A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Valdez, Alaska, conducts underway training near Valdez Aug. 18, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Valdez)

Public Invited to Attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee Hazard Response Meeting

Members of government, private, and not-for-profit organizations involved in or concerned about pollution preparedness and response in the Arctic and Western Alaska are encouraged to attend the next meeting for the Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee Tuesday at the Atwood Conference Center in Anchorage.

The public is also invited to attend either in person or over the phone. A public comment period is scheduled.

Those wishing to comment must sign-up during the meeting. Agendas with contact information for the meeting can be found at https://dec.alaska.gov/spar/ppr/contingency-plans/response-plans/arctic-western-area/.

Area Committees are the venue for public input on all relevant processes and scientific issues related to oil and hazardous substance spill prevention, preparedness, planning and response. Area Committees manage and continuously improve upon the Area Contingency Plan, and provide a platform for consistent coordination among federal, state, tribal, and local emergency planners and responders.

WHO: Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee

WHAT: Public meeting to discuss contingency plans for response to discharges of oil and releases of hazardous substances in the coastal zone of Arctic and Western Alaska and surrounding waters.

WHERE: Atwood Conference Center, 550 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Lt. Cmdr. Matt Hobbie, Coast Guard Emergency Management, 907-437-4111

MEETING CALL-IN PHONE: 877-685-3169, Code# 1112019

WEB CONFERENCE: https://share.dhs.gov/awaac/

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