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Manuals and Guidance Documents

For more information regarding PPR guidance documents, please see the Forms and Applications page. Additional resources for storage tanks are located on the Home Heating Oil Tanks and Underground Storage Tanks pages.

Document Name and Link Category Date
Oil Spill Response Exercise Guidance: A Manual for Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Exercises (PDF 2.9M)
The Guidance is part of a dedicated effort to improve DEC’s Oil Spill Response Exercise Program to better serve the needs of regulated oil operators, response action contractors, state and federal agencies, and other exercise stakeholders, while improving oil spill response readiness within the State of Alaska.
Spill Response April
2018
Tanks Listed in Plan (PDF 40K)
Clarifies the size of oil storage tanks that should be included in contingency plans and used in determining the oil storage capacity of a facility. Guidance No. OPC 92-6.
Aboveground Storage Tanks April
1992
STAR Manual
The Spill Tactics for Alaska Responders (STAR) manual provides a standardized oil spill response tactics manual specific to the State of Alaska
Spill Response March
2014
SCAT Manual
The Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Technique (SCAT) manual is a systematic method for surveying an affected shoreline after an oil spill
Spill Response August
2013
Tundra Treatment Manual
The Tundra Treatment manual is used for treating oil and hazardous substance spills to tundra
Spill Response December
2010
Home Heating Oil Tanks - A complete guide for property owners (PDF 715K)
This guide is provided to help you have a safe heating oil system and to prevent spills of heating oil into the environment
Home Heating
Oil Tanks
January
2003
Aboveground Storage Tank Operator Training Handbook (PDF 3.6M)
This handbook is designed for Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) operators and should be used as a guidebook as well as a reference manual
Aboveground
Storage Tanks
October
2016
Installation Brochure (PDF 192K)
Home Heating Oil tank installation guidelines for both aboveground and underground tanks
Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
Inspection Checklist (PDF 146K)Checklist for inspecting your home heating oil tank Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
Aboveground Tank Inspection Brochure (PDF 849K)Guide for inspecting an aboveground heating oil tank, including photos of potential tank issues, signs of a spill, and what to do in case of a spill Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
Underground Tank Inspection Brochure (PDF 1.13M)Guide for inspecting an underground heating oil tank, including photos of potential tank issues, inspection checklist, and what to do in case of a spill Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
Underground Tank Closure Brochure (PDF 1.13M)Guide for taking an underground heating oil tank out of service, inclduing common questions and useful tips Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
Tank Safety in Flood and Earthquake Areas (PDF 547K)Guide for choosing a fuel stand in both earthquake country and flood prone areas, as well as tips for preventing a spill during and earthquake or flood Home Heating
Oil Tanks
March
2012
In Situ Burning Guidelines for Alaska (PDF 645K)
The Alaska in situ burning guidelines are used by State and Federal onscene coordinators to authorize an emergency in situ burn of oil
Spill Response August
2008
Alaska Regional Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Teams (PDF 598K)
Brochure providing a general overview of regional hazmat response teams in Alaska
Spill Response May
2002
Alaska Incident Management System (AIMS) (PDF 2.25M)
Guide for Oil and Hazardous Substance Response cooperatively developed by industry, spill coops, Federal and State agencies
Spill Response November
2002
Disposal of Polluted Soil (PDF 44K)
This is the DEC Solid Waste Program guidance that discusses the procedures for gaining approval to dispose of different types of polluted soil at Class I, II or III landfills
Spill Response September
2016
Secondary Containment Requirements At Tank Truck and Rail Car Loading and Unloading Areas (PDF 205K)
Guidance document designating locations and situations where secondary containment regulations are applicable to regulated oil industry operators
Aboveground
Storage Tanks
August
2004
Shop-fabricated Aboveground Oil Storage Tank Capacity Limit Guidance (PDF 1.7M)
This guidance provides clarification of the prevention measure requirements that apply to shop-fabricated aboveground oil storage tanks under 18 AAC 75.065 and 18 AAC 75.066 that were placed into service when the requirements went into effect, after December 30, 2008
Aboveground
Storage Tanks
May
2017
Temporary and Seasonal Class 2 Facilities Guidance (PDF 168K)
This guidance applies to owners and operators of Class 2 facilities regulated under 18 AAC 75.835 to 18 AAC 75.849 and Prevention, Preparedness, and Response personnel engaged in reviewing Class 2 facility registration and notification forms
Aboveground
Storage Tanks
June
2017
Underground Storage Tank Procedures Manual (PDF 1.63M)
Requirements for Treatment of Contaminated Soil and Water, Remediation Technologies, Sampling Procedures, and Laboratory Data Submittals and Alaska Analytical Methods
Underground
Storage Tanks
March
2017
Operation and Maintenance Manual (PDF 1.2M)
Requirements, Recommendations, and Practical Advice for Owners and Operators
Underground
Storage Tanks
March
2000
EPA Publications related to Underground Storage Tanks
Link to a table of EPA publications regarding UST general information, Prevention, and Cleanup
Underground
Storage Tanks
Various
Dates
Underground Storage Tank Inspector Handbook (Part 1: PDF 1.12M) (Part 2: PDF 1.01M)The definitive handbook for third party inspectors Underground
Storage Tanks
March
2002
Leak Detection Recordkeeping Fact Sheet (PDF 105K)Title 18 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC) 78, Underground Storage Tanks, requires leak detection monitoring and recordkeeping in paragraphs 18 AAC 78.060, 78.065 and 78.070 Underground
Storage Tanks
April
2014 
Plan Review Guidance Document (PDF 4.6M)Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan Application Package and Review Guidance Document Contingency
Plans
December
2016 
Skimmer System Derating for Contingency Planning: A Guide for Plan Holders (PDF 78K)
Outlines the process for a plan holder to request approval of a higher recovery rate for a skimming system
Contingency
Plans
December
2017