Council Meeting Sept. 10

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will meet Friday, September 10 at 9 a.m.   Find meeting details and documents here.

Scholarship winners announced

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council is happy to announce the 2021 scholarship recipients: Mr. Dylan Bender, Eagle River High School, winner of the Capt. Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship for Maritime Studies – “I’ve Always wanted to work on the Ocean and I believe with the right training and the generous support from CIRCAC, I » Learn More

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant position available immediately at Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council in Kenai, Alaska. Primary duties include planning meetings and events, arranging travel, coding payables, phones and light clerical, supporting board and staff. Proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel and others preferred. Accounting knowledge a plus. Some travel required for meetings. Wage DOE. » Learn More

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee meets

The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee (CIHSC) met virtually on March 10th. The committee connects environmental, marine and business interests in the region and, with a focus on maritime safety, shares some common goals with CIRCAC.   “It’s been great to see this group come together,” said Michael Munger, CIRCAC Executive Director and Secretary/Treasurer for » Learn More

Board of Directors Update – April 2021

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Annual and Board of Directors meeting was held virtually on April 9th, 2021. Remote meetings continue as a precaution to protect the health and safety of CIRCAC staff and directors.   Representatives from Hilcorp provided an update on the natural gas pipeline leak that was identified on April 1st. » Learn More

CIRCAC Board of Directors and Annual Meeting

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will meet virtually Friday, April 9th, 2021. Meeting Agenda Board Packet

Scholarship applications now open

CIRCAC is now accepting applications from qualified Cook Inlet students for our next round of $2,500 scholarships offerings. Since 2014, CIRCAC has awarded 12 deserving students scholarships to further their careers in environmental sciences or maritime and technical studies. The CIRCAC/James Carter Memorial Scholarship is offered for Environmental Sciences, in honor of the late James Carter and » Learn More

CIRCAC Announces Personnel Changes

As we near the end of 2020, CIRCAC administrative staff are taking on some new roles. Our current Administrative Assistant, Maddie Jamora, will be moving into her new position as Director of Administration. Jerry Rombach, our Director since 2011, will move into a part-time role focusing on special projects come the new year.

Barge grounding shows importance of response coordination

Maintaining safety and preparedness in Cook Inlet takes vigilance and, more importantly, communication. The recent grounding of CISPRI Barge 141 demonstrates the quality of that communication in Cook Inlet between partners in industry, government and public stakeholders.

ADEC regulatory review schedule pushed back

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is still working through a regulatory review of the state’s oil spill prevention and response laws. The department announced the review in December of 2019, citing a perceived burden to industry. ADEC Program Manager Graham Wood told us at the most recent council meeting in August that the timeline » Learn More