The Alaska Regional Response Team, made up of state and federal agencies, recently proposed changes to the Alaska Federal/State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil & Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases, also known as the “Unified Plan,” which guides oil spill cleanup in Alaska. These changes would replace the Regional Stakeholder Committee, or RSC, the forum that has been used since the Exxon Valdez oil spill to communicate with those stakeholders affected by an incident such as an oil spill.
The 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: 2014-2015 Annual Report
Update: The deadline for submissions for the next fiscal year has passed. Please contact staff at 907-834-5000 for more information on when the council will be accepting new project submissions again.
The Coast Guard has recertified the citizens’ council as meeting its responsibilities under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
In a March 15 letter to the council, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, commander of the Coast Guard’s District 17 in Juneau, notified the council of the recertification.