The LEPC supports emergency planning for chemical hazards and provides local government and the public with information about possible chemical hazards. We work together to achieve goals that help our community prepare for emergencies through education and coordinated planning. We also address citizen concerns. If you have a concern, please contact us.
Our members represent many parts of the community: government, private industry, and organizations. Our quarterly meetings are open to the public Some counties, like ours, work together as one LEPC. The State Emergency Response Commission determines how LEPC districts are divided.
The Potter & Randall County LEPC was established in 1987. In 1986, the U.S. Congress passed legislation called the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This act is also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (or SARA Title III). It requires every county in the nation to form and maintain an LEPC.
Vice Chairperson: Rusty Dillon
MEMBER TYPES AND COMMITTEES
|INDIVIDUAL MEMBER||ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER||MEMBERS-AT-LARGE|
|Those persons or organizations named shall represent the various professional and community groups as designated by Title III, SARA. Members of the LEPC shall be residents of or conduct business in Potter and Randall Counties.||Specific organizations approved for membership by the LEPC as an organization. That organization shall designate a representative who shall have one vote for the organization. That vote may be presented by proxy designation.||Individuals who may provide expertise in areas of concern to the LEPC. These members shall have to vote or hold office and will not be carried on the LEPC state roster. These members will receive all mailings and information.|
Executive Committee – comprised of the chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary-treasurer, and chairperson of the four standing committees
Right-to-Know Committee – forms all policies and procedures concerning the public’s right-to-know program, forms all chemical release reporting procedures, establishes trade secret protection procedures, establishes procedures for the certification and listing of all companies and agencies that will support the clean-up restoration effort, establishes procedures for all record keeping and information dissemination procedures for the LEPC.
Public Education and Information Committee – develops a public alert and notification program, coordinates and conducts public relations with affected communities and the public at large, publicizes LEPC events and news, develops a public education and information program.
Training Committee - establishes training criteria, evaluates existing training programs, develops/obtains necessary training.
Emergency Response and Resources Committee – works with existing response organizations in Potter and Randall Counties to review, test, and recommend changes to Annex Q as required by law, develops, reviews, and tests site-specific response plans (to include citizen protective actions, special needs considerations, and evacuation zones) for all facilities in Potter and Randall Counties that such planning is required by law, designates additional facilities (other than those required by law) for pre-planning, reviews existing federal, state, and local plans for the purpose of coordinating with the LEPC planning process.