LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE MINUTES June 19th, 2019
Call to Order:
Introductions were made around the table. 15 people were in attendance (2 more joined toward the end).
Review of Last Meeting Minutes:
Wayne Polomcak motioned to accept, and Mike seconded. All were in favor.
· Kyle Mead Updates
o Bob was not able to talk to him, so there are no updates
· Cameo Suites
o Program used for LEPC plans
o Cameo Suites- Using this program to develop plume models and sites within the plume of concern for LEPC plans. Working on understanding and hope to attend a class soon.
· No updates on plans
o Wayne called to confirm and sent out to the state
o $1800 from grant (used as a reimbursement)
· Oil Tanker Spill- I-94/ 64mm E/B
o May 2
o Oil spilled; injured driver
o Motor carriers took care of the call and citations
o Lost about 15,000 gallons of oil
o No placard was on the truck
· Ammonium Sulfate Spill- CR380, Breedsville
o 4.5 tons of fertilizer were released and cleaned up; everyone was contacted
o Mike Holmes was not here, but he is back and will attend
o Chemical benzo chloride on site and under the threshold
· America’s Water Infrastructure Act
o EPA changed the Emergency Planning Right to Know to include when there is a spill
§ Let EPA know but keep in mind the water systems and the concern for drinking water and the risk to public health
§ Make sure all are notified
o It’s Wayne’s project (before he leaves) to get ahold of all municipalities and find out the Public Works directors and contact information. Also, what resources they have available.
o Jenny Z reminded Bob that Dave emailed him last week about the DEQ contact
§ Sites are being monitored and evaluated
§ Maybe put a link on SharePoint?
§ They are expanding the testing region
· Co-chair position vacancy
o Wayne retires July 29, 2019, so there will be a co-chair vacancy
o Sheriff is asking to retain the 24-hour planner position through Homeland Security Regional Board. If not approved, the goal is to possibly make this a 40-hour position that works in ODP division.
· Update on Hartford Site
o Waiting on the 2nd round – Results should be in 2nd week in July. There is now a local place in Grand Rapids for testing
o 1st Round: Any house or well with any detection gets a filter installed at no cost
§ Did expand area looking at north and east (north to 554th)
§ Filters are good for 6 months for an average family of 4
o Maps were presented at the Board of Health meeting
§ 59 houses were tested with only 11 showing no detection at all
§ Suggest having a spreadsheet showing the tracking system of houses, filters given, when installed
No round table for LEPC.
LEPC Call to Close:
Dennis Reynolds motioned for CTC and was supported by Pete. All were in favor. Bob Kirk called the meeting to close at 9:00 am.
Next Meeting Scheduled:
July 17th at 8:30am