ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

OCTOBER 26, 2007

 

 

Committee Vice-Chairman, John Silvestri, 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

            Tim Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Jamie Robinson – St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad

            Vivian Matkivich – Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority

            John Silvestri – Knight-Celotex, Lisbon Falls

            David Chick – Lewiston Police Department

            Gordon Riordon – PanAm Railways

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Kenneth Allen – DCP Midstream

            Bruce McKay – Battalion Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Kathryn Oak – The Maine Wood Treaters

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            Jason Moen – Deputy Chief Auburn Police Department

            Raymond Lussier – Assistant Chief Auburn Fire Department

            Wayne Cotterly – Poland EMA Director/Local Government Representative

            Kevin Mulherin – Auburn Police Department

            James Lawlor – Auburn Police Department

            Mike Rioux – St. Germain & Associates

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

            Rocky Scott – Maine Information and Analysis Center

            Bill DeLong – Maine Information and Analysis Center

           

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 28 September 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 – next SERC meeting scheduled for November 20; minutes from the SERC Training Committee meeting of October 4 have not yet been distributed; Joanne has resigned from the SERC Training Committee due to lack of time to be effective on the Committee; EMA Training Report - Androscoggin EMA along with COBRA Team, Androscoggin Sheriff Dept, United Ambulance, Turner Fire/Rescue and Livermore Fire Dept participated in phase one (tabletop exercise) of the tri-county/three-phase exercise with Oxford and Franklin Counties on October 20 with 70 participants - the second phase – functional exercise – is scheduled for May of 2008 and the third phase – full-scale – is scheduled for October 11 of 2008; Joanne and Tim completed 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: $3,049.51 for HSGP invoices + earned interest of $115 for a total of $3,164.51; total LEPC expenditures $367,109.96; unencumbered balance $25,854.32 and encumbered balance $7,583.78; purchases made since last meeting:  none  -  Purchases to recommend: $103.47 for Annual Legal Notice as required by EPCRA to be published in Sun/Journal on November 13-14-15 – approved by the Committee; also a correction was made to the Financial Report Sheet on acct #110 under the number 2 - $1,029 was inadvertently typed in that box in place of -0- / it did not change the total expenditures which was correct

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2007 - Where are we now?  Roll-out briefing and distribution of application packages for the FY-07 application phase was completed on October 22; there is $2.25 million dollars available for state-wide competitive funding (compared to $2.6 million for FY-06) with metros (Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, South Portland, Augusta and Bangor) also receiving more than last year; emphasis this year is on planning, training and exercising as well as shelter and recovery, pet friendly shelter, shelter for special needs populations, and public education and awareness; John Silvestri inquired about the status of chemical security planning – Joanne indicated that the recently developed planning agency is still waiting on the “list of chemicals” to be finalized by that agency and as soon as planning guidelines and finalized chemical lists are available, she will forward to the facilities.

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: responded to ammonia release at Bates College – still waiting on date for debriefing meeting

 

F.                                          Another (LAST) reminder that Facility Registrations with fees were due October 1st  ~ if you haven’t already completed your facility registration(s), please do so without further delay.  SERC is cracking down on facility delinquency for reporting.

           

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        None

 

 


 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.        Rocky Scott and Bill DeLong of Maine Information and Analysis Center (MIAC) – also known as Fusion Center – made a presentation to explain the purpose of the Center as well as some of its activities; contact information for rocky and bill is:  Tel – 1-207-624-4470; toll-free in state is 1-800-452-8735 and FAX is 1-207-287-8735; e-mail is:  bill.delong@maine.gov and roscoe.j.scottIII@maine.gov .  Thanks to you both for your tie and effort this morning.

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is NOVEMBER 16 -  December 21 or 28 - (takes into account all holidays) at 8:30 A.M. at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center on Alfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston.  Directions are included.

 

SEPCIAL NOTE:  Wal-Mart advises that if you work for one of their competitors (such as K-Mart, Hannaford, Shaw’s) you will not be able to participate in their presentation and tour or the facility after the LEPC meeting.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:30 A.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2007

 

AT

 

WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER

ALFRED PLOURDE PARKWAY, LEWISTON

 

AT

 

8:30 a.m.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Wal-mart indicates that if you work for one of their competitors (such as K-Mart, Hannaford, Shaw’s) you will not be able to participate in their presentation and tour of the facility and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

DIRECTIONS TO WAL-MART DISTRIBUTION CENTER

 

FROM LEWISTON:

 

Proceed up Lisbon Street to Turnpike Entrance – go up the ramp  and proceed past the South entrance (to Portland) and past the North entrance (to Augusta) – continue straight on Alfred Plourde Parkway until you see the Wal-Mart Distribution Center sign on the right hand side.

 

 

FROM AUBURN TURNPIKE:

 

Get off at Lewiston Exit 80 – at the light, turn right onto Alfred Plourde Parkway and continue straight until you see the Wal-Mart Distribution Center sign on the right hand side.

 

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Turn right into the driveway – as you arrive you will see the facility entrance directly ahead of you – go inside and register at the desk located on your left as you enter – Keith Ouellette will be there to greet you.