Research

Research to Support Analysis of Oil Spill Response Plans for Spills on Snow and Solid Ice

Project Number
1142
Program
Progress Date
01/18/2022
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Kirsten Ballard
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$218,462.00
Estimated Completion Date
01/17/2023
Description

This project will develop a calculator tool to facilitate assessment of an operator's oil spill response plan for a well blowout, tank failure, pipeline leak, or other spill that occurs during winter months and results in recovery operations on snow and solid ice using "yellow gear" equipment as described in the Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) Tactics Manual. Further, it will provide recommendations for further research and/or testing that should be conducted to reassess, verify, and potentially update the formulas incorporated into the calculator tool.

Latest progress update

Contract was awarded on January 18, 2022.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A