To appoint a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and identify, develop, and disseminate outreach programs for all districts in Kansas.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee Appointment Committee shall have the following functions, powers, and duties:
Appoint local planning committees (Section 301 (a))
Designate an official to serve as information coordinator (Section 301 (a))
Develop and disseminate outreach programs throughout Kansas
Respond to petitions from interested persons for modification of LEPC membership (Section 301 (d))
Revise appointments to LEPCs as deemed appropriate (Section 301 (d))
Staff support will be supplied through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Supervise and coordinate the activities of the LEPCs (Section 301 (a))
The Local Emergency Planning Committee Appointment Committee will be composed of a representative from each of the following:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Kansas Emergency Management Association
State Fire Marshal
Chairperson: selected annually by the Local Emergency Planning Committee Appointment Committee members.
Vice-Chairperson: designated by the chairperson
Time allotted: The Local Emergency Planning Committee Appointment Committee shall have the authority to convene as necessary, and the Chairperson will be responsible for finalizing agenda issues and determining meeting times.
Level of Empowerment: appoint LEPCs and disseminate outreach programs
Feedback: publish a summary of meetings, report appointments acted on to CEPR