Notice of an Application for an Oil Discharge Prevention & Contingency Plan, Alask Railroad Corporation, Cook Inlet (Region 3), Interior Alaska (Region 10)

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:

Alaska Railroad Corporation
P.O. Box 107500
Anchorage, Alaska  99510

Proposed Activity:      
Review of a renewal 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 [Alaska Railroad Corporation)]. [The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) will transport petroleum products withn tank cars in over five hundred miles of diverse terrain within State of Alaska. The ARRC has main line tracks from Seward to Fairbanks and major branch lines to Whittier, Palmer, and Eielson. ARRC also has port facilities at Whittier, Anchorage, and Seward and an Interline connection with the Alaska Hydro train and the Canadian National in Whittier.

Cook Inlet (Region 3) Interior Alaska (Region 10)

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 [18]-CP-[5091]

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to [John Harry], Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, [555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501], 907-[269-7566] (phone), 907-[269-7687] (fax), or

The public comment period for this application begins on July 2, 2018 and ends on August 2, 2018. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on August 2, 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 [555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK  99501]; 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 July 18, 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 Theresa Zimmerman at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to July 23, 2018 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 7/2/2018
Archive Date: 8/3/2018
  • Public Comments Due
    8/2/2018 5:00pm