Cook Inlet Navigator May 2018 


Regional Citizens Advisory Council  

Vice President of the Board Robert Peterkin, II, who represents CIRCAC's Tourism Stakeholder Group, is one of our longest serving board members. This year, he was honored with CIRCAC's "Glen Glenzer" Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedicated service. Learn more
The Kenai Peninsula Borough provides a vital service in sharing critical information during emergencies. Through the KPB Alerts Program, during emergencies, Kenai residents in affected areas will receive telephone calls, text messages, and posts on social media regarding evacuation notices and instructions, severe weather, wildfires, or police activity. KPB Alerts will help you get the information you need to keep your family safe.

In order to receive these alerts, KPB is asking residents to register their mobile phone numbers and home addresses through a website set up specifically for this purpose. If you would like to participate in this system, click here and follow the instructions.

Want to learn more? Download this handy brochure, courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.   

CIRCAC has applied to the U.S. Coast Guard for recertification as Cook Inlet's citizens' representative through 2019. According to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), the U.S. Coast Guard must approve CIRCAC on an annual basis to continue its operations. Recertification entails a thorough review and evaluation of our effectiveness in fulfilling our Mission and OPA 90 mandates to represent citizens in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet. CIRCAC has received US Coast Guard recertification without exception since our creation in 1990.

We invite you to review our completed application online. If you prefer a hard copy, contact CIRCAC's Director of Administration, Jerry Rombach, at (907) 283-7222.
Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., gives his remarks after assuming command of Coast Guard District 17 during a change of command ceremony at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau, Alaska, May 4, 2018. A district change of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one flag officer to another. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Jon-Paul Rios. Change of Command.

CIRCAC Executive Director Mike Munger was on hand for the U.S. Coast Guard's 17th District change of command ceremony Wednesday, May 9, in Juneau, during which
Rear Adm. Michael McAllister transferred command of the Coast Guard's 17th District to Rear Adm. Matthew Bell.
As the 17th District commander, Bell will be responsible for all Coast Guard operations throughout Alaska, the North Pacific and the Arctic which includes protecting life and property, enforcing federal laws and treaties, preserving living marine resources, and promoting national security. Headquartered in Juneau, the 17th District encompasses 3.8 million square miles and over 47,300 miles of shoreline.

Read the official announcement.

Coming up

May 16 - Alaska Regional Response Team Meeting, Federal Building, Juneau
June 1 - PROPS Committee will tour Chadux's Anchorage facilities
June 12-14 - Alaska State Chamber Community Outreach Trip, Valdez
Cook Inlet Regional
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