Presentations to the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators can be downloaded below.
Earlier background, provided by Ruth Carter, P.E. at the Alaska Dept. of Transportation:
In about 1994 there was a big state movement to address water quality in harbors (Alaska Coastal Clean Water Plan). Neil Ross came to the harbormasters conference in Nome and a task force including several harbormasters. The project was spearheaded by Department of Governmental Coordination (Susan Brooks). Harvey and I assisted on technical aspects. We were also writing the 2004 Alaska Coastal and Harbor Design Procedures Manual (it’s a living document on DOT’s website for engineers). I believe DGC hired Neil Ross as the lead. Download Appendix I, Non-Point Source Pollution, here: http://www.dot.state.ak.us/stwddes/desports/assets/pdf/coastalengman/apdxi.pdf
There were a number of Goals and Action Plans developed in support of the 1995 Public Review Draft of the Alaska Coastal Clean Water Plan. This plan received conditional approval from NOAA and EPA in 1988. When the plan is fully approved, these goals and action plans will be updated to reflect which tasks have been completed, and which are ongoing, or need to be revised. http://alaskacoast.state.ak.
The 1995 Alaska Best Management Practices for Harbor, Marina and Boat Operations can be found here. This was updated in 2004 by the Alaska Coastal Management Program staff.
A draft copy of the publication Achieving and Maintaining Water Quality in Small Boat Harbors, prepared by Harvey Smith , P.E. and Ruth Carter, P.E. with Dr. Douglas Jones from Coastline Engineering in 2002 can be downloaded here: Achieving and Maintaining Water Quality-Draft- 9-28-06.