Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan with the State of Alaska Public Notice - P.O.W. Report

Monday, January 24, 2022

Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan with the State of Alaska Public Notice





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: Power Systems & Supplies of Alaska LLC

PO Box 772

Ward Cove, Alaska 99928

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 the non-crude tank vessels, the M/V Spirit and the M/V Remote Supplier. The greatest planned tank vessel capacity is 95.2 barrels of non-crude petroleum products.

Location: Southeast 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 21-CP-5125

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so electronically via our public notice site at https://dec.alaska.gov/comment/. If you are unable to submit comments via this site, you may submit them in writing to Rachael Krajewski, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK 99811-1800, 907-465-6648 (phone), 907-465-5245 (fax), or rachael.krajewski@alaska.gov. The full contents of all submitted comments are considered public records and will be posted online in full during the public comment period. Comments submitted in writing directly to the Plan Reviewer will be uploaded to the public comment site. It is preferable for commenters to submit directly through the public comment site. 

The public comment period for this application begins on January 21st, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on February 20th, 2022. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on February 20th, 2022. 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 410 Willoughby Ave, 2nd Floor, Juneau, AK 99801; and the department’s website at http://dec.alaska.gov/Applications/SPAR/PublicMVC/IPP/CPlansUnderReview.

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 February 5th, 2022. 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 an accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Brian Blessington at (907) 269-6272 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to February 10th, 2022 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

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