ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

DECEMBER 19, 2008

 

Committee Secretary, Joanne Potvin, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours in the absence of the Chair and Vice Chair.  Keith Ouellette of Wal-Mart Distribution Center introduced Keith Blais who is replacing Ravi Singh; Patrick Coughlin is replacing Rob Somerville at Safe Handling, Inc.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Mark Ryberg – Proctor & Gamble Auburn

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            David White – United Ambulance Service

            Wayne Werts – Chief Auburn Fire Department

            James L. Lawlor – Auburn Police Department

            Paul LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Ray Potter – Bates College

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

            Wayne Cotterly – Director Poland EMA

            Ron Dyer – Poland Spring Bottling Company

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine D.E.P.

            Marc West – Paris Farmers Union

            Patrick Coughlin – St. Germain/Safe Handling, Inc.

            John McGuire – General Electric Company

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

            Keith Blais – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meetings of 31 October and 30 November were accepted without change. Meeting minutes are now posted on the County EMA Website: 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 – the SERC meeting has been scheduled for 20 January - there is nothing new to report at this time; EMA Training Report -  EMA Deputy Director conducted CAMEO Training forselect members of the COBRA Team and has been busy scheduling ICS 300-400 Training for municipalities; CERT/CART training is ongoing; facilities and public safety had nothing to report for training activities

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $3,000.00 for HM Tech Refresher training + $2,581.02 for contract planner + earned interest of $50.89 for November for a total of $5,631.91; total expenditures $392,557.46; unencumbered balance $26,641.95 and encumbered balance $10,150.60; purchases made since last meeting – none; purchases to recommend - paper

 

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

 

FY-08 Homeland Security Grant Program Grant – applications were reviewed by the County Review Committee on December 3 and the package with the Committee’s recommendations and prioritization was submitted to MEMA on 5 December; the State Review committee was scheduled to meet on December 11 & 12 but the December 12 meeting was canceled due to the storm and rescheduled for December 31; we should receive word of the awards sometime in early January

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: several members attended CAMEO training on December 10; will participate in the Bates College ammonia Tabletop Exercise on January 15

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

None

 

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.     Tim Bubier conducted a “CAMEO 101” presentation to provide committee members with an overview that dynamic program

 

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is JANUARY 30, - February 27 – March 27 – April 24 – May 29 – June 26 – July 31 – august 28 – September 25 – October 30 – November 20  December 18, 2009 @ 8:30 AM at the County EMA Office located at 45 Oak Street beneath Lewiston Central Fire station – please be sure to use the Oak Street entrance

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 9:10 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 30 JANUARY 2009

 

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

11/21/08

12/08/08

DECEMBER

12/19/08

01/27/09