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Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Permits


Map of Alaska's North Slope


Water Permits

EPA is reviewing public comments received on the new draft Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea General Permits for waste water discharges from oil and gas exploration activities. The Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea General Permits will replace the Arctic General Permit which expired in 2011.

Air Permits

Current and closed air permit applications for Arctic oil and gas exploration:

Questions? Contact Suzanne Skadowski, EPA Community Involvement / Public Affairs, 206-553-6689 or Skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov Join our mailing list: Sign up for our Arctic air and water permits mailing list to receive email updates about EPA permit activities in Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf and North Slope areas.

Tribal Consultation
In addition to the public participation process, EPA is required to offer federally-recognized Indian tribes the opportunity to consult with EPA on permitting decisions that could impact their resources. This government-to-government consultation may occur before or during the public participation process.

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