CO TAPS Updates

April 2012:

     On April 3, 2012, CO TAPS joined 11 other organization in signing letters to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Department of Transportation opposing the weakening or repeal of Section 24 of H.R. 2845, the “Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011.”

     We believe it is important for the public to have access to as much information as possible and we believe that charging the public to access this information creates an unnecessary barrier to public participation. The letters are available as PDFs below.

file icon pdf Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives

file icon pdf Letter to the U.S. Senate

file icon pdf Letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation



October 2011: Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Circulates Draft Contingency Plan for Renewal (Comments Due on November 2, 2011)


     The Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) has circulated a draft TAPS Pipeline Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan (C-Plan) for public review.  Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation requires that the plan be updated every five years.

     The comment period was originally scheduled for July 1 - August 15, 2011 but was temporarily suspended pending two Requests for Additional Information (RFAI)  (available here, RFAI and RFAI 2) from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to the APSC.

     ADEC published the public notice of the C-Plan renewal on its agency web site for only 30 days, starting July 1, 2011.  The public notice expired automatically and was not re-posted.  ADEC declined to require Alyeska to make copies of the C-Plan available electronically.  ADEC contact:  Graham Wood, Environmental Program Specialist, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (907)269-6494.

     Copies of the draft C-Plan are available in public libraries in TAPS corridor communities.  A copy of the draft plan is available for review at the Copper River Watershed Project office at 511 First Street, Cordova, Alaska.



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