The Protocol Control Committee is a technical committee comprised of five members of the Board of Directors. The committee deals with issues related to state and federal contingency plans. Regulated Contingency Plan Review - One of Cook Inlet RCAC's primary mandates in the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 is to review contingency plans for the regulated crude oil industry in Cook Inlet. Contingency plans outline the oil spill prevention measures that a company has implemented as well as detailed response scenarios and tactics in the event of an oil spill. The contingency plans are required by federal and state law and Cook Inlet RCAC is tasked in OPA 90 to review these plans. Cook Inlet RCAC works with state agencies and industry during plan review to ensure that the public’s interests are represented.
Best Available Technology - During the 2002 session, the Alaska Legislature provided the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) with a capital project appropriation of $250,000 to review and appraise best available technologies (BAT) for oil spill prevention and response in Alaska. Because of its interest and expertise in oil spill prevention and response, Cook Inlet RCAC is a participant in the project work group that is assisting ADEC in determining the best manner to proceed.
Members of the Protocol Committee: