ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY

CHEMICAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE

ANDROSCOGGIN UNIFIED EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

45 OAK STREET,  2 COLLEGE STREET (mail)

LEWISTON, ME  04240-7101

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 18, 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

            Paul LeClair – Chief Lewiston Fire Department

            Timothy Bubier – Deputy Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency

            Mike Minkowsky – Assistant Chief Auburn Fire Department

            Jessica Smith – Pioneer Plastics/Pionite

            Philip Morgan – At-Large member

            Gordon Riordon – PanAm Railways

            Tom Thibeault – The Maine Wood Treaters

            Jim Lawlor – Auburn Police Department

            Ray Potter – Bates College

            Calvin C. Reuling, Jr. – DCP Midstream

            Wayne Cotterly – Poland EMA Director/Local Government Representative

            Marc West – Paris Farmers Union

           

 

There was  no quorum (one 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 20 November 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 – SERC will not be having a meeting until January 12 so there is nothing to report but Committee Secretary repeated news about methods that SERC will attempt to utilize to reduce amount of funds being doled out, i.e., more self-sufficient for training, lass support to hazmat and decon teams, etc….; EMA Training Report:  staff conducted ICS 100/700 for County Commissioners on December 2 and for Lew/Aub Water Pollution Control Authority on December 9; there is no other training commitment for EMA until the New Year; EMA Deputy Director will attend a week-long Hazmat Preparedness and Response Training program at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmittsburg, MD from January 17-22, 2010; Pioneer Plastics reports they are planning a 40-hour Industrial Fire Brigade Course this coming spring

 

C.                                         Financial Report – funds received since the last meeting (financial report includes November and December combined):  $2,745.34 for qtrly stipend + $2,898.59 for HSGP invoices + $10,199.12 for contract planners + $75.56 for Octobere earned interest + $86.07 for November earned interest for a total of $16,004.68; total cost incurred to date:  $447,322.13; unencumbered balance:  $29,014.17; encumbered balance:  $20,484.20; purchases made since last meeting – $125 for the required Annual LEPC Public Notice to appear in the Sun-Journal on Mon-Tues-Wed, November 23-24-25, 2009; purchases to recommend:  None

 

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

 

FY-09 HSGP – grant recipients waiting receipt of MOUs from MEMA before they can make their purchases – advised after today’s meeting that MOU’s have been sent to all grant awardees

 

E.                                         COBRA Team status: responded to a “white powder” incident at TD Bank on Tuesday 15 December – no report yet received

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Reminder that “Annual Submissions” which will include facility registration and chemical inventory fees will now be due on March 1- EMA has revised paperwork packages if needed but REMEMBER:  ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ELECTRONICALLY TO THE LEPC, FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU DO BUSINESS AND TO THE STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION (SERC); Tim advised companies that the Tier II Submit software is in the process of being updated; call the EMA office (Tim) if you need assistance with electronic submission process

 


OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.    Received e-mail from Ken Allen, of DCP Midstream (formerly Duke Energy) informing us that he regrets not being here for the November meeting and will not be here for the next several meetings as he had to have surgery to remove a malignant mass from his neck and that he is scheduled to begin radiation treatments this week.  His temporary replacement, CJ (Calvin) Rueling, indicated he had received his first treatment and that Ken is doing well.  The LEPC approved sending Ken a “get well” arrangement and if anyone would like to send ken a cheery note, his address is:  Kenneth R. Allen – 107 Upper Marginal Way – Gray, ME  04039.

 

B.      Knight-Celotex has been sold and is now Blue Ridge Fiberboard – John Silvestri, Committee Vice chair, is still employed by the new company

 

C.      Jessica Smith, of Pioneer Plastics, reported that H1N1 is a recordable illness on companies’ OSHA Reporting Log – the information is included with these minutes; Jessica also mentioned (after the meeting) that proposed Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) will have some serious implications for facilities if passed as proposed – Joanne will attempt to get additional information (or a presenter) on this topic at a future meeting

 

 

SCHEDULING OF NEXT MEETING

 

Next Meeting is JANUARY 29- February 26 – March 26 – April 30 – may 28 – 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 9:15 a.m.

 

 

 

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LEPC MEETING REMINDER

 

 

THE NEXT LEPC MEETING WILL BE HELD

 

ON

 

FRIDAY 29 JANUARY 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 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

12/18/09