- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 3. Environmental Conservation
- Section 475. Reporting Requirements.
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AS 46.03.475. Reporting Requirements.
- (a) An owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel who becomes aware of a discharge in violation of AS 46.03.463
shall immediately report that discharge to the department. There is no audit report privilege under AS 09.25.450
for this information.
- (b) If the owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel operating in the marine waters of the state is required by
the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency or the secretary of the federal department in which the United
States Coast Guard is operating to collect samples and test sewage, graywater, or other wastewater and keep records of
the sampling and testing, the owner or operator shall, within 21 days after the sewage, graywater, or other wastewater
is tested, submit to the department a copy of the records.
- (c) Within 21 days after the testing required under AS 46.03.465
(d), the owner or operator shall submit a written report to the department that contains the measurements required
under AS 46.03.465
(d) and describes the sampling technique and analytical testing methods used. The information in the report required
under this subsection may be provided by referring to, and including copies of, other reports that are required by
substantially equivalent state or federal reporting requirements.
- (d) If the owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel operating in the marine waters of the state is required by
the laws of the United States or by the laws of Canada or of a province or territory of Canada to file a report or
provide notice of a discharge or offloading of a hazardous waste, as defined in AS 46.03.900
, or of a hazardous substance, as defined in AS 46.03.826
, that was generated, discharged, or offloaded while the vessel was operating in the marine waters of the state, the
owner or operator shall submit to the department a copy of the report or notice within 21 days after having provided
the report or notice to an agency of the government of the United States or to an agency of the government of Canada or
of a province or territory of Canada.
- (e) Before the operation of a commercial passenger vessel in the marine waters of the state, the owner or operator of the
vessel shall provide to the department a plan that describes the vessel's policies and procedures for
- (1) offloading in this state or disposing into the marine waters of the state of nonhazardous solid waste other than
- (2) offloading of hazardous waste or a hazardous substance from the vessel while it is operating in the marine waters of
the state to the extent that the offloading is not covered by (d) of this section.
- (f) Upon request of the department, the information required under this section shall be submitted electronically.
- (g) This section does not relieve the owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel from other applicable reporting
requirements of state or federal law.
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