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An application for amendment of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.03 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The details are as follow:

Applicant: Tom Stokes

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Alyeska)

PO Box 196660, MS 502

Anchorage, AK 99519-6660

Proposed Activities: Amendment of sections of the Valdez Marine Terminal’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan. This plan and committed adequate resources, demonstrates the applicant’s ability to plan to contain, control and clean up an oil discharge from the Valdez Marine Terminal oil terminal facility.

Location: Valdez, Alaska

Potential Result: A potential risk exits of oil spills entering the lands and waters of the state as a result of this operation.

Activity Identified: State Contingency Plan Number 14-CP-4057

To provide comments regarding this application, write to Ron Doyel, Department of Environmental Conservation, 213 Meals Ave, #17, Valdez, Alaska, 99686, by facsimile to (907) 835-2429 or email at The comment period opens January 6, 2016, and will extend for 30 days to February 4, 2016. Requests for additional information must be received by January 29, 2016. The comment period may be extended in accordance with 18 AAC 75.455. Copies of the application and plan are available for public review at the Department of Environmental Conservation offices located at the following addresses. Please call the associated phone numbers to schedule an appointment.

555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, Alaska; (907)269-3094

213 Meals Ave., Room 17, Valdez, Alaska; (907)835-4698

The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing on the plan application if it determines that good cause exists. Residents in the affected area or the governing body of an affected municipality may request a public hearing by writing to the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the above address prior to February 4, 2016 (day 30). The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolf at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to February 4, 2016 (day 30) to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


Board of Education: Valdez City Schools

Work Session - Budget - 5:30 PM at City Council Chambers

Regular School Board Meeting - 6:30 PM at City Council Chambers

Monday, January 11, 2016





The City of Valdez is accepting applications from citizens who are interested in serving as a member of the City Permanent Fund Investment Committee. Currently there is a vacancy on the board due to expiration of term. Members are appointed to represent the community-at-large. This vacancy is for a three (3) year term which will expire November, 2018.

The Permanent Fund Investment Committee consists of the city manager, the city finance director, and three members of the city council, three members from the community at-large, and an ex-officio member. The committee meets at least quarterly to determine general investment strategies and monitor results of the City Permanent Fund.

Please submit a letter of interest to the Office of the City Clerk no later than Tuesday, January 12, 2016 for appointment by the City Council on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Please submit your letter of interest by mail to: City of Valdez, City Clerk, PO Box 307, Valdez, AK 99686, or by email to



The Valdez Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the hearing is to take public testimony on the request from Keith Hogarth for a Conditional Use Permit for a Mobile Home Court at 1500 North Sawmill Drive, Lot 1B, Block 4, Richardson Business Park. The property is currently zoned Light Industrial and Mobile Home Courts are a conditional use within that zoning district (Section 17.36.040 (J) VMC).

The public is encouraged to attend but if attendance is not possible, comments may be presented to the Community & Economic Development Department in writing prior to the January 13th meeting. A copy of the comments will then be presented to the Planning & Zoning Commission. Submissions by email may be sent to:

Anyone having questions concerning this request or who would like more detailed information should contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (907) 834-3401.


Lisa Von Bargen, Director CEDD




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