ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 112
Relating to environmental protection after the Exxon
Valdez oil spill.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
July 26, 1988
On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground
in Prince William Sound, spilling some 11 million gallons of
crude oil into the pristine environment. On March 26, 1989, I
declared a Disaster Emergency for the area. It is too early to
fully assess the extent of the damage from this spill, but it
is clear that cleaning up, assessing the damage and rehabilitating
the Sound and other areas of the Gulf of Alaska must be given
the highest priority.
To this end, I find that it is in the best interest of the
State that all administrative actions relating to natural resource
development and protection, and project review, in or near affected
areas be carefully coordinated and directed toward full recovery
from this disaster.
Specifically, it is critical that all activities involving
the use of uplands, tidelands, submerged lands and natural resources
be carefully controlled. For these reasons, I hereby order the
Departments of Environmental Conservation, Fish and Game, and
Natural Resources to exercise their respective statutory authorities
on land and water use, state resource development, environmental
protection and other activities, so that cleanup, damage assessment
and recovery receive the highest priority. The commissioners
of each of these departments shall ensure that each administrative
action involving areas affected by the spill, and areas that
will substantially contribute to recovery, is consistent with,
does not interfere with, or where possible enhances the spill
cleanup, damage assessment and environmental recovery.
This order takes effect immediately.
Governor of the State of Alaska
Attachment to Administrative Order No. 112
THIS IS THE CORRECTLY DATED VERSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE
ORDER 112 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AFTER THE EXXON
VALDEZ OIL SPILL ITS WORDING IS IDENTICAL TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE
ORDER 112 ERRONEOUSLY DATED MAY 8, 1989, A FEW COPIES OF WHICH
Linda Perez, Records Officer
Office of the Governor