Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee Managing Board extends deadline to apply for membership

This application period is now closed. June 9, 2015–The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee Managing Board is extending the solicitation for applications for membership on the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee until July 1, 2015 for the following voting member seats: Commercial Fishing Organization Environmental Organization Marine Oil Terminal Operators Tanker Operators Liquefied Natural Gas » Learn More

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee seeking members

Posted: May 23, 2015 – 10:06pm  |  Updated: May 23, 2015 – 10:15pm By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion The proposed Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is another step closer to reality. After writing and receiving comments on a draft charter, the group’s convening committee is searching for another essential organizational element: members. The Harbor Safety Committee is being assembled » Learn More

CIRCAC awards $5000 in scholarships

Cook Inlet RCAC awards $5000 in scholarships    Winning students are first recipients under CIRCAC’s new scholarship program May 11, 2015—Kenai, Alaska—Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) has selected two Alaskan students to receive a $2500 scholarship each under its new scholarship program, inaugurated to coincide with the organization’s 25th Anniversary. Under the program, CIRCAC » Learn More

Online tool aids oil spill response

By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion Chemical oceanographer Sue Saupe said in 1990 and 1991, when she studied the long-term impact of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, she had trouble finding locations for productive study because the coastline of Prince William Sound was incompletely surveyed. “I was working for the University (of Alaska Fairbanks) and » Learn More

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee prepares to seek members

By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee, a nascent non-profit group intended to foster collaboration on safety issues in Cook Inlet waterways, is drafting a charter and preparing to solicit members in preparation for a first meeting planned in June. Once established, the Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee will recommend plans » Learn More

Some big programs start small but grow

CIRCAC has pioneered ways of gathering environmental data and making that data available to industry, regulators and the public Alan Bailey Petroleum News Week of March 29, 2015–Formed under the terms of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, in the wake of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council has » Learn More

Getting up close and personal with Alaska’s coastline

Originally a CIRCAC pilot project, Alaska ShoreZone has expanded to include multiple partners mapping the entire coastline of the state of Alaska. Erin McKittrick writes about the program’s amazing features in this Alaska Dispatch story.

Elections and appointments process is under way

The Cook Inlet RCAC is in the process of accepting nominations and appointments to fill seats on the Board of Directors whose 3-year terms are expiring in 2015—commercial fishing groups, aquaculture associations, and the Cities of Homer, Kenai and Kodiak. For more information, contact Jerry Rombach at (907) 283-7222, toll free at 800-652-7222, or by » Learn More

Cook Inlet would benefit from a Harbor Safety Committee–here’s why

By Capt. Paul Mehler III Peninsula Clarion: Voices of Alaska, Nov. 22, 2014 In a recent editorial, (Harbor Safety Committee proposal needs clearer goals, Nov. 15) the Peninsula Clarion questioned the reasons for creating a Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) and asked what role a Harbor Safety Committee would play that isn’t already being » Learn More

Comment period extended for risk assessment

The comment period for the Cook Inlet navigational risk assessment has been extended to October 27, 2014. Read more.