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Homer- Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Discharge Hearing

  • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife RefugeIslands & Ocean Visitor Center Auditorium  95 Sterling Highway, Suite 1 Homer, AK, 99603 United States (map)

Protecting Cook Inlet from oil and gas discharge chemicals is up to you!

The Cook Inlet General Permit proposes to authorize certain discharges associated with oil and gas exploration, development, and production into specific areas of Cook Inlet. The Permit will cover state waters in Cook Inlet, including the coastal waters within the baseline north of the southern tip of Kalgin Island and landward of the 3 nautical mile demarcation of the territorial sea. The Permit replaces the expired 2007 general permit AKG315000 for discharges to state waters. Drilling fluids and drill cuttings associated with geotechnical surveys and horizontal directional drilling to support subsea pipeline construction are also covered under the Permit. The Permit would also authorize mixing zones for certain discharges. The Permit and Fact Sheet provide details regarding the pollutants of concern, mixing zones (where applicable), and specific monitoring requirements for each discharge.

Information Meeting: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Hearing: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

In the event that the Federal government is shut down on this date, this meeting and hearing will be held on the same day and times at:

Bidarka Inn
575 Sterling Highway
Homer, AK 99603

More information available here.