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Program Organization

The mission of the Prevention Preparedness and Response Program is to protect public safety, public health and the environment by preventing and mitigating the effects of oil and hazardous substance releases from both regulated and unregulated sources and ensuring their cleanup through government and industry planning and rapid response.

The State is divided into three Response Centers with regional response teams based in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau and smaller satellite offices in Kenai and Valdez. Each regional response team has a pre-designated State On-Scene Coordinator (commonly referred to as SOSC), who represents the state during spills in that portion of the state.