SAFETY & SECURITY COMMITTEE REPORT

June 2009


   Members:  Janet Nieves-Committee President, Juan Ayala, Esteban Hernandez



• New Web site that contains information for the protection of personnel against Pandemic Flu and H1N1 http://www.pandemicflu.gov/


• PRSA Safety Week scheduled for the week of  13-19 July 2009


• OSHA 10 Hours 1917 Course was conducted successfully. A total of 10 employees were certified and will           received their OSHA card.


• Anti-Terrorism course is scheduled for July 16, at Antonio Restaurant. Flyer and registration Form was distributed.


• TWIC Dashboard as of June Ponce-3,527 San Juan- 9,759. Total of 13,286 Data as of May 29.


• Security Consortia meeting is scheduled for the week of 22-26 June.


• Port Security Grant: The guidance released on May 29, 2009 includes $150 million for the Port Security Grant Program, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Signed into law by the President on Feb. 17, ARRA committed more than $3 billion to DHS and GSA in support of homeland security programs across the country.


Group I and II Funding Allocations - PR Port area will compete for funding identified in their corresponding Group which is 54 million.


Cost Sharing Requirements - The ARRA removed the Federal cost share requirement for this program.



• Annual Alliance Report was submitted to OSHA in accordance with the Alliance requirements.


• The 2009 Hurricane Season started on June 1, and extends to November 30. Time to review facilities Hurricane Plans.


Dr. William M. Gray revised Hurricane Season Forecast as of June 2, 2009.



ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2009 Forecast Parameter and 1950-2000

Climatology (in parentheses)

Issue Date

10 December 2008

Issue Date

9 April 2009

Issue Date

2 June

2009

Named Storms (NS) (9.6)

14

12

11

Named Storm Days (NSD) (49.1)

70

55

50

Hurricanes (H) (5.9)

7

6

5

Hurricane Days (HD) (24.5)

30

25

20

Major Hurricanes (MH) (2.3)

3

2

2

Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (5.0)

7

5

4

Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (96.1)

125

100

85

Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (100%)

135

105

90


PROBABILITIES FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE LANDFALL ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES COASTAL AREAS:


1) Entire U.S. coastline - 48% (average for last century is 52%)


2) U.S. East Coast Including Peninsula Florida - 28% (average for last century is 31%)


3) Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle westward to Brownsville - 28% (average for last century is 30%)


PROBABILITY FOR AT LEAST ONE MAJOR (CATEGORY 3-4-5) HURRICANE TRACKING INTO THE CARIBBEAN (10-20°N, 60-88°W)


4) 39% (average for last century is 42%)





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