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Board: Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

Board identification number: 174

Department: FISH & GAME

Authority: Exxon Valdez Oil Settlement

Status: Active

Sunset date:

Requirements: No Legislative Confirmation or Financial Disclosure required

Prohibitions: None

Term: No defined term

Chair: Alternates between federal and state

Description: Trustees include 3 State of Alaska trustees: commissioners of the Departments of Fish and Game, Environmental Conservation, and Law; and 3 Federal trustees: Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Agriculture, and the Administrator for NOAA. A Trustee Council is set up by the Trustees to include same state members, plus Alaska designee of Federal members. An Executive Director and core staff are employed as ADF&G employees for administrative purposes only. They work for all 6 trustees. Public Advisory Council: Provisions in Settlement’s Memorandum of Agreement say Trustees ‘shall establish a public advisory group.’ Trustee Council has set it up to include 17 members, 12 of whom represent principal interests, and 5 public at-large seats; in addition, there are 2 ad hoc legislative seats, appointed by the house and senate. The Trustee Council submits recommendations to the Secretary of Interior, who appoints. As a federal advisory commission, it is appointed officially by the Secretary of Interior.

Function: To serve as trustees of funds received in Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Settlement.

Special facts: The council chair alternates between federal and state.

Compensation: Standard Travel and Per Diem


For further information and to reach individual members, contact:

EVOSTC; 441 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 278-8012
Fax: (907) 276-7178

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