Alaska Chadux Corporation (Chadux) is a member-funded, 501(c)(4) not-for-profit oil spill response organization headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Chadux is classified as an Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO) by the US Coast Guard and registered as Primary Response Action Contractor (PRAC), and a Non-tank Vessel Cleanup Contractor (NTVCC) with the State of Alaska.
Chadux’s staff comes from diverse professional backgrounds, including the oil industry, the USCG, wildland fire management, and emergency management.
The word “chadux” is derived from the Aleut word for whale blubber. Over time, the word evolved to refer to fuel, and presently it refers to oil. To learn more about the Aleut origins of Chadux, download the mp3 at the bottom of the menu bar. Chadux wishes to thank Archpriest Paul Merculief for his assistance in creating this audio clip.
Chadux provides resources to contain, control, and clean up petroleum spills. The headquarters and warehouse, located in Anchorage, has resources packaged for rapid transport via land, water, or air. Chadux has additional equipment hubs in strategic locations, including:
In addition to response equipment, Chadux can provide incident management personnel, emergency response laborers, and wildlife hazing and capture personnel. Chadux also assists its members to prepare for spills by providing planning and training services.
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As a result of federal nontank vessel regulations published September 30, 2013, Chadux’s Federal VRP Subscription Program no longer meets compliance for NTV operators after January 30, 2014.
On December 20, 2013 Coast Guard headquarters approved the APC for nontank vessels operating in Western Alaska, submitted by the Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network (Network).
The objective of the Network NTV APC is to provide NTV vessel operators with cost effective compliance to meet Coast Guard oil pollution prevention and response requirements in 33 CFR 155 Subpart J, by enhancing spill prevention and response in Western Alaska waters.
Vessel operators can participate in the NTV APC by enrolling in the Network. See guidance provided on the Network website at www.ak-mprn.org. Enrollment in the Network NTV APC allows access to the Network’s prevention and response programs, including access to Chadux’s resources.
The federal tank vessel compliance program utilized in 2013 remains the same in 2014. Therefore, for 2014, upon request and payment of applicable fees Chadux will issue tank vessel operators a Subscription Certificate as part of their WA-APC-T enrollment.