David Burnett, Chairman Hannah Stambaugh, Vice Chairman
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LEPC is an acronym for Local Emergency Planning Committee and is a group of individuals representing local governments, facilities, environmental groups, the media, community groups, law enforcement, fire, EMS, hospitals, health agencies and emergency management. It is a forum for people from all of these areas to come together as a team and accomplish planning. While originally tasked with planning for dealing with hazardous materials, the Saline County LEPC has expanded its tasks to include planning for all hazards that can affect the county.
What are the Committee's responsibilities?
The LEPC is “officially” tasked with establishing plans for the Title III Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Program for the county, coordinating exercises based on its plans, and serving as the Right-to-Know program’s point of contact for our jurisdiction. We also provide training and exercise programs for our county’s emergency responders and others in various areas.
Who’s in charge of this Committee?
The committee elects a chairperson to serve each year. The chairperson for 2014 is David Burnett, of Schwan's Global Supply Chain, the Vice Chairperson is Hannah Stambaugh, of Saline County Emergency Management, and Nancy Klostermeyer, of The Volunteer Connection, voluntarily serving as the LEPC Secretary. The committee runs itself and makes its own agendas and plans.
How are members of the Committee chosen?
Members of the committee are selected based on their job, their area of expertise, or because they could make a considerable contribution to the overall success of the LEPC. This committee is set up as a forum for all of its members to come together and work as a team to accomplish common goals. Each member of the LEPC is asked to serve and volunteer their time for their community; no one is forced to serve on our committee.
Where does the Committee meet?
The Saline County LEPC will meet in various places throughout Saline County. These dates and locations are listed below.
Who may attend the LEPC meetings?
Anyone who would like to attend. All of the LEPC Meetings are open to the public.
What are the LEPC's rules?
The LEPC bylaws outline this information.
2016 Meeting Dates & Locations:
February 18th, 2016 at 12:00pm at Emergency Management Classroom/EOC
April 21st, 2016 at 12:00pm - Location TBA
July 21st, 2016 at 12:00pm - Location TBA
October 20th, 2016 at 12:00pm - Location TBA
ACCESSIBILITY OF SARA TITLE III HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE INFORMATION
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also know as 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 manufactures, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notice may subsequently be issued.
Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in our Saline County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheet (MSDS/SDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Saline County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Saline County Emergency Management at (785)826-6511.
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