The Industry Preparedness Program protects public safety, public health and the environment by ensuring that producers, transporters and distributors of crude oil and refined oil products prevent oil spills, and are fully prepared materially and financially to clean up spills.
IPP consists of 5 different sections that ensure our mission is accomplished on a daily basis. These sections are:
Exploration, Production & Refineries Section, Anchorage
Marine Vessels Section, Valdez, Anchorage and Juneau
Terminals & Tank Farms Section, Anchorage and Fairbanks
Trans-Alaska Pipeline System / Financial Responsibility / Prevention Initiatives Section, Anchorage, Juneau and Valdez
Pipeline & Tank Integrity Section, Anchorage
Review and approve Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plans (plans).
Conduct and participate in spill drills to verify by demonstration that regulated operators are in compliance with State response planning requirements.
Inspect regulated facilities and vessels to provide assistance and to ensure compliance with Best Available Technology requirements.
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.
Register oil spill primary response action contractors identified in plans.
Regulate and provide technical assistance and training to Underground Storage Tank (UST) operators and owners to ensure proper tank operation and maintenance and basic spill prevention.
Provide technical assistance and information to plan applicants and the general public on spill prevention and response requirements.
Oversee North Slope oil production facilities, including field inspections, compliance monitoring, and plan review.
Certify third party UST inspectors and collect UST registration fees.
Implement the Alaska Risk Assessment spills analysis that was designed to provide insight into system-wide vulnerabilities based on past events and focuses on developing risk management recommendations based on past incidents and accidents.