ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR, APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT AGENDA
all in attendance to 2007
Peter La Rose, Bro Sheffield Brotherton, Quentin Cooke
and introduced John O’Mara who is interested in industrial safety issues.
of draft agenda – adopted
ITEM 2. CONFIRMATION
OF DRAFT MINUTES MEETING 14th December 2006, AND
REVIEW ACTION ITEM LIST.
Robin: Draft minutes of 14th December, 2006 confirmed.
02/06-3 Michael Isaacson to report back to
the CICCC on the Lower Maribyrnong Reference Group regarding pollution in the
02/06-4 Awaiting sign-off from EPA.
to chase up and get sorted by next meeting.
02/06-6 Waiting on Theo’s advise.
04/06-4 Need to develop strategy to get the
community into the users group meeting.
are happy for George to proceed with the matter.
need to get Marstel Committee on board and then arrange with users group.
initiative with Marstel and broader initiative users group.
aiming at once of twice a year for combined meeting.
needs to be developed. Carlo and I can organize talking to Marstel. As far as
Marstel Committee concerned we should write outlining idea.
place action on Agenda for next meeting to put forward a strategy. Before hand
George or Carlo to talk to Marstel.
the approach to Marstel first?
users group not interested.
User Group get together to discuss issues as tenants to talk to PoMC, the group
could arrange to have a member of the community attend to see what actually
takes place at the meetings. We are only talking 3 meetings a year. Asked
Carlo if agencies attend.
really mainly just users.
sound like the kind of forum that we could go along to and ask questions of the
has a mandate to promote community consultation. We could use that head of
power to encourage the Users Group to think favorably about 2 or 3 meetings a
year open to Community Representatives.
Ports do not like to be put in a position where they are open to criticism.
the EPA stress it would be desirable it may sway their thinking.
like to know that other users have the same constraints placed on them as
that is a question that goes through my mind. Terminals/Marstel open to a
great deal of scrutiny whereas the others on Coode Island do not.
supportive of community involvement, Major Hazard Facilities generate a lot
Tim if the EPA would ask other users if the community is able to ask questions
and open up.
seems to be two sets of rules. If Terminals had a major spill like that at the
Bently Chemplex site EPA would have been a lot more stringent. Terminals had
to put in a lot more safeguards. Pacific Terminals expanding and not made to
discuss future plans.
sure if EPA played down the spill at Bently Chemplex. Might have been Bently
Chemplex playing down matter rather than EPA.
planning permit for Pacific Terminals is available for public viewing.
planning permit does specify they have to comply with EPA guidelines.
seems Terminals always has to comply when the others don’t.
are not hearing much from the EPA about the nuts and bolts of things happening
at Coode. If companies are handling chemicals close to the community,
shouldn’t they be made to share nuts and bolts with the community.
would try and encourage such openness should there be enough community interest
as it would be more beneficial to all concerned.
and Terminals combined meeting not going to go ahead.
there are facilities near the population where a leakage could be harmful how
does the EPA decide whether the community should be informed?
to do a presentation at the next meeting outlining the Works Approval
application process. Whether or not a Works Approval is required is laid down
in the regulations.
to talk to Marstel regarding having community representation attend the Users
ITEM 3. REPORTS
FROM AGENCIES AND TERMINALS
by Tim Faragher
Lower Maribyrnong Audit findings were released in January. The entire audit is
on the website should anyone want to view the report.
Up Notices issued to PoMC, Mobil, and Albright & Wilson regarding Holden
Dock. Strategies and plans for remediation of area have been put in place and
an investigation and on going work into storm water management in the area is
to include mention of the clean-up notices associated with the Lower
Maribyrnong Audit in the media release.
those sites have to engage an EPA auditor to manage the contamination and
remediation. Next stop is to implement the EPA recommendations.
the process unfair as those companies were being made responsible for previous
would have to have strong case against the companies before clean up notices
issued and asked Tim if the clean up notices were public documents?
I have copies please.
to provide Robin with copies. (Subsequently Tim provided the web site address
where the notices are listed, and details were set out in the media release.)
Deborah: Was extremely
helpful to have a cruise down the river to see the sites from the river and
look at the sites from that perspective. Went on a tour conducted by Peter
Summerville and found the experience very informative as Peter was very
has not copped a clean up notice. Only on Plant A site which has since been
demolished so clean up noticed cancelled.
suggestion sounds like something we could look at doing later in the year,
Summerville is the owner of the boat and would need to be given a good amount
is a long time away from Christmas but something to be put on the back burner
till later in the year.
comprehensive Fish Study released at the same time as the Audit Study.
Findings also published in the paper recommended consumption of the fish caught
around that area be kept to a minimum.
Deborah: Is the
contamination localized or does it apply to further up the river. How are the
people to know about the reports recommendations and does it apply to further
up the river?
the website do you also state the standards and when they are updated.
contamination appears to be localized and as far as the standards they are more
an issue for the Department of Human Services rather than the EPA.
Tim for his report.
TERMINALS PTY LTD
Presented by Carlo Fasolino
presented Terminals Pty Ltd report.
budgets for capital projects were approved by Terminals’ owners during their
recent visit, to continue with the upgrade and expansion of the site. Upgrade
to be constructed to highest feasible standard.
licence up for renewal later this year. Proposed 2 new tanks to be put forward
for planning application.
regard to the first incident where there was a leakage on a flange what caused
happen sometimes it was actually a truck flange that leaked.
thought all trucks were certified prior to entry onto site?
insist on sighting cleanliness certificate and pressure test certificate prior
to loading and can only judge by those certificates.
is concerned that trucks are of a good quality, that the contractors are of a
good quality with good drivers.
had a spate of similar incidents many years ago so measures were undertaken to
ensure trucks were maintained and tested.
paperwork from transport contractor comes back proving the truck has been
independently tested to be safe truck is not allowed back on site.
there any chance of product leaking during the journey between Terminals and
visual inspection is performed prior to truck leaving site so scenario
it possible to get a CO2 emission report from Terminals?
to report greenhouse gas emissions in each Operations and Occurrence Report.
Some context of the scale of the emissions should be given. Also gas and
electricity usage should be reported.
ITEM 4. BRIEFING
ON NATIONAL CHEMICALS NOTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT
SCHEME BY BRO SHEFFIELD-BROTHERTON
Bro is an apology so item deferred
to the next meeting.
ITEM 5. NEWSLETTER
AND OPEN DAY
Sign off on text on Newsletter.
the committee with the Geelong Newsletter as a sample of size of working he
felt should be presented to the community.
Sherlock has given us a mock up of the newsletter.
Deborah: Gave George
some suggested amendments to pass on the Karen.
has yet to sight Terminals text. When you have text available George could you
please put to committee.
edited Karen’s comments so it is more acceptable to himself.
through the changes on the document with the committee. The amended text was
agreed by the Community Representatives.
has committed to rewriting Terminals section, will send around to everyone for
screening prior to putting to print. Date of publication in Terminals court,
also how wide an area the distribution is to cover, provide to such places as
the council, libraries, community centers etc. Suggested the mail out be
better sent closer to the Open Day.
advised after the meeting that the Open Day is 5TH MAY, 2007.
ITEM 6. OTHER
NEXT SCHEDULE MEETINGS: 17th
Meeting dates for 2007 – 19th
July, 20th September, 22nd November, 2007.
MEETING CLOSED 9:10 PM