LEPC Minutes

The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on August 30, 2022 at Rumford Power

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:20 PM by Chair Teresa Glick.

II. Approval of Minutes

Bill Hussey motioned to approve the minutes from May. Geff Inman seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

a. Treasurers Report

Bill Hussey motioned to approve the Treasurers reports May. Geff Inman seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

b. Chemical Spill Report

The committee reviewed the spill reports for 2022. Only two spills were reported in the last quarter and were petroleum products.

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

The committee reviewed the training and event schedule. Tank Truck Rollover Training is coming to Paris Fire Department on October 23rd. Signups are through Faith Staples/SERC.

III. Old Business

d. Hazardous Materials Training Update

The last training year was a great success. There were about 60 first responders trained in Awareness and around 120 trained in Operations in the last year.

e. Tier II Reports

The committee reviewed the list of received Tier II Reports. Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation turned in their report since the last meeting. There are about 6 outstanding reports left for the year, and MEMA is conducting outreach to those facilities to get the missing reports.

IV. New Business

f. Hazmat Training Meeting with Chiefs

Teresa set up a zoom meeting for fire chief in the hopes of putting together a schedule for the next year for hazmat classes. Part of the meeting was to review the training program, where the funding comes from, how much funding the county receives, and to look at the budget to schedule the classes for the next year. The 5 primary hosts will keep their regular classes, and Mexico will be added to the list to host a class in April.

g. Facility Plan Reviews

Teresa conducted plan reviews for Andover Earth Station and Rumford Power. She was briefly connected with someone at Hebron Academy to get an updated plan, but that person no longer works there. Art Allen said he would see if he could get an updated plan for ND Paper sent over for review.

h. UNITE App

Oxford County EMA is launching a free preparedness app on September 1st, for National Preparedness Month. The app is called Oxford County Prepares, and can be downloaded on Apple and Android. If anyone on the committee has any feedback about the app, please send it along to the EMA Office.

i. Tank Truck Rollover Training

Maine DEP and the SERC are sponsoring a Tank Truck Rollover training at Paris Fire Department on October 23rd. Signups are through Faith at MEMA.

j. Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on November 29th, 2022 at 12pm, Location TBD.

k. Adjournment

Bill Hussey motioned to adjourn the meeting. Geff Inman seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

The meeting ended at 5:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Glick

LEPC Chair