ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

JUNE 29, 2007

 

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.  Temporary member filling in for Don Estabrook, Jennifer Dewitt, was introduced as was Kara Walker of Maine DEP.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Raymond Potter - Bates College/Underhill Arena

            Mark Ryberg - Tambrands

            Paul M. LeClair - Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Kathryn Oak - The Maine Wood Treaters

            Timothy Bubier - Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Ken Allen - DCP Midstream

            Philip Morgan - Member at Large

            Stephen Brezenski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Kara Walker – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Bob Irish – General Electric-Auburn

            Jennifer Dewitt – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

            Jess Smith – Pioneer Plastics, Inc.

            Paul Forgues – Elmet Technologies

            Gerard Pineau – United Ambulance Service

            Gordon T. Riordon – Pan Am Railways

            Ken Jones – Wausau Papers / Chief Livermore Falls Fire Department

            John Silvestri – Knight-Celotex, Lisbon Falls

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 29 June was accepted without change.  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 – none as the June SERC Training Committee meeting was canceled and the next SERC meeting is scheduled for 17 July; EMA Training Report – Joanne & Tim completed ICS-300 training; large emergency vehicle driver training has been completed for approximately 80% of the WMD/Hazmat COBRA team members and 50% of ASO patrol and transport officers; WMD/Hazmat COBRA team completed two full-day training exercises – no training scheduled for July and August to date; roll-out of all emergency vehicles and some of the equipment purchased with Homeland Security Grant dollars was done on June 12; Gerry Pineau of United Ambulance Service explained that UAS has an EMS MCI (mass casualty incident) trainer that can be used to care for approximately 50 patients at an emergency/disaster scene

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $36,297.16 for EMA Quarterly reimbursement and HSGP (sent through LEPC in error by MEMA) as well as $4,358.07 for HSGP invoices and reimbursement for Tim to attend driver instructor training + earned interest of $62.76 for May for total of $40,717.99; total LEPC expenditures (from all  accounts) $359,771.64 which includes the funds sent in error and disbursed to the proper accounts; unencumbered balance $25,441.81 and encumbered balance $9,259.70; purchases made since last meeting:  none

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2005 and 2006 Funds  - Where are we now?

 

                        No change from the last meeting

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: Tim conducted driver training as indicated under the EMA training report; pagers have been distributed to the team members on June 28 and the team will be ready for field deployment / emergency response on July 10

           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Gerry Pineau of UAS explained that all UAS employees currently at Awareness Level will be trained at Ops Level for Decontamination

 


 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

            A.        Kara Walker of Maine DEP did a presentation on the roles and responsibilities of Maine DEP and answered questions relative to emergency response services of the Department

 

            B.        REMINDER:  TRI Reports, for those subject to this rule, are due July 1


 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is July 27 - August 31 - September 28 - October 26 - November 16 - December 14, 2007 (takes into account all holidays) at 8:30 A.M. at the Androscoggin County EMA Office located beneath Lewiston Central Fire Station at 45 Oak Street.

 

            Red Cross has offered space for the September meeting.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:55 A.M.

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

 

1.            BEGINNING WITH THE JUNE MEETING MINUTES, THEY WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO ALL LEPC MEMBERS WITH A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS.  IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING THESE MINUTES ELECTRONICALLY, IT IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE NO E-MAIL ADDRESS OR AN INCORRECT E-MAIL ADDRESS.  IF THAT IS THE CASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW VIA E-MAIL @ ANEM1@ROADRUNNER.COM OR CALL 784-0147 WITH YOUR UPDATED INFORMATION.   THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

2.            I HAVE ALSO ATTACHED TO THESE MEETING MINUTES THE SOP FOR REQUESTING THE WMD/HAZMAT RESPONSE TEAM (ARRT CALLOUT).  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THEM UNDER SEPARATE COVER (POLICE, FIRE, EMS AND LOCAL AND COUNTY EMA DIRECTORS HAVE) I APOLOGIZE AND JUST IGNORE THAT PARTICULAR ATTACHMENT.  FOR FACILITIES, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THOSE WITH A RESPONSIBILITY FOR REQUESTING THE TEAM, SHOULD YOU HAVE A NEED FOR IT,  GET THIS INFORMATION.

 

Thank You.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 27 JULY 2007

 

AT

 

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LOCATED BENEATH LEWISTON CENTRAL FIRE STATION AT 45 OAK STREET, LEWISTON

 

AT

 

8:30 A.M.