An application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The details are as follow:
Accumulate Energy Alaska, Inc.
PO Box 112212
Anchorage, AK 99511
Review of a major amendment application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan (ODPCP) that is required to commit adequate resources to meet all planning requirements for prevention and response for a realistic maximum discharge from the operations of Icewine Project: Icewine #2 Exploration Flow Test Well. Accumulate Energy Alaska, Inc. will operate and maintain operations and equipment in this ODPCP including drilling and non-crude oil storage. The plan proposes to address an adjusted response planning standard (RPS) of 238 barrels (bbl) for the largest oil storage tank, a 500 bbl RPS for exploration well blow out, for both summer and winter operations.
Icewine #2 onshore exploration well, located on the existing Franklin Bluffs gravel pad, connected to the Dalton Highway by a gravel road. The gravel pad is located in the Transportation corridor of the Dalton Highway approximately 39 miles south of Deadhorse.
A potential risk exists of oil spills entering the lands or waters of the state as a result of this operation.
Activity identified as:
State Contingency Plan Number 15-CP-5241
Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Sunny Foster, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-269-7569 (phone), 907-269-7687 (fax), or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The public comment period for this application begins on February 17, 2017 and ends on March 20, 2017. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on March 20, 2017. It is the responsibility of the commenter to verify that facsimile and email submissions are received by the deadline. An additional comment period may be provided in accordance with 18 AAC 75.455(d).
Copies of the application package are available for public review at the following locations: the department's office at 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501; and 610 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709; and the department’s website at http://dec.alaska.gov/Applications/SPAR/PublicMVC/IPP/CPlansUnderReview.
The department will hold a public hearing on the plan application if it determines that good cause exists. Residents in the affected area or the governing body of an affected municipality may request a public hearing by writing to the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the above address