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.

  • 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

    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

    Nattinee Nipataruedi, 907-465-5128,

    Department of Natural Resources

    Jim Shine, 907- 269-8431,