Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have organized a workgroup to discuss air quality concerns and operational limitations for temporary oil and gas drill rig operations at existing oil and gas facilities.  This workgroup will develop recommendations for improving air permit program policies and procedures, and includes representatives from the following interested parties:

  • DEC Air Quality Division
  • DNR Oil and Gas Division
  • Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA)
  • Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC)
  • Alaska Support Industry Alliance (ASIA)
  • North Slope Borough
  • Meetings of the workgroup will discuss options for changing air quality permitting of temporary oil and gas drill rigs to allow for greater operational flexibility while still addressing air quality concerns, such as the federal standards that protect air quality.

  • New! Modeling Analysis of North Slope Portable Oil and Gas Operations
  • New! Public Notice of Modeling Analysis of North Slope Portable Oil and Gas Operations

  • Current notice of next meetings:

    Workgroup Meeting Schedule (see Main Workgroup Page for additional information)

    February 4, 2016; October 30, 2015; May 20, 2014; February 13, 2014; December, 5, 2013; November 14, 2013; August 22, 2013; July 9, 2013; June 26, 2013; June 4, 2013

    Technical Workgroup Meeting Schedule (see Technical Subgroup Page for additional information)

    December 19, 2014; August 21, 2014; May 8, 2014; April 17, 2014; April 3, 2014; March 13, 2014; February 20, 2014; January 23, 2014; January 9, 2014

    Options Workgroup Meeting Schedule (see Options Subgroup Page for additional information)

    May 15, 2014; April 23, 2014--POSTPONED; March 6, 2014--CANCELED; January 30, 2014; January 16, 2014

    Additional Information:

    Contacts for Workgroup on Temporary Oil and Gas Drill Rigs

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    Nattinee Nipataruedi, 907-465-5128,

    Department of Natural Resources

    Jim Shine, 907-269-8431,