State of Alaska"s participation in spill response and preparedness in the state by Deborah Vogt

Cover of: State of Alaska

Published by The Council in [Anchorage? Alaska] .

Written in English

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  • Oil spills -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska.,
  • Oil pollution of the sea -- Alaska.,
  • Environmental protection -- Alaska.

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Statementprepared by Deborah Vogt ; prepared for Citizens Oversight Council on Oil and Other Hazardous Wastes.
ContributionsCitizens" Oversight Council on Oil and Other Hazardous Substances (Alaska)
LC ClassificationsTD427.P4 V64 1992
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Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL1240447M
LC Control Number94622076

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Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Prevention and Response. You are here: Welcome. The Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) prevents spills of oil and hazardous substances, prepares for when a spill occurs and responds rapidly to protect human health and the environment.

rows  A response is classified as active if a final situation report has not been issued. For. In addition, Alaska administers a state spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. A state contingency plan is required for facilities meeting certain criteria.

Some facilities may be required to prepare both a federal SPCC Plan and a state contingency plan. However, one plan may be developed and submitted that meets the requirements of both state. To support the preparedness and response capabilities of the unit, Health Emergency Response Operations maintains a 24/7 Health and Medical Duty Officer.

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The first weeks of the Exxon Valdez oil spill were critical to the defense of state resources. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) implemented the state spill response plan. ADEC staff participated in 29 spill response drills and exercises in (FY through September ), involving a variety of facilities.

Major drills included two North Slope Mutual Aid Drills, an area Exercise in the Aleutians in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, and a Prince William Sound crude oil tanker drill that was hosted by Sea River Maritime Inc.

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But you may not have considered the impact of a large-scale disaster—such as an earthquake, tsunami, or volcanic eruption—could have on us and our communities. The goal of our spill preparedness work is to reduce environmental impacts of spills.

We require oil handlers in Washington to be ready for a rapid, aggressive, and well-coordinated response to spills. We also require those responsible for spills to compensate the state for spill damages by restoring natural resources. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) is the lead state agency for oil spill planning and response in Alaska.

Several Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) biologists work with ADEC to assist with oil spill planning and response efforts.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has developed rules at 18 Article 3 that detail the extent of cleanup required at contaminated sites in order to adequately protect human health, safety, and welfare and the environment. The Handbook on Alaska State Government is one of several publications produced by the Legislative Affairs Agency and outlines the functions of the various state agencies and their divisions.

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When spills occur, the department provides investigative, enforcement, and litigation services to ensure that the response is prompt and complete, that state costs and damages are reimbursed, and that violations of law are assigned fair.

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State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources. 7th Ave, Suite Anchorage, AK Phone: () Fax: () TTY: Dial or Initial rat spill kits are staged in several locations in Alaska (Adak, St. Paul, St. George, Unalaska, Homer, Anchorage and Juneau), including one first-response salvage ship.

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Please select the state, territory or nation to see the report. The Division of Spill Prevention and Response protects Alaskan land and water from hazardous spills through prevention, preparedness and response. SPAR assists with cleaning contaminated sites, making sure industry is prepared, participating in emergency response and recovering funds after the cleanup of a spill event.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state agency charged with providing functions relative to the protection of life, property, and wildlife resources. Department members enforce criminal laws, traffic laws and regulations, wildlife laws and regulations, fire laws and regulations, and are additionally responsible for a number of public safety related functions such as search.

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The Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) played a key role in developing and monitoring these efforts, along with other government and. Spill Reporting Table by States. The spill reporting requirements at the state level are summarized here based information available from the state agencies’ websites.

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Explain that in this unit, they will be studying a variety of clean-up techniques. 5. Encourage students to clip current events about oil spills in their states and in other countries around the world for a class bulletin board. 6. Hand out 5" x 10" cards to each student.

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