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The Council sponsors many studies to help our work to reduce pollution from crude oil transportation in Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska.

This work depends on quality, accurate research. The Council regularly retains experts to conduct independent research on oil transportation safety and the environmental impacts of the Valdez Marine Terminal and tankers.

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The Observer – March 2024PWSRCACMarch 15, 2024A publication of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council 35 years after Exxon Valdez: How has oil transportation …
PWSRCAC Reports Compendium 2024PWSRCACFebruary 29, 2024This document contains a list of selected scientific and technical reports that highlight the work of the Council. 
LTEMP 2022‒2023 Technical SupplementMorgan L. Bender, Owl Ridge Natural Resource ConsultantsJanuary 30, 2024This technical supplement contains information on field sampling, and analytical and data analysis methods used to monitor and assess environmental …
LTEMP 2022-2023 Summary ReportMorgan L. Bender, Owl Ridge Natural Resource ConsultantsJanuary 30, 2024The major environmental monitoring activities of the Council are conducted through the long-term environmental monitoring project, known as LTEMP. This …
Long Range Plan – July 2024 Through June 2029 (Fiscal years 2025-2029)PWSRCACJanuary 30, 2024This five-year plan is intended to provide a framework, process, and template, within which annual work plans and budgets can …
PWSRCAC comments on 2024 VMT Contingency Plan RenewalDecember 15, 2023Letter from PWSRCAC with comments on proposed changes to the Valdez Marine Terminal’s oil spill contingency plans.
Then & Now: 35 Years After the Exxon Valdez Oil SpillPWSRCACDecember 14, 2023Thirty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, what has changed? This report, Then & Now, reviews what changes have …
2023 Science NightNovember 17, 2023Detailed agenda for 2023 Science Night.
2022-2023 Annual ReportPWSRCACNovember 3, 2023This Annual Report is a summary of the Council’s work from July 2022 through June 2023. Highlights in this report …
The Observer – Fall/Winter 2023PWSRCACNovember 3, 2023
Examining the Effectiveness of Ballast Water Treatment Processes: Insights into Hydrocarbon Oxidation Product Formation and Environmental ImplicationsDavid C. Podgorski, Maxwell L. HarshaSeptember 22, 2023Abstract: This study investigates the treatment processes employed at a ballast water treatment facility in Valdez, Alaska, to remove hydrocarbons …
Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2022Dr Robert W. CampbellSeptember 1, 2023This report summarizes three years of meteorological and oceanographic measurements made by two buoys deployed in Port Valdez, one adjacent …
Stories from a citizens’ councilPWSRCACAugust 30, 2023Personal reflections on the formation and early years of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
Coping with Technological Disasters Appendix F: Peer Listener Training ManualAugust 21, 2023This document is Appendix F for the Council’s Coping With Technological Disasters Guidebook. This appendix is a resource for those …
The Observer – Summer 2023PWSRCACJuly 15, 2023
Marine Bird Winter Surveys in Prince William Sound – 2023Anne Schaefer, M.A. BishopJune 26, 2023Of the marine birds that overwinter in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, nine species and one species group were initially …
Sustainable Shipping: Regulatory Mandate ReviewHaley Griffin, Nuka Research Planning Group LLC, Sierra FletcherJune 1, 2023As with all engines that burn fossil fuels, adverse health and environmental impacts arise when pollutants are released from vessels, …
Prince William Sound RCAC announces election of board officersMay 8, 2023
2022 Drill Monitoring ReportPWSRCAC, Roy RobertsonMay 4, 2023This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors in …
Transmittal letter to the Alaska Congressional DelegationPWSRCACApril 24, 2023Letter to Alaska delegation transmitting the report “Assessment of Risks and Safety Culture at Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal” by Ms. …

 

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