Local Emergency Planning Committee

Mission Statement

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.


LEPC Meeting

The next Cowley County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)/Citizen Corps Council last met on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9:00am in the Cowley County Emergency Operations Center at 321 E. 10th Ave in Winfield, KS. The meeting date/time is yet to be determined.


Click here to Download the LEPC bylaws.

Public Notice

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.

LEPC Membership

  • Elected State and Local Officials
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Management
  • Firefighting
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Health
  • Local Environmental Groups
  • Hospitals
  • Transportation
  • Broadcast and/or Print Media
  • Community Groups
  • Facilities
  • Public (unaffiliated)



Date  Agenda  Minutes
 June 27, 2012 Agenda Minutes
 December 6, 2012 Agenda Minutes
 June 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
 December 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes
 March 31, 2014 Agenda Minutes
 November 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
 March 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 December 1, 2015 Agenda Minutes
 March 29, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 29, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
November 27, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 4, 2019 Agenda Draft Minutes