Subarea Contingency Plans

Southeast Alaska 

Prince William Sound 

Cook Inlet

Kodiak Island

Aleutian Islands

Bristol Bay

Western Alaska 

Northwest Arctic

North Slope



Southeast Subarea Committee Meeting


The next meeting of the Prince William Sound Subarea Committee will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, on the morning of November 16th, at the Valdez Civic Center.  This meeting is being held in conjunction with an outreach meeting for identification of areas to be excluded from the dispersant preauthorization policy, that was finalized in January 2016.  Such excluded areas are referred to in the policy as "avoidance areas".  The agenda for both meetings, with call-in number may be viewed at: PWSSAC Agenda.pdf


Maps of the Subareas

 Areas Excepted from the 1000-yd Jurisdictional Boundary delineating USEPA/USCG Jurisdiction for Federal Spill Response:  Exception Areas


Plan Status:  Updates to these plans are ongoing.  

Cook Inlet SCP - The Cook Inlet Subarea Committee is currently engaged in the process of updating the SCP.  For more information, or to learn how you can participate directly in drafting the current update, please contact Nick Knowles, USEPA at

Kodiak Island SCP -- The Kodiak Island Subarea Committee is initiating work on updating the SCP.  A committee meeting will be held on May 24th in Kodiak. A call-in number is available on the announcement and agenda. Subarea Committee Meeting Annoucement and Subarea Committee Meeting Agenda

Northwest Arctic SCP -- The Northwest Arctic Subarea Committee is initiating work on updating the SCP.   Committee meetings are scheduled for [tbd].


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