ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2009

 

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

            Kevin Oliveira – St. Mary’s Health Systems

            George Merrill – Assistant Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Bob Daigle – International Paper

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Stephen Brezinski – Maine D.E.P.

            Mike Minkowsky – Assistant Chief Auburn Fire Department

            David Chick – Lewiston Police Department

            Ray Lussier – City of Auburn

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics/Pionite

            Kendall C. Putnam – Asst Plans, Training and Oops Officer, Androscoggin Unified E.M.A.

            Robert Papsis – Proctor & Gamble

            Philip Morgan – At-Large member

           

 

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 25 September 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 the request from Lewiston Fire Department pertaining to chemicals at Pioneer Plastics was never submitted in writing as information was provided to LFD by Auburn Fire Dept

                                                             

B.                                         Committee Secretary provided the SERC and SERC Training Reports – SERC will be discussing future funding of hazmat response teams and asked SERC members to begin to think about funding formulas and training funding for next year; 4 EPCRA workshops are scheduled for January and February but there are no dates or locations and will include in meeting minutes if available; EMA Training Report:  staff will be conducting ICS 100/700 for County Commissioners on December 2 at 9 AM and for Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority on December 9 at 8 AM; County EMA staff participated in phase two of the statewide 24-hour County EOCs exercise on October 28-29 and received high praise from the FEMA exercise evaluator; Joanne and Tim attended FEMA’s two-day Bioterrorism Mass Prophylaxis (Vaccination) Training in Oxford County on November 9-10; Tim and Ray Lussier conducted ICS 300 at Auburn Hall in October and KC is currently conducted a CERT Course at Auburn Police Dept on Monday evenings; Ray Lussier is conducting PPE training for city staff

 

C.                                         Financial Report – due to extremely limited time in the office this week, Joanne was unable to prepare the financial report and will provide next meeting’s report; purchases made since last meeting – none; purchases to recommend:  $125 for the required Annual LEPC Public Notice to appear in the Sun-Journal on Mon-Tues-Wed, November 23-24-25, 2009

 

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

 

FY-09 HSGP – awards were made known to County EMAs late Wednesday and recipients will be advised today

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: completed Hazmat Technician Refresher Training in September and will participate in an exercise on December 2

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.     SERC has scheduled EPCRA Workshops in January and February but dates and times have not been listed – will provide when available

 

B.     Androscoggin EMA has been invited to attend the FEMA Hazmat Preparedness and Response Course at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmittsburg, MD on January 18-21, 2010 – cost of travel is $430 for R/T airfare which is fully reimbursed by FEMA and cost of the week’s meal ticket is $95.00 – Would LEPC be willing to advance travel funds and pick up the cost of the meal ticket for the EMA Deputy Director to attend this training?  - total cost to LEPC after travel cost reimbursement would be only $95.00 – LEPc agreed to pick up the cost of the meal ticket and advance travel funds

 

C.      Safe Handling has been sold to a Utah company – Mr. David Chatfield is now at the helm as Brian Drexel has left the company.

 

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.    Stephen Brezinski of Maine DEP presented a video of a recent train derailment in Gilead

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is DECEMBER 18 @ 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 9:28 a.m.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 18 DECEMBER 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

11/03/09

OCTOBER

NO MEETING

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NOVEMBER

11/20/09

12/17/09

DECEMBER

12/18/09