The mission of the committee shall be to fulfill the requirements of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, commonly known as SARA Title III. In addition, the LEPC shall be an all-hazards planning committee to include: information sharing, community planning, exercise design/implementation, the critique of emergency incidents—real or exercised, other activities aimed at efficient, compassionate, and rapid response to disaster survivors’, care-givers’, and workers’ needs in times of disasters.
The next Cowley County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/Citizen Corps Council meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00am in the EOC. Immediately following the meeting, the annual TEPW will be conducted for all agencies/jurisdictions.
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Accessibility of Sara Title III Hazardous Substance Information
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), also known as the 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 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings, SARA Title III hazardous material planning which is included in our Cowley County Emergency Operations Plan, Material Safety Datasheets (MSDS) hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Cowley County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Brian Stone at (620) 221-0470.
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Cowley County LEPC Wins Award
On July 27, 2013, the Region 7 LEPC/TERC Emergency Planning and Response Conference was held in Overland Park, KS. At that conference, the Cowley County LEPC received an award for mid-sized communities for their proactive approach and outstanding achievement in planning, prevention and risk reduction in the community. Congratulations to the Cowley County LEPC!
The LEPC Communicator is a monthly compilation of LEPC information from across the South Central Kansas Region. Rick Shellenbarger from Sedgwick County Emergency Management is the creator and author.
Kansas Commission on Emergency Planning & Response
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|March 29, 2016||Agenda||Draft Minutes|