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Tanker Towline Deployment BAT Review

File size: 10.3 MB
Date: May 12, 2020
Author: Haley C. Lane, Peter S. Soles, and David S. Devilbiss at Glosten
Category: Tanker Escorts
Description: 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.
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2019 Form 990

File size: 13.5 MB
Date: May 11, 2020
Category: Form 990
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PWSRCAC Announces Election Of Board Officers - May 2020

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: May 8, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: News Release Archives
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Long-Term Environmental Monitoring Program: 2019 Sampling Results and Interpretations

File size: 6.7 MB
Date: May 7, 2020
Author: James R. Payne, William B. Driskell
Category: LTEMP
Description: This annual report summarizes and interprets the Council’s oil pollution monitoring work for the year. Mussels, sediments, and special sampling devices are collected and analyzed in order to monitor oil contamination associated with the operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and associated tankers.
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Prince William Sound RCAC Annual Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, May 7-8

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: April 30, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: News Release Archives
Description: News release about PWSRCAC Board meeting on May 7 and 8, 2020.
Download document: Prince William Sound RCAC Annual Board Meeting Will Be Virtual, May 7-8


PWSRCAC Board Meeting Scheduled For May Will Be Virtual Only

File size: 0.3 MB
Date: March 31, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: News Release Archives
Description: News release about effects of COVID-19 on May 2020 Board of Directors meeting.  
Download document: PWSRCAC Board Meeting Scheduled For May Will Be Virtual Only


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.
Download document: Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Alaska Tourism


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.
Download document: Quick Facts - How Regulatory Changes Could Affect Fishing And Aquaculture


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


Prince William Sound RCAC Board To Meet In Anchorage - January 2020

File size: 0.3 MB
Date: January 15, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: News Release Archives
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Recertification application available for public review

File size: 0.2 MB
Date: January 3, 2020
Author: PWSRCAC
Category: News Release Archives
Description: News release on recertification for 2020.
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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. 
Download document: Excerpted quotes by ADEC Commissioner Jason Brune during PWSRCAC's public Board of Directors meeting in May 2019 (Full transcript attached)


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.
Download document: Port Valdez Mussel Transcriptomics

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.  
Download document: 2018-19 Annual Report - Year In Review


 

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