CISPRI, Seward SeaLife Center, Seldovia Oil Spill Response Team join forces to protect wildlife in event of spill
Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc. (CISPRI) Managing Director Todd Paxton and Chip Arnold, Dr. Carrie Goertz and Brett Long with the Alaska SeaLife Center updated the CIRCAC Board of Directors at their September meeting regarding their collaboration, along with the Seldovia Oil Spill Response Team, to provide oil spill response for oiled sea otters and wildlife training in Seldovia in the event of an oil spill.The SeaLife Center is working on training sessions, including HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations and emergency response standards), an oiled wildlife workshop, response team drills and oiled wildlife response training. Keeping volunteers current in training is the challenging part of a volunteer force during times of fewer oil spills. Volunteer/SOS (Seldovia Oil Spill) training is to begin in early spring 2016. CIRCAC has offered its support, including providing relevant training opportunities. More information will be forthcoming as training sessions are scheduled.

Cook Inlet Navigator October 2015

Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee Board Meeting
Drill participants go over spill scenario for Cook Inlet Pipe Line
Inside the Incident Command Center at a drill exercise
Offshore Platform acquired by Hilcorp Alaska, LLC from XTO
Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee Update
The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee (CIHSC) Managing Board has now held three meetings, with the most recent being on September 22 in Anchorage. The Committee also met separately from the Managing Board to set up committees and explore options for future operations, such as webinars and teleconferences, among other things.

The next meeting of the CIHSC will take place on November 4, at  Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc. (CISPRI) headquarters in Nikiski.

Founding documents, meeting summaries, membership roster and other information are now available on the CIHSC's website.

ICS Training Opportunity

To help spread the word, we're including this announcement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough.  


The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Office of Emergency Management, will be providing an ICS 300 class from December 14 - 16, 2015 in Soldotna.  This classroom based training is designed for anyone who will be functioning in an emergency response or management capacity for any organization, public or private. The training is not available online and is recommended for department and senior management, persons interested in becoming part of an incident management team, or others who may be involved in an incident response and/or are interested in receiving position-specific training in the future. The training requires several prerequisite courses that may be taken online. Participants are required to have their completed certificates at the time of registration.   

Contact Dan Nelson at or call 262-2098 for more information or with questions. The deadline to register is Nove mber 23, 2015 or when the class is full.

To register: 


XTO Acquisition Completed
At the September 11th Board Meeting, CIRCAC Executive Director Mike Munger provided an update on Hilcorp Alaska LLC's acquisition of XTO Energy to the Board of Directors. The acquisition was completed on September 1 with the sale to Hilcorp of XTO's two offshore platforms (A&C) and their Nikiski onshore facilities.

Nearly all of XTO's Alaska senior management team has either transferred to other XTO facilities in the Lower 48, retired, or have taken other positions with Alaska's oil industry. Mr. Munger praised the cooperative and open relationship that CIRCAC has enjoyed with XTO Energy partners and wished the Alaska staff well throughout the transition.

Coming up

November 1 - Last day, Coastal Impressions, KCCV, Kenai

November 4  - Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee, CISPRI, Nikiski

November 19 - Guest speaker, Soldotna Rotary Club, Soldotna  

November 20 - CIRCAC Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety (PROPS) Committee Meeting, Kenai

December 3-4  - CIRCAC Board of Directors Meeting (Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage) and 25th Anniversary Reception

December 14-16 - ICS Training in Soldotna (see story above)   

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8195 Kenai Spur Highway 99611 
Phone: 907-398-6205 
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