Legal notices


August 1, 2018


The City of Valdez Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. Public testimony will be taken on the request from Jerry Gray for a use variance to build a carport - an accessory use, on a lot with no primary use - located at 5230 Whispering Spruce Drive, Lot 6, Block 2, Alpine Woods Subdivision.

The public is encouraged to attend but if attendance is not possible, comments may be presented to the Community Development Department in writing prior to the August 8th, 2018 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 Development Department at (907) 834-3401.

(Publish July 25-Aug. 1, 2018)




An application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The details are as follow:

Applicant: Petro Star, Inc.

3900 C Street, Suite 802

Anchorage, AK 99503

Proposed Activity: Review of a major amendment application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan that is required to commit adequate resources to meet all planning requirements for prevention and response for a realistic maximum discharge from the operations of Petro Star, Inc. Valdez Petroleum Terminal. The terminal has a capacity of storing 10,549,392 gallons of petroleum products; i.e., diesel fuel, gasoline, jet fuel and heating oil.

Location: 402 Egan Drive, Valdez, AK

Potential Results: A potential risk exists of oil spills entering the lands or waters of the state as a result of this operation.

Activity identified as: State Contingency Plan Number 15-CP-2194

Any person wishing to submit a request for additional information or provide comments regarding this application may do so in writing to Melissa Woodgate, Department of Environmental Conservation, SPAR/PPRP, P.O. Box 1709, Valdez, AK 99686, 907-835-1471 (phone), 907-835-2429 (fax), or

The public comment period for this application begins on August 1, 2018 and ends on August 30, 2018. Requests for additional information and comments must be received by 5:00 pm on August 30, 2018. It is the responsibility of the commenter to verify that facsimile and email submissions are received by the deadline. An additional comment period may be provided in accordance with

18 AAC 75.455(d).

Copies of the application package are available for public review at the following locations: the department's office at 213 Meals Ave. Suite 17, Valdez, AK 99686; and the department’s website at

The department 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 August 15, 2018. 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 Theresa Zimmerman at (907) 465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 prior to August 20, 2018 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.



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