- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 4. Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Control
- Section 200. State Master Plan.
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AS 46.04.200. State Master Plan.
- (a) The department shall prepare, annually review, and revise as necessary a statewide master oil and hazardous substance
discharge prevention and contingency plan.
- (b) The state master plan prepared under this section must
- (1) take into consideration the elements of an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan approved or submitted for
approval under AS 46.04.030
- (2) include incident command systems that clarify and specify the respective responsibilities of each of the following in
the assessment, containment, and cleanup of various types and sizes of discharges of oil or a hazardous substance into
the environment of the state:
- (A) the Department of Environmental Conservation, the division of homeland security and emergency management in the
Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, and other agencies of the state; responsibilities assigned to each agency
must be consistent with its statutory authority;
- (B) municipalities of the state;
- (C) appropriate federal agencies;
- (D) operators of facilities;
- (E) private parties whose land and other property may be affected by the oil or hazardous substance discharge; and
- (F) other parties identified by the commission as having an interest in or the resources to assist in the containment and
cleanup of an oil or hazardous substance discharge;
- (3) include incident command systems that specify the respective responsibilities of parties identified in (2) of this
subsection in an emergency response under AS 26.23, AS 46.03.865
, AS 46.04.080
, or AS 46.09.030; responsibilities assigned to each
state agency must be consistent with its statutory authority; and
- (4) identify actions necessary to reduce the likelihood of discharges of oil or hazardous substances.
- (c) If the commissioner determines that the state master plan should be revised, the commissioner shall
- (1) consult with municipal, community, and local emergency planning committee officials, and with representatives of
affected regional organizations;
- (2) submit the draft plan with revisions to the public for review and comment;
- (3) submit to the legislature for review, not later than the 10th day following the convening of each regular session, any
revision of the plan; and
- (4) submit any revision of the plan to the Alaska State Emergency Response Commission for its review under AS 26.23.077
- (d) In order to determine whether the state master plan should be revised, or at any other time the commissioner
determines it necessary, the commissioner shall require or schedule unannounced oil spill drills to test the
sufficiency of an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan approved under AS 46.04.030
or of the cleanup plans of a party identified under (b)(2) of this section.
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