The full transcript is included for reference. 
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Excerpted quotes by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune during PWSRCAC's public Board of Directors meeting in May 2019 (Full transcript attached)

File size: 0.7 MB
Date: December 4, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: This document contains excerpted quotes of statements made by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune during a public meeting of the Council's Board of Directors in May 2019. The full transcript is included for reference. 
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Letter: The RCACs’ concerns regarding ADEC Public Scoping Notice on Contingency Plans

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: November 26, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC and CIRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: Letter to ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune and Deputy Commissioner Lynn Kent.

Subject: The RCACs’ concerns regarding ADEC Public Scoping Notice on Contingency Plans

This letter is a response to Deputy Commissioner Kent’s opinion piece titled “State’s oil spill regulation review isn’t an attempt to gut environmental protections” and comments made by Commissioner Brune at The Council's Board meetings, and to the Resource Development Council.
Download document: Letter: The RCACs’ concerns regarding ADEC Public Scoping Notice on Contingency Plans


2018-19 Annual Report - Year In Review

File size: 5.4 MB
Date: November 19, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: Current Year Annual Report
Description: This report covers the Council's activities from July 2018 to June 2019.  
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2019 Financial Statement

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: November 15, 2019
Category: Financial Statements
Description: PWSRCAC Financial Statement for years ended June 30, 2019 and 2018. 
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Alaska's Oil Spill Response Planning Standard Graphic Version

File size: 3.8 MB
Date: November 8, 2019
Author: Nuka Research
Category: Oil Spill Prevention Planning
Description: This is a graphic synopsis of the full report Alaska's Oil Spill Response Planning Standard - History and Legislative Intent. The report documents the history and legislative intent of the bill that created Alaska’s world-renowned oil spill preparedness and response system.
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ADEC Regulatory Reform White Paper

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: November 1, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
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Letter to Alaska's Governor Mike Dunleavy - Subject: Concerns Over Notice of Public Scoping

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: October 31, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: Letter from PWSRCAC to Alaska's Governor Dunleavy. Subject: Concerns Over Notice of Public Scoping and Transmittal of Resolution 19-03 – Safeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Standards. This digital document links to attachments. 
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Alaska Statute 46.04 (Oil Pollution Control)

File size: 0.3 MB
Date: October 29, 2019
Author: State of Alaska
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: A copy of the State of Alaska's statue on oil pollution control. Includes: Article 1-4
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Resolution 19-03: Safeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Standards

File size: 0.4 MB
Date: October 29, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: PWSRCAC Board Resolution 19-03: Safeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response StandardsSafeguarding Alaska’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Standards
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Summer 2019 Observer

File size: 2.3 MB
Date: October 4, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: Observer Newsletters
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Metagenetic Analysis of 2017 Plankton Samples from Prince William Sound, Alaska

File size: 0.4 MB
Date: August 15, 2019
Author: Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. Dr. Jonathan Geller, Melinda Wheelock, Martin Guo
Category: NIS
Description: Abstract: This report describes the methods and findings of the metagenetic analysis of plankton samples from the waters of Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska. The study was done to identify zooplankton, in particular the larvae of invasive benthic species. Plankton samples, collected by the Prince William Sound Science Center (PWSSC), were analyzed by the Molecular Ecology Laboratory at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. The samples were taken from five stations in May of 2017 in Port Valdez and elsewhere in PWS. DNA was extracted from bulk plankton and a portion of the mitochondrial Cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene, the most commonly used DNA barcode for animals, was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Products of PCR were sequenced using Illumina reagents and MiSeq instrument. 211 operational taxonomic units (an approximation of biological species) were found and 52 were identified to species. Most species were crustaceans and molluscs, and none were non-native. We also compared PWSRCAC samples taken in 2016 to the current set of samples. Fewer species were identified in 2017 than in 2016, but sampling methods varied across years. Standardization of methods and a longer time series are necessary to investigate temporal trends.
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2018 Drill Monitoring Report

File size: 1.3 MB
Date: August 1, 2019
Author: Roy Robertson, Jeremy Robida
Category: Drill Monitoring Reports
Description: The Council's annual drill monitoring reports track spill preparedness and response activities conducted by Alyeska/SERVS and the Prince William Sound shippers, as well as lessons learned to avoid the same problems re-surfacing within the response system. These reports are tools for contingency plan workgroups and are used in planning large unannounced drills.
Download document: 2018 Drill Monitoring Report


Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2018 Sampling Results and Interpretations

File size: 5.8 MB
Date: August 1, 2019
Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell
Category: LTEMP
Description: Executive Summary: The Council's Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program (LTEMP) was begun in 1993 with the goal of monitoring for environmental impacts from oil transportation activities. The program samples Port Valdez sediments near the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Valdez Marine Terminal and at the Gold Creek reference station, as well as intertidal mussel tissues at selected sites in Prince William Sound (PWS) and across the northwest Gulf of Alaska (GOA) region for petroleum hydrocarbon analyses. Within Port Valdez, three stations, Saw Island (AMT) and Jackson Point (JAP) near the terminal, and the Gold Creek (GOC) reference site (6 km across the Port) are sampled annually. Every five years, the Port Valdez stations are augmented by additional mussel sampling along the path of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) in Prince William Sound at five stations: Knowles Head (KNH), Sheep Bay (SHB), Disk island (DII), Zaikof Bay (ZAB), and Sleepy Bay (SLB); and along the extended EVOS track at three Gulf of Alaska stations: Aialik Bay (AIB), Windy Bay (WIB), and Shuyak Harbor (SHH).
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Ship Simulation Modeling and Mariner Study of the Maritime Implications for Tank Vessels Utilizing Potential Places of Refuge, Prince William Sound, Alaska

File size: 7.4 MB
Date: July 15, 2019
Author: Captain Jeff Pierce, President Jonathan J. Pierce, Ph.D., Vice President Safeguard Marine, LLC
Category: Maritime Operations
Description: This report evaluates the safety of Potential Places of Refuge (PPOR) in Prince William Sound (PWS) for decision-making concerning oil tankers in distress. The Alaska Regional Response Team has identified PPOR for a vessel in distress throughout the state of Alaska. The Prince William Sound Subarea Contingency Plan (August 2018) identifies 21 PPOR as suitable for deep draft vessels including tank vessels (e.g., oil tankers). Six of these PPOR are too far west from the Traffic Separation Scheme in PWS to be utilized by an oil tanker. Seven of these PPOR are already utilized by oil tankers for anchoring or docking (e.g., Valdez Marine Terminal Berths, Knowles Head Anchorage) so there is sufficient information about their safety. However, there is a lack of empirical information about the safety of the eight remaining PPOR in PWS for oil tankers in distress.

The results found that none of prescribed latitude and longitude anchor or mooring positions at the eight PPOR are safe for an oil tanker in distress. However, alternative latitude and longitude anchor and mooring positions at several PPOR were also identified and analyzed.
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Fact sheet: Tankers in Prince William Sound - Updated July 2019

File size: 0.4 MB
Date: July 2, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: Maritime Operations
Description: List of tankers that call in Prince William Sound. Includes details such as vessel owners, weight, length, cargo capacity, and more. 
Download document: Fact sheet: Tankers in Prince William Sound - Updated July 2019


2018 Form 990

File size: 10.6 MB
Date: May 8, 2019
Category: Form 990
Download document: 2018 Form 990


Reports Compendium - Revised through 2018

File size: 1.5 MB
Date: March 20, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: ReportsCompendium
Description: This document is a glimpse into the type of work that the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council  has been doing. This document contains only scientific and technical reports and is not a complete list of Council reports.
Download document: Reports Compendium - Revised through 2018


Spring 2019 Observer

File size: 1.9 MB
Date: March 20, 2019
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: Observer Newsletters
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