CIRCAC’s Director of Operations Steve “Vinnie” Catalano and Director of Communications and Public Outreach Shaylon Cochran participated in a response drill facilitated by Marathon Petroleum on August 31st at the Cook Inlet Spill Response, Inc. (CISPRI) offices in Nikiski.
The purpose of the exercise was to provide the Marathon Incident Management team and relevant agency partners the opportunity to work collaboratively on the mitigation of an oil spill scenario impacting the navigable waters of Cook Inlet, with a focus on meeting requirements of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP) and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Oil Spill Response Exercise Guidance objectives.
We appreciate Marathon’s efforts in organizing the drill and the opportunity to participate and work with the many partnering organizations that come together for incident response, including:
- United States Coast Guard (USCG)
- United State Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC)
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)
- Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR)
- Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
- Cook Inlet Spill Response, Inc. (CISPRI)