Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Alaska Oil Spill Prevention & Contingency Plan Review (CPR)

Project Overview:

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is engaged in a multi-year, multi-phase project to comprehensively review and update the oil discharge prevention and contingency plan regulations in 18 AAC 75. The current contingency plan regulations became effective in 1992 after passage of more stringent oil spill statutes following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. With the exception of 1997 amendments requiring spill prevention and response Best Available Technology (BAT) evaluations, the regulations have remained unchanged since 1992.

Phase 2 - Final Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations:

The final regulations were filed by the Lieutenant Governor on December 1, 2006 and become effective on December 31, 2006.


More Information:

February 1, 2006 Public Notice (PDF) and Proposed Regulations (PDF)

January 30, 2006 Discussion Document for Proposed Regulations (PDF)

September 28, 2005 Informal Public Comment Draft and Discussion Paper (PDF 390K)

May 3, 2005 presentation delivered to the Alaska Section of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (Powerpoint 447K)

April 1, 2005 Informal Public Comment Draft and Discussion Paper (PDF 212K)

July 2004 Letter to Contingency Plan Holders - Phase 2 (PDF 61K)

November 9, 2004 Meeting Minutes (PDF 54K)


Phase 1 - Review and Update of Response Plan Regulations for Exploration and Production Facilities - Completed

Revised August 26, 2004


Phase 1 of this project evaluated proposed changes to the contingency plan regulations for oil exploration and production facilities.  These changes are now completed:

  • 4/26/04 – Adopted regulation changes to 18 AAC 75 ( PDF 109K)
  • 5/13/04 – Summary of Response to Comments on Proposed Regulations ( PDF 287K)


For more information about CPR regulations, contact:

Rebecca Spiegel
Financial Responsibility and Prevention Initiatives Section Manager
E-mail: rebecca.spiegel@alaska.gov

Prevention Preparedness and Response Program
411 W 4th St
Anchorage, AK 99501

Telephone: (907) 465-5204
Fax : (907) 465-5245