A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a voluntary organization established to meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), for emergency response planning. EPCRA contains four major provisions:
Planning for chemical emergency
Emergency notification of chemical accidents and releases
Reporting of hazardous chemical inventories (Tier II reports)
Toxic chemical release reporting
Although these are the minimum requirements, the State of Kansas advocates an all-hazards, multi-objective planning approach.
The Technological Hazards Section Provides:
Organizational assistance and support to local committees
Training for planners and first responders
An updated statewide list of LEPCs
Grant funds through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program.