Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Financial Responsibility Unit

Updated: June 26, 2015

Southeast Alaska Region Manager: Bob Mattson
(907) 465-5349  


The Financial Responsibility and Prevention Initiatives Unit is part of the Preparedness Section. The unit staff are located in Juneau, Alaska. The financial responsibility staff review and approve applications for proof of financial responsibility to ensure that regulated operators have the financial resources to respond to an oil spill and mitigate environmental damage. They also are responsible for reviewing and approving primary response action contractor (PRAC) applications for all facilities except nontank vessels. The following operations need approved proof of financial responsibility:

  • Terminals and distributors of crude and refined oil products
  • Marine tankers and barges that transport crude and refined oil products
  • Oil pipelines
  • Onshore and offshore oil exploration and production facilities
  • Refineries
  • Nontank vessels
  • Railroad tank cars
  • Underground storage tanks