City of Maribyrnong
ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR, APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT AGENDA
all in attendance.
Peter La Rose, Sue Chatterton, Bro Sheffield-Brotherton,Faye Simpson
of draft agenda – adopted
ITEM 2. CONFIRMATION
OF DRAFT MINUTES MEETING 16TH FEBRUARY 2006
Robin: Draft minutes of 16 February 2006 meeting confirmed.
ITEM 4: REPORTS
TERMINALS PTY LTD
Presented by Carlo Fasolino
presented Terminals Pty Ltd report.
The monthly truck movements have decreased from
the 700–800 per month early in the year (when benzene and propylene oxide
was still being stored) to around 500 per month. This volume will increase with
the expected Pye-gas storage, due to start this month. Carlo was requested to
show the typical pattern of hourly and daily truck movements, by choosing a
typical day and breaking down the truck movements into hourly movements, and by
picking a typical week and breaking it down into daily truck movements.
ACTION ITEM: Terminals to provide
typical hourly and daily truck movements.
§ Valero has completed the sale of their Australian and New Zealand
terminal operations, and the new owner has registered a new company ANZ
Terminals Pty Ltd in Australia. George Horman continues as CEO.
§ The combustor trials have resulted in no appreciable change in
emissions at the lower temperature of 750˚C, down from 890˚C. EPA has approved
the lower operating temperature, which will lead to significant less gas
needing to be burnt, and greenhouse gas emission savings. The gas saving is
expected to be greater than simply pro-rata, and will be reported in a few
months time when sufficient data is available to give representative results.
§ The report of incidents was discussed at some length. In relation to
the TDI incident, Carlo advised that the 2 hose fittings connecting the truck
with the Terminals truck unloading facility were the same, which can lead to
errors. Earlier attempts by Terminals to require different sized vapour and
liquid fittings had not been successful. Terminals will now try a system of
colour coding to avoid similar future problems.
§ Two suggestions were made to help the readability of the report.
Firstly, a note should be placed at the bottom of the Table explaining that
under the column of Severity, 1 represents the least severe and 3 the most
severe. Secondly, in the column describing the incident, key details of the
impact should be included (e.g. volume of liquid spilt, damage to equipment
ACTION ITEM: Terminals to include key details of impacts in
the Incident Reports.
§ The committee confirmed that graphed details of monthly TOC
emissions wee no longer required, and a statement along the lines of “TOC
emissions varied from 4 to 0.5 g/minute, compared with the license limit of 500
g/minute” would suffice.
§ The first Pye-gas truck arrived on site to deliver Pye-gas for
storage prior to export today (13 April 2006). When it arrived winding for an
interlock was missing and truck discharge could not be commenced. In fact, the
wrong truck had been sent, not the one that had been tested with the new plant.
§ The Terminals Coode Island Annual Report to EPA has been submitted.
A summary of emissions for the years 2001–02 to 2005 was tabled, showing
total emissions reducing over the 5 years from over 14 tonnes to just over 1
tonne, a very substantial reduction. Nearly all of the remaining emissions are
§ Liquid waste from the site has decreased substantially due to the
use of the combustor, and improvements to site storm-water segregation
(excluding the liquid [and solid] wastes from the remediation of the east
§ Greenhouse gas emissions in 2005 were about 3000 tonnes CO2-equivalent.
by Quentin Cooke
Quentin: Reported that it had been brought
to his attention that the Sparge Curtain operation had been interrupted and
ceased for a number of months, and that the monitoring bores along the
Maribyrnong River had been destroyed during the road reconstruction to the
wharf on behalf of the Port of Melbourne Authority.
George Commented that the equipment to
run the Sparge Curtain operation was remote from the Terminals facility site,
and had not been connected to the main control room. This is being corrected
Carlo: In relation
to the monitoring bores, Carlo advised they have been reinstated by Terminals.
Carlo provided graphs of monitoring of the bores half yearly over the last five
years. The recent results have been generally the lowest on record.
ACTION ITEM: Carlo to email the monthly report and the annual
report to Robin for distribution, along with advice on the Intervention Level
for groundwater contamination (thought to be about 960 μg/m3?)
Quentin Advised that Jim Clements has
been appointed to a new executive position, and Scott Moloney has been
appointed EPA’s Acting Regional Manager West Metropolitan.
ACTION ITEM: The Committeee expressed its gratitude to Jim for
the support he has shown the CICCC, and asked the Chair to convey those
sentiments to Jim in writing.
City of Maribyrnong
reported that the lease at 99 Moreland St was up for renewal, and a change in
the activity at the site may occur. This could take the form of storage of
boats and caravans on site, but it does not indicate a change in the allowed
use, or an intensification of use.
confirmed that the City of Maribyrnong had declined to sponsor the community
forum of Coode Island tenants, in view of their very considerable work load of
other matters in the area. The Committee acknowledged the continued support of
the City of Maribyrnong over a very long time, despite not receiving any rate revenue
form Coode Island, and having little government support in relation to this
George Indicated that he thought that
there was little merit in pursuing a forum hosted jointly by Terminals and
Marstel, as the companies were direct competitors. Some other mechanism would
need to be found to draw in all Coode Island tenants, and to look at broader
issues. The potential of the Port of Melbourne Authority to take this role was
noted, should they be willing to do so.
ACTION ITEM: George to draft a position paper, spelling out
what we want PoMC to do.
till next meeting – not in attendance
As the meeting
had been inadvertently scheduled for the evening at the commencement of the
Easter break, it was concluded early at 8:00 pm. And other matters on the
agenda were deferred to the next meeting.
SCHEDULED MEETING: 15 June, 2006
dates for 2006 – 10 August, 12 October, 14th December 2006.
MEETING CLOSED: 8:05 pm