- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 46. Water, Air, Energy, and Environmental Conservation
- Chapter 3. Environmental Conservation
- Section 465. Information-Gathering Requirements.
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AS 46.03.465. Information-Gathering Requirements.
- (a) The owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel shall maintain daily records related to
the period of operation while in the state, detailing the dates, times, and locations, and the volumes and flow rates of
any discharges of sewage, graywater, or other waster into the marine waters of the state, provide electronic copies of such
records on a monthly basis to the department no later than five days after each calendar month of operation in state waters.
- (b) While a commercial passenger vessel is present in the marine waters of the state, the owner or
operator of the vessel shall provide an hourly report of the vessel's location based on Global Positioning System technology
and collect routine samples of the vessel's treated sewage, graywater, and other wastewaters being discharged into marine
waters of the state with a sampling technique approved by the department.
- (c) While a commercial passenger vessel is present in the marine waters of the state, the
department, or an independent contractor retained by the department, may collect additional samples of the vessel's treated
sewage, graywater, and other wastewaters being discharged into the marine waters of the state.
- (d) The owner or operator of a vessel required to collect samples under (b) of this section shall
ensure that all sampling techniques and frequency of sampling events are approved by the department in a manner sufficient
to ensure demonstration of compliance with all discharge requirements under AS 46.03.462.
- (e) The owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel shall pay for all reporting, sampling,
and testing of samples under this section.
- (f) If the owner or operator of a commercial passenger vessel has, when complying with another
state of federal law that requires substantially equivalent information required under (a), (b), or (d) of this section,
the owner or operator shall be considered to be in compliance with that subsection so long as the information is also
provided to the department.
- (g) The department may exempt from the requirements of (a) - (d) of this section the owner or
operator of a small commercial passenger vessel who has a plan for alternative terms and conditions of vessel discharges
approved by the department under AS 46.03.462 (c).
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