MH Div /
ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR
ITEM 2. APOLOGIES
Chris Watts, Colleen Hartland, Theo Pykoulas,
Peter LaRose, Paul Hayward,
ITEM 3. CONFIRMATION
OF DRAFT AGENDA
ITEM 4. AGENDA
ON SWEENEY MARKET RESEARCH – WORKSAFE
Brookman-Smith presented a Report on Sweeney Market Research
Refer Hand Outs titled: “Post Safety Case Assessment
Review” & “Sweeney Research”.
Research was conducted to assess the introduction of the new Safety Case
regimes & ambitious timeframes for its implementation. Different
facilities had different base levels of safety compliance after licensing. The
evaluation was prepared for a report to the WorkCover Board. Sweeney Research
was the independent company that did the report in 3 stages. Guidance Notes
were developed during the Safety Case process, and the review highlighted the
necessity to have them produced before the process was undertaken. Numbers
interviewed were based on the size of the facility. In summary the process has
outlined a number of areas that need to be looked at across the board.
should be noted that the summary report did not represent the community input
to the review at all.
Stenshot made comments during his presentation to the CICCC that Worksafe
needed to be more forward with advice to companies on measures to meet standards.
The 43% of those interviewed sought such guidance . Has Worksafe noted this?
Bronwyn: Yes, there is a
process of reviewing the findings through the Major Hazardous Committee and
they are re-writing some aspects. A first draft will be going out to sites for
there a need for WorkSafe to not only review their MHF Guidelines, but to do
more in giving practical advice to companies?.
is complex and it is unreasonable to expect regulators to know every detail of
how a process works. A regulator can know if there is a robust approach to
safety, regulatory compliance and management of charge and if this is being
practiced by a company.
Bronwyn: The Regs that
are being drafted are in the performance base. Guidance will be to help what
the regs require.
the companies that I have dealt with, they would prefer a “What To Do
Bronwyn: Workcover are
working on lessons in the regime to streamline Major Hazardous & Dangerous
Goods. Putting out guidelines of what they need to look at.
cannot say that as a consequence of this that we will have less incidents. It
concerns me with all the effort – events still occur.
Bronwyn: It is
performance based and left to the company to comply with what is safe because
it has been tested. The whole premise gives the sites opportunity to review
why things are done the way they are.
there any sites that didn’t do things correctly?
Bronwyn: Terminals have
improved their processes from the Safety Cases. Most MHF sites have improved
and gone well above minimum control measures.. So they are ahead. There is a
lot more internal interest and team building in MHF work forces..
TO PROVIDE THE CD OF THE SWEENEY REPORT ONCE RECEIVED.
DELIVERY DATE: SEPT 04.
ITEM 5. DETAILED
REVIEW OF THE IMPROVEMENT ACTION REPORT (TERMINALS)
took place in relation to the presentation of the Report. It was suggested
that the layout be revamped to include: Terminals Content Updated on __/__/__.
No acronyms to be used full spelling only. Lines to be implemented to define
each target objective clearly with target, status & regulatory sign off.
is no confirmation from EPA & Worksafe that they have signed off on this
Report. It is a controlled document and should be signed off by the company.
a tool of how the company is going and it should be at the end of the status.
important thing that it can be put on the website. Each company involved to
agree that it is true & correct and signatures should not be required.
This is an update. Perhaps have authorised by and the name along with the
dates of completed.
we minute at the meeting that Terminals and the agencies concerned agree that
it is done.
record in the minutes that the 3 parties have answered questions, verified it
and the company agrees with it.
discusses report and it is put on the end of the table.
a short paragraph in the Media Release and note this at the bottom of the
committee should discuss it and make a point of keeping Terminals Pty Ltd
a comment at the bottom of the table:
Carlo Fasolino on behalf of Terminals ______________________
Quentin Cooke on behalf of EPA __________________________
Bronwyn Brookman-Smith on behalf of Worksafe _____________
report should be an accurate reflection of the status of what is reported.
to time the committee are to complete the review of the improvement action
report at the October meeting. Ground Water is to be discussed at the next
TO ADVISE IAN A TIME TO LOOK AT THE LOADING WITH QUENTIN REGARDING THE BUND
ITEM 6: AGENDA
DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON 10 JUNE 2004
from Peter Brotherton
to 2 areas:
Reported Spill – lump of Tallow not to do with Terminals, and Email from
George was sent to Robin deleting reference of the spill. This email was read
to the committee.
Butadine – amended questions & discussion for commercial sensitivity.
adopted with George’s comments.
ITEM 7: ITEMS
NOT ON THE AGENDA
Deborah: Concerned in
relation to the truck that jackknifed at Flemington Bridge, which put the
community in great danger. 10 feet further and it would have hit an electrical
substation and caused the whole high rise Housing Commission block to
incinerate. Trucks need to be taken into account.
at different ways for trucks to leave Footscray.
trucks are dangerous because of expanding vapour explosions.
Swain gave a report stating incident.
to ask from quantification of local trucks in residential streets.
Bruce Mildenhall looking at this?
will ask council advice on progress of this issue.
Risk Assessment was done by the Government which concluded safe for tankers to
go over the West Gate Bridge.
that this committee should discuss matters to do with Coode business. Happy to
discuss other issues as long as time permits. The first priority must be to
we pursue truck movements?
To see if people are taking shortcuts and find out about the studies.
at Worksafe website to see if anything is mentioned.
TO GET COUNCIL TO GIVE REPORT
ITEM 8: AGENDA
FROM AGENCIES AND TERMINALS
representatives of Kaneb are coming 19.08.04 to do budgets and visit sites.
have secured Orica Phenol business.
has granted permission to dump contaminated soil from the east side of
Mackenzie Road to landfill next year. Which landfill is still to be decided.
2 meetings were scheduled for Phenol, the second would only be held if there
were a need to.
will provide CICCC with a copy of their letter to the EPA detailing the proposal
– this should suffice.
to look at Phenol sample at the next CICCC meeting.
Committee participants & Terminals did not agree to a sample being brought
to the next meeting.
site meeting would like to see Phenol.
to customers have been sent to remind them of their obligation for tanks to be
empty by 30.11.04 and draw down schedule based on historical off takes was
included in the notice. Remediation of site to be tendered and work is scheduled
to begin on 01.02.05. Melbourne Port Corporation has been asked for permission
to take over the road between B&C East.
Marstel are not ready will storage go off site?
is a danger of that, and I do not know what will happen if Marstel are not
we get an official report or timing & direction by the end of the month
from DIIRD or the Government.
the Marstel Progress?
a meeting to this effect & I will circulate a copy of the minutes to CICCC.
will make further enquiry before 14.10 meeting. George will advise details of
attended David Horseman’s retirement
Quentin on Temporary Appointment as Acting Manager Western Region
Theo Pykoulos map & letter from Council to DOW.
Report VWA as Bronwyn had to leave after her presentation.
TO PROVIDE COPY OF TERMINALS LETTER ON THE PHENOL STORAGE TO EPA TO THE CICCC
TO ADVISE DETAILS OF DIIRD MEETING.
TO PROVIDE MINUTES FROM MARSTEL MEETING.
ITEM 9: AGENDA
ITEMS FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS INTO COMBUSTOR & COMPRESSED AIR
ITEM 10: AGENDA
RISK CONTOURS FOLLOWING CESSATION OF
ITEM 11: AGENDA
REPORT RESPONSE 15 JUNE 2004
response has been received to date
that there has been a draft response and that it may be lost in the mail.
response has been received to date
TO FOLLOW UP BUTADIENE PROPOSAL LETTER TO BRUMBY 15 JUNE 2004
ITEM 12: AGENDA
think that 5 meetings are enough and suggests 6.
OF MEETINGS TO BE AN AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NEXT MEETING ON 14.10.04
MEETING CLOSED: 9.45pm
Next meeting: 14 October 2004
Following meeting: 9 December