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
Patricia Bower, AK DEC

What's New?

Next Meeting  

Alaska Regional Response Team Meeting:  The next meeting of the ARRT will be held on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, AK.

This meeting will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Alaska Statewide Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday January 30, 2018, also at the BP Energy Center.


The meeting summary for the September 21st ARRT meeting in Cordova, is complete and may be viewed at: Sept Cordova ARRT Meeting Summary2.pdf


Chemical Dispersant Preauthorization Avoidance Areas


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), United States Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of the Interior, and US Department of Commerce are seeking public input on draft Dispersant Avoidance Area annexes, which will be added to five subarea contingency plans for oil and hazardous substance discharges/releases (i.e. Prince William Sound, Cook Inlet, Kodiak Island, Bristol Bay, and Aleutians) and supplement the Dispersant Use Plan for Alaska, Annex F, Appendix I of the Unified Plan.  Avoidance Area boundaries and scientific justifications for each are outlined in each draft Dispersant Avoidance Area annex. 


Additional information describing outreach efforts, proposed changes, dispersant fact sheets, safety data sheets, Preauthorization Area maps, Avoidance Area maps, and public comment procedures can be found on the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s dispersant website at:


Written comments, suggestions, or questions must be received no later than 5:00 pm on December 1, 2017.  Please send all submissions by mail or email to:


Rick Bernhardt, PhD
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Spill Prevention and Response
Scientific Support Unit
555 Cordova St.
Anchorage, AK  99501

Alaska Pipeline Jurisdictional Tool

EPA has completed work on a mapping tool, deliniating jurisdictional responsibility for planning and inspection requirements for hydrocarbon pipelines in Alaska.  View the atlas of maps availible at Jurisdictional Tool Map Atlas.pdf.

Biennial Work Plan

The ARRT's 2017-2018 Biennial Work Plan has been finalized, and may be viewed at: BWP 2017-2018 FINAL.pdf.  While the plan covers a two year period, it is updated annually. 

Annual Tribal Newsletter

You may view the 2017 annual ARRT Tribal Newsletter, posted to the Tribal Outreach page of this website.

Area Contingency Plans and a Regional Contingency Plan for Alaska

At the direction of the ARRT, representatives from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, The U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working jointly to establish Contingency Plans for Alaska that conform with the guidance and regulations of the National Contingency Plan.  You can learn for about this effort at:


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