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Council Elects Officers For May 2021 To May 2022


News release with results of elections for Board officers to serve from May 2021 to May 2022.
Download document: Council Elects Officers For May 2021 To May 2022

File size: 0.1 MB

Prince William Sound RCAC board meeting will be virtual, May 6-7 (2021)


News release for May 2021 Board of Directors meeting.
Download document: Prince William Sound RCAC board meeting will be virtual, May 6-7 (2021)
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: April 28, 2021
File size: 0.5 MB

Hinchinbrook Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) Best Available Technology (BAT) Assessment


This report is on the agenda for acceptance during the May 2021 meeting of the Council's Board of Directors. Agenda item 4-4, tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, May 6.
Download document: Hinchinbrook Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) Best Available Technology (BAT) Assessment
Author: Glosten
Date: April 21, 2021
File size: 20.4 MB

2020 Drill Monitoring Report


This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors in 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many exercises were postponed or reduced in number and scale.

These reports have great value in tracking the history of spill preparedness and response by Alyeska/SERVS and the associated shippers. They are instrumental in identifying operational issues and tracking the lessons learned during these events. These reports have proven to be valuable tools in addressing recurring problems, improving the prevention and response system, assisting contingency plan workgroups, and in planning large unannounced drills.
Download document: 2020 Drill Monitoring Report
Author: Roy Robertson
Date: January 28, 2021
File size: 0.1 MB

2020 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations


This report by Dr. Scott Pegau of the Prince William Sound Science Center summarizes the results of the surveys for forage fish he conducted in Prince William Sound last summer. “Forage fish” are species that are preyed on by larger predators, and include Pacific herring, Pacific sand lance, capelin, and candlefish.

Dr. Pegau conducted the survey of the entire coastline of Prince William Sound via airplane in 2019 and 2020. Surveying from the air allows for identifying areas in water too shallow for a vessel. The primary objectives are to map and count schools of these fish in Prince William Sound to help protect these important species during a spill response. This work is expected to continue until 2022.
Download document: 2020 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations
Author: W. Scott Pegau, Prince William Sound Science Center
Date: January 28, 2021
File size: 1.9 MB

Long Range Plan - July 2021 Through June 2025


Since 2001, the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) has annually reviewed and updated its long term plan and planning process. The document is focused on new and continuing projects for the next five years, with a special focus on projects proposed for the upcoming fiscal year (FY2022). This document is intended to serve as a guide
for the organization to achieve its mission of promoting environmentally safe operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers.
Download document: Long Range Plan - July 2021 Through June 2025
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: January 28, 2021
File size: 2.9 MB

Study Overview - Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life


This joint project with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) assessed how the subsistence harvest of natural resources has changed over time in Exxon Valdez oil spill impacted communities. Researchers analyzed subsistence harvest data collected from 1984 through 2014 in the communities of Cordova, Chenega, Tatitlek, Port Graham, and Nanwalek. This document is a summary of the full report (PDF).

This report was presented to the Council during the September 2020 Board of Directors meeting. Watch the presentation on the Council's YouTube channel: "Subsistence Way of Life" Presentation by the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game to the PWSRCAC, 9/18/2020
Download document: Study Overview - Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life
Author: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence
Date: January 28, 2021
File size: 1.0 MB

Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life


The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS) significantly altered wild food harvest practices and ways of life in the coastal communities of Cordova, Chenega, Tatitlek, Nanwalek, and Port Graham. In this project, researchers studied data from surveys collected over 40 years to assess changes and trends in subsistence resource use. See also: Study overview

 
Download document: Recovery Of A Subsistence Way Of Life
Author: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence
Date: January 28, 2021
File size: 2.9 MB

Prince William Sound RCAC Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, January 28-29


Download document: Prince William Sound RCAC Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, January 28-29
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: January 21, 2021
File size: 0.2 MB

Winter 2020 (December) Observer


Download document: Winter 2020 (December) Observer
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: December 24, 2020
File size: 1.1 MB

2019-20 Annual Report - Year In Review


This report covers the Council's activities from July 2019 to June 2020.
Download document: 2019-20 Annual Report - Year In Review
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: December 3, 2020
File size: 8.2 MB

New Weather Buoys Establish PORTS® Information For Valdez, Alaska


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File size: 0.3 MB

2020 Financial Statement


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File size: 0.3 MB

Metagenetic Analysis of 2018 and 2019 Plankton Samples from Prince William Sound, Alaska


This final report provided the results of an analysis on the genes of plankton gathered in Port Valdez and Prince William Sound in 2018 and 2019. The goal of the project is to identify marine invasive species in Prince William Sound. For this project, the Council partnered with the Prince William Sound Science Center, who collected the samples, and Moss Landing Marine Laboratory in California, who conducted the genetic analysis.

The Council monitors for marine invasive species which could potentially arrive in ballast water or on the hull of the crude oil tankers arriving at the Valdez Marine Terminal These tankers dock in ports known to harbor marine invasive species. Some invasive species could cause significant economic and environmental harm if reproducing populations became established locally.
Download document: Metagenetic Analysis of 2018 and 2019 Plankton Samples from Prince William Sound, Alaska
Author: Dr. Jonathan Geller, Melinda Wheelock, Martin Guo at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory
Date: September 18, 2020
File size: 1.7 MB

2019 Drill Monitoring Report


This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors.

These reports have great value in tracking the history of spill preparedness and response by Alyeska/SERVS and the associated shippers. They are instrumental in identifying operational issues and tracking the lessons learned during these events. These reports have proven to be valuable tools in addressing recurring problems, improving the prevention and response system, assisting contingency plan workgroups, and in planning large unannounced drills.
Download document: 2019 Drill Monitoring Report
Author: Roy Robertson
Date: September 18, 2020
File size: 0.2 MB

Prince William Sound RCAC Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, September 17-18


Download document: Prince William Sound RCAC Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, September 17-18

File size: 0.3 MB

Summer 2020 Observer


Cover of August 2020 Observer newsletter

The Observer, Summer 2020. 
Download document: Summer 2020 Observer
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: August 20, 2020
File size: 2.3 MB

Spring 2020 Observer Newsletter


Download document: Spring 2020 Observer Newsletter
Author: PWSRCAC
Date: May 27, 2020
File size: 1.7 MB

Tanker Towline Deployment BAT Review


This study evaluated current technologies for messenger line deployment. Messenger lines connect an escort tug to a vessel in distress. These lines may be passed to stricken vessels by hand, heaved or thrown aboard, projected by mechanical means, or picked out of the water. In the report, Glosten researchers detail their recommendations for the best technology for deploying messenger lines.
Download document: Tanker Towline Deployment BAT Review
Author: Haley C. Lane, Peter S. Soles, and David S. Devilbiss at Glosten
Date: May 12, 2020
File size: 10.3 MB

2019 Form 990


Download document: 2019 Form 990

File size: 13.5 MB

 

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