Regional Citizens Advisory Council

Representing citizens in promoting environmentally safe marine transportation and oil facility operations in Cook Inlet since 1990.
Recertification process underway
Each year, CIRCAC undergoes a review by the United States Coast Guard. This process ensures that CIRCAC is meeting the mandates spelled out in OPA 90, our guiding legislation, and is representing the interests of the communities we work in.

This year is our triennial review, which also includes a public comment period.
Due to COVID-19, a hard copy of CIRCAC’s application to the USCG is not available for review at our corporate office, but can be viewed online . The deadline for public comment to the USCG is July 27, 2020. Comments should be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, here .

Letters should reference Docket Number USCG-2020-0188. For more information, contact Jerry Rombach at 907-398-6210, or via email at [email protected] .

Former Director James Showalter passes
We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of James Showalter, a longtime supporter of CIRCAC, on May 22, 2020.

A lifelong Kenai resident, James brought unique and welcome experience to our organization for more than a decade. He was first elected to the CIRCAC Board of Directors in 2002, as a representative of Alaska Native Groups. He would serve in that capacity and on the Environmental Monitoring Committee until 2007. He was again elected to serve on the EMC as a public member from 2011 to 2013.

“James was a great guy,” said Executive Director Mike Munger. “His broad depth of knowledge added a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors. He will be missed.”
Lynda Giguere says goodbye
Our Director of Public Outreach for the last eight years, Lynda Giguere, paddled into retirement at the end of May.

Lynda brought a wealth of government and communications experience to the organization, along with an indefatigable energy and positive attitude.

“I was in charge of my own program and given a lot of latitude to make it work. It made for an exciting, interesting, and fulfilling job. What more could one hope for after a long and varied career?” 

Happy travels, Lynda. Please send photos!
Glacier Energy suspends Cook Inlet operations

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas approved an application for Glacier Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Cook Inlet Energy, for Suspension of Operations and Production (SOP).

Glacier cites continued low crude oil prices and low demand for its request.

Glacier-CIE will keep its facilities in the Redoubt Unit appropriately staffed and under continuous monitoring.

The Osprey platform and Kustatan production facility will be maintained in "warm stand-by status."
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