The Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee met on August 29th, 2023 at the EMA Office at 9 Western Promenade
I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 4:00pm by Cammie Sprague
II. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were reviewed but there were not enough members present to vote for approval.
a. Treasurers Report
The Treasurer's Report was reviewed there were not enough members present to vote for approval.
b. Chemical Spill Report
The committee reviewed the spill reports for the last quarter. There were 6 reported chemical spills, most of which were fuel and oil from traffic accidents, however one documented the release of approximately 6.6lbs of Chlorine Dioxide from ND Paper as a result of a power outage caused by a lightning strike.
c. Training and Events Scheduled for June/July/August 2023
The committee reviewed the training and event schedule. Upcoming events include the Fryeburg Fair and the Oxford County Trunk-or-Treat event in October, and a Hazmat Full Operations course in November.
III. Old Business
d. Hazardous Materials Training Update
The next Hazardous Materials Training event taking place is a Full Operations course that is running in tandem with a Firefighter 1&2 course being put on by Oxford Fire/Rescue, at Paris Fire Station. The course is in support of the FF 1&2 course but it is open to any members of local departments that are in need of that instruction. The Dates of that course are November 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, and 19th. Once the SERC has distributed the LEPC training stipend for the 2023/2024 season, we will begin the process of scheduling the next round of trainings beginning at the end of this year.
e. UPDATE - LD #95 An Act Concerning the Membership of the State Emergency Response Commission and Fees for Registering to Report to That Commission.
LD #95 has passed, and it will go into effect starting with the 2023 reporting year, which begins in January of 2024. Letters will be distributed within the next week or two, to the Tier II facilities as well as COunty EMAs, notifying of the increased registration fees. It is encouraged to remind reporting facilities that their registration fees are in direct support of first responder training, to ensure that they are equipped to respond to any hazardous materials incident that may occur at those facilities.
IV. New Business
f. Location and Timing of Next Meeting
The next meeting will take place at the EMA Office at 9 Western Promenade in South Paris, on November 28th, 2023 at 12pm.
There were not enough members present to vote for adjournment, the meeting concluded at 4:45pm.