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1 1 U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard BIA Providers Conference Tribal Outreach

2 2 U.S. Coast Guard CG Organizational Structure in Alaska: 17 th District Commander: Juneau Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo CG Personnel Statewide Sector Anchorage & Sector Juneau Manage CG operations in their regions Sector Commanders are Federal On-Scene Coordinators for Oil Spills & Hazardous Materials Releases D17 Units: 24 field units in Alaska Units report to Sectors & District Commander Marine Safety Units/Detachments (6) Patrol Boats (6) Buoy Tenders (6) Small Boat Stations (3) CG Auxiliary Stations (3) CG Air Stations: Kodiak and Sitka 16 Aircraft : 12 Helicopters/4 C-130 Airplanes

3 U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Tribal Consultation and Engagement With Alaska Native Organizations   In Support of CG Missions Statewide   Ongoing Meetings/briefings: Tribes Alaska Native Organizations Local Governments   Listen/Engage/Respond   Integrity in Actions & Communications   Cross-Cultural training for all CG personnel deployed to Arctic Developing Training for all CG personnel in Alaska   Continuing to focus on tribal engagement & collaboration statewide   Working to identify gaps in connections with tribes Rear Admiral Ostebo (CGD17 Commander) & Vice Admiral Zukunft (Pacific Area Commander) at Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission Meeting in Pt Hope

4 4 Two WLB Buoy Tenders Arctic Operations (Significant CG focus area) Two H-60 Jayhawks Mobile Comms Detachment Summary: Operations: July – Oct Outreach: Mar – Sept Oil Spill Drill: August (Tested 3 types of skimming devices) Capability Assessment Small Boat/Amphibious Vessel/Tracker Testing Community Service: Hours Tribal Issues: CG effort to reduce subsistence impacts CG effort to communicate with tribes during season Medium & High Endurance Cutters with H-65 Helos Community Outreach: Village Visits Vessel Exams Oil Spill Recovery Drill Mass Rescue Drills

5 U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Respect for Subsistence   Marine Mammal & Caribou Tracking   Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission Penthrite Deliveries Bowhead Whale Hunt Avoidance   Eskimo Walrus Commission Carcass Survey (Nome to Cape Espenberg)   Response to issues & complaints Caribou & Helicopters in Arctic operations   Tracking info from: Tribes NSB-DWM State of Alaska Federal Agencies   Helicopter Noise Study Satellite Tracking Sites 5

6 Western/SW/Central Alaska Operations & Outreach Villages: F/V Lone Star Capsizing/Sinking (Dillingham): July - Oct 14K Gal Diesel/Fisheries Closure F/V Arctic Hunter (Unalaska): Nov 15K Gal Diesel Onboard Bristol Bay Fisheries Alaska Mist (Bering Sea – 22 crewmembers) Missions: Boating/Water Safety Local Search & Rescue Training Fishing Vessel Safety Emergency Response 6

7 Southeast Alaska Operations & Outreach Villages: Sitka: Spill Drill & actual response in sensitive historic areas Ketchikan: Spill Response Drills Metlakatla: Commercial Vessel Safety Outreach Angoon: Local Search & Rescue training, navigation, radio communications, water safety Hoonah, Kake, Elfin Cove, Pelican, Angoon: Santa to Villages Wrangell, Sitka, Haines, Skagway: Boating Safety Outreach Kodiak Island Villages: Santa to Villages Statewide: CG Unit Outreach to local villages/tribes Missions: Boating/Water Safety Local Search & Rescue Training Fishing Vessel Safety Emergency Response Engaging tribes in updates to Subarea Contingency Plans 7

8 Examples of Engagements  St. Lawrence Oiled Wildlife  Drill Rig Kulluk Grounding  Tug Polar Wind & Barge Unimak Trader  Oil Dispersant Guideline Proposed Revisions

9 CG Outreach Missions Boating Safety, Community Service, Walrus Rescue

10 10 17 th District Commander: Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo 17 th District Chief of Staff: Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo Coast Guard D17 Tribal Liaison: Ms. Sudie Hargis Office: Cell: U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Points of Contact


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