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IV. HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION

  1. PURPOSE
    1. Emergency Management Plan

      On April 9, 1984 the City Council of Mont Belvieu by ordinance No. 120, and Chambers County by Commissioners Court order dated May 2, 1983, established similar programs of comprehensive emergency management which includes the mitigation preparedness, response, and recovery phases of emergency management.The Mayor is authorized to join with the County Judge and other Mayors in Chambers County and has the authority to cooperate in emergency management operations as well as all powers necessary to adopt an emergency management plan for the City of Mont Belvieu.The Mayor is responsible for conducting a program of comprehensive emergency management within the city and for carrying out the duties and responsibilities set forth in the ordinance. The Mayor may delegate authority for execution of these duties to a coordinator, but the ultimate responsibility remains with the Mayor.

    2. MAMB

      The Mutual Aid Mont Belvieu (MAMB) organization is the dynamic continuing end?result of the efforts of concerned organizations in the Mont Belvieu area to enhance the overall safety of the community and establish the vehicle by which industry, local government, and citizen rapport can be implemented. The MAMB organization is structured to provide assistance upon request to its members in the event of either an industrial or community emergency situation.In January, 1975, the organization was formed as the Mont Belvieu Safety and Mutual Aid Steering Committee and was charged with the responsibility of pursuing objectives and goals compatible with, and complimentary to those set forth by the Mont Belvieu City Council, Safety Committee, and Fire Department. With these charges the Steering Committee adopted the following objectives:
      1. To establish between industry and the community a communications link to effectively provide and improve understanding and mutual help in resolving common problems.
      2. To establish the means by which assistance to individual companies or the community could be provided, upon request, for the purpose of enhancing safe operations and adequate environmental safeguards.
      3. To establish a continuing emergency mutual aid system through which assistance should be provided to minimize damage resulting from industrial or community accidents.After several months of development work by the Steering Committee, the Mutual Aid Mont Belvieu organization emerged as a composite of representatives of industry, local community government, and Chambers County law and government agencies, all dedicates to upholding the original objectives of the Steering Committee. These guidelines under which MAMB functions are presented in the next section of this manual.
    3. CAER

      The Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER) Program is a chemical industry initiative designed with two related purposes:
      1. To develop a community outreach program and to provide the public with information on chemicals manufactured or used at local facilities.
      2. To improve local emergency response and planning by combining facility emergency plans with other local planning to achieve an integrated community emergency response plan.The American public is concerned about chemical hazards, the possibility of a serious chemical emergency and the steps taken to prevent such an occurrence. The member companies of the American Chemical Council (ACC) recognize the need to provide the community with information on chemicals manufactured or used locally. The member companies also realize that, while most chemical plants have adequate emergency plans, there is room for improvement by more effectively integrating plant emergency response plans with those of the community. The CAER Program was developed in March, 1985 to deal directly and expeditiously with the public's concern.
    4. RMP

      In June 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed and mandated the Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule 40 CFR 68 requiring facilities that use, make, or store more than certain amounts of regulated chemicals/flammables to make information available about their risk management activities to local emergency responders, federal and state officials, and the public. All applicable facilities in Mont Belvieu will have to prepare documents that describe their risk management efforts by June 1999.

      The RMP rule is intended to prevent chemical releases, improve plant safety, and protect the public by collecting information to encourage community discussions in the following four areas:

      • The potential effects of chemical/flammable gas releases
      • A five-year history of each facility's accidental chemical/flammable gas releases
      • The facility's program for preventing accidents
      • The facility's program for responding in an emergency
      • Facility and programs will be updated based on regulatory requirements.
      In preparation for EPA's rule, Mutual Aid Mont Belvieu (MAMB) initiated an RMP project in August 1998. The industrial members of MAMB that are governed by the rule formed a technical sub-committee to gather the applicable information as listed above. A number of companies that are "exempt" from the rule are also participating in this effort. In addition, a sub-committee composed of industrial and community representatives was formed to develop ways to effectively communicate this information to the local citizens. The Mayor of Mont Belvieu appointed the committee representatives. Plans are being developed by both sub-committees and will be presented to the MAMB membership for approval. Presentation of the MAMB - RMP program was conducted in the first quarter of 1999.
  2. PAST OFFICERS
2003 - 2004
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Lee Ray Kaderli ExxonMobil Chemical
Vice Chairman Ken Berryman Equistar
Communications Officer Glen Dew Bayer Chemical
Secretary Amy McAdams ExxonMobil Chemical
Treasurer Bill Gibson Enterprise Products
 
2000 - 2002
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman John Quincy Adams Enterprise Products
Vice Chairman Gary Arredondo Diamond-Koch
Communications Officer Ken Berryman Equistar
Secretary Rosalind Dunagan/Linda Kaderli Enterprise Products
Treasurer Larry Favors Amoco Chemical
 
1998 - 1999
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Dennis St. John Equistar
Vice Chairman John Quincy Adams Enterprise Products
Communications Officer Gary Arredondo Diamond-Koch
Secretary Rebecca Fields Diamond-Koch
Treasurer Ken Berryman Equistar
 
1996
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Terry Boyett Chevron Chemical
Vice Chairman Tim Allison Warren Petroleum
Communications Officer Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
Secretary Rhonda Sayers Chevron Chemical
Treasurer Gary Arredondo Diamond Shamrock
 
1995
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Lee Ray Kaderli Exxon Chemical Co.
Vice Chairman Terry Boyett Chevron Chemical
Communications Officer Tim Allison Warren Petroleum
Secretary Fran Rohr Exxon Chemical Co.
Treasurer Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
 
1994
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Sammy Smith Enterprise Products
Vice Chairman Lee Ray Kaderli Exxon Chemical Co.
Communications Officer Tim Allison Warren Petroleum
Secretary Susie Springer Enterprise Products
Treasurer Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
 
1993
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Terry Boyett Chevron Chemical
Vice Chairman Larry Favors Amoco Chemical
Communications Officer Tim Allison Warren Petroleum
Secretary Kelly Spain Lyondell Petrochemical
Treasurer Sammy Smith Enterprise Products
 
1992
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
Vice Chairman Terry Boyett Chevron Chemical
Communications Officer Neal Burrell Texas Eastern Products
Secretary Kelly Spain Lyondell Petrochemical
Treasurer Jerry Parrish Warren Terminal
 
1991
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Ted Donner Enterprise Products
Vice Chairman Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
Communications Officer Neal Burrell Texas Eastern Products
Secretary Rosalind Dunagan Enterprise Products Co.
Treasurer Terry Boyett Chevron Chemical
 
1990
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Charlie Hart Exxon Chemical Co.
Vice Chairman Ted Donner Enterprise Products
Communications Officer Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
Secretary Fran Rohr Exxon Chemical Co.
Treasurer Neal Burrell Texas Eastern Products
 
1989
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Lee Ray Kaderli Exxon Chemical Co.
Vice Chairman Charlie Hart Exxon Chemical Co.
Communications Officer Dennis St. John Lyondell Petrochemical
Secretary Fran Rohr Exxon Chemical Co.
 
1988
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman John Adams Enterprise Products
Vice Chairman Lee Ray Kaderli Exxon Chemical Co.
Communications Officer Charlie Hart Exxon Chemical Co.
Secretary Kathy Thomas Enterprise Products
Treasurer Buddy Shipp Conoco, Inc.
 
1987
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Reese Tillery Chevron Chemical
Vice Chairman John Q. Adams Enterprise Products
Communications Officer Lee Ray Kaderli Exxon Chemical Co.
Secretary Linda Sitton Chevron Chemical
Treasurer Buddy Shipp Conoco, Inc.
 
1986
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Reese Tillery Chevron Chemical
Vice Chairman Richard Cain Cities Service
Communications Officer Bill Dingley Warren Terminal
Secretary Linda Sitton Chevron Chemical
 
1985
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Bob Schoch Warren Petroleum
Vice Chairman Joe Blythe Arco Chemical
Communications Officer Bill Dingley Warren Terminal
Secretary Dolly Barentine Warren Plant
 
1984
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Ron Watts Conoco, Inc.
Vice Chairman Bob Schoch Warren Plant
Communications Officer Sammy Smith Enterprise Products
Secretary Sharon Koteras Conoco, Inc.
 
1983
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Don Moody Placid Refining
Vice Chairman Ron Watts Conoco, Inc.
Communications Officer Marvin Harrington Enterprise Products
Secretary Janis Licatino Placid Refining
 
1982
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Reese Tillery Gulf Oil Chemical
Vice Chairman Don Moody Placid Refining
Communications Officer Ron Watts Conoco, Inc.
Secretary Laura Davis & Linda Sitton Gulf Oil Chemical
 
1981
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Glenn Kernohan Cities Service
Vice Chairman Reese Tillery Gulf Oil Chemical
Communications Officer J. R. Boyd Warren Terminal
Secretary Carla George & Betty Alexander Cities Service
 
1980
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Wayne Mullins Enterprise Products
Vice Chairman Don Stevens Mobil Pipeline
Communications Officer Jerrald Millsap Diamond Shamrock
Secretary Julia Hall Arco Chemical
 
1979
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Cecil Penny Warren Petroleum
Vice Chairman Wayne Mullins Enterprise Products
Communications Officer A. E. Bush Texas Eastern
Secretary Bill Wisdom Diamond Shamrock
 
1978
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Preston Thoss Tenneco Oil
Vice Chairman Cecil Penny Warren Petroleum
Communications Officer A. E. Bush Texas Eastern
Secretary John Falkner Arco Chemical
 
1977
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Jack Bray Arco Chemical
Vice Chairman Preston Thoss Tenneco Oil
Communications Officer Davis Plunkett Cities Service
Secretary Jim Murray Dow Chemical USA
 
1976
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman Jack Finneran Warren Petroleum
Vice Chairman Jack Bray Arco Chemical
Communications Officer Frank Finster Exxon Pipeline
Secretary J. L. Coursey Arco Chemical
 
1975
OFFICE NAME COMPANY
Chairman J. M. VanWinkle Diamond Shamrock
Secretary J. L. Cousey Arco Chemical