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 Technical Subgroup will discuss the modeling and monitoring options related to air quality permitting of temporary oil and gas drill rigs that might allow for greater operational flexibility while still addressing air quality concerns, such as the federal standards that protect air quality.

The next Technical Subgroup meeting will be on Decmber 19, 2014. Information is in the notice below.


Technical Subgroup Meeting Schedule (see below 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

Main Workgroup Page

Options Subgroup Page

Technical Subgroup Schedule

Contacts for Workgroup on Temporary Oil and Gas Drill Rigs

Department of Environmental Conservation

Tom Turner, (907) 269-8123,

Department of Natural Resources

Jim Shine, (907) 269-8431,