Year in Review: 2020-2021

The Council’s latest annual report, Year in Review: 2020-2021, is now available!

The annual report covers the many programs and projects we’ve been working on over the past year, such as oil spill prevention and response, environmental monitoring, oil spill contingency plans, operations at the Valdez Marine Terminal, invasive species monitoring, our outreach efforts, and much more.

This report covers the Council’s activities from July 2020 to June 2021.

Download the report:

Year in Review: 2020-2021 (2.1 MB)

Council recertified as citizens’ advisory group for Prince William Sound

Photo of the 2019-2020 Council Board of Directors

The U.S. Coast Guard recertified the Council as meeting its responsibilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

In a February 16 letter to the Council, Rear Admiral M. T. Bell, Commander of the Coast Guard’s District 17 in Juneau, notified the Council of recertification.

The Act requires the Council to be recertified annually as the citizens’ advisory group to the oil industry in Prince William Sound.

Guidelines established in 2002 streamlined the recertification process for two out of three years, with every third year requiring stricter procedures and public comment.

The streamlined process, used this year, requires the Council to report only substantive changes. The new recertification expires February 28, 2022.

Copies of the Council’s application for recertification can be obtained by contacting Brooke Taylor at brooke.taylor@pwsrcac.org.

Year in Review: July 2019-June 2020

Cover of 2020 Annual ReportThe Council’s latest annual report is now available!

The annual report covers the many programs and projects we’ve been working on over the past year, such as oil spill prevention and response, environmental monitoring, oil spill contingency plans, operations at the Valdez Marine Terminal, invasive species monitoring, our outreach efforts, and much more.

Download the report:

2019-20 Annual Report - Year In Review (8.2 MB)

PWSRCAC Board meeting scheduled for Seward in September will be virtual only

Update on COVID-19 impacts on Council activities

COVID19The Council is scheduled to hold a Board meeting on Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, 2020. The decision was made by the Board to hold the meeting through virtual attendance only, by video/teleconference.

The meeting schedule and agenda will be released the week prior as usual. Information on how to join the teleconference will be provided at that time.

Both Council offices (Anchorage and Valdez) are temporarily closed as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council staff are conducting business remotely. All other Council meetings are being offered via teleconference only. Information on how to join meetings can be found in individual meeting announcements or by contacting staff.

The health and safety of Council staff and volunteers are our top priority and will drive decisions as the situation evolves and more information becomes available.

Additional updates on COVID-19 impacts to Council activities and other information related to this situation can be found here: COVID-19: Effects on Council activities

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