DEC extends public review of West Eagle drilling plan

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation last week extended for 10 days the public review of Buccaneer Alaska’s Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or C-plan, for its West Eagle drilling prospect off Basargin Road and East End Road. The new deadline for comments from reviewing agencies and other interested parties is June 26.

Buccaneer submitted its C-plan application on March 18. On May 10 DEC issued a request for additional information from Buccaneer. Buccaneer sent the requested information and plan revisions, DEC confirmed.

Comments on the project, state contingency plan number 10-CP-5182, can be sent by mail to Laurie Silfven, Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Spill Prevention and Response, Exploration, Production and Refinery Section, 555 Cordova St., Anchorage, AK 99501, by fax to 907-269-7687, or by email to 

Copies of the application and plan are available for public review at Homer City Hall and at DEC offices in Anchorage and Soldotna.