ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

JULY 25, 2008

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours. Jamie Robinson of St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad announced his retirement and introduced his replacement – Bob Pratt.  The LEPC thanked Mr. Robinson for his work with the LEPC and wished him well.

 

            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

            Ray Lussier – City of Auburn Safety Officer

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            John Silvestri – Knight-Celotex

            Randall Berry – Wausau Paper

            Kendall (KC) Putnam – Asst Plans, Trng & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified EMA

            Robert Pratt – St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad

            Jamie Robinson – St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad

 

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 27 June has not yet been submitted and will be submitted with the July meeting minutes.  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 was no SERC meeting on July 15 due to lack of quorum - so nothing to report; the LEPC annual workplan and “budget” were sent to SERC by July 1 due date and Mr. McAleer has directed Robert Gardner not to withhold LEPCs’ first quarter stipend because the SERC did not meet to review / approve budgets; EMA Training Report – nothing to report this month; LFD reported they are planning an ammonia exercise with Bates College late this summer / early fall

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $17,299.20 for HSGP invoices (mini MERV equipment and Contract Planner) + earned interest of $60.98 for June for a total of $17,360.18; total LEPC expenditures $383,842.43; unencumbered balance $27,148.19 and encumbered balance $12,208.42; purchases made since last meeting - none; purchases to recommend - none

 

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

 

Communications Interoperability Grant of $4.1 million for statewide – four applications were submitted to MEMA by the July 15 deadline – State Review Committee met on July 22 – the next step is for MEMA to re-write their Grant Appropriation Justifications and send to DHS – once DHS responds to MEMA’s revised plan, MEMA will notify us of the grant awards – hope to have all finalized by end of September

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: will be doing an exercise with Lewiston Fire Dept and Bates College

 

F.                                          IMAT Vehicle status:  all communications equipment and computers have been installed; the two seats have been installed, the trailer and vehicle have been lettered; Tim and Joanne were sent to Cabela’s to look for a tent, heater and other accessories and that will be ordered by July 31

G.                                         

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                   Peter Gagnon reviewed the facility Hazard Analysis Process for the County Plan updates and asked facilities to send their updated information ASAP               

 

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.                    Information pertaining to Zane Keeler, a.k.a Richard Ferraro, a past RACES member of the Androscoggin County RACES organization has been passing himself off as an EMA official and has been going to various organizations to do ”communication study” – “security study” – “homeland security grant coordinator”, etc…. – he is not affiliated with Androscoggin County EMA or any other EMA office in any county, State and at the Federal level.  His photo and pertinent info will be forwarded to all facilities – if he appears on your property, please call Lewiston Police Department

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is  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 9:20 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 2008

 

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 2008

 

MONTH

MEETING DATE

MINUTES SUBMITTED

JANUARY

01/25/08

02/22/08

FEBRUARY

02/29/08

03/14/08

MARCH

03/28/08

04/11/08

APRIL

04/25/08

05/14/08

MAY

05/30/08

06/23/08

JUNE

06/27/08

08/25/08

JULY

07/25/08

08/25/08

AUGUST

08/29/08

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

DECEMBER