Prevention and Response Operations Documents

Note: This page is not a comprehensive list of all of the prevention and response operations work of PWSRCAC.

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2022 Drill Monitoring Report, May 4, 2023This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors in 2022.drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Port Valdez Weather Buoy Analysis 2019 – 2021December 7, 2022This report by Dr. Robert Campbell of the Prince William Sound Science Center. Dr Campbell has been analyzing data collected by the Council’s two weather buoys in Port Valdez, looking …oil-spill-response-operations programs
Prince William Sound Out-Of-Region Oil Spill Response Equipment SurveySeptember 1, 2022This report presents a survey of oil spill response equipment available from outside the Prince William Sound (PWS)/Gulf of Alaska region to supplement the response to an oil spill from …oil-spill-response-operations programs
2021 Annual Drill Monitoring Report, January 28, 2022This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors in 2021.drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Port Valdez Weather Buoy Data AnalysisSeptember 27, 2021The Council sponsors two weather buoys in Prince William Sound. These two buoys, one near the Valdez Marine Terminal and the other near a sensitive bird habitat called the Valdez …oil-spill-response-operations programs
2020 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations, January 28, 2021This 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.oil-spill-response-operations programs
2020 Drill Monitoring ReportJanuary 28, 2021This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2019 Drill Monitoring ReportSeptember 18, 2020This yearly report summarizes the drills and exercises that were attended, observed, and evaluated by Council staff and contractors.drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2019 Prince William Sound Forage Fish Observations, November 4, 2019This project provided funding for aerial surveys of juvenile forage fish in Prince William Sound (PWS) in June 2019. The project identifies areas where various species of forage fish congregate,? …oil-spill-response-operations programs
2018 Drill Monitoring Report, August 1, 2019The Council’s annual drill monitoring reports track spill preparedness and response activities conducted by Alyeska/SERVS and the Prince William Sound shippers, as well as lessons learned to avoid the same …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2017 Drill Monitoring ReportDecember 25, 2018This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Circulation in Port Valdez, Alaska, March 22, 2018The Prince William Sound Science Center conducted a study of circulation for the Council to describe and quantify the currents within Port Valdez, Alaska, and to address concerns regarding the …oil-spill-response-operations programs
Prince William Sound Oil Spill Recovery Optimization AnalysisFebruary 1, 2017This?study to analyzed potential?options to increase oil recovery by optimizing both the open-water and nearshore on-water recovery systems based in Prince William Sound.oil-spill-response-operations programs
Prince William Sound Oil Surrogates Workgroup – January 2017January 13, 2017This report summarizes the process and outcomes from the 2016 Prince William Sound Oil Surrogates Workgroup.oil-simulants oil-spill-response-operations programs
2016 Drill Monitoring ReportJanuary 11, 2017This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2015 Drill Monitoring ReportDecember 1, 2016This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Telecommunications In Prince William Sound – 2005August 18, 2015oil-spill-response-operations programs
2014 Drill Monitoring ReportSeptember 11, 2014This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Fishing Vessel Training Fact Sheet – Updated September 2014September 5, 2014Overview of APSC/SERVS fishing vessel response program.fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
2013 Drill Monitoring ReportJanuary 1, 2014This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2012 Drill Monitoring ReportSeptember 19, 2013This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Oil Simulants Workshop ProceedingsJune 21, 2013this report summarizes a workshop of national experts to address key questions regarding the potential permitting and use of oil simulants in US waters to improve oil spill response planning …oil-simulants oil-spill-response-operations programs
2011 Drill Monitoring ReportFebruary 8, 2013This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Combining the Firehouse Model and Community-based Response Teams for an Improved Regional Oil Spill Response System in AlaskaNovember 19, 2012oil-spill-response-operations programs
Oil Spill Simulation Materials ReviewNovember 6, 2012oil-spill-response-operations programs
OSRI Balloon Surveillance System Operations And Test ResultsOctober 7, 2011balloon-based-oil-spill-surveillance-system oil-spill-response-operations programs
2010 Drill Monitoring ReportMay 10, 2011This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2011 Fishing Vessel Owner Meeting, March 7, 2011The Council hosted this meeting was to engage with representatives from the fishing vessel (FV) spill response program and dialogue on the overall health and well-being of that program.fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
2009 Drill Monitoring ReportOctober 18, 2010This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2008 Drill Monitoring ReportOctober 18, 2010This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
APSC SERVS Fishing Vessel Review, May 20, 2009This 2009 report assessed how ready the fishing vessels on contract to Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s Ship Escort Response Vessel System are to respond to a major oil spill from …fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
2007 Drill Monitoring ReportFebruary 4, 2009This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Prince William Sound Recovery Rate AnalysisDecember 17, 2008This study analyzed basic planning schemes against a specific set of scenario factors and calculated recovery rates to establish a range outcome. Additionally, to further broaden the understanding of recovery …oil-spill-response-operations programs
Response Gap FlyerJune 16, 2008oil-spill-response-gap oil-spill-response-operations programs
Hydrocarbon Sensors for Oil Spill Prevention and Response – Workshop Proceedings, April 19, 2008balloon-based-oil-spill-surveillance-system oil-spill-response-operations programs
Non-mechanical Response Gap Estimate for Two Operating Areas of Prince William Sound – 2008April 15, 2008The ‘response gap’ is the window between the upper limits of the response system (in terms of environmental conditions) and the conditions at which Hinchinbrook Entrance is closed to laden …oil-spill-response-gap oil-spill-response-operations programs
2006 Drill Monitoring ReportOctober 15, 2007This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Non-mechanical Response Gap Estimate: Literature Review and Recommended Limits – 2007August 21, 2007This report analyzes the response gap that exists for non-mechanical response operations at two locations in Prince William Sound.oil-spill-response-gap oil-spill-response-operations programs
Review of Out-of-Region Equipment Resources Listed by Prince William Sound Planholders, July 6, 2007For this 2007 report, researchers reviewed out-of-region oil spill response equipment resources. The report also reviewed the contractual relationships between the planholders and SERVS, and the contractual relationship(s) between the …oil-spill-response-operations programs
Fishing Vessel Types Fact SheetMarch 9, 2007Three main types of fishing vessels are available for oil spill response through Alyeska?s Ship Escort Response Vessel System (SERVS) fishing vessel training program in Prince William Sound: seiners, stern …fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
Response Gap Estimates for Two Operating Areas in Prince William Sounds – 2007February 28, 2007In 2006, the Council commissioned a study to determine the frequency and duration of any Response Gap that exists in Prince William Sound.oil-spill-response-gap oil-spill-response-operations programs
2005 Drill Monitoring ReportOctober 3, 2006This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Report On The Non-Mechanical Response For The Exxon Valdez Oil SpillAugust 30, 2006oil-spill-response-operations programs
An Assessment of the Role of Human Factors in Oil Spills from Vessels, , August 13, 2006This report presents general concepts related to human error, human factors, and accident causality by synthesizing published literature that considers the types of human errors and underlying human factors that …oil-spill-response-operations programs
Response Gap MethodsMay 5, 2006In 2006, the Council commissioned a study to determine the frequency and duration of any Response Gap that exists in Prince William Sound.oil-spill-response-gap oil-spill-response-operations programs
PWSRCAC Position On Insitu BurningDecember 28, 2005oil-spill-response-operations programs
Community Oil Spill Response Forum – Final ReportDecember 8, 2005oil-spill-response-operations programs
SERVS’ Fishing Vessel Program Meeting in 2005, , December 8, 2005On December 8, 2005, the Council hosted a meeting with fishing vessel captains participating in the SERVS’ fishing vessel (F/V) program.fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
2004 Drill Monitoring ReportMay 12, 2005This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
Review Of Oil Spill Responses on Moderately-Sized Spills in US Waters from 1993-2000, March 28, 2005To better understand the various nearshore oil spill response technique efficiency rates, the Council commissioned Nuka Research and Planning, LLC to review moderately sized spills in the United States between …oil-spill-response-operations programs
March 2005 SERVS Fishing Vessel Training ProgramMarch 28, 2005Report by PWSRCAC on spring 2005 fishing vessel training in Kodiak, Homer, Seward, Valdez, Cordova, Chenega, and Whittier from March 28 – May 5, 2005.fishing-vessel-training oil-spill-response-operations programs
2003 Drill Monitoring ReportMarch 12, 2004This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
2002 Drill Monitoring ReportSeptember 25, 2003This 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 …drill-monitoring-reports oil-spill-response-operations programs
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