CO TAPS Updates
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.
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.
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.