ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

SEPTEMBER 28, 2007

 

 

Committee Vice-Chairman, John Silvestri, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.  Many thanks to United Valley Red Cross for hosting the meeting at their new facility on Lisbon Street and for the presentation on Red Cross services.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Raymond Potter - Bates College/Underhill Arena

            Mark Ryberg - Tambrands

            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 Chick – Lewiston Police Department

            Gordon Riordon – PanAm Railways

            Karen Larue – Tambrands – P & G

            Eric Lynes – United Valley Red Cross

            Laurie Levine – United Valley Red Cross

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Marc West – Paris Farmers Union

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

            Ravi Singh – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

            Kenneth Allen – DCP Midstream

            Paul M. LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Andy D’Eramo – Lewiston-Auburn 911

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 31 August 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 September as it was canceled – next SERC meeting is scheduled for November 20; minutes from the SERC Training Committee meeting of August 2 include information from Life Safety Specialists who purchased all of MFT&E’s hazmat training equipment and programs and will use the programs and instructors approved by the SERC in January and both were approved by the Training Committee; the SERC Training Committee also recommended Byron Calderwood as an Awareness Instructor; there were questions pertaining to the new Hazmat Ops and Technician competency checklists and these questions will be discussed at the October 4 SERC Training Committee meeting; the Hazmat Safety Officer Course is scheduled for November 6-8 in Florian Hall at MEMA’s home building on Commerce Drive – applications are now available; HM Tank Truck rollover programs are scheduled for Saturday October 13 at Searsport fire station – Wednesday October 17 at Lincoln Region 3 vocational School and Saturday October 20 at Bridgton Municipal Complex; training completed = COBRA Team completing their 2-day refresher training at Poland Fire Department; Androscoggin EMA along with COBRA Team, Androscoggin Sheriff Dept, United Ambulance, Turner Fire/Rescue and Livermore Fire Dept are participating in a tri-county/three-phase exercise with Oxford and Franklin Counties with the first phase – tabletop – scheduled for October 20, the second phase – functional – is scheduled for May of 2008 and the third phase – full-scale – is scheduled for October of 2008; Joanne and Tim will complete ICS 400 training on October 11 and 18 and they will be working with municipalities on scheduling final ICS requirements for the municipalities that are not yet up to full compliance with NIMS requirements

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $1,400.00 for hazmat operations training + $148,792.56 for HSGP invoices for total of $150,192.56; total LEPC expenditures (from all  accounts) $366,993.19; unencumbered balance $25,761.23 and encumbered balance $7,583.78; purchases made since last meeting:  none  -  NOTE:  new budget category added to hold money for HM Team pagers as we receive our approved quarterly stipend and added $39.10 as our first quarterly amount towards HM Plan revision and distribution

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?  Waiting on state to roll-out the FY-07 program

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: had it’s first call on 9/24 to Auburn PD for an unknown substance

 

F.                                          New “draft” hazmat ops and hazmat tech competency checklists – still being finalized at the State level – SERC Training Committee has received questions from some vendors and it was suggested to send checklists to other all vendors for their comments

 

G.                                        Another reminder that Facility Registrations with fees are due October 1st

 

H.                                        Maine Fusion Center (aka Maine Information Analysis Center) – for reporting suspicious activity – representative will be our featured guest at the October 26 meeting

           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 


 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.                    Eric Lynes – United Valley Red Cross gave a presentation about Red Cross services


 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is OCTOBER 26 - November 16 - December 14, 2007 (takes into account all holidays) at 8:30 A.M. at the County EMA Office located at 45 Oak Street, beneath Lewiston Central Fire Station.  Please use the 45 Oak Street entrance.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:45 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER 2007

 

AT

 

ANDROSCOGGIN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY AT 45 OAK STREET, LEWISTON

 

AT

 

8:30 A.M.

 

 

WE HAVE 2 GUEST SPEAKERS FROM MAINE INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER