Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Public Workshops & Meetings


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This page contains information about upcoming public meetings on the Alaska Risk Assessment.

Public Workshop – Anchorage . . . 10 AM to 4 PM, May 5, 2009


The risk assessment contractors will present a comprehensive briefing on the proposed risk assessment methodology.  This briefing will include a walk through of the methods with examples of how it will apply to specific facilities.  There will also be a discussion about how comments received from the public were used to shape the methodology.  After questions and answers, participants will be asked to participate in a facilitated discussion intended to identify issues and concerns associated with the proposed methodology.  This workshop is targeted for people with a high interest in the project that are willing to take the time to read and understand the proposed methodology report.  In order to make the workshop as productive as possible, participants are asked to download and read the “Proposed Risk Assessment Methodology” report before the workshop.

The State believes that there might be residents living outside Anchorage that wish to attend this daylong workshop and are willing to invest the time to understand the methodology and give constructive input.  Alaska residents meeting this description, can submit a written request for travel assistance to the State Project Manager, Ira Rosen at ira.rosen@alaska.gov.  Travel requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis with the intent of getting a broad participation in terms of interests and regions.

Public Meetings

Additional public meetings will be held in three other regions of the State where oil and gas infrastructure exists.  These meetings will be structured to allow public members to drop-in and learn more about the ARA project. People can come and go anytime that fits their schedule, between 4 and 7:30 PM. The risk assessment contractors will give a short briefing on the proposed risk assessment methodology at 4:30 PM and then again at 6:30 PM. The presentation will include discussion about how comments received from the public were used to shape the methodology.  The contractors will be available to answer questions.  Throughout the time of the meeting, members of the public will be able to give their input on the project through recorded testimony.  There will also be assistance available for those interested in developing written comments.


KENAI . . . . 4 PM to 7:30 PM, May 11, 2009


VALDEZ . . . . 4 PM to 7:30 PM, May 12, 2009

FAIRBANKS . . . . 4 PM to 7:30 PM, May 13, 2009


For more information on these meeting you may contact Amy Gilson at amy@nukaresearch.com.