Cook Inlet Navigator E-News

In this month’s issue, update from the Executive Director, CIRCAC announces appointments and elections, CIRCAC names 2019 scholarship recipients, CIRCAC announces 2018 Annual Report.

Public Engagement Opportunity in Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Pipelines Project

KENAI, ALASKA, APRIL 8, 2019—Cook Inlet Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council (CIRCAC) will provide opportunities for citizens and stakeholders in Cook Inlet to ask questions and offer suggestions regarding the safe operation of Cook Inlet’s pipeline infrastructure. This engagement will be facilitated through an online webinar on April 25, 2019, and public meeting May 8, 2019. » Learn More

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee seeks applicants to fill vacant stakeholder seats

The CIHSC Managing Board is now soliciting interested applications to fill the vacant stakeholder seats listed below. If you are interested in applying, please send a Letter of Interest and Resume to:  Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, PO Box 175, Seldovia, AK 99663 or by email  The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018. » Learn More

CIRCAC receives U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award

September 11, 2018-Kenai, Alaska–The U.S. Coast Guard commended and memorialized Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s (CIRCAC) continued vigilance to protect the safety and welfare of Cook Inlet waters with a Meritorious Public Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding support to the United States Coast Guard in safeguarding marine transportation and the environment. Captain Sean » Learn More

Little Boat on a Big Adventure

When students from Oregon and Japan began working on a joint project called MiniBoats, the idea was to learn about ocean currents and how the unmanned boats would fare on the open sea. Groups of students from Oregon and Japan each launched five fiberglass sailboats from each coast to begin a 4,500 mile trek across » Learn More

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk

CIRCAC project assessing pipeline risk Click here to go directly to this story within the full PDF version of this issue, with any maps, photos or other artwork that appears in some of the articles. Email it to an associate. The citizens group wants to evaluate the structural integrity of aging oil and fuel gas lines in and around » Learn More


April 19, 2018—Kenai, Alaska—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has selected two deserving students from the Kenai Peninsula to receive 2018 Scholarships to help them pursue their goals. Now in its fourth year, CIRCAC’s Scholarship Program has to date awarded $20,000 to encourage aspiring Cook Inlet students in environmental, maritime and technical studies to » Learn More

CIRCAC releases 2017 Annual Report

25 Years in the Inlet

Created by Congress under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, CIRCAC serves as a formal mechanism for public participation in the oversight of Cook Inlet’s oil industry. We have developed a reputation for unbiased research and monitoring. We have an established track record of building strong partnerships to advance projects and initiatives, many of which » Learn More

CIRCAC recertified for 26th consecutive year

For the 26th straight year, the US Coast Guard has recertified Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council without exception. Recertification approves the organization’s operations to August 2018, and is a testament to CIRCAC’s effectiveness as a citizens’ representative. This year, the process was open to public comment. To view the comments, recertification packet and letter » Learn More