TCC renews contract for oil spill prevention, response

TCC, LLC has renewed its contractual relationship with Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. to conduct oil spill prevention and response services to protect Prince William Sound.

TCC, a partnership of the Tatitlek Corp., the Chenega Corp., and managing partner Chugach Alaska Corp., was created after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster of March 24, 1989. The purpose of creation was to bring together the most impacted Alaska Native regional and village corporations in a venture focused on protecting the waters of Prince William Sound.

The contract renewal was announced last Wednesday, nearly 33 years to the date of the spill.

TCC has provided prevention and response services for Alyeska since 1994, including oil spill prevention support and oil spill boom and equipment deployments during normal and emergency operations, drills, exercises, and training.

Sheri Buretta, chair of Chugach Alaska Corp. noted that their people have lived in Southcentral Alaska for over 5,000 years, and are committed to supporting the safe transport of oil through their ancestral waters. “I’m especially proud that the competency and qualifications of our people were instrumental in renewing this contract,” she said.