CIRCAC Applies for Recertification

Under the provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, CIRCAC’s programs and projects must be reviewed annually to ascertain how well we are adhering to our mandates under the Act. CIRCAC has submitted its application to the U.S. Coast Guard for recertification to continue operations through August 2020. The application can be reviewed online. » Learn More

Expert panel established for Cook Inlet pipelines project

March 15, 2019—Kenai—Cook Inlet oil and gas pipelines are about to get a close look from a new expert panel charged with ensuring their integrity. Five experts have been selected by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) to provide recommendations on pipeline integrity and safety » Learn More

Apply for a CIRCAC scholarship!

CIRCAC is inviting graduating high school students and students heading to college, vocational schools or maritime academies who claim residency in the Cook Inlet region to apply for a $2500 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarship. For the fifth consecutive year, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is offering two scholarships to qualifying students who are pursuing » Learn More

CIRCAC Recertified through 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard has recertified CIRCAC to continue as Cook Inlet’s alternative voluntary advisory group permitted under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. CIRCAC received the news in a letter dated August 2. Since its creation in 1990 under OPA 90, CIRCAC has consistently been recertified without exception. In his letter, Rear Admiral M. » Learn More

Read CIRCAC’s final tanker self-arrest study

The purpose of this report is to better understand the capabilities of crude oil tank vessels (oil tankers) to self-arrest. The water depth of Cook Inlet affords tankers the capability to utilize their anchor gear to self-arrest their motion. Due to Cook Inlet’s environmental conditions including currents, wind, and ice, this study provides an assessment » Learn More

CIRCAC holds Annual and Board Meeting Friday, April 6

CIRCAC holds its Annual and Council Meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building in Kenai on Friday, April 6. The meeting is open to the public. Click here, to view the Board Packet and Agenda.

CIRCAC Releases 2016 Annual Report

CIRCAC applies for U.S. Coast Guard recertification to 2018.

CIRCAC has submitted our application to the U.S. Coast Guard for recertification through August 2018. Public comment is now being accepted for our recertification application. A copy of CIRCAC’s application to the USCG is available at the corporate office at 8195 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK. The deadline for public comment to the USCG is 31 » Learn More

CIRCAC awards $5000 in scholarships to Cook Inlet students

May 4, 2016—Kenai—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) announces the selection of recipients for the 2016 CIRCAC Memorial Scholarships. For the second year, CIRCAC is awarding scholarships to honor the memories of Captain Barry Eldridge and James Carter to deserving Cook Inlet students who are seeking to advance our mission of promoting environmentally safe » Learn More

Artists paint Alaska “ShoreZone”

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) is hosting the first exhibit of original art based on photographs taken of Alaska’s stunning coastline through the Alaska ShoreZone partnership. ShoreZone is a coastal habitat mapping method that uses high resolution digital imagery to help classify coastal features into useable and searchable data. The imagery and » Learn More