12th March, 2009
CICCC / Chairperson
General Manager, Terminals
Community Rep./Committee Member
Peter La Rose
City of Maribyrnong
ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR, APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT AGENDA
a warm welcome to everyone.
Thomas, Carlo Fasolino and Deborah Macfarlane. Joan Thomas was welcomed as a
substitute for Ian Thomas.
of draft agenda – adopted
ITEM 2. CONFIRM
DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE MEETING 6 NOVEMBER 2008 AND REVIEW
ACTION ITEM LIST
Minutes of the 6th November 2008 adopted without change.
Action Item 09/07 – 2 Ethyl
acrylate spill Quentin advised that DP World has
been charged with causing air pollution. A plea hearing will be held on 16
April 2009. Further advice will be provided when the case is resolved.
Action Item 06/08 – 1 PoMC groundwater monitoring Nothing
further to report.
Action Item 08/08 – 2 Warning
signs for fishermen See the report from the City of Maribyrnong
in Item 3: Action completed.
Action Item 08/08 – 3 Ruptured
wharf hose Report
provided 6 November 2008.
ruptured wharf hose was returned to the supplier for further testing and
investigation of the failure. Results from the subsequent investigation proved
the way in which the hoses were tied to the ship using rope over a long period
of time weakened the casing. The distance between ship and manifold differ
from ship to ship. We are now aware of the situation and will be looking at using
slings where possible. Action completed.
wharf hose was an old one that had been taken out of service for
flammable/toxic materials, and was being used for Caradol, a waxy substance.
ITEM 3. REPORTS
FROM AGENCIES AND TERMINALS
over 3 months – November & December 2008 and January 2009.
tabled the Monthly Operations & Occurrence Report for the period and presented
has been in discussion with EPA concerning the use of the combustors for
burning liquid wastes (usually water with a small percentage of hydrocarbons).
Quentin has asked for further analysis with the objective of improving greenhouse
gas outcomes, and has suggested pre-heating of the liquid wastes. Bro enquired
about the possibility of cogeneration, and George recalled the previous advice
provided to the committee, namely that to be viable the gas use would have to
be much larger than is needed simply for the combustor. Quentin advised that
combustor technology has advanced since the Terminals combustors were
installed, and that Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers are now favoured.
was discussion about the routine checking of scheduled maintenance matters,
given that two incidents were noted that involved errors in undertaking or
minuting routine tasks. Some community members suggested that a computer
program could be employed to generate exception reports when routine
maintenance items were not done in the specified time. George advised that he
considered the existing system based on a hard copy Maintenance Planner to be
adequate, and questioned if further computerization of the records would be
to bring the Maintenance Planner to the next meeting.
At completion of
transfer from ship Stolt Orchid it was found that product Core 150 was 6 m/t
short and Core 2500 12 m/t short. On investigation it was shown to the client’s
satisfaction that the missing product had not been on the ship when it arrived
at the Maribyrnong Wharf—in fact the accuracy of measuring what is in the
ship is below the threshold of the missing product. The Chair queried whether
this “incident” warranted a Severity 2 code.
shutdown sites including combustors due to the failure of the Uninterrupted
Supply batteries (UPS). These batteries were quite new, and should have been
able to provide back-up power for considerably longer than the short time
required until the back-up generators come on line. However they did not.
George advised that the only consequence was that the plant shut down, and had
to be manually restarted. While inconvenient, the outcome is not sufficiently
serious to do other than replace the batteries.
a report from Carlo itemizing the stages of refurbishment and improvements
undertaken (and some to be completed) consistent with the Works Approval
Application lodged in 2000. Some $20 milllion has been spent on these works.
CITY OF MARYIBYRNONG
planning issue has arisen, with an application for apartments in Francis Street,
Yarraville. The proposal is to construct two, three
storey buldings with semi – basements comprising a total of 66 dwellings on the
vacant land bounded by Francis street, Fraser Street, Stephen Street and the
northern boundary of the Yarraville Electrical Terminal Station. The eastern
boundary of this vacant land is approximately 150 M from the western
boundary of the Mobil Oil Yarraville Terminal, which is a MHF – and
located just within the City of Hobsons Bay .
The advertising period for submissions closed approximately a week ago and
our Planning section are deciding on the outcome as advised.
Responses have been received from the EPA and Worksafe who were refered the
proposal for comment.
also remarked that the recent Black Saturday fires had drawn attention to the
use of telephone warning systems, and hoped that it would give impetus to the
wider use of the system.
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY
advised that his new role is with the Statutory Facilitation Unit, which has
responsibility for licences and other applications, but not routine activities.
The Client Services Directorate includes Client Services Managers, and each of
these managers a number of clients. The old regional structure is gone,
although the regional offices will continue to be used by EPA staff.
is presently looking at how the myriad Consultative Committees can be
supported, particularly whether they can be supported to the degree undertaken
in the past. Quentin hoped that a client manager for Terminals Coode Island
facility would be appointed soon, and Quentin anticipated that the new client
manager would come to the next meeting, and Quentin would be present to
introduce him to the CICCC.
bush fires have occupied lots of EPA’s thoughts lately. Grocon will be involved
in the clean up of the burnt properties, and waste will be taken to land fills
without fees. Any asbestos in burnt homes and sheds has bee mixed with other
ash, and it is impossible to separate it. It is intended that the ash will be
accepted at most land fills.
is now actively promoting its new corporate licence, available to clients who
have multiple sites. The first part of the corporate licence focuses on the big
picture of how the client addresses environmental management. For example,
clients may seek a global limit on a certain emission, and then choose how to
achieve that limit by improvements at sites that will show the most cost
efficient solutions. Quentin clarified that a corporate licence could cover
sites where there were a mix of accredited and non-accredited licences.
corporate licence results in a single point of contact at EPA for a company.
ITEM 4. EPA LICENCE REVIEW (Carlo
There was some general discussion
on the matter. Terminals had submitted some proposed reductions in the emission
limits, but EPA was not satisfied and has requested further justification.
It was resolved that Terminals
would provide that justification to EPA (and the CICCC at least one week before
the next meeting (i.e. information to be provided by 11 June 2009), and we
would have a round table discussion at the June CICCC meeting.
ACTION ITEM Terminals
to provide a proposed schedule of emissions under its licence, with
justification of the levels suggested. This is to be provided to EPA and the
CICCC by 11 June 2009, enabling the matter to be discussed at the CICCC meeting
on 18 June 2009.
ITEM 5. EIP 2009 – 2012: review of
EIP and IAR
The summary document is to be
circulated by Robin, while a fuller document with more detail will be prepared
and circulated before the next meeting.
ACTION ITEM Terminals
to circulate the fuller version of the 2009 – 2012 EIP prior to the next
meeting (by say 11 June).
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS:
Meeting dates for 2009 – 18th
June, 2009, 10th September, 2009 and 10 December, 2009
MEETING CLOSED 9:00 PM