Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Financial Responsibility and Prevention Initiatives Section




Unit Lead: Clare Pavia
907-465-5283
Email: Clare.Pavia@alaska.gov



Proposed financial responsibility regulations to become effective on October 1, 2011.
Table of new dollar amounts (pdf)


Alaska Statutes 46.04.040 and 46.04.055 require advance proof of an oil industry operator's ability to respond in damages for claims resulting from an oil discharge. The statutes and their defining regulations in the Alaska Administrative Code (18 AAC 75, Article 2) provide standards for proof of financial responsibility that differ from federal requirements.


Applications must be completed and received at least 30 days prior to operation in Alaska of an oil terminal, pipeline, offshore facility, onshore exploration or production facility, refinery, tank vessel, oil barge or railroad tank car, and 15 days prior to entry into Alaska waters of a nontank vessel. All operators who are required to have approved oil discharge prevention and contingency plans must also have approved proof of financial responsibility in accordance with Alaska state law. Shallow gas exploration facility operators must have approved proof of financial responsibility before beginning operation, but are not required to have a contingency plan.


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Financial Responsibility for Pipelines, Oil Wells, Production Facilities, Tankers, Oil Barges, Terminals, Refineries, Gas Exploration and Response Action Contractors


Christopher Pace
(907) 465-5231

 

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Financial Responsibility for Nontank Vessels & Underground Storage Tanks


Shauna McMahon
(907) 465-5233



For more information please contact:


Financial Responsibility and Prevention Initiatives Section
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Spill Prevention and Response
410 Willoughby Ave., Suite 303
P.O. Box 111800
Juneau, Alaska 99811-1800
Fax: (907) 465-5245