Spill Tactics for Alaska Responders (STAR) Manual
The Spill Tactics for Alaska Responders (STAR) manual (PDF 25M) provides standardized oil spill response tactics specific to the State of Alaska. The manual is intended to be a tactical reference for both oil spill planning and response activities. It is available for use by the spill response community, including federal, state, local, industry, and spill response organizations throughout Alaska.
The information in this manual bridges the gap between oil spill contingency planning and response by providing standard tactics and terminology that can be easily transferred from contingency plan to Incident Action Plan. The standardization will facilitate mutual aid among response organizations and may improve resource ordering and allocation during a response. The manual also has value as a field guide and training aid for oil spill responders.