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PWSRCAC's Comments on Notice of Public Scoping Concerning Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan Requirements

File size: 0.9 MB
Date: March 12, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: PWSRCAC's comments submitted in response to the public scoping concerning Alaska's Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan Requirements. 
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Winter 2020 Observer

File size: 1.5 MB
Date: February 17, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: Observer Newsletters
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Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Alaska Tourism

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: January 31, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: One of four fact sheets created by the Council containing background on how changes to laws or regulations might affect citizens in the region. These documents were created to help members of the Alaska tourism industry write comments.
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Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Fishing And Aquaculture

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: January 29, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: One of four fact sheets created by the Council containing background on how changes to laws or regulations might affect citizens in the region. This document was created to help members of the fishing and aquaculture community write comments.
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Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Alaska's Coastal Communities

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: January 29, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: One of four fact sheets created by the Council containing background on how changes to laws or regulations might affect citizens in the region. This document was created to help members of Alaska's coastal communities write comments.
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Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Alaska Native Interests

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: January 29, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: 2019 Regulatory Reform
Description: One of four fact sheets created by the Council containing background on how changes to laws or regulations might affect citizens in the region. TThis document was created to help members of Alaska Native communities write comments.
Download document: Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Alaska Native Interests


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


Port Valdez Mussel Transcriptomics

File size: 0.9 MB
Date: November 20, 2019
Author: Lizabeth Bowen, Austin Love, Shannon Waters, Katrina Counihan, Brenda Ballachey, and Heather Coletti
Category: LTEMP
Description: This pilot project provided funding to evaluate if a new environmental monitoring method, transcriptomics, could be used to improve the Council’s Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program (LTEMP). Transcriptomics involves measuring how particular genes are being expressed in an organism of interest, in this case blue mussels. The particular genes are linked to environmental stressors including ocean acidification, temperature, disease, heavy metal contamination, and oil pollution. In June 2019, mussels were collected from sampling locations in Port Valdez to measure if they were subject to any of those environmental stressors. The 2019 transcriptomic results showed that the blue mussels were responding to heavy metal contamination and oil pollution in Port Valdez. This pilot project will continue in 2020, and the results from the 2019 and 2020 work will be used to determine if transcriptomics should become a regular part of the Council’s LTEMP.
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This report was presented to the Council during the January 2020 Board of Directors meeting. Watch the presentation:


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.
Download document: Alaska's Oil Spill Response Planning Standard Graphic Version


2019 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations

File size: 1.4 MB
Date: November 4, 2019
Author: W. Scott Pegau, Prince William Sound Science Center
Category: Oil Spill Prevention Planning
Description: This project provided funding for aerial surveys of juvenile forage fish in Prince William Sound (PWS) in June 2019. The project identifies areas where various species of forage fish congregate,  including the species Pacific herring, Pacific sand lance, capelin, and candlefish. The aerial surveys allow for identifying juvenile forage fish schools that are in water too shallow for a survey vessel. The project builds upon previous aerial forage fish surveys conducted in PWS in the late 1990’s through 2016 and is planned to continue until 2022. The primary objectives of the work is to map and count forage fish schools in PWS to allow prioritization of their protection during a spill response, and improve a population model of PWS herring – which can be used by fisheries managers.
Download document: 2019 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations

This report was presented to the Council during the January 2020 Board of Directors meeting. Watch the presentation:


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
Download document: Alaska Statute 46.04 (Oil Pollution Control)


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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