From the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council:
For Immediate Release
Jan. 13, 2012
Contact: Stan Jones
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council will hold a board meeting in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 19-20, 2012.
The meeting is to be held at the BP Energy Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. on Friday. It is open to the public, except for executive sessions. Public comments will be taken Thursday morning at 8:55 a.m.
Among the agenda items for the board meeting are:
· A presentation on a new risk-based assessment method Alyeska Pipeline is using to seek a delay in inspection deadlines for some of its crude oil storage tanks at the Valdez tanker terminal.
· A proposal for the citizens council to contract for a corrosion survey at the terminal.
· A presentation on a risk assessment for Cook Inlet, which is being mounted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
· A briefing on new technical developments that could lead to upgrades to the ice-detecting radar system in Prince William Sound.
· A presentation from proponents of citizen oversight for the trans-Alaska pipeline (which is not overseen by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council).
The meeting agenda follows this news release. For more information, visit our web site: www.pwsrcac.org. The BP Energy Center is located just south of Anchorage's BP headquarters at 900 E. Benson Boulevard.
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council, with offices in Anchorage and Valdez, is an independent non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote environmentally safe operation of the Valdez Marine Terminal and the oil tankers that use it. The council's work is guided by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and its contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. The council's 19 member organizations are communities in the region affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, as well as aquaculture, commercial fishing, environmental, Native, recreation, and tourism groups.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
Board of Directors Meeting Jan. 19-20, 2012
BP Energy Center
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Call to Order & Roll Call
1-0 Approve Agenda
1-1 Approve Minutes of September 15-16, 2011
1-2 Approve Minutes of October 13, 2011
Public Comment Period, limit five minutes per person
Opening Comments & Activity Report from PWSRCAC Committee Chairs
Alyeska / SERVS Activity Report
Opening Comments: PWSRCAC Ex-Officio Members, Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Shippers, and Owner Companies
4-12 Ice Detection Radar Briefing
Discussion with Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District
Alyeska Presentation on Winter Operations Plan
President’s Report to the Board
2-1 Executive Director’s Report to the Board
3-1 PWSRCAC Employee Grievance Policy and Procedure Approval
4-5 Marine Firefighting Symposium Report Approval
4-1 Long Range Plan Approval
4-2 Incident Report Update for 2011
4-3 Presentation on API Standard for Risk Based Tank Inspections
4-4 Update on the Tanker Plan Renewal & Nearshore Work Group Process
4-7 Corrosion Survey of the Valdez Marine Terminal
Executive Session to Discuss Alyeska’s Financial Audit of PWSRCAC
Friday, January 20, 2011
Call to Order & Roll Call
Report on Executive Session
4-8 Ballast Water Treatment Renovation Update & Approval of Letter
4-9 Fire Protection Assets at the Valdez Marine Terminal Contract Approval
4-10 Remote Control of the Valdez Marine Terminal Contract Approval
4-11 Revised Bylaw & Policy on Executive Committee Elections
4-6 Improved Dispersants Monitoring Contract Approval – Joe Banta
AVTEC Presentation in Interactive Ship & Tug Simulators for Prince William Sound
Presentation on the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council
Citizen Oversight of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System—Kristen Pope, Copper River Watershed Project
Presentation on NOAA’s Water Quality & Harbor Improvement Project
3-2 PWSRCAC Volunteer Grievance Policy and Procedure Approval
Consideration of Consent Agenda
Note: Times listed above are tentative and subject to change without notice.