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BOEM grant will help streamline contaminant data in Cook Inlet

CIRCAC is finalizing work to secure a three-year grant from the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) to study contaminates in Cook Inlet. The $325,000 grant will fund work that analyzes and evaluates current contaminate data sets and study methods, identifies Environmental Protection Agency priority pollutants and other hydrocarbons and metals and compile a » Learn More

Hilcorp completes pipeline replacement

Hilcorp has completed work replacing a portion (approximately 4,000 feet) of subsea pipeline running from the Monopod platform. Several sections of concern were identified during routine inspections earlier this year. The company has also begun initial engineering and permitting to replace two subsea pipelines serving the Middle Ground Shoals platforms. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials » Learn More

DEC to release draft of rule changes in November

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will release its draft of proposed changes to state spill response regulations on November 1st. Tiffany Larson, Director of the Spill Prevention and Response (SPAR) division of ADEC provided the update to the CIRCAC Board of Directors at its meeting on September 10th.   A scoping project was undertaken » Learn More

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