L.E.P.C. is a volunteer organization of Coshocton County citizens that develops, revises and exercises the
Coshocton County Hazardous Materials Plan and establishes procedures for providing citizens information about dangerous materials in the county.
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MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2014
L.E.P.C. Meetings are held at 12:00 p.m. the first Tuesday of the following months:
January, March, May, July, September and November
All meetings are held at the County Services Building, 724 S. 7th Street - Lower Level, Room B-100.
Minutes from the Tuesday, March 4, 2014 LEPC Meeting follow:
Emergency Planning Committee
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 –
Coshocton County Services Building
724 South Seventh Street, Lower Level
- Room B-100, EOC Location
bi-monthly meeting of the Coshocton County Local Emergency Planning Committee was
called to order at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, by Chairperson,
Glenn Hill, with attendees standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.
McMasters, Coshocton County EMA Director
Vance, Coshocton County EMA / LEPC Administrative Assistant
Cole, Coshocton County EMA Deputy Director
Hill, Chairperson, Chief, West Lafayette Fire Department
Shryock, Coshocton County Commissioner
Wheatcraft, Coshocton County ARES
Baker, Coshocton City Council
Beiter, Coshocton County Health Department
Frank, Coshocton City Health Department
Carpenter, Citizen Member
Courtright, Coshocton County REACT
Jones, Coshocton Co. Engineer’s Office
Jim Crawford, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Hardy, Coshocton County ARES
Jo Long, AK Steel - Coshocton
(7) Excused Absences
Reed, Coshocton Co. Memorial Hospital
Dean Hettinger, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
Rick Mills, City Fire Department
Smailes, WTNS Radio
Beegan, Muskingum Area C.I.S.M.
Minet, Coshocton County EMS
Westbrook, Organic Technologies
motion was made by Dane Shryock to approve the January 7, 2014 meeting minutes,
and was seconded by Andy Jones. Motion carried.
Financial Report was given by Rob McMasters.
The unencumbered balance as of March 1, 2014 is $35,020.89. Mark Frank made
a motion to approve the financial report as given, and the motion was seconded
by Troy Cole.
McMasters reported that no Haz-Mat responses were made during January – February
McMasters asked members if there were any comments or questions regarding the
LEPC By-Laws, which were discussed at the January 2014 meeting. Each member was
given a copy of the LEPC By-Laws at the January 2014 meeting.
Members were asked to review the By-Laws
prior to today’s meeting. There were no comments or questions asked.
Vance gave an update on this year’s SERC filers.
To date, there are five (5) filers who have
not reported their 2013 inventory.
also reported that to date, she has received inventories from (68) Oil and Gas
filers, which included a total of (938) sites.
Rob McMasters noted that due to the extreme volume of the oil and gas
filers, their data will
not be entered in to the CAMEO system.
Their reports will be kept on file, in
alphabetical order, and can be retrieved quickly, should there be any inquiries
update on the annual 2014 LEPC Exercise was given by Rob McMasters. The
exercise, which will begin a new 4-year cycle, will be a Table Top exercise scheduled
for Thursday, May 22, 2014. Objectives have yet to be determined. Rob noted
that the exercise would have a somewhat different plot twist this cycle, and
would involve law enforcement as a key player. A Haz-Mat / transportation
situation will be included in the scenario. Rob is considering a western county
location as the site for the incident.
An Exercise Committee has been formed, and includes Rob McMasters, Troy
Cole, Glenn Hill, Don Carpenter, and Dean Hettinger.
Cole discussed trainings that have been scheduled or are in planning stages to
take place from March through August 2014:
Bin Rescue is scheduled for Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, 2014, with
approximately 40 participants registered. Prior to the Saturday and Sunday training,
the AG community will be meeting on Friday at the Grain Bin Trailer for their
own training and familiarization of the trailer.
Operations will be scheduled in April 2014
Incident Response is still in planning stages, and hope to have a
representative from Ohio Central Railroad attend the May 6 LEPC meeting.
IQ is still in planning stages. Funding for this training will be from a grant.
McMasters discussed his recent ICS Train-the-Trainer course, which will allow
him to do ICS Training. He noted that he is applying to be a Certified
Instructor for the Ohio EMA.
McMasters asked for a motion to approve funding for the purchase of food and
miscellaneous expenditures associated with the Haz-Mat trainings in April
Jim Crawford made the motion to provide
funding for food/miscellaneous items required for the April 2014 Haz-Mat
Motion was seconded by Mark
Frank. Motion carried.
McMasters asked for a motion for approval to cover meal and other expenditures
relating to the May 22, 2014 LEPC Table Top Exercise. A motion was made by
Becky Beiter to approve these expenses, and seconded by Andy Jones. Motion
McMasters spoke briefly about the Ohio Weekend Training at the Ohio Fire
Academy on June 20 – 22, 2014. He would like to offer this experience again
this year to local firefighters, who are interested in attending.
Cost is $200 per person, with a max set at
seven (7) attendees. Rob asked for a motion to provide funding for up to seven
(7) firefighters to attend this training.
Don Carpenter made the motion to pay for this training, with Mark Frank
seconding the motion.
to adjournment, Glenn Hill asked members to share any updates that they would like
to report. Comments noted were:
Dan Hardy (A.R.E.S.) gave details
of NACCHO offering a series of webinars, designed to teach public
preparedness officials about Amateur Radio and help them to get
He also noted that there
are local ARES members who can train and review for radio testing.
Steve Wheatcraft (A.R.E.S.) noted
that Coshocton County SkyWarn, A.R.E.S., and Coshocton County Amateur
Radio Association (CCARA) members will be participating in the Statewide
Tornado Drill at 9:50 Wednesday, March 5.
Members will be located throughout the county to listen for siren
activations. A log will be submitted to the local EMA office and to the
Coshocton County Sheriff’s office. Steve will be stationed at the EMA
office during the drill.
Steve Wheatcraft also mentioned
that an Advanced SkyWarn class (webinar) is being offered on Monday, April
21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. here at the EOC location. To be eligible for this
training, the Basic SkyWarn training is a pre-requisite.
Steve Wheatcraft reported that
Coshocton County A.R.E.S. has a display at the Coshocton Public Library
for the month of March.
A photo of
their display is posted on CodeRed’s (ECN) Facebook page. Steve noted that
the local A.R.E.S. has been recruited by the Coshocton County Sheriff’s
office to assist with the Child Abduction Response Team. GOBA will be
coming through Coshocton County in June, and multi-county amateur radio
operators will be lending their expertise in radio communication during
Jim Baker (Coshocton City
Council) thanked members for understanding the situation of the City’s
streets. He encouraged those who could, to support the May 6th
Glenn Hill noted the outstanding
job that Rob McMasters and Troy Cole did with their WTNS broadcast on
Monday’s “Talk Show”.
matter included Ohio Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week, CodeRed
importance, and familiarizing listeners to the basic functions of the
local Emergency Management office.
Rob McMasters provided members
with a hand-out, explaining essential National Weather Service (NWS)
terms, such as the difference between a Watch, Warning, and Advisory. He
also spoke briefly about Severe Weather Awareness Week, and EMA’s
procedure used to prepare the public for this event.
the round table updates, Glenn Hill asked for a motion for adjournment.
A motion for adjournment was made by Dane
Shryock and seconded by Jim Crawford. Motion carried, and the meeting was adjourned
at approximately 12:45 p.m.
Please mark your
calendars for the next scheduled noon LEPC meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014,
here at the County Services Building location.
County Emergency Management Agency / LEPC Committee