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Seafood Processing Waste Permitting and Compliance Workshop
Hosted by AK Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting two workshops in early 2012, one in Anchorage, AK, and one in Seattle, WA, for operators of seafood processing facilities that operate in Alaska or in Alaskan coastal waters regulated under the DEC Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES) permit program.

Purpose: The workshops will provide information on new APDES permitting requirements for the Seafood Sector in Alaska, provide compliance assistance, and answer questions regarding seafood processing waste permits, including three general permits: 

  • Permit AKG521000 - Coastal Fish Waste Discharges to Marine Water General Permit (in development for facilities located on shore and floating vessels within ½ mile of shore)
  • Permit AKG523000 – Alaska Offshore Seafood Processors General Permit (floating vessels more than ½ mile from shore to 3 miles from shore or baseline)>
  • Permit AKG525000 - Fish Waste Discharges to Freshwater General Permit (in development for facilities located on shore that discharge to freshwater or certain estuaries)

 Main topics of discussion:

  • Which permit(s) is the right permit for your operation?
  • New Notice of Intent (application) requirements
  • Mixing zones and zones of deposit information>
  • What to do if you currently have a waiver
  • Discharge and receiving water monitoring requirements
  • Compliance and new reporting requirements

 Cost: Free

You can visit the DEC Seafood Processing Waste Home Page for information about the APDES Permitting program at  
Sign up on the DEC Seafood list serve to be notified about APDES seafood processing permit related information. Sign up at

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