ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                       

 

 

OCTOBER 31, 2008

 

Committee Chairman, Phil Morgan, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours and introduced John McGuire of General Electric Company.

 

            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

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            Wayne Werts – Chief Auburn Fire Department

            James L. Lawlor – Auburn Police Department

            Randall L. Berry – Wausau Paper

            Paul LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Kathryn Oak – The Maine Wood Treaters

            John McGuire – General Electric Company

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Vivian Matkivich – Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority

            Ray Potter – Bates College

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

            Andy D’Eramo – Director Lew/Aub 911

            Wayne Cotterly – Director Poland EMA

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 26 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 – no SERC and SERC Training Report since the next meeting is not until November 18 and there is nothing new to report; EMA Training Report -  staff continuing to work on plan revisions working on plans revisions, emergency public information and education materials and development of county-wide animal response team; received Hazmat Ops Refresher Trng application from Livermore Falls F.D.; COBRA Team completed Tech refresher trng two weeks ago; Androscoggin EMA Deputy Director completed the CAMEO Train-the-trainer course this past week; Facility Reports - none

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $38.51 for training reimbursement + earned interest of $57.29 for September for a total of $95.80; total expenditures $389,256.44; unencumbered balance $26,839.17 and encumbered balance $10,150.60; purchases made since last meeting – paper, envelopes and mailing labels; purchases to recommend - none

 

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

 

FY-08 Homeland Security Grant Program Grant was announced on October 6 – of the $4.08 million available, 45% of that will go to the six metros (= $1.8 million with Lewiston receiving $271,154.63 and Auburn receiving $171,317.90) and the remaining 55% ($2.286 million) will be available for the 16 counties and the other 491 cities and towns; application information has been sent to allof the County’s other 12 municipalities as well as to the ASO and their deadline for submitting their applications is Friday 21 November; the County HSGP Review Committee will meet on December 3 to review the applications and prioritize the recommendations and Joanne will hand-deliver the application packages to December by COB on December 5

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: nothing to report since the last meeting; still planning on doing an exercise with Lewiston Fire Department and Bates College; the first planning meeting is scheduled for 18 November at Bates College

 

F.                                          IMAT Vehicle status:  request and deployment procedures are nearly ready and the vehicle has been taken to Lewiston Police Dept parking lot

 

G.                                        Reminder that annual Facility Registrations were due October 1 and Facility Inventory and Fees will be due March 1, 2009

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     Vivian Matkivich of Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority advised the Committee she is a member of the water utilities’ water response network

 

B.     Steve Brezinski of Maine DEP thanked Wal-Mart for the tour of the Distribution Facility in Lewiston

 

C.     Tim Bubier advised the Committee that Safety Kleen and XRI are out of business and that NITCO is a new facility to report

 

 


 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.     Randall Berry reported that Wausau Paper will be laying off 140 employees – if there are facilities – these employees may be available to other employers in the area

 

B.      Jessica Smith of Pioneer Plastics advised that the facility is moving the security guard shack to the center of facility’s incoming road and that all visiting the facility will need to go through security to get in

 

C.     The EMA staff will be conducting training on how to do electronic reporting) during the winter months)

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is 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 9:05 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 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

10/27/08

OCTOBER

10/31/08

12/08/08

NOVEMBER

 

 

DECEMBER