Notice of an Application for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan - BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC - Cook Inlet

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:

BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC
3301 C Street, Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99503

Proposed Activity:      
Review of a plan 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 prospective offshore Cook Inlet exploratory drilling operations conducted by BlueCrest Alaska Operating LLC. One or more wells could be drilled on existing or future oil and gas leases throughout Cook Inlet.  The plan uses a hypothetical potential future Northern Cook Inlet location as the “core” plan example to demonstrate BlueCrest’s spill prevention and response capabilities to meet the response planning standard (RPS) of 5,500 barrels of oil per day (bopd) over fifteen days for a total of 82,500 barrels.  BlueCrest may obtain leases or operatorship of other leases in the future.  Any new exploration locations will be amended to the plan in site-specific appendices.

Potential well locations are offshore throughout Cook Inlet.

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 20-CP-5226

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Mike Evans, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501, 907-269-7541 (phone), 907-269-7687 (fax), or

The public comment period for this application begins on April 27, 2020 and ends on May 26, 2020. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on May 26, 2020.  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, by appointment, for public review at the following locations: the department's office at 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK and at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Rd, Soldotna, AK; 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 May 4, 2020.  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 May 11, 2020 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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Created 4/13/2020 10:05:07 AM by cfishwick
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Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 4/27/2020
Archive Date: 5/27/2020
  • comments due
    5/26/2020 5:00pm