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17th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: June 18, 2013

U.S. Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs Anchorage

Contact: Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert

Office: (907) 428-4140

Mobile: (907) 227-9248

Photo Release: Federal, state, local, tribal and industry leaders meet for Arctic Spill of National Significance seminar in Anchorage, Alaska

Coast Guard District 17 commander, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, addresses senior local, federal, state and industry leaders during the Arctic Spill of National Significance seminar June 18, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. A spill of national significance is a spill that, due to size, location actual or potential impact on the environment or the necessary response effort, is so complex it requires extraordinary coordination of federal, state, local and responsible party resources to contain and clean up the discharge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/956365/federal-state-local-industry-leaders-meet-arctic-spill-national-significance-seminar-anchorage#.UcEWBT6gnfg#ixzz2WcoOJz5k

Coast Guard District 17 Commander, Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, adresses senior tribal, local, federal, state and industry leaders during the Arctic Spill of National Significance seminar June 18, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska.

A Spill of National Significance is a spill that, due to size, location actual or potential impact on the environment or the necessary response effort, is so complex it requires extraordinary coordination of federal, state, local and responsible party resources to contain and clean up the discharge.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage commander Capt. Paul Mehler addresses senior local, federal, state and industry leaders during the Arctic Spill of National Significance seminar June 18, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. The Arctic SONS seminar served to validate and improve the effectiveness of response plans as well as to explore and describe potential opportunities for improvement in preparedness and response to a massive spill in the Arctic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert)  Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/956366/federal-state-local-industry-leaders-meet-arctic-spill-national-significance-seminar-anchorage#.UcEWBT6gnfg#ixzz2WcodV8Qz

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Commander, Capt. Paul Mehler, adresses senior tribal, local, federal, state and industry leaders during the Arctic Spill of National Significance seminar June 18, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Arctic SONS seminar served to validate and improve the effectiveness of response plans as well as to explore and describe potential opportunities for improvement in preparedness and response to a massive spill in the Arctic.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

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