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Sector Anchorage Contingency Planning

The Contingency Planning and Force Readiness Staff is responsible for preparing and maintaining the unit’s all-hazards contingency response plans. Some of these are the unit Heavy Weather Plan, the Area Maritime Security Plan, a Continuity of Operations Plan, and seven Subarea Contingency Plans. The staff also organizes and directs various exercises to evaluate and test these plans. Much of the staff’s work involves cooperating with other government agencies at the federal, state, and local level, along with the maritime stakeholders in the Sector Anchorage area of responsibility. Additionally the staff is charged with organizing and coordinating the Sector Ready for Operations program. This is a comprehensive assessment of the training and readiness of the one small boat station, one aids to navigation team, and three patrol boats that fall under the Sector's responsibility.

Subarea Contingency Planning Meeting Schedule

The 2015 subarea contingency plan meetings are open to local stakeholders - community leaders, tribal leaders, borough representatives, and other interested federal, state, and local agencies. Agenda's will be sent to invitee's prior to the meeting. If you wish to receive an invite, please contact the USCG Sector Anchorage planning staff at 907-428-4192 or 4111.

Western Alaska Subarea Contingency Plan Review Status

In the State of Alaska, there are 10 subarea contingency plans that supplement the Unified Plan (found at the Alaska Regional Response Team website) of which 7 fall under Sector Anchorage's area of responsibility. Currently all subarea plans are on a 5 year review schedule for major reviews. Minor changes (i.e. updating points of contact or information corrections) are on an as needed basis.

SubareaLast Major ReviewNext Major ReviewComments
North Slope20122017 
NW Arctic20122016 
Western Alaska20132018 
Bristol Bay20132018 
Kodiak IslandApril 20102016 
Cook InletMay 20102015 


LT Matthew MitchellChief, Contingency Planning & Force Readiness907-428-4111
MSTC Eric VogelSubarea Plans & COOP907-428-4192
BMC Dustin GauseReady For Operations907-428-4211
Mr. John FarthingArea Maritime Security Specialist907-428-4212
Mr. Olaf LeavelleMaritime Transportation Recovery Specialist907-428-4215
Last Modified 1/12/2016