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LEPC - Local Emergency Planning Committee
ACCESSIBILITY OF SARA TITLE III HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE INFORMATION
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known 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 manufactured, stored, and used within their community. A 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.
LEPC BylawsExpression of Interest
LEPC annually informs the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community.
The LEPC has membership representation from a cross section of the community. At a minimum, the LEPC shall include representatives from the following groups or organizations:
Saline County LEPC By-Laws
The LEPC is a product of federal legislation that was passed after the Bhopal disaster in India, where thousands of people died because of an accident involving an accidental release of a hazardous chemical. To prevent similar occurrences in our own communities, Congress passed the Emergency Planning an dCommunity Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). LEPC's work to understand th hazards in the community, develop emergency plans in case of an accidental release or natural disaster. The role of LEPC's is to form a partnership between local governments and industry to enhance all-hazards preparedness. LEPC's are crucial to community right-to-know programs and all-hazards planning.
Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Please check the calendar for meeting times and locations.