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Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Board to Meet in Anchorage


The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council will hold a board meeting in Anchorage on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22, 2010.

The meeting is to be held at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown, 820 West 7th Avenue.

The tentative times for the public sessions are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The meeting is open to the public, except for executive sessions.  Public comments will be taken Thursday starting at 11:15 a.m.

In addition to the board meeting, the council is sponsoring a public reception to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the council’s founding in December 1989. The reception will take place on Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Marriott’s Grand Pacific Ballroom. It begins at 5:30 p.m.

Among the agenda items for the board meeting are:

• An update on the Dec. 23 grounding of the ice scout tug Pathfinder

• An update on efforts to restore the Reef Island ice-detection radar system to service. It has been inoperative since last fall.

• A report on a recent unannounced night-time open-water drill for oil-spill responders in Prince William Sound

• An update on the council’s efforts—now before Congress—to preserve the system of dual escorts for loaded oil tankers in Prince William Sound.

• An update on Alyeska Pipeline’s upgrading of the Ballast Water Treatment Facility at the oil tanker terminal in Valdez.

• Approval of the council’s long-range plan for 2011-2015.

The meeting agenda follows this news release, but is subject to change before or during the meeting. Council board meetings are routinely recorded, and may be disseminated to the public by the council or by the news media. For more information, visit our web site:  www.pwsrcac.org.

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council 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 18 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 January 21-22, 2010

Downtown Anchorage Marriott Hotel


Thursday, January 21, 2010

11:00 Call to Order & Roll Call

Welcome – Vice-President Walter Parker

Introductions/Director reports on recent activities

11:05 Approve Agenda 11:10 Approve minutes of previous meetings 11:15 Public Comment Period, five minutes per person 11:30 Opening Comments & Activity Report from Committee Chairs 12:00 LUNCH RECESS 1:00 Alyeska / SERVS Activity Report 2:00 Opening Comments: PWSRCAC Ex-Officio Members; Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Shippers & Owner Companies 3:05 President’s Report to the Board 3:15 Acting Executive Director’s Report to the Board 3:25 Consent Agenda: Approval of New Office Machinery Lease 3:45 Valdez Marine Terminal Inventory Management 4:05 Ballast Water Treatment Facility Reconfiguration Update 4:35 Valdez Marine Terminal Integrity & Secondary Containment 5:00 RECESS 5:30 Reception Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of PWSRCAC—Grand Pacific Ballroom, Marriott Hotel


Friday, January 22, 2010

8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:30 Call to Order & Roll Call 8:35 Incident Report Update for 2009 8:50 FY2011-FY2015 Long Range Plan Approval 9:00 Prince William Sound Tanker Plan Workgroup Update 9:20 Contingency Plan Contractor Selection Process 9:45 Net Asset Stabilization Policy 10:15 Update on Tug Pathfinder Grounding 10:40 Prince William Sound Tugs State and Federal Legislation Update 11:25 Port Graham Corporation Request for Class I Membership 11:40 Ice Detection Radar Status and Upgrade 12:00 LUNCH 1:00 Alaska SeaLife Center Marine Invasive Species Program Presentation 1:25 Report on Unannounced Nighttime Open Water Drill 1:45 PWSRCAC Board Job Descriptions 2:10 PWSRCAC Board Retreat 2:30 Consideration of Consent Agenda Items 2:40 Closing Comments 3:00 ADJOURN
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