Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Authorizations, Approvals, Permits and Forms

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Overview


The programs of the Spill Prevention and Response Division (SPAR) address different aspects of the mission to protect public safety, public health and the environment by preventing and mitigating the effects of oil and hazardous substance releases and ensuring their cleanup through government planning and rapid response.


The Contaminated Sites Program (CSP) oversees cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater to a level protective of public health and the environment.


The Industry Preparedness Program (IPP) works to ensure that industry prevents spills and is fully prepared materially and financially to respond to spills.


The Prevention and Emergency Response Program (PERP) prepares for, prevents, responds to and mitigates the effects of oil and hazardous substance releases.

Matrix of Authorizations, Approvals, Permits and Forms


* Required by the Division of Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR)*


Download this matrix in MS Excel (XLS 39K).
Who needs this authorization or permit? Program Objective Authorization/ Approval/ Permit/ Form How do you get the permit or authorization?

Any one who spills oil or a hazardous substance

CSP
PERP
Response

Spill Reporting Requirements 18AAC 75.300

Initial Spill Response Requirements 18AAC 75.310 & 18AAC 75.315

Report a Spill webpage

Contact DEC by phone when reporting spill, approval may be verbal or in writing.

Anyone cleaning up an oil spill.
Initial cleanup or emergency response.
PERP Response Spill Cleanup Plan Approval: A responsible person shall investigate, contain, and perform cleanup of a sudden or recent discharge or release of hazardous substance in consultation with the department and use cleanup methods approved for that site. Approval includes treatment or disposal of the contaminated equipment, materials, soil and water collected. Contact DEC by phone when reporting spill, approval may be verbal or in writing.
See Report a Spill webpage

Anyone cleaning up an oil or hazardous substance spill which has been referred to the contaminated sites program for cleanup, risk reduction or long-term management.

 
CSP Response

Contaminated site cleanup: (Download 18 AAC 75 Article 3, PDF file)

Interim Removal Action 18AAC 75.330(c)

Site Characterization 18AAC 75.335
   - Report Approval 18AAC 75.335(c)
   - Sampling and Analysis 18AAC 75.355(a)

Cleanup Operation 18AAC 75.360
   - Soil Disposal 18AAC 75.360(b)

Final Cleanup Plan Report and Site Closure 18AAC 75.380

Cleanup Process webpage

Cleanup of Leaking Underground Tank

 
CSP Response

Reporting requirements 18AAC 78.200(a) & 18AAC 78.235(g)

Interim Cleanup 18AAC 78.240(c)(1)

Corrective Action Plan 18AAC 78.250 & 18AAC 78.260(e)

Corrective Action Plan Revision 18AAC 78.270

UST Procedures Manual

Oil Pipelines
Offshore Exploration Facilities
Onshore Exploration Facilities
OffShore Production Facilities
Onshore Production Facilities
Field Processing Facilities
Refineries
Crude Oil Tankers
Crude Oil Terminals >5,000bbl
Noncrude Oil Terminal >10,000bbl
Railroad Tank Cars
Noncrude Vessels and Barges
Non Tank Vessels >400 gross tons

IPP Prevention
Preparedness

Contingency Plan Approval 18AAC 75.455

Contingency Plan Amendment Approval 18AAC 75.415

Contingency Plan Revocation/ Suspension/ Modification 18AAC 75.490

Conducting Drill or Inspection and Issuing Report

Contact section manager

Shallow Gas Exploration Oil Pipelines
Offshore Exploration Facilities
Onshore Exploration Facilities
OffShore Production Facilities
Onshore Production Facilities
Field Processing Facilities
Refineries
Crude Oil Tankers
Crude Oil Terminals >5,000bbl
Noncrude Oil Terminal >10,000bbl
Railroad Tank Cars
Noncrude Vessels and Barges
Non Tank Vessels >400 gross tons

Financial Responsibility Approval 18AAC 75.240

Financial Responsibility Enforcement 18AAC 75.290

Financial Responsibility Webpage
Non Tank Vessels over 400 gross tons Nontank Vessel Plan Approval 18AAC 75.460 Nontank Vessel Webpage
Regulated underground petroleum storage tanks (UST) IPP Prevention UST Registration 18AAC 78.015

UST Worker Certification 18AAC 78.400

3rd Party Inspection Report 18AAC 78.017

Registration for Installation, Repair, Upgrade or Reconfiguration 18AAC 78.015 & 18AAC 78.035

Change Ownership of UST 18AAC 78.015

Intent to Install or Reconfigure a UST 18AAC 78.015

60-Day Log for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection 18AAC 78.100

Taken Out of Service or Temporary Closure 18AAC 78.020

Empty Tank Affidavit 18AAC 78.100

Closure of a UST 18AAC 78.085

Post-Closure of a UST 18AAC 78.085

Site Assessment/Release Investigation 18AAC 78.090 & .200-.235

Certification of Financial Responsibility 18AAC 78.910

Preliminary Risk Evaluation Form

Recoverable Cost Affidavit

UST List
Local governments who want to partner with the State to improve local response capabilities. PERP Response Local Response Agreement Local Response webpage
Anyone wishing to discharge oil for research or scientific purposes. PERP Prevention Scientific Discharge Permit Permit for oil discharge for scientific purposes
Anyone wishing to apply oil to a road surface for dust control. PERP Prevention Road Oiling Permit

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Contaminated Sites Program Approvals List


bullet CSP Homepage bullet See matrix of all SPAR approvals

bullet See an explanation of the regulatory cleanup process: to contain, investigate and clean up contamination.


Authorization, Approval, Permit or Form Regulation Download Guidance
Reporting Contamination 18 AAC 75.300 PDF 119K Report a Spill webpage
Initial Response Under DEC oversight. 18 AAC 75.310 - 15    
Interim Removal Action Under DEC oversight. 18 AAC 75.330  
       
Site Characterization Workplan
Must be written by a "qualified person"
18 AAC 75.335 (18 AAC 75 Article 3, PDF file) Guidance webpage
Site Characterization Report
Called "Site Assessment & Release Investigation" for leaking underground storage tanks. Must be written by a "qualified person".
18 AAC 75.335(c)    
Soil Cleanup Levels 18 AAC 75.340   Guidance webpage
Groundwater and Surface Water Cleanup Levels 18 AAC 75.345   Guidance webpage
Sampling and Analysis Plan 18 AAC 75.355   Guidance webpage
Cleanup Plan Approval "Corrective Action Plan" for leaking underground storage tanks. Cleanup must be conducted by "qualified person". 18 AAC 75.360   Guidance webpage

Final Report and Closure

18 AAC 75.380    

DEC recovers costs for oversight, approval or leading cleanup.

Alaska Statutes AS 46.08.070 Fact sheet (PDF 66K) Cost recovery webpage

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Industry Preparedness Program Approvals List


bullet IPP Homepage bullet See matrix of all SPAR approvals


Authorization, Approval, Permit or Form Regulation Download Guidance
Conducting Drill or Inspection and Issuing Report 18 AAC 75.480 & .485    
Contingency Plan Approval 18 AAC 75.400-410

Contingency Plan Application
PDF 244K

Statement of Contractual Terms
PDF 12K

Verification Log
PDF 6K

 
Contingency Plan Amendment 18 AAC 75.415

 

 
Contingency Plan Revocation/Suspension/Modification 18 AAC 75.490    
Nontank Vessel Plan Approval 18 AAC 75.460

Nontank Vessel Streamlined Plan Application
PDF 590K

Nontank Vessel Equivalent Plan Application
PDF 99K

 
Financial Responsibility Certificate 18 AAC 75.240

Application Form
PDF 120K

Nontank Vessel Application
PDF 103K

Surety Bond Form A
PDF 79K

Guaranty Form B
PDF 84K

FAQ's webpage
Financial Responsibility Enforcement 18 AAC 75.290    
Response Action Contractor Registration 18 AAC 75.520

Primary Response Action Contractor Application
PDF 75K

Nontank Vessel Cleanup Contractor Application
PDF 84K

Nontank Vessel Incident Management Team Application
PDF 85K

Nontank Vessel Response Planning Facilitator Application
PDF 82K

 
Authority to Release Emergency Spill Reponse Equipment 18 AAC 75.470    

 


Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks


bullet Tanks Homepage


Authorization, Approval, Permit or Form Regulation Download Guidance
Registration for Installation, Repair, Upgrade or Reconfiguration
18 AAC 78.015 & .035 PDF 34K  
Underground Storage Tank Worker Certification 18 AAC 78.400 PDF 84K Certification webpage

2014 Inspection Report Form

18 AAC 78.017 PDF 458K Inspections webpage
Third Party Inspection Notification Form 18 AAC 78.100 PDF 13K
DOC 37K
Inspections webpage
Change Ownership of UST 15 to 60 days after change of ownership. 18 AAC 78.015 PDF 105K  
Intent to Install or Reconfigure a UST 15 to 60 days prior to tank work. 18 AAC 78.015 PDF 18K  
60-Day Log for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection 18 AAC 78.100 PDF 11K O&M webpage
Taken Out of Service or Temporary Closure 18 AAC 78.020 PDF 18K  
Empty Tank Affidavit 18 AAC 78.100 PDF 18K  
Closure of a UST 15 to 60 days prior to closure work. 18 AAC 78.085 PDF 22K  
Post-Closure of a UST 30 days after closure complete. 18 AAC 78.085 PDF 19K  
Site Assessment/Release Investigation
Site Assessment report within 60 days from date of closure; Release Investigation report within 45 days from date of closure.
18 AAC 78.090 & .200-.235 PDF 23K UST Procedures Manual
Certification of Financial Responsibility 18 AAC 78.910 Page 1: PDF 24K
Page 2: PDF 32K
FR webpage
Preliminary Risk Evaluation Form   PDF 420K  

Recoverable Cost Affidavit

  PDF 215K  


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Prevention and Emergency Response Program Approvals List


PERP Homepage bullet See matrix of all SPAR approvals