ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

           

 

 

JUNE 27, 2008

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours. The committee was informed of the recent death of James Rioux of Lewiston Police Department who served on the LEPC for several years.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Mark Ryberg – Proctor & Gamble Auburn

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Philip Morgan – Member-at-Large

            Paul M. LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Raymond Potter – Bates College

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Kathryn Oak – The Maine Wood Treaters

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Ravi Singh – Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014

            Ray Lussier – City of Auburn Safety Officer

            Donald Wormell – United Ambulance Service

            Gordon T. Riordon – Pan Am Railways

 

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 30 May 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 – there is no SERC meeting until July 15 so nothing to report; SERC Conference was well attended – Joanne and KC attended both days and got some useful information; the LEPC annual workplan and “budget” are due to SERC by July 1 for SERC’s review and action at the July 15 meeting – work is nearly completed; the 2008 DOT Emergency Response guidebooks (ERGs) have arrived and distribution is underway – there are only a few changes that Joanne will review; EMA Training Report – Hazmat Ops Refresher training for Auburn Fire Department has been scheduled for August; the DuPont Train will be in Waterville on July 28 to 31 and will offer 8 hr classes for emergency responders – 25 persons each class and Mr. Riordon will forward registration information

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $505.94 for HSGP invoices (mini MERV equipment) + $1,995.00 for Hazmat Training for Durham Fire Dept + earned interest of $63.66 for May for a total of $2,564.60; total LEPC expenditures $382,405.67; unencumbered balance $27,353.31 and encumbered balance $13,479.08; purchases made since last meeting – paper, envelopes and labels

 

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

 

Communications Interoperability Grant of $4.1 million for statewide – two applications received to date – all are due to the County office NLT July 1 – the County Review Committee will meet on July 11 and the packages are due to MEMA on July 15

 

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

 

F.                                          IMAT Vehicle status:  all communications equipment and computers have been installed; the two seats have been installed, the trailer and vehicle are at the Sign Store for lettering; currently waiting on a few last minute items such as tent, heatere, generator and basic office supplies

G.                                         

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

NONE

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINES

The IMAT Level 4 Team organization meeting will be held the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:30 PM at County EMA

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is  JULY 25, AUGUST 29, SEPTEMBER 26, OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 21, DECEMBER 19 - 8:30 A.M. at the County EMA Office located at 45 Oak Street beneath Lewiston Central Fire Station – please use the Oak Street entrance

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:10 A.M.