LEPC Minutes

The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Rumford Fire Department, 151 Congress Street, Rumford.

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 PM by Chair Teresa Glick.

II. Approval of Minutes

Members reviewed the minutes from May. Stacy Carter motioned to approve the minutes. Chris Reed seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved

a. Treasurers Report

Members reviewed the treasurer’s report. Stacy Carter motioned to approve the minutes. Chris Reed seconded the motion.

Vote: Approve

b. Chemical Spill Report

The group reviewed the spill reports provided by the RCC.

c. Training and Events Scheduled for September/October/November

Upcoming events and trainings were reviewed by the committee.

III. Old Business

d. LEPC Plan Update

Teresa has been working on updating the LEPC plan. She is waiting to receive the updated plan from Hebron Academy, which will round out all the EHS facilities so the site specific plans can be updated.

IV. New Business

e. Exercises

a. Rumford Power Drill – Rumford Power has scheduled a drill with the fire department on September 10th. The scenario will be of an employee within the aqueous ammonia berm requiring rescue. The drill will test communication between the facility and the fire department, as well as the fire department’s hazardous materials response.

b. SMH Measles Exercise – EMA is working with Stephens Memorial Hospital, their 5 practices and three long term care facilities on an exercise. The scenario will be of a paramedic who contracted measles on a trip oversees and worked a shift prior to showing symptoms. During the shift there will have been exposures at multiple facilities and will result in a surge at the hospital.

f. LEPC Budget Request

The SERC is exploring increases to the fee structure with Tier II Reporting and asked LEPCs, who have been working within the bounds of the allocations given to them, to put together a realistic budget request that would meet their needs. Teresa reviewed the LEPC budget request submitted and explained the justifications for the request.

g. LEPC Vendor Update

The SERC Training committee will be reviewing all of their fast track vendors and packages will need to be sent in by mid-September.

h. PFAS – Firefighting Foam

The PFAS committee has sent a survey to all fire departments to gather an inventory of how much foam is in the state. The committee hopes to be able to secure funding to properly dispose of the foam, and if possible to also replace it once they find a replacement.

i. Tank Truck Rollover Training

Tank Truck Rollover Training will be on September 21st at Sappi Mill in Skowhegan.

j. Propane IQ Training

Part 2 of Propane IQ training is scheduled for October 5th at MEMA.

k. New Member

Dwight Corning has left his position at Stephens Memorial, and Sharon Skillings will be starting in that position in September. Chris Reed motioned to approve Sharon Skillings as a member of the LEPC. Brad Peck seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved.

l. Location and Timing of Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on December 4th at Noon at Maine Veteran’s Home in South Paris.

m. Adjournment

Geff Inman motioned to adjourn. Brad Peck seconded the motion.

Vote: Approved. Meeting adjourned at 4:33 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Glick