For help, contact Call Division of Water at 907-465-5180 or email 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 online questionnaires, applications, and reports to the Division of Water for loans, grants, permits and registrations. Access to OASys is provided through myAlaska, the State of Alaska's system for Secure Single Sign-on. In addition to authentication, myAlaska also provides secure electronic signature, and storage of the final e-signed document (Copy of Record). Electronic payment is provided to OASys by DEC's Online Payment Center (OPC). OPC allows for payment of an application fee either by credit card or bank transfer when the application requires it.^ To Top
What Applications Are Available Online?
- Alaska Clean Water Actions Grant Application (Application Guidance)
- Commercial Passenger Vessel Registration
- Municipal Grant and Loan Questionnaires, Applications and Reports
- Storm Water Notice of Intent (NOI), Notice of Termination (NOT)
- Seafood Processors Notice of Intent (NOI)
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 use the water online application system?
If you do not already have a myAlaska account, you must first enroll in myAlaska. Once you have a myAlaska account, go to the OASys Homepage and click on "Continue to myAlaska". After logging into myAlaska, you will be taken to the OASys "Welcome" page. The OASys Welcome page provides access to all currently available submittals. Locate your submittal type using the Water Program named tabs and click on the name to create a new submittal.
Division of Water develops a User guidance document for each submittal to assist with the specific steps and process required. These can typically be found on the appropriate Water Program webpage or within the purpose statement in each online submittal.sw^ 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?
Who has the authority to sign a submittal is dependent on the type of submittal.
- For State permit applications or reports, please see 18 AAC 15.030 for signatory authority requirements.
- For APDES permit applications or reports, please see 18 AAC 83.385 for signatory authority requirements.
For all other applications or reports, please contact appropriate Water Program staff for signatory authority requirements.
In all cases, before signing, the signer will be presented with the appropriate regulatory language specifying who signs.^ To Top
What is a validation?
Validation of a myAlaska account indicates that the account holder's identity has been verified and enables the account holder to e-sign. OASys recognizes myAlaska accounts that are validated through either the DMV/PFD Validation process (which requires you to be an Alaskan Resident) OR through the new DEC Water Validation process.^ To Top
Do I need to be validated in order to use OASys?
OASys Version 8 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 if I fill out the wrong submittal?
Please email DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov with the OASys tracking number and your userID so that it can be voided in the system (not deleted). This will remove it from your list of submittals displayed in OASys.^ 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?
Please email DEC.Water.OPAHelp@alaska.gov to obtain the appropriate Water Program contact information.^ To Top