ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

AUGUST 29, 2008

 

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

            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

            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

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            Eric Lynes – American Red Cross

            Kendall C. Putnam – Asst Plans, Training & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified EMA

            Wayne Cotterly – Director, Poland EMA

 

 

There was no quorum to conduct official business of the Committee.  Committee voted to approve by consensus. 

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meetings of 27 June and 25 July were 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 September 16 so there is nothing to report; EMA Training Report – nothing to report for this month; American Red Cross reported they are planning a Basic Level Disaster Course on Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and anyone who is interested should contact Eric Lynes at 795-4004 ext. 303; Jessica Smith also advised that Pioneer Plastics will be conducting a Live Burn Training program for industrial fire brigades and the date in September is to be announced

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $4,810.05 for HSGP invoices (mini MERV equipment and contract planner salary) + earned interest of $66.22 for August for a total of $4,867.27; total LEPC expenditures $385,617.58; unencumbered balance $26,809.12 and encumbered balance $10,937.76; 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 – no news likely until end of September

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: nothing to report since the last meeting; still planning on doing an exercise with Lewiston Fire Department and Bates College – they will begin meeting in October and will exercise next year

 

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, tent – heater – lights – and generator are on board and final miscellaneous items have been purchased, positioned and secured on board; request for deployment are being developed as are user instructions; communications exercise was successfully conducted on Wednesday 8/27

G.                                         

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     Early reminder for annual facility registrations – due October 1 – package of required forms the registration, inventory and TRI reporting has been included with these minutes for facilities with this requirement

 

B.     There are a series of chemical reporting workshops – info part of the aforementioned package

 

 

 

 

C.     Status of County Hazmat Plan updates – the LEPC Contract Planner has thoroughly reviewed and nearly completed revising the entire plan; he has worked with the EMA Deputy Director on developing new and improved “Google Maps” identifying facilities and their risk zones, etc…, Peter will be here until September 23

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

A.     The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) / County Animal Rescue Team (CART) development is well underway; the team meets the last Monday of each month at 5:30 PM (bring your sandwich and EMA will provide beverage and dessert) and the next topics of discussion will include budgeting and training

 

B.     Steve Brezinski of Maine DEP advised the group that a Tank Truck Rollover Training Program has been scheduled for October 4 and 25 and a Clandestine Lab and the Terrorist has been scheduled for September 9 and 10

 

C.     The EMA / LEPC website has been updated

 

D.     The committee asked that the meeting minutes file that is sent electronically include the meeting’s month/year

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is 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 9:17 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 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

09/11/08

SEPTEMBER

09/26/08

 

OCTOBER

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

DECEMBER