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Network’s Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) extended until December 2017

On September 1st, 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard extended the Network’s APC for both tank and nontank vessels through December 31, 2017. The Network’s APC covers tank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated cargoes throughout the Captain of the Port Zone Western Alaska (except Cook Inlet) and nontank vessels carrying OPA-90 regulated oils as fuel for main propulsion or as a secondary cargo in all subareas in the Captain of the Port Zone for Western Alaska and Prince William Sound.

The Network’s nontank APC is the only APC approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for all Western Alaska and Prince William Sound subareas. With this reapproval, enrollment in the Network APC will continue to provide the greatest compliance flexibility for nontank vessels sailing anywhere in Western Alaska, including the great circle route along the Aleutians Islands and the Prince William Sound COTP geographic specific area.

For questions regarding coverage and enrollment options with the Network, please contact Jim Butler, Managing Director at or Toni Wisner, Enrollment Coordinator at