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DuPage County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met November 21

By Corazon L. Gonzales | Dec 1, 2017

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DuPage County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met November 21.

Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:

1. Call to Order

1:30 PM meeting was called to order by OHSEM Emerg Mgmnt Coord Joseph Rogers at 1:31 PM.

2. Roll Call

Present: Eckhoff, Fullam, Godden, Hinz, Kirts, Rogers, Schultz, Tuman, Gillette 

Absent: Alexander-Maxie, O'Keefe, Radzinski, Smith, Ulrich

Mr. Nebl and Mr. Lutz were also present.

3. Public Comment 

None

4. Minutes Approval

A. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) - LEPC Meeting - Aug 15, 2017 1:30 PM

     RESULT:           ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS] 

     MOVER:           Joseph Kirts, Argonne Natl Lab Emrg Mgmnt Officer 

     SECONDER:    Michael Tuman, DOT Asst Co Engr 

     AYES:               Eckhoff, Fullam, Godden, Hinz, Kirts, Rogers, Schultz, Tuman, Gillette 

     ABSENT:           Alexander-Maxie, O'Keefe, Radzinski, Smith, Ulrich

5. Informational Items  

Informational items 5.A, 5.B, 5.C, 5.D and 5.E were combined, approved and placed on file.

     RESULT:          APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] 

     MOVER:          Kim Godden, VP Legal/Govt Relations 

     SECONDER:   Michael Tuman, DOT Asst Co Engr 

     AYES:               Eckhoff, Fullam, Godden, Hinz, Kirts, Rogers, Schultz, Tuman, Gillette 

     ABSENT:          Alexander-Maxie, O'Keefe, Radzinski, Smith, Ulrich

A. Informational -- Tier II Reporting Updates - Tier II facilities SDS and physical health risk categories changes. New SDS replace the old MSDS. Most Tier II reporting facilities in Illinois are NOT compliant.

B. Informational -- Community Plan Review - As per the LEPC bylaws, Article V Section C, and 42 CFR 11001 (c), the LEPC shall hold a public hearing to discuss the current Hazardous Material Annex. The current timetable for completion of this endeavor is by February 1st, 2018.

C. Informational -- IEMA Summit - State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) notes - Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) ensures that high risk facilities have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with chemical of interest based on Risk Based Performance Standards (RBPS). 6 CFR Part 27.

D. Informational -- HMEP Grant Funds - A three year grant that OHSEM applied for. Due to improper information sharing, OHSEM returned funding for the Commodity Flow Study. However, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) ended up doing a Statewide Study anyway. There may be an opportunity for DuPage to receive residual funding. IEMA will provide the criteria so the funds may be utilized. OHSEM will coordinate with the LEPC.

E. Informational -- State/Federal Coordination - DuPage County was asked to be a part of a Statewide Training initiative to support training needed by LEPC members and training for the public. An OHSEM member was appointed as an Advisor for the State Local Tribe Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) for the Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection for the State of Illinois. The SLTTGCC is hoping to align their planning efforts with identified LEPC needs.

6. Old Business 

The LEPC calendar appointment was discussed. The outlook reminder is merely a place holder. Also, please note that the LEPC members and alternates need to RSVP via Eventbrite to ensure a quorum is reached.

     1. Document Destruction

         Documents have been approved for destruction and have been destroyed according to the precedence set.

7. New Business 

Two orders of business were brought to light.

1. There needs to be a replacement chosen for Sue Smith, as she can no longer make the meetings. A new representative for the hospital category will have to be identified.

2. With changes presented by the SERC, the DuPage OHSEM will need to update their bylaws to reflect new procedures around LEPC appointments and annual reporting.

8. Adjournment

     1. Motion to Adjourn

     Without objection, the meeting was adjourned at 2:17 p.m.

     RESULT:            APPROVED [UNANIMOUS] 

     MOVER:           Joseph Kirts, Argonne Natl Lab Emrg Mgmnt Officer 

     SECONDER:    Michael Tuman, DOT Asst Co Engr 

     AYES:               Eckhoff, Fullam, Godden, Hinz, Kirts, Rogers, Schultz, Tuman, Gillette 

     ABSENT:          Alexander-Maxie, O'Keefe, Radzinski, Smith, Ulrich

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