ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

AUGUST 31, 2007

 

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Raymond Potter - Bates College/Underhill Arena

            Mark Ryberg - Tambrands

            Philip H. Morgan - Member at Large

            Stephen Brezenski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Tim Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Jamie Robinson – St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad

            Vivian Matkivich – Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority

            Doug Gleason – Safe Handling, Inc.

            John Silvestri – Knight-Celotex, Lisbon Falls

            David White – United Ambulance

            Raymond Lussier – Assistant Chief Auburn Fire Department

            Mike Rodrigue – Pioneer Plastics

            Andre Marquis – Associate Planner, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Ken Jones – Chief Livermore Falls Fire Department

            George Merrill – Assistant Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Kendall Putnam – Asst Plans, Training and Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified E.M.A.

            David Chick – Lewiston Police Department

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 27 July 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 – no SERC meeting in August – next one scheduled for September 18; no minutes from the SERC Training Committee of August 2 and will report at the next meeting; the 2-day program for development of a State/Regional CBRNE Task Force scheduled for September 11-13 has been canceled due to lack of interest – including three from COBRA Team, there were only 8 registered; Hazmat Safety Officer Training scheduled for November 6-8 in Florian Hall at MEMA’s home building on Commerce Drive is still on the calendar but applications are not yet available; HM Tank Truck rollover program is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 at Brunswick Old High School – Saturday, October 13 at Searsport Fire Station with trucks at the Maritime Farms on Route 1 – Wednesday, October 17 at Lincoln Region 3 Vocational School and Saturday, October 20 at Bridgton Municipal Complex; training completed DuPont’s Rail Car Training at the Maine Intermodal Terminal on August 25 – COBRA Team participated; EMA Training Report – Suspicious Substance Workshop (for facilities) has been scheduled for Wednesday morning September 12 from 9 to 10:30 AM and for Public Safety on Thursday evening September 13 from 6:30 to 8 PM; Androscoggin EMA along with COBRA Team, Sheriff Dept, Turner Fire/Rescue, Livermore Fire Dept and United Ambulance Service are participating in a tri-county / three-phase exercise with the first, a tabletop exercise, scheduled for October 20 – the second phase, a functional exercise, is scheduled for May ’08 and the final phase, a full-scale, field exercise, is scheduled for October ’08; Tim is continuing work on developing the MERV course

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $8,592.51 for quarterly stipend and HSGP invoices + earned interest of $56.15 for June for total of $8,648.66; total LEPC expenditures (from all  accounts) $364,310.16; unencumbered balance $27,805.75 and encumbered balance $6,822.29; purchases made since last meeting:  none

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?  FY-07 grant for the State of Maine is 13% less than FY-06; though State fared better in ’07 application process than ’06, it will still receive only the baseline $6.5 million (versus $7.7 million for FY-06); after taking from the top for maintenance of the programs it has in the past, i.e., HM Team maintenance, training and exercising, MERV and IMAT vehicle maintenance, the balance was divided up between the 5 metros (Lew/Aub, Augusta, Bangor, Portland and South Portland) and the remainder of the State – the metros received 45% of that available balance (5% increase from last year) and their allocation this year is an average of what they received between 2003 and 2006 = $1.837 million allocated to the 5 metros with Lewiston’s allocation set at $266,413.91 and Auburn’s allocation is set at $168,322.67; this leave a total of about $2.2 million for the remainder of the State’s counties and locals to competitively apply for; roll-out from the State will be in the next 6-8 weeks

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: on the road – available for response – will have Team Chief make a presentation at an upcoming meeting

 

F.                                          New “White Powder Incident” – Suspicious Substance protocols will be presented in two workshops – see Training Report above

 

G.                                        New “draft” hazmat ops and hazmat tech competency checklists – still being finalized at the State level

 

H.                                        Reminder that Facility Registrations with fees are due October 1st

           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

C.     A.  Maine Fusion Center (aka Maine Information and Analysis Center) – for reporting suspicious activity – will have a representative from Fusion Center make a presentation at the October 26 meeting

 

 


 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

            A.        Ray Lussier is conducting ICS 300 for Law Enforcement

 

B.                 There are OSHA Hazwopper changes listed on the OSHA website

 

C.                 John Silvestri noted that U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for SPCC Plan updates to 2009


 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is September 28 - October 26 - November 16 - December 14, 2007 (takes into account all holidays) at 8:30 A.M. at the Red Cross office located at 1180 Lisbon Street in Lewiston – 2nd floor.  Directions attached

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:23 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2007

 

AT

 

ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY CHAPTER OF AMERICAN RED CROSS LOCATED AT 1180 LISBON STREET, LEWISTON

 

AT

 

8:30 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RED CROSS OFFICE IS LOCATED ON LISBON STREET – ROUTE 196 – LEWISTON.

 

FOR THOSE FAMILIAR WITH LEWISTON, PROCEED UP LISBON STREET TOWARD THE TURNPIKE ENTRANCE – AS YOU PASS HOLY CROSS CHURCH THEN DUNKIN’  DONUTS AT THE INTERSECTION OF LISBON STREET AND SCRIBNER BLVD, CONTINUE UP THE HILL JUST A SHORT WAYS AND YOU WILL SEE THE RED CROSS OFFICE ON THE LEFT, JUST PAST SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT STORE.

 

IF COMING BY WAY OF TURNPIKE, GET OFF AT LEWISTON EXIT 80 – CONTINUE TO LEWISTON ROUTE 196 – YOU WILL APPROACH A SPLIT IN THE ROAD – THE LEFT GOES TO PLEASANT STREET (YOU WILL SEE RAMADA INN DIRECTLY AHEAD OF YOU) AND THE RIGHT GOES TO LISBON STREET – TAKE THE RIGHT AND GO DOWN LISBON STREET PAST McDONALD’S AND AS YOU START UP THE HILL, YOU WILL SEE THE RED CROSS SIGN ON THE RIGHT.