Public invited to attend Arctic and Western Alaska Area Committee meeting Tuesday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — 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 meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Atwood Conference Center, 550 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. The Call-in phone number is 877-685-3169, Code# 1112019. The web conference address will be https://share.dhs.gov/awaac/

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.


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