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Alaska Administrative Code
Title 18 . Environmental Conservation
Chapter 75 . Oil and Other Hazardous Substances Pollution Control

Chapter 75. Oil and Other Hazardous Substances Pollution Control

Section 5 . Responsibility
Section 7 . General oil pollution prevention requirements
Section 15 . Waiver
Section 25 . Transfer requirements
Section 27 . Requirements for laden oil tank vessels
Section 37 . Requirements for laden oil barges
Section 45 . Operating requirements for exploration and production facilities
Section 55 . Leak detection, monitoring, and operating requirements for crude oil transmission pipelines
Section 65 . Oil storage tank requirements
Section 75 . Secondary containment requirements for aboveground oil storage and surge tanks
Section 80 . Facility piping requirements for oil terminal, crude oil transmission pipeline, exploration, and production facilities
Section 85 . Requirements for railroad tank cars and operations by rail
Section 90 . Recommended practices
Section 205 . Application for approval
Section 215 . Applications submitted by facsimile
Section 220 . Application for amendment
Section 225 . Renewals
Section 235 . Amount and evidence of financial responsibility; general provisions
Section 236 . Amount and evidence of financial responsibility; onshore production facilities
Section 237 . Public access to records
Section 240 . Certificate of proof of financial responsibility
Section 245 . Self-insurance
Section 250 . Insurance
Section 255 . Surety
Section 260 . Guaranty
Section 265 . Letters of credit
Section 270 . Other proof of financial responsibility for tank vessels, oil barges, oil terminal facilities, oil exploration or production facilities, pipelines, and railroad tank cars
Section 271 . Proof of financial responsibility for nontank vessels
Section 272 . Termination or cancellation of proof of financial responsibility
Section 275 . Service of process
Section 280 . Classification as an oil terminal facility
Section 285 . Oil terminal facilities
Section 290 . Enforcement
Section 300 . Discharge or release notification; reporting requirements
Section 305 . Posting of information required
Section 310 . Scope and duration of initial response actions
Section 315 . Initial response actions
Section 320 . Department oversight of containment and cleanup
Section 325 . Site cleanup rules: purpose, applicability, and general provisions
Section 330 . Interim removal actions
Section 335 . Site characterization
Section 340 . Soil cleanup levels; general requirements
Section 341 . Soil cleanup levels; tables
Section 345 . Groundwater and surface water cleanup levels
Section 350 . Groundwater use
Section 355 . Sampling and analysis
Section 360 . Cleanup operation requirements
Section 365 . Offsite or portable treatment facilities
Section 370 . Soil storage and disposal
Section 375 . Institutional controls
Section 380 . Final reporting requirements and site closure
Section 385 . Appeals
Section 390 . Waiver or modification
Section 395 . Interference with cleanup prohibited
Section 396 . Local control
Section 400 . Applicability
Section 405 . Pre-application notification and consultation
Section 410 . Application procedures
Section 412 . (Repealed)
Section 413 . Transitional provisions for review and approval of nontank vessel plans
Section 415 . Application for amendment
Section 420 . Application for renewal
Section 425 . Oil discharge prevention and contingency plan contents
Section 426 . Nontank vessel streamlined plan contents
Section 427 . Nontank vessel equivalent plan contents
Section 428 . Response planning facilitator
Section 430 . Response planning standards
Section 432 . Response planning standards for oil terminal facilities
Section 433 . Response planning standards for railroad tank cars
Section 434 . Response planning standards for exploration or production facilities
Section 436 . Response planning standards for crude oil pipelines
Section 438 . Response planning standards for crude oil tank vessels and barges
Section 440 . Response planning standards for noncrude oil tank vessels and barges
Section 441 . Response planning standards for nontank vessels
Section 442 . Response planning standards for multiple operations
Section 443 . Prevention credits for nontank vessels
Section 445 . Approval criteria for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans
Section 446 . Approval criteria for nontank vessel equivalent plans
Section 447 . Department examination of new technologies
Section 455 . Department review procedures for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans and nontank vessel equivalent plans
Section 456 . Department decision on nontank vessel streamlined plans
Section 457 . Emergency modification of review process
Section 459 . Preissuance conference
Section 460 . Department decision on oil discharge prevention and contingency plans and nontank vessel equivalent plans
Section 465 . Proof of approved plan
Section 470 . Transfers between plan holders
Section 475 . Notification of nonreadiness
Section 480 . Inspections
Section 485 . Discharge exercises
Section 490 . Failure to comply
Section 495 . Regional master discharge prevention and contingency plan boundaries
Section 496 . Regional response operations plan boundaries for nontank vessels
Section 500 . Definition of oil spill primary response action contractor; applicability
Section 501 . Applicability with respect to nontank vessel cleanup contractors, nontank vessel incident management teams, and response planning facilitators
Section 510 . General provisions
Section 520 . Application for oil spill primary response action contractor registration or renewal
Section 521 . Application for nontank vessel cleanup contractor registration
Section 522 . Application for nontank vessel incident management team registration
Section 523 . Application for response planning facilitator registration
Section 530 . Registration application contents for oil spill primary response action contractors for oil discharge prevention and contingency plans
Section 531 . Registration application contents for nontank vessel cleanup contractors
Section 532 . Registration application contents for nontank vessel incident management teams
Section 533 . Registration application contents for response planning facilitators
Section 540 . Registration and renewal fees
Section 550 . Application review procedures for oil spill primary response action contractors
Section 551 . Application review procedures for nontank vessel cleanup contractors
Section 552 . Application review procedures for nontank vessel incident management teams
Section 553 . Application review procedures for response planning facilitators
Section 560 . Minimum registration standards for oil spill primary response action contractors
Section 561 . Minimum registration standards for nontank vessel cleanup contractors
Section 562 . Minimum registration standards for nontank vessel incident management teams
Section 563 . Minimum registration standards for response planning facilitators
Section 565 . Discharge exercises for nontank vesselled contractors and nontank vessel incident management teams
Section 570 . Failure to comply
Section 580 . Voluntary termination of registration
Section 605 . Applicability
Section 610 . Freshwater environments
Section 620 . Marine environments
Section 630 . Public land environments
Section 640 . Toxicity of petroleum and petroleum products and byproducts
Section 650 . Degradability of petroleum and petroleum products and byproducts
Section 660 . Dispersibility of petroleum and petroleum products and byproducts
Section 670 . Schedule of civil penalties
Section 700 . Surface oiling permit
Section 710 . Exemption from surface oiling permit
Section 720 . Prohibitions
Section 730 . Decision on application for surface oiling permit; permit term and conditions
Section 800 . Permit for oil discharge for scientific purposes
Section 810 . Permit procedures
Section 820 . Modification of permit
Section 830 . Termination of permit
Section 905 . Falsification prohibited
Section 990 . Definitions

Editor's note: Effective 5/14/92, Register 122, the regulations in 18 AAC 75 were comprehensively reorganized and revised. They replace all previous regulations in this chapter and in 18 AAC 20 (Financial Responsibility), which were repealed simultaneously with the adoption of these regulations. The history line at the end of each section does not reflect the history of that provision before the 5/14/92 effective date of this chapter, nor is the section numbering related to the numbering before that date.

Previous amendments to 18 AAC 20 and to this chapter are on file in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor as follows: Previous amendments to regulations dealing with financial responsibility, which now appear at 18 AAC 75.205 - 18 AAC 75.275, are found at Register 79, 9/9/81; and at Register 103, 8/6/87.

Previous amendments to regulations dealing with oil and hazardous substances pollution control are found at Register 45, 4/15/73; Register 62, 4/23/77; Register 63, 9/16/77; Register 66, 4/19/78; Register 79, 9/9/81; Register 94, 5/2/85; Register 103, 8/6/87; Register 110, 7/89; and at Register 115, 8/17/90.

The regulations in 18 AAC 75.300 - 18 AAC 75.396, grouped under Article 3, effective January 22, 1999 and distributed in Register 149, constitute a comprehensive reorganization and revision of material formerly set out at 18 AAC 75.300 - 18 AAC 75.370, which also had been grouped at Article 3. The regulations at 18 AAC 75.300 - 18 AAC 75.396 replace former 18 AAC 75.300 - 18 AAC 75.370, which were repealed simultaneously with the adoption of these regulations. The history line at the end of each section does not reflect the history of the replaced provisions before January 22, 1999. Some section numbers in this revision were used for previous regulations, but current sections are not necessarily related to previous sections with the same section number. The earlier version of 18 AAC 75.300 - 18 AAC 75.370 may be reviewed at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and may be found at Register 122, effective May 14, 1992.


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