As an advisory board to the Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC), the Alaska Regional Response Team provides federal, state, and local governmental agencies with means to participate in response to pollution incidents.
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Emergency Phone Number:
National Response Team


Contact the ARRT Coordinators:
Nick Knowles, US EPA
Cecil McNutt, USCG

What's New?

Public Comment Period:  Unified Plan, Annex B, Process for Community Outreach

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. Coast Guard, and Environmental Protection Agency are updating portions of Annex B of the Unified Plan relating to the Regional Stakeholders Committee process. These changes clarify and strengthen the process for community and stakeholder participation and outreach during an oil spill or hazardous materials release. A copy of the draft document is available at the ADEC website, here.   We request interested parties to review the updated draft and provide feedback prior to April 29, 2016. The comment period has been extended to May 29th.  Please click on the Unified Plan tab on the left side of this page for additional information on submitting your comments.

Next Meeting  

Alaska Regional Response Team Meeting:  The next meeting of the ARRT will be held on May 25th, 2016, in Kodiak at the  Kodiak Public Library, 612 Egan Way, Kodiak, AK. 

You may view the agenda HERE.  

This meeting is being held in conjunction with a meeting of the Kodiak Subarea Committee, which will take place on May 24th, at the same location. A call-in number is available on the announcement and agenda. Click here for the Subarea Committee Meeting Announcement  and Subarea Committee Meeting Agenda

New Documents:    

  • NOAA Recently issued guidelines for protection of marine mammals during spill response activities.  View the guidance here: Mammal Response Guidelines.pdf
  • A summary of the January 27th meeting may be viewed HERE, and includes links to the agenda, sign-in sheets, and powerpoint presentations.  
  • At the Janaury 27th meeting, The ARRT issued final approval of the revised Annex F, Appendix I to the Unified Plan, Oil Dispersant Guidelines/Preauthorization Plan for Alaska.  Click here to view the FINAL UPDATED POLICY.  You can learn more about the update process by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions, Response to Public Comments received, and the Summary of Tribal Consultation, which were are developed as part of the update process.  
  • The ARRT has also issued final approval for updates to Annex D of the Unified Plan, covering the process for future updates to the plan.  Click here to view ANNEX D.  
  • Click HERE to view the final version of the 2016-2017 ARRT Biennial Work Plan.  
  • For items regarding ARRT outreach to federally recognized tribes please visit our Tribal Outreach Page.  


If you have any comments or recommendations on this website or its contents, please send them to Nick Knowles or Liza Sanden.