ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 28, 2009

 

In the Absence of the chair and Vice chair, the Secretary, Joanne Potvin, called the meeting to order at 0830 hours.

 

            Committee members and guests present:

 

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

            Kendall Putnam – Asst Plans, Trng & Ops Officer, Androscoggin Unified Emerg Mgmt Agency

            Jess Smith – Pioneer Plastics

            Kevin Oliveira – St. Mary’s Health Systems

            Ray Potter – Bates College

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Brian Drexel – Safe Handling, Inc.

            Robert Papsis – Tambrads P&G

            Keith Ouellette – Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014

            Tom Thibeault – Maine Wood Treaters, Inc.

            Ray Lussier – City of Auburn

            Paul M. LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Keith Blais – Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7014

            Vivian Matkivich – Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority

 

 

There was  no quorum 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 June 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 there was one request for community right-to-know information since the last meeting – verbal request received from Lewiston Fire Department pertaining to chemicals at Pioneer Plastics – the proper request form for CRTK info was sent and the Fire Department has since withdrawn the verbal request as they received the info needed from Auburn Fire Department

                                                             

B.                                         Committee Secretary provided the SERC and SERC Training Reports – minutes have not yet been received from the July 14 SERC meeting; EMA Training Report – staff continuing to work with locals on H1N1 plans and procedures – available to assist business and industry with planning and training in this area – H1N1 planning checklists have been sent to all who should be concerned; ICS 100 and 700 was conducted for Pioneer Plastics on August 4 and 18; staff is continuing to work with Sabattus local officials with development of their emergency operations plan; County staff will participate in the second of two state-wide County EOC exercises on October 29 which will be a 24-hour County EOC exercise; staff participated in Bates College’s full-scale exercise on August 20 which involved participation from numerous local emergency response, County EMA staff, DEP and private sector interests; Ray Potter provided a brief report; the County CERT/CART team is currently undergoing the ICS 100 program; Pioneer Plastics reported  they are doing a fire brigade training program – call Jessica Smith for more info

 

C.                                         Financial Report: Funds received since last meeting: $4,215.34 for LEPC Qtrly Stipend + $262.—for CERT/CART invoices + $2,367.00 for contract planner invoice + $167.41 earned interest for June and July for a total of $7,011.75; total expenditures $443,016.62; unencumbered balance of $26,766.66; encumbered balance of $19,052.19; purchases made since last meeting – toner cartridge for printer

 

D.                                        Status of Homeland Security Grant 2009 - Where are we now?

 

FY-09 HSGP opened on Monday 17 August – application information sent out – applications due back to County EMA offices NLT 4 PM on 25 September; County Review Committee will convene on October 5 to review and prioritize the applications and make recommendations to the State Review Committee to approve/deny – this is due to MEMA NLT 4 PM October 8 – there is only $2.227 million available for state-wide competitive applications

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: nothing to report

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     SERC adopted rulemaking pertaining to chemical reporting and fee payments – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY -  All Reports and Fees will be due March 1 for the previous year.  The Registration and Inventory Fee Worksheet have been combined and will now be a single form due on March 1 for the previous year.  NO reports or fees will be due on October 1st.  Due to these changes, MEMA will be sending out the normal reminder package during the month of November, in plenty of time to prepare all of your 2009 submissions for the march 1, 2010 deadline.  Please call here if you have questions or concerns.

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.      Jessica Smith provided a brief summary of the recent fire events – one note is that hospitals and EMA were not notified (as a “heads-up” courtesy call since there is no requirement to do so)

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is 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 9:02 A.M.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 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 2009

 

MONTH

MEETING DATE

MINUTES SUBMITTED

JANUARY

01/30/09

02/02/09

FEBRUARY

02/27/09

03/24/09

MARCH

03/27/09

04/02/09

APRIL

04/24/09

05/14/09

MAY

05/29/09

06/23/09

JUNE

06/26/09

07/17/09

JULY

NO MEETING

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AUGUST

08/28/09

09/22/09

SEPTEMBER

09/25/09

 

OCTOBER

10/30/09

 

NOVEMBER

11/20/09

 

DECEMBER

12/18/09