Meeting on Thursday 14th October 2004
MH Div /
ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR
ITEM 2. APOLOGIES
Colleen Hartland, George Horman, Peter LaRose, Peter Brotherton
ITEM 3. CONFIRMATION
OF DRAFT AGENDA
ITEM 4. REPORTS
FROM AGENCIES & TERMINALS
by: Bronwyn Brookman-Smith
Bronwyn: Current activities
with Terminals Pty Ltd included the Annual Inspection on 6 & 7 September.
Terminals performed very well at the audit. 10
Controls & 3 Safety Management System Elements were tested from the Safety
Case. Controls are what prevents hazards from occurring eg: fire systems,
maintenance systems etc and how often they are tested and trained.
Management System Elements are the Maintenance & Inspection Programs eg:
Craning, Fire Pumps etc. Worksafe look at the whole regimen to make sure that
Terminals are planning & reviewing the results.
saying “that Terminals did well” what do you mean?
Bronwyn: That they were
mainly fully functional aside from some of the record keeping eg: In the safety
case procedure the pipes had to be checked 6 monthly, but it was being done
annually. Things like that.
are 2 types of grades:
meaning not doing at all or dosen’t exist in procedures
part”: meaning they’re doing something put not completely like
doing something annually but the Safety Case Manual says it should be 6
problem that was highlighted was that for the shipping discharge plan the two
people who had wrote the program, knew the operation, but there was no training
for other staff, so if the 2 people are away or new people in the future were
required to do it, that they would be able to ensure the functionality
continued. Terminals have come back to Worksafe with what they will do to
address this issue.
also visited the site on 13 September regarding extending the operation of the
East Side past 2004
extend the East Side past end of 2004 there needs to be an appropriate
maintenance plan to ensure integrity of tanks and this will be supplied by
Terminals to Worksafe.
& Safety Week 24-29 October 2004 (see Handouts).
events by Major Hazards
“Community Preparedness” at the Altona Civic Centre
“Monitoring Safety Cases” at the Altona Civic Centre
initiate by Worksafe and is a positive step in recognizing the achievement of
the Major Hazard Facilities.
that reflect that the MHFs are doing well?
I look forward to what innovative idea’s come out of this.
Bronwyn: A summary of
proceedings will be published on the website.
& thanked Bronwyn for her contribution to the CICCC on behalf of Worksafe
and advised that Bronwyn had resigned from her position with Worksafe and is
heading off to a new role within the National Offshore Petroleum Safety
to advise on proceedings from the two MHF events at the next meeting.
by: Carlo Fasolino
in Butadiene application at Geelong. Hopefully up and running by end of next
year. The Planning Permit went into the City of Greater Geelong.
ACTION: Carlo to advise
details of the Planning Permit process at the next meeting, particularly if the
planning permit application will be advertised to allow third party appeals.
Marstel facility at Coode Island is not complete. Terminals is running down
stock levels now. Tanks need to be gas free by 01.05 as we need 12 months to
remediate and get Environmental sign off by the end of Jan 2005.
is the “Gap” prospect?
certain when Marstel will be operational. There are talks to amend the lease
so we don’t need environment sign-off.
the committee have an account of the Marstel meeting?
of project is indeterminate, and Marstel are nominating a date of November 17
to be finished construction (Practical Completion), then commissioning. Issues
with painting of tanks, and some other things now expect Commissioning by 23.11.04.
advised 23.11.04 might not be met, and Commissioning might go into the Xmas
confident that the completion date will be completed.
Bronwyn: There are
processes for Safety Case under review, with a decision to be made next week
and the Licence Panel (internal) to consider Safety Case and Licence. The
Safety Case has been going for a few months now and the panel sits and
determines if the Licence is to be granted. If it is granted then that takes
over from Registration. If the decision is not to grant a licence then the
company has the right to appeal. The company is advised of this before the
registration runs out.
there any indication that they won’t?
Bronwyn: It can’t
be granted if you don’t control the site which Marstel doesn’t.
of East Side Closure. There is a gap now. Plan to amend lease so
environmental sign-off is after P&O take the site. This will allow
remediation to go further back. .
Months has been allowed to do remediation and get sign-off from external
Bronwyn: There is a
condition in the lease for the sign-off.
suggest everything gets put in writing.
tank cleared and is now storing Mineral Turpentine.
have just had the Kaneb key managers meeting.
came out for a 2 day site audit.
8 tanks in Plant B & we have started moving tanks from East Side to Plant C
Bronwyn: What will they
range of solvents for our Customers.
do you check there are no leaks in the tanks?
the tank goes down on the new base, repairs are made, a full check as per10
year inspection is done and the underside is painted. The tank is dropped and
then filled full of water and held for 24 hours. Any longer than that and
tanks will rust. The tanks hold 860,000 litres of water.
the tanks were lifted were there any leaks?
found no evidence on the 2 tanks we have moved so far
you re-use the water.
we have tried but is hard to pump water from tank to tank.
by: Quentin Cooke
are been many interesting things happening with Terminals, which is why I took
the opportunity to go to the site and update the improvement action report.
Still significant work going on.
of proposal for relocating Phenol storage tank and considering whether it needs
a works approval.
for Tank 314 to move to another position, asked opinion and didn’t have
an issue with this relocation. It will make further room on West side and the
MFB will comment on this.
Deborah: Why are you
moving the tank?
to upgrade the base and re-aligning will make room for other tanks in the
Deborah: With Marstel
would it mean that ultimately there would be more chemicals stored on the site?
there will be less because we have reduced our site and Marstel only have 11
Deborah: Is what P&O
are storing hazardous?
Bronwyn: They handle dangerous
goods but they are only in the containers. Ethyl acrylate is now being imported
in 20 tonne Isotainers. P&O Ports is not a MHF site, but ias covered by the
Dangerous Goods Act.
Deborah: Is that taken
into consideration in the review?
Bronwyn: They have their
own rules and international rules that they must abide by. Covered by the IMDG
when goods leave the port, they go to a warehouse or container park. In the
1994 Risk Assessments, P&O had the same amount of Dangerous Goods as
always thought that P&O had a small amount they were holding.
Bronwyn: It is
happens if there is an accident – do they pose a risk to Terminals?
Bronwyn: The potential
is limited because the containers come in and go out. There are 3 types of
storage: Drums, Isotainers & Tanks.
much are brought in Isotainers?
tonnes per year appox.
Bronwyn: They come
through other docks such as Patricks at Webb dock & East Swanston and
P&O at West Swanston.
like more explanations on Phenol. Terminals held a special meeting and my
recollection was that it had fallen over.
has now approached us to store on the East Side.
sent a letter to EPA seeking seeking an exemption from requiring a works
approval (from Frank Fleer). Copies of the letter were sent to CICCC members by
have the EPA decided with regard to a Works Approval.
decision has not been made by the EPA, it is likely that it will not be
would like to know positively.
by Chris Watts
an operational perspective there have been no significant changes. Department
is doing business with Marstel in regard to advice they seek.
of interest are the discussions with Port of Melbourne (Joe Buffone, the
Emergency Management Coordinator). It is significant in that the Emergency
Plan was on the CEO’s desk for signing. EPA, WorkSafe and MFB raised
points to be covered, notes were made and the document has been returned for a
further consultation phase.
has been discussion on the road changes, staging area’s and alternative
access. Considerations have been taken on board by Port of Melbourne. Discussions
held with Worksafe & Terminals and neighboring tenants and it was accepted
that the MFB will access and occupy any space they require with the cooperation
of the tenants.
of Melbourne have opened up their emergency plan and are in consultation with
MFB and a number of other authorities.
a meeting with other councils and Port of Melbourne to get resources in quickly
with council involvement and out into the community.
will it be communicated?
of the communications system is set up to alert the community and getting
all the major players together.
Bronwyn: The Port of
Melbourne have a Community Forum and that is how they will do it.
going back to the Port of Melbourne, the Port previously existed as an
authority and had power within their own right. They’re now sharing
discussion about resource sharing the MFB offered to do a foam survey and will
report to CICCC the findings.
to report on the foam survey when it is completed.
more space between tanks better?
it is the access to the tanks not the space between the tanks which is the
Bronwyn: Tank layout on
an existing site there is a requirement for more controls for mitigation,
rather than space as opposed to a new site.
tank 314 between 2 other tanks will clean up the site and give room for future expansion.
In due course you will write to the MFB for their advice.
and effect on adjacent tanks will be part of the process.
MFB gives advice and the message back to the community would be that the design
consultation meets requirements.
would like the MFB to let us know.
is a business arrangement between Terminals MFB and there is business
Bronwyn: EPA &
Worksafe make the Licence a public issue. The MFB comes under the Dangerous
the client obligated to seek advice from the MFB.
you inferring that Terminals are not telling the committee the truth?
it is tabled and Chris is at the meeting we would like confirmation from the
MFB. The CICCC has a very imperfect knowledge and not knowing what is
required. We approach an authority to find out the responsibilities of the
agency. We want you to tell us the significant things happening at Termnals.
Terminals knows what agencies will be saying and what happens.
is not a regulator and only has a business relationship with the VWA.
Terminals will inform the CICCC of any advice from the MFB and the CICCC will
give the MFB the opportunity to advise.
two NOT NEGOTIABLES are: (1) Firefighter Safety and (2) Breach of Public
Safety. Sometimes this costs business more money but we like to all go home and
sleep without anxiety.
status is the seeking of that advice is no longer a legal obligation.
happens if Terminals do not take MFB’s advice.
is on record as having received the advice and it is provided to the regulator
even though isn’t mandatory.
Bronwyn: MFB make a
recommendation and the Company can sometimes give an alternate. Worksafe goes
back to MFB to see if they achieve the same outcome.
you ever had an unsatisfactory recommendation?
Bronwyn: MFB advice is
sought under the Dangerous Goods legislation and is assessed under that
the Freedom of Information apply to the MFB?
more than like would, I don’t know conclusively.
believe that this sort of thing would really happen. Sites are now well
controlled, maybe it will show weaknesses of the smaller organisations.
it happen that you give advice and the smaller companies don’t take it?
The MFB do not have the capacity to train our staff to be a site inspector.
The building code is a life safety code. It is fraught with dangers, eg:
recent school fires, where they have lost money and treasures, however the
building code was about life safety, maybe in the future the VWA will come back
to life and property.
by: Theo Pykoulos
Communications Victoria approached the City of Maribyrnong to assist in
improving response times for getting to incidents.. We are looking at standard
forms of coding so that there is a data base (e.g: placarding, reading
reference and guide etc) of access points and other information.
like Vic Uni, Highpoint have a number of entry points, and the location of the
best access point can be confusing if specific information about an emergency
is not given.
month in relation to the development at 99 Moreland, Council arranged for late
objections to be heard by VCAT. Mediation set down for 29.10.2004, as a
preliminary to the Hearing.
ITEM 5. REVIEW
OF IMPROVEMENT ACTION REPORT
due to timing that we go through the incomplete items and then any questions.
the committee’s attention to the heading to include Terminals content
updated and the bottom of Page 7. If you recall it now gives it a form of
identification. The committee was given a moment to review and comment.
MFB as a regulator.
the committee happy with this wording?
the next report delete completed actions.
all actions will remain for an overall picture.
decided that MFB not required.
3 and make Status & Regulatory Sign-off clearer & separate.
4 Update Sediment & Litter Traps
5 ensure that there are no abbreviations eg: TOC, TDI & EMP
6 Amend status of Combustion Heat Recovery Feasibility Study to include
“Report received by EPA”.
to advise on the Report Received for Combustion Heat Recovery Feasibility Study.
to include report in the Press Release.
ITEM 6. TARGETS/OBJECTIVES
FOR THE 2ND EIP 2005-2007
to time, handout given and to be discussed further at next meeting.
ACTION: Carlo to send a
copy of Summary Targets to Robin via email
ACTION: Carlo to give
background of form and advise at next meeting.
ITEM 7. ACTION ITEMS
REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO COMBUSTOR & COMPRESSED AIR
pressure transmitters, connected to computer control system, if air pressure
drops it sets off an alarm.
REDUCED RISK CONTOURS FOLLOWING CESSATION OF ACRYLONITRILE
there be a subsequent QRA done
reconsider after the remediation but nothing in the pipeline.
Oxide risk assessement was done and not a risk. Suggest that if this is
qualified then it is not required.
risk didn’t decrease because Acryonitrile was still there.
distant effect because Propylene Oxde is so dangerous it was capable of a offsite
is left at the Terminals site to have a major risk profile?
risk is significantly less because danger is removed. Community should know
toward next year, but not high on the agenda, as we have other priorities.
Marstel as brown field site, its tanks are closer to Footscray, than Terminals
would be. Suggest a QRA would only be of use to public if it was Terminals
& Marstel combined with the two companies doing it together.
– confidentiality issues to be sorted out.
it is just done by Terminals then it is public knowledge anyway.
Bronwyn: No-one can work
out how to put it together without the background.
Worksafe to release an updated risk profile for the island.
Bronwyn: There is a Port
Buffer study being done by the Port of Melbourne.
Deborah: What about an
Bronwyn: Port of
Melbourne are now taking more responsibility and they are doing the Buffer
Deborah: It is a Worksafe
matter to me.
previous ones were done under other reasons.
committee requests that Terminals communicate with Marstel. An answer of No is
not of any use and increase the antagonism of our committee.
Workcover do it?
is not reasonable for us to request Worksafe, it is reasonable for us as a
committee that Worksafe return that information under the MHF guidelines.
than make a decision, Terminals will have a reflection of this and maybe move towards
what Ian is supporting.
Planners are not involved. Council has no authority to do it.
with changes at Terminals, there is nothing in Plant B that can impact with
Marstel site. It will not be warranted unless the 2 sites have an impact on each
we do a QRA and we have anything that will affect Marstel we will consult with
Bronwyn: The Buffer
study is underway. Stage 1 is completed.
the study been submitted to CICCC
there is not good communication from the Port of Melbourne.
we ask for a presentation and seek a further Q&A. Any study done by the
Port of Melbourne would be an absolute farce. What they have done is allow
dangerous things to be permitted.
ITEM 8. REVIEW OF MEETING
Deborah: I think that 3
months is too long. If someone misses a meeting then it is too long between.
comment, need to review costs.
worked with committee to match budget, there is some flexibility in it.
have enormous reserves and to think that a few extra thousand dollars will make
an impact is daft. We need to ask Kaneb to increase the budget.
if the committee wants to have more meetings within the budget requirements
that is fine by Terminals.
Deborah: $2000 is not
worth quibbling over considering the time between meetings is too long.
that Terminals be given the opportunity to consider that with 5 meetings the
committee is dissatisfied and does not think that is good enough.
funny how when Kaneb want something done the money is there and then when it
suits Kaneb it’s not.
have in fact had 7 meetings this year. There has been a squeeze on the
finances and the committee would like it reconsidered.
to review and report back at next meeting
ITEM 9. REPORT FROM COUNCIL
– TRUCK IMPACTS OF LOCAL STREETS
unfortunate that our Manager is not aware of all the details and we would refer
the CICCC to the Department of Infrastructure because of internal issues being
raised. The Council is looking at the issue from a planning perspective.
Committee was advised by the City of Maribyrnong that they would keep the
Committee advised and now a black hole has occurred. We would like to know
about the impact of truck movements.
is a committee that has been set up called The Docks, Rail & Markets Precinct
Working Group, who have set down a tentative meeting and issues are being
brought to the table. I can find out from John Lippino, and pass on the
details. Council is not a main player in this.
would like a report from the City of Maribyrnong on what studies are being
will take notice and get back to the CICCC with factual information and perhaps
send an email prior to the next meeting.
was a report from the Yarraville Transport Group chaired by Bruce Mildenhall
and the concern is trucking through the Yarraville area. The Group is trying
to reduce that traffic flow through the area. You can refer to the DOCKS
ITEM 10. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED
Holding MP, Minister for Manufacturing and Export (with responsibility for
Coode Island) responded to the Committee’s letter concerning butadiene
storage at Coode Island. The Minister’s letter set out the approval
processes should the butadiene proposal be pursued at Coode Island.
the CICCC further advice on the Maxwell Review, Bob Stensholt MP sent a
standard letter of acknowledgement to the CICCC.
ITEM 11. DRAFT MINUTES
with one minor editing change.
ITEM 12. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING
February 2005 / 12th May 2005 / 28th July 2005 /13th
October 2005 /
to review the number of meetings and report back at the next meeting
MEETING CLOSED: 9.50pm