Notice of Public Comment Period for Proposed Changes to Alaska’s Planning Structure - Spill Prevention and Response

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Environmental Protection Agency are seeking public input on the structural changes from the multi-agency response planning structure currently known as the Alaska Federal/State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil and Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases (the Unified Plan) and the 10 Sub-area Plans, to a Regional Plan and four Area Plans.  The new planning structure will consist of the same information as is currently housed under the existing planning structure but with formatting that is more consistent with the National Contingency Plan and National Response Framework.  The public review period is from June 18 to July 17, 2018.

The plan is available for review on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s website at

You may comment on the draft plan by submitting written comments to: Shannon Miller, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 555 Cordova Street 2nd Floor, Anchorage, AK  99501, and by electronic mail at The comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 17, 2018.  Written comments received are public record and are subject to public inspection.

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 Theresa Zimmerman at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to July 17, 2018 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

After the public comment period ends, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Environmental Protection Agency will either adopt the proposed changes without further notice, or decide to take no action.    




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Created 6/15/2018 11:32:38 AM by cfishwick
Modified 6/15/2018 3:56:06 PM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 6/18/2018
Archive Date: 7/18/2018
  • Public Comments Due
    7/17/2018 5:00pm