ITEM 1. WELCOME
BY THE CHAIR, APOLOGIES & CONFIRMATION OF DRAFT AGENDA
Apologies: Peter La Rose ,
Deborah Macfarlane, Bro Sheffield, Jessamy Nicholas
ITEM 2. CONFIRM
DRAFT MINUTES FOR THE MEETING ON 16TH JUNE, 2011 AND REVIEW ACTION
Minutes – Adopted.
Action Item 03/2011-2 Carlo and Rory discussed the seal
breakdown on Tank 318.
routine inspection of tank farm Peter observed an oily film on the tell tale
pipe running from central drain which indicates any leakage from tank.
Inspection of the tank revealed the supporting base floor was cracked.
Water had got between the floor of tank and edge of base and picked up a bit of
oil from sand layer. The seal was replaced.
distinguishes between oil in sand and what is in the tank?
liquid runs into a pit so testing can be carried out.
Item 03/2011-5 – Annual Report not available until end September.
Item 06/2011-3 – Carlo talked through the presentation on the Risk Based
are already doing Risk Based Monitoring. Operator monitoring is conducted
outlined that the original monitoring program was based on EPA Licence
Conditions. After receiving the accredited licence, the conditions were
incorporated into the environmental manual. The monitoring program is reviewed
for effectiveness during the environmental audit by Frank Fleer. Based on the
review the monitoring program is modified (if required) and the environment
manual is updated. Some of the items that are reviewed are:
previous monitoring results;
estimated emissions from the previous 122
changes in chemicals stored; and
changes in the EPA category of chemicals.
ITEM 3. REPORTS
FROM AGENCIES AND TERMINALS
In Place – Launch on site 21 August, 2011. Draft versions of the Shelter-in-place
A4 coloured Community Emergency Response Information Brochure for Hobsons Bay
Council and MFB were handed out. See Appendix 2 at http://www.mfb.vic.gov.au/News/Publications/Reports/Shelter-in-Place-decision-making.html
19th September, 2011 an emergency warning website is going live,
will confirm website once notified. Under the banner “Industry as
Neighbours” individuals will be able to subscribe with their name and email
address. We aim to get all local MHF’s to participate. Businesses can
create a link for themselves on the website
ACTION ITEM Theo
to provide advice about the website address for the “Industry as Neighbours”
web site where individuals can subscribe.
challenge is it requires people to input data. There is a tool to help
send out information to community and industry.
a proactive site, if you have a smart phone you will receive an email saying
there is something happening on the website. This is a pilot between
Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay council.
trigger for this is human based. Communications Officer Role being
is taking09/20 a proactive role which is to be encouraged. Categories of
other incidents that concern such authorities as the EPA could piggy back off
what the MFB have done.
an emergency alert goes out it forms part of the MFB website. The fire
service now looking at community awareness. Currently promoting it to all
council areas. Hazmat Incident Safety device. All businesses can
become subscribers to this portal.
with Michael Isaachsen and Ian Thomas, I attended the launch at Coode Island;
and spoke with Craig Lapsley, the Fire Services Commissioner. He indicated his
interest in attending our December meeting. He overviews all fire services,
MFB and CFA.
is to co-ordinate all fire services in Victoria.
out and distributed Activity Report provided by EPA. (attached at end of
Minutes). Of particular interest is the advice about EPA’s fourth Community
Forum on 20 October, with the theme “EPA: Holding industry
to account. What does it take”.
have received an invitation for 26 September to attend a briefing by Cheryl
Batagol and John Merritt of the EPA which I propose to attend.
the new 24 hour number mentioned on the activity report it is a new one from
that previously mentioned.
TERMINALS PTY LTD
through Operations Report.
relation to the Current Chemical Storage Capacity table in the report, which is
listed by Class, is there a general description for the classes?
3 – Flammable liquids
6 – Toxic liquids
4 – Toxic Solids (none stored at Terminals Coode Island facility)
8 – Corrosive Materials
1’s and 2’s – none flammables, hydro carbons above 61oC
you this information is helpful to put on the website.
Geelong we have started a new committee. We are going down a different
path. We wanted some feedback from the community and get some PR and
sponsorship back into the community. It is early days yet. We are putting
out some advertisements in the local paper providing information about
ITEM 4. OTHER
PORT OF MELBOURNE PORT INTERFACE LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN
Robin Tabled the
will be public information sessions Wednesday 28th September, 2011 at
4pm, 343 Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, next to the tower.
discussion it was agreed that there would be no formal CICCC submission on the
Draft Masterplan. If committee members are interested in this masterplan, they
should go along to the information sessions.
MEETING DATES FOR NEXT YEAR 2012
Robin I have suggested
tentative dates for next year, which we will confirm at the December meeting.
1 March, 31 May, 30 August and 29 November 2012.
MEETING CLOSED –
NEXT MEETING 8
EPA ACTIVITY REPORT september 2011
Terminals – coode island
EPA Key Contact: EPA Customer service Team
§ Nothing to report
pOLLUTION iNCIDENTS AND rEPORTS
§ 1 June 2011 – 31 August 2011 = 0 community
ACTION ITEMS FOR EPA
§ No action items for EPA
OTHER LOCAL AND EPA NEWS
EPA’s fourth Community
Buffer distances for composting facilities – discussion
Classification for the off-site management of contaminated soils
EPA / Fonterra sustainability covenant
New 24-hour pollution hotline – 1300 EPA Vic (1300 372 842)