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Spill Response Exercise Schedule

The purpose of the online exercise schedule is to raise awareness of when oil spill response exercises are occurring, to allow exercise planners to proactively schedule exercises, and to raise awareness of when oil spill response exercises are occurring to avoid scheduling multiple exercises on the same day. The exercises listed on the schedule are those exercises that DEC plans to either conduct or participate in as budgets and permitting workloads allow. For additional information regarding coordinating exercise scheduling with DEC, please refer to DEC’s Oil Spill Response Exercise Guidance, A Manual for Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Exercises.

Please consider the following when scheduling exercises

  • Notify the DEC plan reviewer of the tentative date of the exercise well in advance of the exercise.
  • Involve the DEC plan reviewer in the exercise planning process starting with the first planning team meeting.
  • Avoid scheduling multiple exercises on the same day.
  • Avoid scheduling exercises within the same DEC unit in the same week.


Calendar Abbreviations and Acronyms:

Abbreviation / Acronym Description
ACC Alaska Chadux Corporation
IAP Incident Action Plan
APSC Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
IMT Incident Management Team
ARRC Alaska Railroad Corporation
MAD Mutual Aid Drill (North Slope)
ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
PLMP Pipeline Milepost (APSC)
BPXA BP Exploration Alaska
PWS Prince William Sound
CANUSDIX Canadian/US Coast Guard Dixon Entrance
SEAPRO Southeast Alaska Petroleum Response Organization
CCG Canadian Coast Guard
EPR Emergency Planning & Response (formerly SERVS)
CISPRI Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc.
SPAR Spill Prevention and Response Division (DEC)
CY Calendar Year
TAPS Trans Alaska Pipeline System
DEC Dept of Environmental Conservation (State of Alaska)
TBD To be determined
DMVA Dept of Military and Veterans Affairs (State of Alaska
TOWEX Vessel Towing Exercise
DOD Department of Defense
USCG United States Coast Guard
ETS Emergency Towing System
VEOC Valdez Emergency Operations Center
FEOC Fairbanks Emergency Operations Center
VMT Valdez Marine Terminal (APSC)
FY Fiscal Year
WCD Worst Case Discharge