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Prince William Sound Area

The Prince William Sound Area Contingency Plan (PWS ACP) represents a coordinated and cooperative effort by government agencies. This document contains information applicable to pollution response within the Prince William Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) coastal zone. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) have written this area contingency plan jointly. It meets the pollution response contingency planning requirements under the National Contingency Plan (NCP) and the Alaska Regional Contingency Plan (RCP) applicable to the State and Federal government.

Plan Documents

Area Map (click image to expand)

The Prince William Sound Area mimics the Captain of the Port Zone and extends seaward from the coastline 200 nautical miles to the Economic Exclusion Zone. The Area also extends inland 1,000 yards. The following geographic zones lie partially within the Prince William Sound Area:

  • 2 - Prince William Sound

Note- The Western boundary of the Prince William Sound Area and Prince William Sound Geographic Zone are slightly offset (less than 20km). The following maps provide a visual representation of this offset:

Outreach Opportunities

Next Area Committee Meeting

For information regarding meeting locations and agendas, visit the Alaska Regional Response Team website

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