News

September CIRCAC Board meeting announcement

The CIRCAC Board of Directors will meet on September 9th in Seldovia. Meeting details will be available on our website and location and format are subject to change pending changes in ongoing public health concerns.

CIRCAC earns recertification

Each year, CIRCAC is required to apply for recertification from the United States Coast Guard. The purpose of the recertification process is to ensure that through our operations and partnerships, we are successful in meeting the mandates of our guiding legislation in OPA 90. Earning this recognition is our highest priority in maintaining the public’s » Learn More

Alaska House Bill 567 turns 30

It’s almost hard to believe it’s been more than 30 years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill. One reason is because the work done since then has prevented a slide back into complacency by continuing to apply the lessons learned in the immediate aftermath of the spill. Exxon Valdez spurred both federal and state legislatures, » Learn More

Summer field work resumes

We are pleased to have resumed field activities this summer after being unable to do so over the past two years due to COVID travel restrictions. First on the list is updating coastal imagery and habitat information along the outer Kenai Peninsula. This area was originally surveyed in 2002 and was one of the earliest » Learn More

Board Member Profile – Carla Stanley

This month, we meet Carla Stanley. Carla was first appointed to the CIRCAC Board of Directors in 2004 representing the city of Homer. As a retired science teacher, Carla takes particular interest in the environmental science work we do and has, among other roles, been a member of our scholarship selection committee since its inception » Learn More

Remembering Rep. Don Young

The CIRCAC staff and Board of Directors was saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Don Young in April. Rep. Young was a co-sponsor of and leading proponent for the passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the federal legislation created following the Exxon Valdez oil spill that created the citizens advisory group » Learn More

Scholarship winners announced

We are proud to announce recipients for CIRCAC’s annual scholarship program.   Matfey Reutov, a graduating senior at Voznesenka won our Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship for Maritime Studies. Matfey plans to attend Kenai Peninsula College to study welding. “The thing that makes me most excited is that I can pursue something that I have » Learn More

Molly McCammon retires from CIRCAC Board

After 18 years, we are saying a partial goodbye to Board member Molly McCammon. Molly was first appointed to represent the Municipality of Anchorage in 2004 and since that time has left a big mark on the organization, serving at various times as Board President, Chair of the Environmental Monitoring and Executive Committees and winning » Learn More

CIRCAC holds annual meeting

The CIRCAC Board of Directors met virtually and held its annual meeting on April 8th. We received from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Tim Robertson of Nuka Research announced forthcoming updates to our 10-year Vessel Traffic Study, last updated in 2020. Lori Nelson from Hilcorp and Todd » Learn More

CIRCAC seeking new member applications

NOTICE OF UPCOMING 2022 ELECTIONS AND REQUEST FOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC), a congressionally-mandated citizens’ council for oversight of oil industry operations and safe marine transportation in the Cook Inlet and Kodiak Island areas, represents regional stakeholder groups through its Board of Directors. Those groups are: Alaska Native, Environmental, Recreation, » Learn More