Thursday 13th December, 2007
CICCC / Chairperson
State Manager Victoria, Terminals Pty Ltd
ITEM 1. WELCOME BY THE CHAIR,
APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT AGENDA
all to the meeting.
George Horman, Geoff Millard, Theo Pykoulas, Tim Faragher
of draft agenda – adopted
we start with the Newsletter contents (refer attached Newsletter showing
mark ups). Refer also to Item 6 “Other Business” in minutes.
ITEM 2. CONFIRMATION DRAFT MINUTES
FOR THE MEETING ON
20th SEPTEMBER, 2007 AND REVIEW ACTION ITEM LIST
handed Robin a marked up copy rectifying some errors in minutes, which Robin
will correct before posting the Adopted Minutes to the web site.
version of IAR to be made slightly more specific. Robin to liaise with Carlo
and Tim. Robin spoke to Tim and agreed that Carlo, Tim and himself go thru the
document early in the New Year, progress and present at the next meeting.
09/07-1 Completed. The PoMC responded in a letter dated 23 October 2007
(scanned and sent to members on 24/11/07) which restated the regulatory
to report on investigation of the ethyl acrylate spill at D.P. World outcome at
next meeting. Will bring to attention of EPA and try and get something in
writing for next meeting.
to write to the council and authorities pointing out communication deficiencies
associated with the ethyl acrylate spill at D.P. World. Robin asked if Carlo
attends Port of Melbourne planning meeting to which Carlo answered “No he
a meeting many years ago where it was stated communication deficiencies as an
issue, and still today nothing is being done.
to a certain MLC about communication deficiencies and forwarded the letter from
the Police to her and she was going to personally follow the matter up herself.
feels sceptical that things will be progressed.
ACTION: Robin to respond to Inspector
Michael Hermans letter indicating how pleased we are from a committee’s
viewpoint having issue raised at the next Port of Melbourne planning meeting
and request feedback.
ITEM 3. REPORTS FROM AGENCIES AND
TERMINALS PTY LTD
very quiet on shipping and December was already going to be a busy month. Road
tankers busy as usual. Discussed the Work Injury and Lost Time figures in the
the report draws attention to what has been of significance regarding injuries
over the last 12 months, he was confused by the
information and asked Peter about the difference between the two.
Work Injury is the lesser of the two types of injuries stated on the report
where as Lost Time Injuries is the more serious. The Work Injuries excludes
Lost Time Injuries. The injury sustained and mentioned in the report was by an
operator using a short cut and not a normal walk passage and hit his head on a
steel beam. The beam has since been removed.
many WorkCover days were claimed?
the MHF Licence renewal verification audit that took place during the month.
Terminals are very happy at the outcome as we received 5 year licence with no
EPA EMS audit conducted with favourable outcome.
Day for customers was a resounding success; Open Day for community was a
complete failure with very few community members attending.
yearly retaining of operators with competency assessments has now begun.
and Environment – When Tank 34 was emptied it was found to be 3.5 tonne
less than expected and conducted an investigation into why.
ACTION: Peter to provide a report at the
next meeting into the investigation findings with regards to Tank 34 and the
missing 3.5 tonne. Also what refitting was needed?
regard to the incident of flooding of boiler house during unusually heavy
rainfall in a short period of time, incidents of local flooding happen all over
Melbourne all of the time. This can happen regardless of green house effect.
Heavy rain events happen all of the time.
Peter go back to Tank 34 and was the 3.5 tonnes discharged to atmosphere over 1
month? If so this sort of thing is serious in environmental terms. Satisfied
no loss downwards into the ground, could it be a possible inventory error?
are surmising the outcome due to rigorous investigations into loss.
has high vapour pressure.
are in the process of appointing a replacement for Michael Frost, more details
to be presented next meeting.
have submitted a planning application for a couple of Tallow Tanks.
ITEM 4. REVIEW IAR AND EPA
A separate meeting to be held between
Carlo, Robin and Tim to discuss the IAR and EPA sign off.
ITEM 5. OPEN DAY AT COODE
persistent reminders should have been sent out.
really needed a roster of community representatives to attend throughout the
all should have been there.
it a learning curve for next time. Asked if there was any feedback from the
did not receive a newsletter in my letterbox.
letter drops were around Hyde Street.
deserve some thanks from the committee in producing the newsletter.
many were printed? Where were they distributed? Can we put in a request to
could you please ask Karen what was the number printed and what the
ACTION: Carlo to provide distribution and
print numbers of the community newsletter for the next meeting.
it has not been letterbox dropped then it should be. I am prepared to assist
if it meant another print run.
with the response at the Open Day the community are not really interested, probably
due to the change in the community population.
whole are has probably changed some 50%.
had an interesting discussion with Suzie Goldsmith who attended our last
meeting and whom is an accredited auditor for EPA and is now a lecturer. Suzie
stated she was blown away by this consultative committee as the questioning of
Terminals was quite robust.
a lot of consultative committees only one where discussion robust, others are
inconsequential and window dressing.
know that I can put a straight question to Terminals and know that I will get a
actually appreciate feedback.
ITEM 6. OTHER BUSINESS
The intended meeting dates for next year are as
Thursday, 7th February, 2008, 10th
April, 2008, 12th June, 2008, 7th August, 2008 and 6th
MEETING CLOSED 8:00 PM
SCHEDULE MEETING: 7th February, 2008