The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Alaska is a growing market for the cruise industry. The issue of wastewater discharge from ships in Alaskan waters has been controversial for many years. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation established the Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative in 1999 to address cruise ship violations for discharging oily water and chemicals as well as reports of discharges of untreated sewage and garbage. Since then, there has been considerable work to improve wastewater treatments and discharge operations in Alaskan waters. Permits for large commercial passenger vessel wastewater discharge in Alaska require additional reporting and sampling. The 2010 permit was extended in 2013, and the Department of Environmental Conservation is working to develop a new general permit.


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  • Accession Number: 01535589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 2 2014 3:15PM