CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
45 OAK STREET, 2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)
LEWISTON, ME 04240-7101
JUNE 26, 2009
Committee Vice-Chair, John Silvestri, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.
Committee members and guests present:
Joanne G. Potvin - Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency
Eddie Burgess American Red Cross
Ken Allen DCP Midstream
Kendall Putnam Asst Plans, Trng & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified Emerg Mgmt Agency
Jess Smith Pioneer Plastics
Kevin Oliveira St. Marys Health Systems
Ray Potter Bates College
Timothy Bubier Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency
John McGuire General Electric
Bob Daigle International Paper
Brian Drexel Safe Handling, Inc.
Robert Papsis Tambrads P&G
Keith Ouellette Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014
Tom Thibeault Maine Wood Treaters, Inc.
Stephen Brezinski Maine Dept of Environmental Protection
David Chick Lewiston Police Department
Ray Lussier City of Auburn
Paul M. LeClair Chief Lewiston Fire Department
Patrick Williams St. Marys Health Systems
Wayne Werts Chief Auburn Fire Department
Mike Minkowsky Assistant Chief Auburn Fire Department
Keith Blais Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014
David White United Ambulance Service
Dick Deans Paris Farmers Union
There was a quorum to conduct official business of the Committee.
The Secretary's report for the meeting of 29 May was accepted with the following amendment: Committee Chair recognized Lewiston Fire Department for its Readiness Award (omitted under New Business of the agenda). Meeting minutes are now posted on the County EMA Website: http://www.androscogginema.org
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 it appears that Androscoggin County will be allocated $10,981.34 for our annual stipend and $11,733.66 for Hazmat Ops and Hazmat Ops Refresher training for FY-10 (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010); EMA Training Report staff continuing to work with locals on H1N1 plans and procedures available to assist business and industry with planning and training in this area and planning checklists will be attached to the June meeting minutes; Hazmat Awareness Training was conducted for Bates Mill on June 11 with 8 attendees; ; staff is continuing to assist Sabattus local officials with their emergency operations plan development; County staff participated in the first of two state-wide County EOC exercises on June 25 (tabletop exercise) and the second will be a 24-hour functional exercise on October 29; upcoming is Bates College full-scale exercise on August 20 and will involve participation from numerous local emergency response, County EMA staff, DEP and private sector interests; Ray Lussier reported that in conjunction with Carl Allen and MEMA, he will conduct an ethanol training program (more info forthcoming)
C. Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $145.85 for NIMS training invoice + $159.98 for CERT/CART invoice + $ 2,478.78 for contract planner invoice + $12,330.00 for Hazmat Tech and ops Refresher training + $26,745.05 for County EMA reimbursement + $68.37 in earned interest for May for total of $41,928.03; total expenditures $440,801.23 (which includes the EMA program money turned over to County); unencumbered balance of $27,048.17; encumbered balance of $17,632.30; purchases made since last meeting none; purchases to recommend printing cartridges for Okidata printer approved by the Committee
D. Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?
Waiting on FY-09 HSGP to open (probably sometime this fall no date available)
E. COBRA Team status: nothing to report
A. K.C. Putnam, EMAs Asst Plans, Training and Ops Officer reviewed new propane and butane cylinders approved by U.S. DOT call K.C. for info if interested
A. Toxic Release Reports (TRI Reports) are due electronically July 1 call this office if you have questions
B. Steve Brezinski of Maine DEP reported waste motor oil discovered in Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authoritys system was traced back to St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad
C. There are still problems with reporting spills to Maine DEP via Maine State Police this is an on-going problem and has not been able to be rectified in the many years since it was first brought to the attention of the State Emergency Response Commission (when AR-1 Form was first introduced)
SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING
Next Meeting is 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
Meeting adjourned at 9:07 A.M.