Notice of an Application for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, Doyon Limited, 15 Miles North of Nenana, Alaska

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:

Doyon Limited
1 Doyon Place, Suite 300
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Proposed Activity:      
Review of a new plan application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan 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 Totchaket Drilling Program. Doyon Limited will operate and maintain operations and equipment in this ODPCP for exploration drilling, and non-crude oil storage.  The plan proposes to address the response planning standard (RPS) of 82,500 bbl in the event of an exploration well blow out and 16,800 gallons for the regulated portable tanks.

15 miles north of Nenana, Alaska

Potential Results:       
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 17-CP-5247

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Paul Lhotka, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 610 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709, 907-451-2175 (phone), 907-451-2362 (fax), or  

The public comment period for this application begins on December 22, 2017 and ends on January 22, 2018. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on January 22, 2018.  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 610 University Avenue, Fairbanks; and the department’s website at

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 prior to January 8, 2018.  The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to January 15, 2018 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 12/22/2017
Archive Date: 1/23/2018
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