Frequently Asked Questions
Compliance for Vessels
YES – the Alaska Chadux̂ Network certificate will be “evergreen” and remain continuously valid when maintained in good standing per the terms & conditions of your membership: principally, pay coverage fees when due per the applicable rate schedule.
YES – State of Alaska coverage can be secured separately from Federal APC coverage. However, separate Federal APC coverage is strongly discouraged since with combined coverage, in addition to applicable discounts, coverage terms will be aligned and your certificates for State and Federal compliance would be easier to maintain if initiated and billed together at the same time.
YES – If your vessel will only be transiting Western Alaska and/or Prince William Sound Captain of the Port Zones and not operating in Alaska state waters, you will only be invoiced for transit coverage. Alaska Chadux Network transit coverage is all that is needed to meet Federal APC compliance requirements for transit only vessels, since it will document compliance with the applicable APC and access to all OSRO response resources.
NO. ACN will honor the existing APC coverage and will only invoice for the period after the existing coverage ends. The invoice for bundled State and Federal coverage will provide 12 months of State and Federal APC coverage, which will be prorated to align invoicing terms if the vessel has already paid for APC coverage into 2021. Once these invoices term dates are aligned, 2022 will offer easier and more streamlined compliance and invoicing. An APC compliance certificate from ACN will be issued only for the new coverage period.
PROBABLY – if your vessel is 400 GRT or 400 ITC, whichever is greater, you will need Federal APC compliance. So, if your vessel is 400 GRT and requires state NTVCC you will likely need to meet Federal NTV compliance. It is recommended that you contact your Qualified Individual, Response Plan Facilitator or vessel response plan preparer to confirm what coverage is required for your particular operation.
It is preferred that the vessel master notify the Alaska Chadux Network monitoring center in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 907-463-4603. If you do not notify Alaska Chadux Network in advance, our 24/7 monitoring center will detect the vessel upon entry and if the transiting vessel has not been invoiced within the past 12 months by the Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network, an invoice will be generated for the next 12 months of compliance services.
Compliance for Facility and Other Operations
No immediate action is required. Although your status as a Chadux member is now defined as a Chadux subscriber, your compliance coverage remains in place as you continue to renew your capacity nominations as you have done in the past.
YES – the Alaska Chadux Network certificate will be “evergreen”, however, you are expected to nominate the capacity of your facilities/other operations each year to facilitate how your charge for coverage is determined.