Arctic Alaska Spill Prevention and Response Primer

Nuka Research developed a primer on marine oil spill prevention and response regulations for Ocean Conservancy. Depending on a whole host of factors, marine operations in Arctic Alaska are subject to laws and regulations from different federal and state agencies. If a spill occurs to marine waters, then the Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation take on the lead federal and state roles but will work within an established set of practices and procedures. The Primer is intended to provide an introduction to existing laws and regulations for community members, policymakers, or advocates who are not steeped in spill prevention and response but care about this important area.