The role of LEPCs is to form partnerships with local industries and governments as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. Local governments are responsible for the integration of planning and response. There are many steps in this process:
Ensuring a local hazards analysis is accomplished and includes hazmat incidents as well as potential off site effects of facility releases
Including hazardous materials incident planning with local emergency plans
Ensuring hazardous materials response capability assessments are accomplished and shortfalls identified
Enhancing response capabilities through responder training
Developing mutual aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions
Exercising hazmat response with realistic field exercises and table tops.
Vice-Chairperson: Mick Brinkmeyer
Secretary: Kristie Kinney
Information Coordinator: J.D.Mersman
The next meeting of the Anderson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is scheduled for:
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
This meeting will be held in the training room in the basement of the Anderson County Law Enforcement Center located at 135 E. 5th in Garnett, Kansas.
This meeting is open to the public.
Past meeting minutes:
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 (Superfunded 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 Anderson County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Anderson County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Marvin Grimes at 785-448-6797.