ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 27, 2009

 

In the absence of the Committee Chair, the Committee Vice Chair, John Silvestri, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.  Introductions were done and the committee welcomed Patrick Williams of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Robert Daigle of International Paper (Auburn).

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Patrick Williams – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Wayne Cotterly – Director Poland EMA

            Patrick Coughlin – St. Germain/Safe Handling, Inc.

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center #7014

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            Robert Daigle – International Paper

            Keith Blais – Wal-Mart Distribution Center # 7014

            Joey Nadeau – Safe Handling, Inc.

            George Merrill – Deputy Chief, Lewiston Fire Department

            Kendall Putnam – Asst Plans, Trng & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified Emerg Mgmt Agency

            Randall Berry – Wausau Paper

            John Silvestri – Knight-Celotex

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 30 January was accepted without change. Meeting minutes are now posted on the County EMA Website: 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 meeting minutes not yet received; EMA Training Report -  EMA Deputy Director, has been busy conducting ICS training for Livermore and surrounding communities and conducted fit-testing for Androscoggin County Sheriff Dept patrol officers on February 24; the Asst Plans, Trng & Ops Officer attended the FEMA Resource Management Course on February 10-11; training for CERT/CART is ongoing with  day-long training session scheduled for Saturday 28 February; MEMA/SERC have changed from the Annual Hazmat Conference to the 1st Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference which is scheduled for April 30-May 1 at the Augusta Civic Center – Conference Registration brochure/form can be accessed by going to the MEMA web site www.state.me.us/mema - go to the “Spotlight” box and click on the link for Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference – the page with conference info will open up and click on the Adobe link that indicates “ can be downloaded now in Adobeฎ .pdf format.” .  If you have difficulty with this, call us and we’ll forward it hard copy for you.

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $2,655.50 for contract planner + $50.00 rebate for CERT/CART equipment + earned interest of $8.54 for January for a total of $2,714.04; total expenditures $394,310.32; unencumbered balance $26,376.57 and encumbered balance $10,150.60; purchases made since last meeting – none; purchases to recommend – none; SPECIAL NOTE:  LEPC’s checking account with TD BankNorth has been closed – new account opened at Androscoggin Bank offering an interest rate of 1.5% and NO FEES

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?

 

No activity in this area until the next round of grant dollars become available

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: nothing to report since the last meeting

 

F.                                          Reminder that 2008 Chemical Inventory Reports (Tier II Reports) are due march 1 – many reports have already been submitted – call the EMA office if you have questions – please keep in mind that reports are due ELECTRONICALLY

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     none

 

 

 

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.     Jessica Smith of Pioneer Plastics discussed recent hearing conservation training recently conducted by 3M Company – she described the training as excellent and urged facilities that must provide hearing protection for employees to avail themselves of this training;  contact information for this training is:

 

David E. Webster, COHC

Peltor Communications and Hearing Conservation Specialist

3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division

87 Hollytree Road

Stoughton, MA  02072

Tel:  617-513-2826

dewebster@mmm.com

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is MARCH 27– April 24 – May 29 – June 26 – July 31 – August 28 – September 25 – October 30 – November 20  December 18, 2009 @ 8:30 AM at the County EMA Office located at 45 Oak Street beneath Lewiston Central Fire station – please be sure to use the Oak Street entrance

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 8:51 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2009

 

AT

 

COUNTY EMA OFFICE

 

LOCATED AT 45 OAK STREET, LEWISTON

(BENEATH LEWISTON CENTRAL FIRE STATION)

 

AT

 

8:30 a.m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

LEPC MEETING / MEETING MINUTES FORWARDED

YEAR 2009

 

MONTH

MEETING DATE

MINUTES SUBMITTED

JANUARY

01/30/09

02/02/09

FEBRUARY

02/27/09

03/24/09

MARCH

03/27/09

 

APRIL

04/24/09

 

MAY

05/29/09

 

JUNE

06/26/09

 

JULY

07/31/09

 

AUGUST

08/28/09

 

SEPTEMBER

09/25/09

 

OCTOBER

10/30/09

 

NOVEMBER

11/20/09

 

DECEMBER

12/18/09