Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: The possible continued presence of oil on what many people consider one of the greatest wilderness coasts in the National Park System may represent continuing injury from the oil spill. The proposal has been revised to document any continued oiling with mostly qualitative techniques. This work needs to be done within a year or two, and if sufficient funds are available, I recommend that it be carried out in FY 99.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project will monitor the persistence of oil at sites previously monitored in FY 94 along the coasts of Kenai Fjords and Katmai national parks, which will provide important status information ten years after the spill. In the Kodiak region, the final round of shoreline monitoring took place in FY 95. In Prince William Sound, shoreline sites cleaned in FY 97 near the community of Chenega Bay were revisited in FY 98 (Project /291). It may be appropriate to conduct another, more comprehensive round of shoreline monitoring in Prince William Sound in two to three years.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)