Our Mission

Created by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, our Mission is to represent Cook Inlet citizens in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet.

Update from the Board of Directors
Kenai Mayor Pat Porter (photo) gave the CIRCAC Board of Directors a warm welcome at its April 15th Board and Annual Meeting in Kenai, marking our 26th Anniversary with balloons,
after which the Council quickly got down to business. In addition to reports from the Executive Director and staff, the agenda included an update from BlueCrest Energy on its Cosmopolitan operations and the opportunity for the Board to question the
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Harvest Alaska, LLC, about a minor contingency plan amendment and February 17th unannounced drill at the Drift River Oil Terminal.    
May 2016 Cook Inlet Navigator e-Newsletter
Meet Molly McCammon, representing the Municipality of Anchorage
Molly McCammon has represented the Municipality of Anchorage on the CIRCAC Board of Directors for 12 years, reporting to every Anchorage Mayor since George Wuerch.
CIRCAC welcomes new members to committees
CIRCAC welcomes new public members to Environmental Monitoring and PROPS Committees CIRCAC's Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) and Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety (PROPS) Committee gained a wealth of experience with the appointment of its three newest public members, Richard Frederic, Maria A. Thibodeau Offer and Captain Bob Pawlowski.
Aggregating sea anemone ( Anthepleura elagantissima) (Photo: Benjamin Pister, NPS)
Sue Saupe, CIRCAC, measuring beach slope using a stadia rod and sight level
(Photo: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA)
Benjamin Pister, NPS, estimating percent cover of the Pacific blue mussel ( Mytilus trossulus) (Photo: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA)


CIRCAC is conducting two coastal surveys in May, along the western Alaska peninsula, collaborating with NOAA, the National Park Service and Coastal and Oceans Resources Inc. (CORI)

This collection of photos was taken during ShoreZone aerial and ground surveys in the Aniakchak Bay and Semidis Islands area.


Sheri Ward, CORI, is assessing the beach geomorphology and estimating the size of features such as this high intertidal sea cliff. (Photo: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA)

Benjamin Pister, NPS, works with Sue Saupe, CIRCAC, who is identifying all marine organisms in her quadrats and estimating their percent cover.  
(Photo: Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA) 
Coming up: 
June 13  Comments due on draft Harbor Safety Plan

June 7-9  AMOP Technical Seminar on Contaminants and Response, Halifax, Nova Scotia
June 16  US Coast Guard Change of Command, Juneau
June 21-23  Clean Pacific, Seattle 
Cook Inlet Regional
Citizens Advisory Council