Alaska Regional Response Team meeting held in Anchorage, open to public

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency, Co-Chairs of the Alaska Regional Response Team are inviting the citizens of Alaska to participate in an ARRT meeting scheduled for Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.

The ARRT was established under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and is responsible for developing regional contingency plans to coordinate timely and effective response by various federal agencies and other organizations to discharges of oil or releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants.

The EPA and the Coast Guard view participation by the public as a critical step in the success of the overall spill response planning and preparedness process in Alaska.

Teleconference capability also is available to interested parties outside of the Anchorage area. Below is the information for the teleconference line, which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AST Wednesday

Phone number: 1-888-455-5942

Conference Code: 21033

The agenda for the ARRT meeting can be obtained at http://www.akrrt.org/meetings.shtml

Anyone interested in participating ARRT meeting in person or via teleconference please notify the Coast Guard ARRT coordinator, Cecil McNutt at Cecil.D.McNutt@uscg.mil. This will ensure that sufficient teleconference line capacity is made available for all interested parties.

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