Alaska Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Federal oil pollution prevention regulations (Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans): 40 CFR 112
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) Prevention Preparedness and Response Program (PPR)
Comparison: State vs. Federal
· Rules. The federal Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan rules are in effect in Alaska. At the discretion of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), SPCC plans may be required for oil exploration and production facilities. Local coordinators may request additional content for a particular site or request that a SPCC Plan be prepared.
In addition, Alaska administers a state spill prevention, preparedness, and response program. A state contingency plan is required for facilities meeting certain criteria. Some facilities may be required to prepare both a federal SPCC Plan and a state contingency plan. However, one plan may be developed and submitted that meets the requirements of both state and federal regulatory agencies.