Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council

8195 Kenai Spur Hwy., Kenai, AK 99611
(907) 283-7222; 800-652-7222 (toll free); 907-283-6102 (fax)
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October/November 2014
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Oil spill response forum
Plans under way to organize harbor safety committee for Cook Inlet
Meet Carla Stanley
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Gulf of Alaska's waters warmest in 17 years

AOOS celebrates its
10th Anniversary
Our Mission is to represent the citizens of Cook Inlet in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet.
Alaskans bring expertise, experience to UNH oil spill response forum
Director of Alaska Spill Prevention and Response Division (retired)
Larry Dietrick, Alaska 
Alaska was well-represented
at a two-day forum in New Hampshire organized to improve oil spill prevention and response. In October, the University of New Hampshire assembled nearly 40 scientific experts and industry specialists for Oil Spill Response: 25 Years After the Exxon Valdez and in the Wake of Deepwater Horizon, What Have We Learned and What Are We Missing? Among the expert panelists were Alaskans who played key roles in the responses or are recognized as leaders in science and Arctic policy. Read more.  


Plans under way for a Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee
Upper left ice pan is over 1 mile in length
Cook Inlet ice conditions would be among issues addressed by the new committee.

The first informational meeting for a Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee held in Kenai on November 12, drew a large number of representatives of Cook Inlet's maritime community, industry, interested stakeholder groups, and local, state and federal government officials, and Cook Inlet RCAC. Since the Cook Inlet Maritime Risk Assessment was an important foundation for the meeting, the agenda began with a detailed overview of the Cook Inlet Risk Assessment (CIRA) presented by Tim Robertson, representing the CIRA project management team. Creating a harbor safety committee was a priority risk reduction option that grew out of the risk assessment as one means to reduce the risks of spills in Cook Inlet waters.  Read more


Meet Board Member Carla Stanley
Our Board of Directors brings a diversity of skills and backgrounds to the Council. Our representative from the City of Homer, Carla Stanley, is no exception. She is an artist, teacher, boater, outdoor enthusiast, EMT and marine scientist. She is also a mother of two with five grandchildren. Although technically retired, Carla works intermittently for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and has been on the Cook Inlet RCAC Board for 9 years. Driven by her eclectic interests and background she contributes extensively to making Homer a great place to live. Read more

Eelgrass community, Izembek (Carla Stanley)

Coming Up

November 27 Happy Thanksgiving!

December 4 & 5, Cook Inlet RCAC Board of Directors Mtg, Anchorage
(Follow the link to download the agenda and packet.)

Lynda Giguere
Director of Public Outreach
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
(907) 398-6205
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