Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. Alaska follows the federal SPCC Plan rules and may, upon the discretion of DEC, require SPCC Plans for oil exploration and production facilities. Local coordinators may request additional content for a particular site or request that a SPCC plan be prepared. Alaska also administers a state spill prevention and response program and an industry-focused prevention program.
· Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the SPCC program in Alaska. DEC reviews the SPCC plans submitted to EPA. DEC enforces the requirements of the state prevention programs.
To encourage and ensure spill prevention, SPAR reviews and approves prevention plans for oil terminals, pipelines, tank vessels and barges, railroads, refineries, exploration and production facilities, and underground storage tanks.
OIL POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTINENCY PLANS
Applications 18 AAC 75.400 to 75.410
SPAR requires that all oil terminals, tank vessels, oil barges, pipelines, exploration or production facilities, nontank vessels in state waters, and railroad ...