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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.

Born in spill planning, uses for Alaska ShoreZone tool expanding

Born in spill planning, uses for ShoreZone tool expanding Molly Dischner, Alaska Journal of Commerce Screen shot/AJOC A program originally brought to Alaska to support oil spill planning and response efforts in Cook Inlet has since expanded to most of the state with uses from coastal monitoring to art and education. The coastal mapping endeavor » Learn More

Cook Inlet RCAC Board announces appointments

April 28, 2014—Kenai–The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC) met for their Council and Annual Meeting in Kenai on April 25, and confirmed the following appointments and reappointments to the Board of Directors and committees: Board of Directors (3-year term): Michael Opheim, representing Alaska Native Interest Groups Deric Marcorelle, representing Environmental Interest Groups Grace » Learn More

2013 Annual Report

To learn more about Cook Inlet RCAC, our current projects and accomplishments, we invite you to download our 2013 Annual Report. If you would like a hard copy, call us at 907-283-7222 and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

Furie applies for new Cook Inlet platform

Alaska Public Media–Furie Alaska has submitted an operations plan for a new offshore drilling platform in Cook Inlet. If the project is approved, natural gas production could begin as soon as this fall. This is a big project for Furie. They were one of the first companies on the scene at the beginning of the » Learn More

Locals get face time with representatives

Locals get face time with representatives By KAYLEE OSOWSKI Peninsula Clarion Local representatives listened to central Kenai Peninsula residents’ concerns and comments about various state and peninsula issues at a town hall meeting Saturday. About one dozen people stopped by the meeting at the George A. Navarre Borough Administration Building in Soldotna where Reps. Kurt » Learn More