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Apply for Proof of Financial Responsibility

How Do I apply for Proof of Financial Responsibility?

This page contains links to the forms needed to apply for proof of financial responsibility (FR) for regulated facilities. If you do not know if you need FR, please see the Do I need proof of Financial Responsibility?

Pipelines, Oil Wells, Production Facilities, Tank Vessels, Oil Barges, Oil Terminals, Refineries, and Gas Exploration Facilities:

Application Deadline: At least 30 days prior to operation in Alaska or expiration of the current certificate.

Types of FR Proof:

  • Insurance
  • Self-insurance
  • Surety bond
  • Guaranty
  • Letter of Credit
  • Certificate of Deposit

Alaska Endorsement

With certain exceptions, the law requires that an action may be brought in a state court directly against the insurer, the group, or another person who provides proof of financial responsibility. However, the liability under AS 46.04.040 of a third party insurer is limited to the type of risk assumed and the amount of coverage specified in documents submitted as proof. An agent in Alaska must be designated for service of process. The insurance industry commonly refers to these provisions as the "Alaska Endorsement," and specific language required for insurance is found at 18 AAC 75.250(b).

Nontank Vessels (NTVs) and Railroad Tank Cars

  • Application Deadline: At least at least 15* days prior to operation in Alaska.
  • (*under specific conditions the department will consider applications received in shorter timeframes see 18 AAC 75.205b(3))

Types of FR Proof:

  • Insurance
  • Self-insurance
  • Surety bond
  • Guaranty
  • Letter of Credit
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • P&I Certificate of Entry

Nontank Vessel Alaska Endorsement

A nontank vessel must be covered for the oil pollution risks specified as AS 46.04.040(i). This may demonstrated by using the endorsement or similar language found in 18 AAC 75.271(b)(1).

Underground Storage Tanks

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