Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The LEPC is a product of federal legislation passed in response to the Bhopal disaster that occured in India where thousands of people died because of an accident resulting in the release of hazardous chemicals.  In 1986 the U.S. Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, as a result, in Kansas each county is required to have a Local Emergency Planning Committee  The EPCRA helps increase the public's knowledge and provide access to information on chemicals stored in facilities in our community, what they are used for and if they are released into the environment.  

An LEPC is a gathering of representatives from our community that have an interst in hazardous materials safey.  Members include representatives from Fire Departments, Law Enforcement, Schools, County and City officials, Media, Public Health and other Health Care, County Departments and other members of our community.  An LEPC also participates in the development of training and exercises for disasters and emergencies and provides outreach to other members in our Community.  The Cloud County LEPC meets monthly on the third Monday of each month at 11am in the Cloud County Courthouse and is open to the public.  

Mission Statement: The Cloud County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will work to provide protective measures, response capabilities and notification procedures to maintain a safe and educated community in the event of a disaster.

 

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 PUBLIC NOTICE

 

ACCESSIBILITY OF SARA TITLE III HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE INFORMATION

Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.

Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in our Cloud County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS/SDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Cloud County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Emergency Preparedness Director at (785)243-8131.