What is an LEPC and what does it do?
Each county in Kansas has a Local Emergency Planning Committee, comprised of emergency response agencies, hospitals, industries, and community groups (see the list of Butler County member agencies/industries below).
Some of an LEPC's primary responsibilities include preparing and regularly reviewing their district's HazMat Emergency Operations Plan, as well as coordinating training exercises for emergency personnel on the HazMat Plan. An LEPC also collects information on hazardous materials stored throughout the county, analyzes potential risks to the community, and evaluates the adequacy of warning systems and evacuation procedures (as they relate to hazardous material spills/releases). Additionally they promote the Community-Right-to-Know law to the public and provide educational materials/resources to the community.
For more info on the legislation behind the LEPCs, visit our SARA Title III page.
Who is on the Butler County LEPC?
Our LEPC is made up of representatives from the following agencies and industries across Butler County:
The Butler County LEPC's 2013 Chairperson is Pam Dunham of Butler County GIS. The Vice Chair is John Prather of Groendyke Transport. Questions about the LEPC or requests for information should be directed to Butler County Emergency Management: (316) 733-9796.