Commenting open: October 15, 2019 12:00AM AKT - March 16, 2020 11:59PM AKT.
Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan Public Scoping
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (department) is seeking input from the public and regulated operators on the oil discharge prevention and contingency plan regulations under 18 AAC 75 Article 4 (http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/aac.asp#18.75.400). The department is also accepting comments on our statutory authorities relevant to contingency planning under AS 46.04 (http://www.akleg.gov/basis/statutes.asp#46.04). The goal of this scoping project is to gather more information.
This is a supplemental notice adding to the Notice of Public Comment Period that was issued on October 15, 2019. This supplemental notice is being issued to extend the public comment period until March 16, 2020.
No specific regulation revisions are proposed at this time, and there are no draft regulations to review. Any future proposed changes to regulations would be subject to a separate public comment period.
The department specifically would like to hear about whether the current regulations could be made more clear and understandable without compromising environmental protection or if any portions may be outdated or duplicative. The department is also interested in new ideas that may make contingency plans more effective. The department is asking stakeholders who would be affected by this change to provide comments and preliminary input regarding improvements to 18 AAC Article 4 or enabling statutes (AS 46.04).
Be as specific as possible in your comments including the specific citation (i.e. 18 AAC 75.400), what change you recommend, and why.
Written comments must be received by the department no later than 11:59 pm on March 16, 2020.
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