Division of Spill Prevention and Response

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Terminals and Tank Farms Section


Section Manager: Bill Steele
(907) 269-7886

 

The Terminals and Tank Farms Section of the Prevention Preparedness and Response Program is tasked with the protection of the public and the environment through implementation of State of Alaska oil spill prevention and response statutes and regulations for refined petroleum product terminals greater than 420,000 gallons of total capacity. The section is also responsible for the protection of the public and the environment through implementation of State of Alaska underground storage tank statutes and regulations.

 


The section oversees the review and approval of oil discharge prevention and contingency plans that cover:
  • The bulk storage facilities for refined petroleum products
  • The transfer of product to and from these facilities

 

This section also administers the underground storage tank program by overseeing:

  • The proper installation, maintenance, repair and closure of underground storage tank systems
  • The third party three year inspection program
  • The certified underground storage tank worker program

 

This section’s primary activities include:

  • Reviewing contingency plan applications, renewals, and amendments
  • Inspecting facilities and response equipment inventories
  • Conducting contingency plan verification drills and exercises
  • Assisting industry in contingency plan development and implementation
  • Performing audits of third party underground storage tank inspectors
  • Reviewing third party reports for underground storage tank systems

 

Oil discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan regulations are contained in 18 AAC 75 Article 4.  Bulk storage terminal regulations are contained in 18 AAC 75 Article 1.  Underground storage tanks regulations are contained in 18 AAC 78 Article 1.