Notice of Proposed Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan for ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.



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:

Applicant: ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.
                 P.O. Box 100360
                 Anchorage, AK, 99510-0360

Proposed Activity: Review of a Major Amendment 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 ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. The proposed major amendment will increase the response planning standard for the Willow appraisal well discharge scenario to 10,000 barrels per day for 15 days. This increased response planning standard is a result of information from exploration and appraisal drilling of the Willow Prospect.

Location: The ConocoPhillips Alaska North Slope Exploration activities and associated facilities are located on state and federal lands within the Colville River Unit, Kuparuk River Unit, the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (NPRA), the Greater Mooses Tooth Unit, and the Bear Tooth Unit North Slope 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 16-CP-5096

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Colin Taylor, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 610 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709, 907-451-2327 (phone), 907-451-2362 (fax), or 

The public comment period for this application begins on August 15, 2019 and ends on September 16, 2019. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on September 16, 2019.  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 Ave, Fairbanks AK 99709; 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 September 2, 2019.  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 September 6, 2019 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #: 16-CP-5096
Publish Date: 8/15/2019
Archive Date: 9/17/2019
  • Public Comments Due
    9/16/2019 5:00pm