The purpose of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is set out in SARA Title III/EPCRA and any other lawful purposes assigned to it or permitted by Kingman County or the Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR), which is also known as the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) in Kansas. Function
The LEPC develops a chemical emergency response and preparedness plan for the county and establishes procedures for conducting its public information and education responsibilities. It is instrumental in fulfilling the purpose of the Community Right To Know laws to increase the protection of the county from exposure to chemicals produced, used, stored or transported within the county.
Receives and processes requests for information from the public.
Notifies the public of all LEPC meetings or activities.
Performs a hazards analysis with information and reports from facilities operating in the county and by analysis of the transportation risks.
Establishes and maintains a database of hazardous chemical locations and quantities in the county.
Establishes and maintains a system of data management.
Maintains information on all facilities that manufacture or store Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) and includes this information within the emergency response and preparedness plan.