ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 25, 2010

 

Meeting called to order by Committee Chair, Phil Morgan at 0830 hours and introduced Kris Gammon, of Central Maine Regional Resource Center as the newest member (will attend in place of John Bastin) and her name will be forwarded to SERC for its “approval”.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Philip Morgan – At-Large member

            Ken Allen – DCP Midstream

            Robert Papsis – Procter & Gamble (Tambrands)

            Kevin Oliveira – St. Mary’s Health Systems

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics/Pionite

            Raymond Potter – Bates College

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Marc West – Paris Farmers’ Union

            Bob Daigle – International Paper

            Geoffrey Low – Acting Chief, Auburn Fire Department

            Dick Chick – Lewiston Police Department

            Kris Gammon – Central Maine Regional Resource Center

 

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 28 May 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 July meeting which was held on Wednesday of this week; 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; continuing with  Hazard Mitigation Planning activities with the final meeting being held on July 22 and a couple of review meetings with AVCOG and MEMA officials completed; conducted Warning Receipt and Dissemination Training for Sheriff Department 911 Dispatchers on July 21 and 28; the first of two NIMS/ICS Orientation Courses was conducted for Group One of Lewiston City Officials on July 13 and 20 and the second course is scheduled for August 10 and 17 – if anyone is interested in taking that second course please let Joanne or Tim know; IMAT vehicle was requested for use at the Balloon Festival and will be manned by trained 911 dispatchers; staff will be participating in National Night Out with the City of Auburn on Tuesday evening August 3 at Festival Plaza from 5:30 to dusk – there will be displays from CERT/CART and RACES and the IMAT Vehicle and CART Trailer will also be on site – an opportunity for us to recruit additional CERT members; next date for the Wal-Mart Exercise is September 23; an exercise is still being planned with DCP Midstream for the month of October and they are planning a worse-case scenario exercise, involving a possible BLEVE, for sometime in November

 

C.                                         Financial Report – funds received since the last meeting:  $245.20 for CERT invoice + $259.37 for CART invoice + $7,006.35 for Contract Planner and planning materials + $51.77 earned interest for May for a total of $7,562.69; total expenses incurred to date:  $463,128.70; unencumbered balance:  $29,582.90; encumbered balance:  $21,631.90; purchases made since last meeting:  none;  purchases to recommend:  NONE

 

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

 

HSGP ’10 grant period to open sometime early fall – this year only about $6 million available to Maine – last year $ a little over $7 million was available

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: no official report – waiting to speak with Team Chief relative to some changes that SERC is discussing pertaining to teams consolidation/deletion/ etc…., in order to make the financial ends meet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

NONE

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

NONE

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is 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 9:10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 30 JULY 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

07/28/10

JULY

07/30/10

 

AUGUST

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

DECEMBER