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.

    Workgroup Meeting Schedule (see below 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 Subgroup Page

    Options Subgroup Page

    Additional Information:
  • Workgroup Members

    If you would like to be added to the Interested Parties Contact List, please contact Nattinee Nipataruedi at 907-465-5128 or

  • Main Workgroup 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,