ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

JANUARY 25, 2008

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours. 

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

            Joanne G. Potvin - Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Raymond Potter - Bates College/Underhill Arena

            Mark Ryberg – Proctor & Gamble Auburn

            Tim Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Vivian Matkivich – Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Jamie Robinson – St. Lawrence &Atlantic RR

            Mike Rioux – St. Germain & Associates

            Kendall Putnam – Asst Plans, Training & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified E.M.A.

            Andre Marquis – Planning Associate, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Philip Morgan – At Large

            Rob Sommerville – Safe Handling, Inc.

            Gordon Riordon – Pan Am Railways

            Kathryn Oak – The Maine Wood Treaters

            John Storer – Auburn Water & Sewer

            Ron Dyer – Poland Spring Bottling

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            David Chick – Lewiston Police Department

            Paul LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Eric Lynes – United Valley Chapter American Red Cross

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

 

 

There was a quorum to conduct official business of the Committee.

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 21 December was accepted with the following change:  Section III-B. – dates for SERC Retreat are January 23-24 and not 23-23.  Meeting minutes are now posted on the web site: http://www.androscogginema.org

 

 


OLD BUSINESS

 


A.                                        Committee Secretary reported there were no requests for community right-to-know information since the last meeting

                                                             

B.                                         Committee Secretary provided the SERC and SERC Training Reports – SERC Retreat for January 23-24 has been canceled and the next SERC meeting is scheduled for march 18; EMA Training Report – ICS 300 training scheduled for December 17-18 – the class of Dec. 17 was postponed to Dec. 18  on account of snow storm the December 18 class will be conducted during the first half of January 29 and the remainder of Jan. 29 and all of January 30 will be devoted to ICS 400; Lewiston Fire Department completed Hazmat Ops Refresher Courses on January 8-9-19-15-16-17; received a request from Sabattus Fire Dept for Hazmat Ops Refresher and it was forwarded to MEMA for funding approval; there was no other training to report on

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $2,488.04 for HSGP invoices (contract planner) + December earned interest of $57.02 for a total of $2,545.06; total LEPC expenditures $370,486.68; unencumbered balance $26,396.21 and encumbered balance $9,573.88; purchases made since last meeting:  none  -  purchases to recommend: none

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?  All HSGP grant awards were made on January 4 as follows:  Androscoggin County EMA $71,021.89 to improve preparedness and response capabilities (emergency planning assistant) + $5,567.60 for emergency pet shelter equipment; Durham $26,798.00 for shelter generator; Poland $224,500.00 for shelter generator and emergency pet shelter animal crates; the municipalities of Sabattus, Livermore Falls, Lisbon (covered under County planner) and Turner applications were not funded since they did not meet the ’07 eligibility criteria – all recipients are NIMS compliant

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: did training with CST on January 23; no emergency responses to report on

           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Joanne provided another early reminder that the 2007 Chemical Inventory Reports will be due ELECTRONICALLY on March 1 – if you need assistance, please contact the EMA office and we’ll be happy to assist you

 

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

None

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is FEBRUARY 29, MARCH 28, APRIL 25, MAY 30, JUNE 27, JULY 25, AUGUST 29, SEPTEMBER 26, OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 21, DECEMBER 19) - 8:30 A.M. at the Androscoggin Unified Emergency  Management Agency located beneath Lewiston Fire Headquarters at 45 Oak Street in Lewiston – please be sure to use the Oak Street entrance to the EMA office.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:17 A.M.