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|Link to Additional Details||Author||Date||Description||View Document|
|2022-2023 Annual Report||This Annual Report is a summary of the Council’s work from July 2022 through June 2023. Highlights in this report …|
|The Observer – Fall/Winter 2023|
|Examining the Effectiveness of Ballast Water Treatment Processes: Insights into Hydrocarbon Oxidation Product Formation and Environmental Implications||David C. Podgorski, Maxwell L. Harsha||September 22, 2023||This study investigates the treatment processes employed at a ballast water treatment facility in Valdez, Alaska, to remove hydrocarbons from …|
|Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2022||Dr Robert W. Campbell||September 1, 2023||This report summarizes three years of meteorological and oceanographic measurements made by two buoys deployed in Port Valdez, one adjacent …|
|Stories from a citizens’ council||PWSRCAC||August 30, 2023||Personal 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 Manual||August 1, 2023||This document is Appendix F for the Council’s Coping With Technological Disasters Guidebook. This appendix is a resource for those …|
|The Observer – Summer 2023||June 15, 2023|
|Marine Bird Winter Surveys in Prince William Sound – 2023||A. Schaefer, M.A. Bishop||June 26, 2023||Of the marine birds that overwinter in Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, nine species and one species group were initially …|
|Sustainable Shipping: Regulatory Mandate Review||Haley Griffin, Nuka Research, Sierra Fletcher||June 1, 2023||As with all engines that burn fossil fuels, adverse health and environmental impacts arise when pollutants are released from vessels, …|
|2022 Drill Monitoring Report||PWSRCAC, Roy Robertson||May 4, 2023||This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors in …|
|Assessment of Risks and Safety Culture at Alyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal||Billie Pirner Garde||April 24, 2023||This report was initiated in June 2022, in response to safety concerns at the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) brought to …|
|Executive Summary Of Effects Of The April 2020 Oil Spill Detected In Study Of Mussel Genes||Austin Love, Brenda Ballachey, Eric Litman, James R. Payne, Lizabeth Bowen, Shannon Waters, William B. Driskell||March 1, 2023||On April 12, 2020, a minor oil spill was reported at the Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) in Port Valdez, Alaska. …|
|Review Of The 2019 Alaska North Slope Oil Properties Relevant To Environmental Assessment And Prediction||Merv Fingas, Spill Science||March 1, 2023||This report titled ‘2019 Alaska North Slope Crude Oil Properties’ by Dr. Merv Fingas, is based on a lab analysis …|
|Dispersants Literature Database – Updated February 2023||Merv Fingas, Spill Science||February 21, 2023||The Council has sponsored what we believe is one of the most complete compilations of articles written on oil spill …|
|Long Range Plan – July 2023 Through June 2027 (FY 2024-2028)||PWSRCAC||January 27, 2023||Since 2001, the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) has annually reviewed and updated its long term plan …|
|PWSRCAC Dispersant Use Position Supporting Materials||Nuka Research||January 27, 2023||These materials were developed to aid in communicating the rationale for the Council?s position that was adopted in September 2022 …|
|Transcriptomic responses to an Alaskan oil spill over time reveal a dynamic multisystem involvement in exposed mussels (Mytilus trossulus)||Austin Love, Brenda Ballachey, Eric Litman, James R. Payne, Lizabeth Bowen, Shannon Waters, William B. Driskell||January 1, 2023||In response to a minor shoreline spill in Port Valdez, AK, a time series of mussels (M. trossulus) was collected …|
|Review of Literature on Oil Spill Dispersants: 2021-2023||Merv Fingas, Spill Science||January 1, 2023||This is a summary report on dispersants and dispersant research. This is an update to the previous detailed summary which …|
|Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2021||Dr Robert W. Campbell||December 7, 2022||This report by Dr. Robert Campbell of the Prince William Sound Science Center. Dr Campbell has been analyzing data collected …|
|Methodologies for Evaluating Defects in the Catalytically Blown Asphalt Liner in the Secondary Containment System at the Valdez Marine Terminal||Dr. Craig H. Benson||November 29, 2022||This report describes methods that can be used to evaluate the catalytically blown asphalt (CBA) liner in the secondary containment …|
|2022 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations||W. Scott Pegau||November 28, 2022||For this project, researchers conducted aerial surveys of forage fish in Prince William Sound (PWS) to identify areas where forage …|
|Alaska DEC Oil Spill Regulations 18 AAC 75 Article 4: Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plans and Nontank Vessel Plans||ADEC||October 27, 2018||Full title: Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation – 18 AAC 75 Oil and Other Hazardous Substances Pollution Control, Article 4: …|