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Minutes

The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Rumford Power, 43 Industrial Park Road, Rumford. The following were in attendance:

Teresa Glick

ODEMA/Chair

Kara Walker

CMRRC

Dick Knight

HAM

Alfred Riel

Rumford Hospital

Robert Chase

Rumford Fire Department

Leigh Norton

Rumford Power

Michael LeClair

Rumford Power

Justin Castagna

Rumford Power

BJ Dunlap

Rumford Power

Robert Gardner

MEMA

Bill Hussey/Vice Chair

Peru Fire Department

Derek Dawson

Rumford Power

Scott Fortuna

Rumford Power

Aaron MacIntyre

Rumford Power

I.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM pm by Chairperson Teresa Glick.

 II.  Facility of the Year Award

Rumford Power was presented with the 2016 Facility of the Year Award.

III.         Approval of Minutes

Members reviewed the minutes from February. Kara Walker motioned to approve the minutes. Bill Hussey seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

a.     Treasurers Report

Members reviewed the treasurer’s report. Kara Walker motioned to approve the minutes. Dick Knight seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved, 2 Abstentions

b.     Chemical Spill Report

The group reviewed two chemical spill reports from the RCC from the last quarter.

c.      Training and Events Scheduled for June, July and August

Upcoming events and trainings were reviewed by the committee. Hazmat courses are wrapping up for the year, and there are some SERC sponsored training events coming up on the calendar.

IV. Old Business

d.     Exercises – Statewide Ice Storm/Solar Flare FE

The EMA office and the RCC participated in the first functional exercise with the state. Radio communication tests with several northern fire departments were conducted during the exercise, and the results showed that the majority of the departments could be reached by using other towers in the county system or by using direct communications on state fire. More tests with other departments will be conducted in future exercises.    

e.     Tier II Reporting Update

The group reviewed the list of received Tier II reports. A few reports are outstanding, but those that remain are from facilities that are typically late with their reports.

 IV. New Business

f.      Facilities with Offsite Consequences

Robert Gardner from MEMA discussed the facilities with offsite consequences (there are three in Oxford County). He handed out maps showing a mile radius around each facility and encouraged the committee to think about what locations within that radius that may host large gatherings, elderly populations, school children, etc. These locations can be included in a pre-plan to more quickly get these populations notified and protected in an emergency.

g.     Pipeline Safety Training

There will be a Pipeline Safety Training at the Bethel Inn at 5:30pm on June 14th.

h.     Ammonia Safety Day

The SERC is sponsoring an Ammonia Safety Day in Augusta at 8am on June 22nd.

i.    Homeland Security Grants

The Homeland Security Grant Committee met and reviewed all the grants submitted for 2017. The grant package should be submitted to the state within the next month and then passed on to the federal government for approval.

j.    Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The public comment period for the plan has passed, so the next step will be to submit the plan to FEMA for conditional approval.

k.    Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on August 29th at 4pm at the EMA Office.

 l.    Adjournment

Kara Walker motioned to adjourn. Dick Knight seconded. Meeting adjourned at 4:42 PM.

Vote: Approved

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Teresa Glick

LEPC Chair & Secretary

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