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Local Emergency Planning Committee

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.

Chairperson: J.D.Mersman
Vice-Chairperson: Mick Brinkmeyer
Secretary: Julie Wettstein
Information Coordinator: J.D.Mersman

The next meeting of the Anderson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is scheduled for:

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
9:30 am

This meeting will be held at the Dutch County Cafe, 309 N Maple Street, Garnett, KS  66032

This meeting is open to the public.

Past meeting minutes:

January 2012

April 2012

June 2012

August 2012

November 2012

June 2013

July 2014

October 2014

March 2015

January 2016

September 2016

December 2016

February 2017

March 2018

November 2018

January 2019

August 2019

December 2019

July 2021

May 2022






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.

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