Notice of an Application for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan - ExxonMobil Alaska Production, Inc. - Point Thomson Unit

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:

ExxonMobil Alaska Production Inc.
PO Box 196601
Anchorage, AK 99519-6601

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 the operations of Point Thomson Unit. Point Thomson Unit drilling and production facilities consist of a Central Pad for production facilities, fluid transfers, flow lines, aboveground oil storage tanks, secondary containment areas, and facility piping. The Response Planning Standard (RPS) is for 10,000 barrels per day for 15 days, totaling 15,135 barrels of liquid crude oil condensate. The RPS is based on intentional well ignition at Hour 36 and a flow rate of 10 barrels per day for 13.5 days after well ignition).

The Point Thomson Unit is located near the Beaufort Sea, approximately 60 miles east of Prudhoe Bay, 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 20-CP-5240

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Kimberley Maher, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, 610 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3643, 907-451-2124 (phone), 907-451-2362 (fax), or 

The public comment period for this application begins on April 24, 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 for public review at the following locations: the department's office[1] at 610 University Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3643 and 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 May 11, 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 Kate Orozco at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to May 15, 2020 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

[1] If you would like to review a hard copy of the application package at either the Fairbanks or Anchorage office, please contact Kimberley Maher ahead of time at
or 907-451-2124 to set up an appointment, if possible. State offices remain open during the COVID-19 Outbreak but may have limited staff on hand to assist with walk-in requests.

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Created 4/16/2020 11:42:05 AM by cfishwick
Modified 4/16/2020 11:48:13 AM by cfishwick


Department: Environmental Conservation
Category: Public Notices
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 4/24/2020
Archive Date: 5/27/2020
  • comments due
    5/26/2020 5:00pm