Council recertified as citizens’ advisory group for Prince William Sound

The U.S. Coast Guard recertified the Council as meeting its responsibilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

In a February 16 letter to the Council, Rear Admiral M. T. Bell, Commander of the Coast Guard’s District 17 in Juneau, notified the Council of recertification.

The Act requires the Council to be recertified annually as the citizens’ advisory group to the oil industry in Prince William Sound.

Guidelines established in 2002 streamlined the recertification process for two out of three years, with every third year requiring stricter procedures and public comment.

The streamlined process, used this year, requires the Council to report only substantive changes. The new recertification expires February 28, 2022.

Copies of the Council’s application for recertification can be obtained by contacting Brooke Taylor at

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