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Funding Recommendations

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund

Chief Scientist Comments: This project is the necessary prelude to implementation of the Lower Cook Inlet Waste Management Plan. The implementation of this plan should reduce the amount of waste oil and other hazardous substances that could otherwise reach the marine environment.

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)

Public Advisory Committee (PAC) Comments: (Not Available)

Executive Director Recommendation: Fund

Executive Director Comments: Fund Phase I ($47,900), which consists of site visits, training, and follow-up assistance by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, in conjunction with the Kenai Peninsula Borough and the Chugach Regional Resources Commission, in regard to existing waste management equipment and procedures in the lower Cook Inlet communities of Seldovia, Nanwalek, and Port Graham. Phase I will also include recommendations to the Trustee Council on any additional equipment needs, facility needs, and follow-up for possible funding later in FY 02. Recommendations are expected by February 28, 2002; a Phase II request will likely be brought to the Council for consideration in early spring 2002. This project, modeled after similar projects funded by the Council in Prince William Sound (Project 96115) and Kodiak (Project 99304), is designed to reduce marine wastes in an effort to promote recovery of injured resources and protect and enhance environmental quality in lower Cook Inlet. [Note: This project will be funded outside of the regular FY 02 work plan of research, monitoring, and general restoration projects.]

Trustee Council Decision: Fund

Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)