For help, contact John Randolph at 907-465-5307 or DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov.
What is the Water Online Application System?
The Water Online Application System (OASys) is an internet-based system for submitting applications or questionnaires for wastewater discharges. OASys enables electronic signature using the myAlaska identity verification system, and electronic payment using either credit card or bank transfer if the application requires it. After the electronic submission of the application or questionnaire, the applicant may need to send in additional information such as maps via email or U.S. mail. OASys' task list at the top of the overview page will specify any additional information needed.^ To Top
What Applications Are Available Online?
- Alaska Clean Water Actions Website (Application Guidance)
- Commercial Passenger Vessel Registration
- Contained Water
- Excavation Dewatering
- Municipal Grant Program
- Municipal Loan Program
- Underground Injection Control
- Storm Water Homepage
Permit applications not available through the Water Online Application System can be located at the Permit Application Forms Portal^ To Top
What if I think my OASys account is compromised?
How do I apply for an online permit application?
You must first enroll at myAlaska. Once your userID and password has been established click http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/oasys to access the Water Online Application System.^ To Top
What is an electronic signature?
An electronic signature is an electronic equivalent to a paper signature.^ To Top
How does a myAlaska electronic signature work?
A myAlaska electronic signature uses cryptography-based mechanisms to bind the data to be signed with the identity of the signer and the date and time of the signing act. Due to this cryptographic binding, at any time after the signing act an independent third party can confirm non-repudiation (a person with knowledge of a particular myAlaska user name and password signed it, and no one else could have) and integrity (if any element of the content is changed, the cryptographic mechanism will indicate that a change; i.e., the signature makes the content tamper-evident).^ To Top
Is an electronic signature as good as a traditional signature?
Alaska Statute 09.80.10 establishes that where both parties to a transaction agree to be bound by an electronic signature that signature may be considered to have the same legal implications as a signature in writing. The American Bar Association Digital Signature Guidelines state that a signature serves as evidence to make a writing attributable to the signer; a ceremony to call attention to the legal significance of the signer's act; an expression of the signer's approval of or authorization of the writing; and a closure which imparts a sense of clarity and finality to the transaction and may lessen the subsequent need to inquire beyond the face of a document. An electronic signature serves the same purpose. A myAlaska electronic signature may serve as evidence because myAlaska electronic signatures are processed and stored in such a way that it can be proved that only a person in possession of the myAlaska user name and (secret) password could have authorized the electronic signature. A myAlaska electronic signature serves as ceremony and an expression of the signer's approval or authorization because the process to apply a myAlaska electronic signature is designed to emphasize the legal significance of the signing act and the signer's approval or authorization. The myAlaska signature process serves as a closure of a transaction because it is applied at the end of the transaction. The signature process results in a confirmation code, which is the signer's receipt of a completed transaction.^ To Top
Who can sign the application?
The type of permit determines who can sign the application. For state permits including Contained Water, Excavation Dewatering, and Underground Injection Control, 18 AAC 15.030 determines who signs the application:
All permit or approval applications must be signed as follows:
- in the case of corporations, by a principal executive officer of at least the level of vice president or his duly authorized representative, if the representative is responsible for the overall management of the project or operation;
- in the case of a partnership, by a general partner;
- in the case of a sole proprietorship, by the proprietor;
- in the case of a municipal, state, federal or other public facility, by either a principal executive officer, ranking elected official, or other duly authorized employee.
For Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System applications and reports, 18 AAC 83.385 determines who signs the application. Please consult these regulations at http://www.dec.state.ak.us/commish/regulations/index.htm for the precise language.
In any case, before signing, the signer will be presented with the appropriate regulatory language specifying who signs.^ To Top
What is a validation?
Validation is a security feature at both myAlaska and Water Online Application System. This is to verify your identity to the state of Alaska. When validation is completed you may electronically sign your permit application or use the other state of Alaska online services. Validation can be completed with an Alaska Driver's license and Permanent Fund Dividend information, or by verifying your identity to DEC with a signed validation form.^ To Top
Do I need to be validated in order to use OASys?
OASys Version 3 does not require validation in order to use the system, but does require validation in order to electronically sign applications. To fill in an application online and submit it as a paper application, just a simple myAlaska UserID and password with no identity proofing are required.^ To Top
Who do I contact if I forget my password or username?
What are the legal characters allowed in the data fields?
The upper and lower cases of the English alphabet and the following symbols: , . : ; # ' @ _ ? ! % - + = & ( ) "^ To Top
What if I fill out the wrong application?
Please email DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov or call John Randolph at 907-465-5307 with the tracking number and your userID so that it can be taken off from your list of applications or questionnaires.^ To Top
Do I have to pay upon the completion of the application?
Yes, you will need to pay in full at the end of the application process through the use of ePayment.^ To Top
Is there anyone who would be exempt from the paying of a fee?
Only schools are exempt.^ To Top
What is ePayment?
Payment is accepted by either credit card or electronic funds transfer. The Water Online Application System will walk you through the payment process.^ To Top
How do I check on the status of my application?
Login to OASys and the status of your application is located on OASys' homepage or email DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov. Remember, all items need to be completed before the application is considered for an authorization.^ To Top
Can I renew a permit through OASys?
Not yet, but the renewal of a permit will be included in the future releases for OASys.^ To Top
What if my information changes after I submit my application?
Who can I contact for more information?
For storm water permit applications call Jake Greuey at 907-269-8117 and for all other applications call John Randolph at 907-465-5307.^ To Top