Cook Inlet Navigator April 2018 

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COOK INLET   
Regional Citizens Advisory Council  

UPDATE FROM THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CIRCAC held its Annual and Regular Council Meetings in Kenai on April 6. The Board received updates from the U.S. Coast Guard and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation on their response to the Shuyak Strait spill in Kodiak and Harvest/Hilcorp Alaska LLC on progress of the Cross-Inlet pipeline. We also had the pleasure of honoring our spectacular volunteers. Read more.  

Note: The U.S. Coast Guard issued its final News Release on the Shuyak Strait incident on April 23. You can read it here

CIRCAC ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS
This year's college-bound scholarship recipients, Verity Feltman and Landon Bunting, stood out in a field of exceptional applicants. CIRCAC is proud to support their efforts. Read more.


Verity Feltman (Soldotna)
Recipient of CIRCAC's
2018 Captain Barry Eldridge Memorial Scholarship.
 
Landon Bunting (Homer)
Recipient of CIRCAC's
2018 James Carter Memorial
Scholarship
 
CIRCAC RELEASES 2017 ANNUAL REPORT
This year's Annual Report shines a light on some of the challenges which led us to pursue with renewed vigor a Cook Inlet Pipeline Infrastructure Risk Assessment. We also talk about our progress on existing and ongoing projects, which continue to reap
benefits for Cook Inlet's community, such as new training opportunities for pilots and crew, fieldwork and data sharing that will inform upcoming oil lease sales. You can download the Annual Report online, or call the office at 907-283-7222 to request a hard copy.
   
CIRCAC ANNOUNCES OFFICERS; COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
Election of Officers
The Council voted unanimously to reelect John Williams, Robert Peterkin, II, and Gary Fandrei as President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer, respectively, for another year.
 
Committee Appointments
  • Protocol Control Committee: Robert Peterkin, II, Bob Flint, Deric Marcorelle, Paul Shadura, Rob Lindsey and Gary Fandrei (Alternate)
 PROPS Committee
  • Rob Lindsey, Deric Marcorelle, Bob Flint, Michael Opheim, Grace Merkes, Carla Stanley and Walt Sonen
 Public Members
  • Reappointed for 3-year terms: Steve Lufkin, Captain Bob Pawlowski and Jan Hansen
 Environmental Monitoring Committee:
  • Michael Opheim Molly McCammon Carly Stanley, and Deric Marcorelle;
 Public Members
  • 3-year terms: Eric Klein and Richard Prentki (reappointed); Ginny Litchfield (new)
  • Bruce Magyar (appointed to fill a one-year term vacancy)
 The Administrative Committees (Executive, Audit and Credentials) remained unchanged.
 
Coming up
May 8 -   Change of Command, US Coast Guard, Juneau
May 16 - Alaska Regional Response Team Meeting, Federal Building, Juneau
Cook Inlet Regional
Citizens Advisory Council
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