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Hilcorp to begin pipeline work

Hilcorp will begin work replacing a section of subsea pipeline from the Monopod platform in June. During routine inspections, several locations of concern were identified in the pipeline that runs from the Monopod to Trading Bay Production Facility (TBPF). The project was recently approved by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Divison of Oil and » Learn More

House Bill 104 Update

As the state legislature continues into a special budget session, CIRCAC continues to call on lawmakers to pass House Bill 104. We are specifically interested in Section 5 of the bill which would increase the state’s refined fuel surcharge to one and a half cents per gallon.   This modest increase would help fund sections » Learn More

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

Board of Directors Update

Despite the numerous challenges we’ve all faced over the past year, CIRCAC has been able to continue conducting its business remotely and the December 4th CIRCAC Board of Directors meeting was held via video conference. The Board was happy to welcome two new Ex-Officio members to the organization; Anthony Strupulis from the State Pipeline Coordinator’s » Learn More

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

CISPRI expands response fleet

Cook Inlet’s response fleet will enjoy an increase in its on-water storage capabilities this year. Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Inc. (CISPRI) announced that it has finalized purchase of the 80,000 barrel Sasanoa Barge. The vessel will be used primarily as contingency temporary storage when other barges are out of service or out of » Learn More

CIRCAC is hiring

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