ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 28, 2010

 

Meeting called to order by Committee Chair, Phil Morgan at 0830 hours.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            George Merrill – Asst Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Philip Morgan – At-Large member

            Sid Hazelton – Auburn Water & Sewer District

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Robert Papsis – Procter & Gamble (Tambrands)

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

            Keith Blais – Wal-Mart Distribution Center

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine Dept of Environmental Protection

            Kevin Oliveira – St. Mary’s Health Systems

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics/Pionite

            Raymond Potter – Bates College

            Andre Marquis – Planner, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

 

There was  no quorum (two missing) to conduct official business of the Committee and the Committee agreed to function by consensus.

 

 

SECRETARY'S REPORT

 

The Secretary's report for the meeting of 26 Marchy was accepted, by consensus, without change. Meeting minutes are now posted on the County EMA Website: http://www.androscogginema.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OLD BUSINESS

 


A.                                        Committee Secretary reported that there were no public requests for chemical right-to-know information.

                                                             

B.                                         Committee Secretary provided the SERC and SERC Training Reports – awaiting meeting minutes from the SERC May meeting; the Partners In Preparedness Conference was well attended with over 250 participants; EMA Report – staff continuing with the day-to-day, on-going training and planning activities for CERT and CART and for the municipality of Sabattus and Turner; Hazmat Awareness Training soon to be scheduled for Lew/Aub 911; Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshops were held on April 1 and May 26 with the third one scheduled for July 22; IMAT vehicle training completed for Lew/Aub 911 on three different occasions and vehicle demonstration/orientation for IMAT  members is scheduled for June 21; EMA staff participated in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center tabletop exercise on May 27; Androscoggin RACES (ham radio operators) will be conducting a hospital communications exercise on June 15; another 2010-2011 exercise is being planned with the Auburn Intermodal Facility with initial planning meeting being held on May 7;  Pioneer Plastics did Medical First Responder training in March as well as industrial fire and live burn training; Kevin reported that the Central Maine Regional Resource Center will be conducting Hospital Hazwoper Training

 

C.                                         Financial Report – funds received since the last meeting:  $2,745.34 for qtrly stipend +  $7,327.86 for Hazmat Ops and Ops Refresher Training and Contract Planners + $90.34 for March earned interest + $53.94 for April earned interest for a total of $10,217.28; total expenses incurred to date:  $452,701.03 (less than the April report since funds encumbered for training were less than anticipated); unencumbered balance:  $30,849.21; encumbered balance:  $20,161.90; purchases made since last meeting:  none;  purchases to recommend:  1 LEPC 4-drawer file cabinet at $149.00 w/free shipping from Staples Office Supplies and one DELL projector w/lamp, case and remote control for $1,062.59 – majority of training done is for required hazmat training and does fall under the SERC List of Allowable Equipment/Supplies – these items were all approved by consensus.

 

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

 

HSGP ’07 closes out June 30; HSGP ’09 allocations have been made; waiting on HSGP ’10 grant period to open (??fall)

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: no official report received; participated in training exercises with CST and participated in the Wal-Mart Distribution Center Exercise on May 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Committee Secretary reviewed the new SERC funding policies as they pertain to quarterly stipends (or lack thereof for LEPC’s with an excess of half their allocation on the books) as well as list of eligible expenses; the SERC Training Application has also been revised – Joanne has a paper copy and has also requested an electronic copy

 

B.         Jessica Smith reported they went through a significant OSHA inspection with emphasis on PSM (Process Safety Management) – all facilities should be on the lookout!!!

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

None

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is JUNE 25 - July 30 – August 27 – September 24 – October 29 – November 19 – December 17, 2010 @ 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 9:25 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 25 JUNE 2010

 

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 2010

 

MONTH

MEETING DATE

MINUTES SUBMITTED

JANUARY

Canceled for EPCRA Workshop

N/A

FEBRUARY

02/26/10

03/08/10

MARCH

03/26/10

03/29/10

APRIL

Canceled for Preparedness Conf.

N/A

MAY

05/28/10

06/07/10

JUNE

06/25/10

 

JULY

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

DECEMBER