Division of Spill Prevention and Response


Unified Plan

Alaska Federal/State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil & Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases (Unified Plan)


The State of Alaska On-Scene Coordinators workgroup (OSC’s) presented a proposal to update the Alaska Federal/State Preparedness Plan for Response to Oil & Hazardous Substance Discharges/Releases (Unified Plan) portions of Annex B related to the Regional Stakeholders Committee process.


On August 31, 2016 the State of Alaska On-Scene Coordinators workgroup (OSC’s) met with the Unified Plan Update Committee (UPUC) to discuss the proposal.  A determination was made by the workgroup to withdraw the Regional Stakeholders Committee proposal that had been submitted to the UPUC.  Based on this determination, the current language in the Unified Plan remains in effect.


The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and other members of the OSC workgroup thank you for your time and consideration in submitting comments to the ADEC in regards to this proposal. 


Introduction (PDF 1.66MB)
Annex A - Introduction (PDF 527K)
Annex B -- Unified Response Organization (PDF 178K)
Annex C --Operational Administration (PDF 161K)
Annex D --Plan Review And Update Procedures And Schedule (Updated Dec 2015, PDF 138K)
Annex E -- Summary Of Area Resources (PDF 764K)

Annex F -- Chemical Countermeasures

Appendix 1: Oil Dispersant Guidelines (Updated Jan 2016, PDF 2.7MB)

Appendix 2 & 3: In Situ Burning Guidelines & Technology Protocols (PDF 636K)

Annex G -- Wildlife Protection Guidelines For Alaska (Updated Oct 2012, PDF 1.99MB)
Annex H -- Health, Safety And Training (PDF 224K)
Annex I -- Public Affairs (PDF 598K)
Annex J --Radiological Response Procedures (PDF 246K)
Annex K --Applicable Memoranda Of Understanding/Agreement(MOU/MOA) (PDF 160K)
Annex L --Hazardous Materials (PDF 634K)
Annex M --Historic Properties Protection Guidelines for Alaska Federal On-Scene Coordinators (PDF 151K)
Annex N --Shoreline Cleanup And Assessment Guidelines (PDF 18K)
Annex O -- Places of Refuge Guidelines (Updated September 2013, PDF 280K)
Annex P – Marine Firefighting, Vessel Salvage & Lightering (PDF 177K)
Annex V – Volunteers (PDF 19K)

Annex Z --Definitions And Acronyms (PDF 72K)

  denotes plan sections currently being updated



Recommendations to improve the Unified Plan are always welcome and can be submitted to http://www.alaskarrt.org/Comment/Default.aspx or decsparplanning@alaska.gov. Please write “*** Unified Plan Feedback ***” in your subject line to ensure your comments can be queried and prioritized by agency planning staff.