Our Vision Statement
- Oil Spills Are Mitigated.
- Provide oil spill response support at the direction of our members.
SEAPRO Mission Statement:
SEAPRO is an oil spill response oranization for Southeast Alaska, ranging south from Dixon Entrance, which borders our Canadian neighbors to the south and continues to the north to south-central Alaska west of Yakutat. This area of Alaska contains some of the largest and most remote coastline in the United States. SEAPRO compensates for this limitation by strategically placing equipment throughout the region. SEAPRO staff and local SEAPRO responders maintain equipment. SEAPRO conducts training at the community level using SEAPRO responders and member company employees. SEAPRO is a member-owned cooperative consisting of sixty-seven member companies. These are classified as Marine Transporters, Facility Operators, Non-Tank Vessel Operators, and Others. Included within these groups are industry representatives from diverse applications such as mining, seafood processing, logging, petroleum distribution, and construction. SEAPRO has developed a comprehensive training program to compensate for our geographic isolation. This program includes an academic segment as well as a "hands on" response training in which, regardless of weather, equipment is tested according to United States Coast Guard's NPREP guidelines.
SEAPRO has been proactive in securing funding for the development of environmentally sensitive index (ESI) and ShoreZone mapping projects. This resource and sensitive area information used throughout the response community was largely non-existent for the extensive regions of Southeast Alaska. SEAPRO has conducted site testing on eight of these sensitive areas providing valuable information for the implementation of these developed complex strategies. SEAPRO maintains a mutual aid agreement with the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). On an annual basis, SEAPRO participates in drills involving the Canadian Coast Guard, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, United States Coast Guard, and Department of Environmental Conservation. SEAPRO has also contributed to many legislative and regulatory committees including the AIMs guide (Alaska's supplemental guide to the Coast Guard FOG) for which we received a commendation for the State of Alaska, the STAR Manual (Spill Tactics for Alaskan Responders), the Non-Tank Vessel regulations which require ships greater than 400 tons to meet oil spill equipment requirements, the Pacific States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force Report on Transboundry Oil Spill Issues and the BAT (Best Available Technology) standards.
Oil Spill Response Team (Responders)
SEAPRO's Oil Spill Response Team provides a rapid response for any member company who has an oil spill. Our Oil Spill Response Team is the backbone of a spill response in Southeast Alaska.
Did you know?
SEAPRO is a Response Action Contractor (RAC) in accordance with the State of Alaska, Selected Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Control Statutes and Regulations, Section 18 AAC 75.500.
SEAPRO is a State of Alaska Non-Tank Vessel (NTV) Cleanup Contractor.
SEAPRO is classified by the U.S. Coast Guard as a MMPD, WCD1, WCD2 and WCD3 Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) for Rivers/Canals/Inland for vessels and facilities. SEAPRO also holds an Offshore/Nearshore classification of WCD3 for facilities and MMPD, WCD1, WCD2 and WCD3 for vessels.
SEAPRO was established as a cooperative in 1990 as a result of passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. In 1992, SEAPRO was incorporated and established private, non-profit status. As of October 2008, 44 companies that store, transport or transfer petroleum products in Southeast Alaska make up the cooperative's membership.