ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

January 28, 2011

 

In the absence of both the Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman, the meeting called to order by Committee Secretary, Joanne Potvin, at 0830 hours (both absences were expected).

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Raymond Potter – Bates College

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Anna Russo – Savage Safe Handling

            Kendall C. Putnam – Asst P/T/O Officer, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Mgmt Agency

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Scott AlloccaFairPoint

            Paul M. LeClair – Chief, Lewiston Fire Department

            Robert Papsis – Proctor & Gamble

            Marc Farrin – General Electric Company

            Kris Gammon – Central Maine Regional Resource Center

            George Gardner – Maine Wood Treaters

            David EttingerBoralex

            Peter Anania – Grow-Tech LLC

           

 

There was no quorum to conduct official business of the Committee and the Committee agreed to operate under consensus..

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 17 December was accepted without change.  The LEPC Meeting Minutes can now be found on the County EMA Website: http://www.androscogginema.org

 

 

 

 

 

 


OLD BUSINESS

 


A.                                        Committee Secretary reported that there no requests for Chemical Right-to-Know information since the last meeting

                                                             

B.                                         Committee Secretary provided the SERC and SERC Training Reports – SERC meeting minutes not yet received; EMA Report – staff continuing with the day-to-day, on-going training and planning activities for CERT and CART and for the municipalities of Sabattus and Turner with Sabattus’s Plan officially adopted on January 25 with Turner’s Plan nearing completion and three more drafts in the wings; John Silvestri has been very busy revising the County Hazmat Plan; CERT continues to be very busy with training and exercises; an exercise with DCP Midstream was conducted on 29 December from 1 to 4 PM at Auburn Central Fire Headquarters; Lewiston Fire Department has completed Hazmat Ops Refresher training this month; The Annual Maine Partners in Preparedness Conference is scheduled for April 28-29 at the Augusta Civic Center – more on this later as more details are made known; Mr. Gardner of Maine Wood Treaters reported there will be a Tier 2 Reporting Workshop on Wednesday 9 February at 9 Am at the Holiday Inn West in Portland (this LEPC do not receive notification of any upcoming Tier 2 Workshops)

 

C.                                         Financial Report – funds received since the last meeting:  $2,498.56 for contract planner invoice + $209.03 for CERT/CART invoices + $1,500 for COBRA Team training invoice + $52.29 earned interest for December for a total of $4,259.88;  total expenses incurred to date:  $475,044.77; unencumbered balance:  $28,838.35; encumbered balance:  $12,294.62; purchases made since last meeting:  bundles set of printing cartridges for the Okidata printer for $119.00; purchases to recommend:  NONE

 

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

 

EMA office received the award list with all eligible applicants receiving some part but not all of their requests – waiting on official award letters from MEMA along with the MOUs to be signed before any purchases against the grant can be made

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: No report

 

F.                                          Report from Joanne Potvin about John Silvestri’s LEPC planning activities:  John has completed revisions to the County hazmat Emergency Plan – a copy has been sent to SERC (Robert Gardner); he has met with every EHS facility in the County, has talked to nearly every other hazmat facility, has revised to LEPC mailing list which now includes all facilities reporting as well as public safety, health agencies, local officials, etc….  John will return to the EOC for 2-3 days, on or about February 7 or 8,  prepare and send the plan electronically to all required entities as well as meet with Joanne to review the process and provide his written report to close out his contract period

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

NONE

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.   LEPC finally received all of Unitil’s back Tier 2 reports from 2008 to now

 

B.   Tier 2 reports are due March 1 – can go online for the latest edition of Tier 2 Submit software at EPA’s website at:  www.epa.gov/oem/content/epcra/tier2.htm (or Google by entering EPA Tier Submit new forms)

 

C.   Lewisotn Fire Department Asst Chief, George Merrill, is retiring on January 28 after 25 years.

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is FEBRUARY 25 – March 25 – April 29 – May 27 – June 24 – July 29 – August 26 – September 30 – October 28 – November 18 – December 16 @ 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.  Coffee will be served.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            Meeting adjourned at 8:57 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2011

 

AT

 

COUNTY EMA OFFICE

 

LOCATED AT 45 OAK STREET, LEWISTON

(BENEATH LEWISTON CENTRAL FIRE STATION)

 

AT

 

8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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