OPTIONS SUBGROUP OF THE TEMPORARY OIL AND GAS DRILL RIGS WORKGROUP


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 Options Subgroup will discuss regulatory and permitting 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.


    The next Options Subgroup meeting will be on announced at a later time.

     

    Options Workgroup Meeting Schedule (see below for additional information)

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

    Main Workgroup Page

    Technical Subgroup Page


    Options Subgroup Schedule

    Contacts for Workgroup on Temporary Oil and Gas Drill Rigs

    Department of Environmental Conservation

    Tom Turner, (907) 269-8123, tom.turner@alaska.gov

    Department of Natural Resources

    Jim Shine, (907) 269-8431, jim.shine@alaska.gov