Enrollment

Enrollment Information

The Alaska Chadux Network (ACN) is a nonprofit organization that provides vessels, facilities, and other operators with oil spill prevention and response services for compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements throughout Western Alaska and Prince William Sound.

ACN remains focused on diligently working with all of the compliance facilitators to ensure there are no gaps in your compliance and that our coverage options and invoicing for 2021 and beyond are straightforward and simple. Accordingly, attached are the latest updated versions of our rates sheet for both vessels and facilities, as well as a nomination form.

To obtain an estimated cost for coverage from the Alaska Chadux Network, please send your nomination form to enrollment@AlaskaOSRO.org. Our team will work with you to facilitate the correct coverage for your operational and regulatory needs. Our detailed rate structure is built to provide you with all of the available coverage options. Since 1993, our experienced team has provided efficient and effective oil spill prevention and response solutions and compliance throughout Western Alaska and Prince William Sound.

Vessel - Coverage Options

Tank Vessel (TV): A self-propelled vessel that carries oil and/or refined products in bulk as cargo that operates in state or federal waters, or both, that requires oil spill compliance.

    • Transit Only: A vessel passing through the WAK COTPZ without stopping to conduct any operation or commercial activity within the WAK COTPZ (outside of Cook Inlet) and is sailing to or from a US port. Includes tank vessels transiting to ports in Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound.
    • Operating: A vessel stopping to conduct any cargo operation or commercial activity within the WAK COTPZ (outside of Cook Inlet), whether inside or outside State of Alaska waters.

Non-Tank Vessel (NTV): A self-propelled vessel that does not carry oil or fuel in bulk as cargo under state or federal regulations.

    • Transit Only: A vessel passing through the WAK and/or PWS COTPZ without stopping to conduct any operation or commercial activity in the WAK and/or PWS COTPZ and is sailing to/from a U.S. port. Transiting vessels greater than 400 GRT or 400 ITC, whichever is greater, require Federal compliance.
    • Operating: A vessel stopping to conduct any cargo operation or commercial activity within the WAK and/or PWS COTPZ, inside State of Alaska waters. Operating vessels over 400 GRT require State compliance.

Barge: A vessel that is not self-propelled that carries oil or refined oil in bulk as cargo and requires state and/or federal oil spill compliance.

Facility / Other Operations - Coverage Options

Facility: An oil terminal or storage facility that stores oil or refined products in bulk for commercial or on-site consumption that requires oil spill compliance.

    • Inland or River: A facility that would not need marine assets to address an oil spill from its tanks.
    • Shoreside Marine: A facility that would need marine assets to address an oil spill from it tanks that could impact tidally influenced or marine waters.

Other Operation: A regulated entity that requires state and/or federal oil spill compliance that is not a Facility or Vessel.

    • Railroad: A company that operates a railroad that carries fuel or oil cargo in bulk.
    • Drilling: A company that explores or drills for oil or gas that requires oil spill compliance.
    • Trucking: Operations that include trucks or trailers that move oil or refine oil in bulk as cargo.
    • Other: Any other operation that requires state and/or federal oil spill response coverage to conduct operations.

Key Definitions

Capacity (Vessels): The total maximum amount of oil or refined products that can be stored in either fuel tanks or cargo tanks in a vessel – commonly referred to as Worst Case Discharge (WCD). The Capacity is reported for each vessel seeking oil spill compliance coverage.

Capacity (Facilities/Other Operations): The total maximum amount of oil or refined products that can be stored in either fuel tanks or cargo tanks in a Facility or other regulated operation. The Capacity is reported for each Facility or other regulated operation seeking oil spill compliance coverage.

Alternative Planning Criteria (APC): The Alaska Chadux Network administers both tank vessel and nontank vessel APC’s on behalf of the Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network. As an APC Administrator, we are a trusted agent for vessel owners and operators operating in the remote regions of Western Alaska and Prince William Sound seeking alternatives to meeting certain federal Vessel Response Plan (VRP) requirements where the National Planning Criteria (NPC) outlined in 33 CFR 155 Subparts D and J are inappropriate for tank and nontank vessels respectively.