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.
The 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.
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.