Kansas Adjutant General's Department
Local Emergency Planning Committees

(K.S.A. 65-5703, K.S.A. 65-5705, and P.L. 99-499 Sec. 301-305)




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; and
  • Grant funds through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program.

LEPC Resources and Links

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Emergency Information

Click here for emergency preparedness information, safety awareness information and general information about severe weather and other potential emergencies that Kansans should be prepared for.

For information provided by Kansas Division of Emergency Management, click here.

For information provided by Kansas Homeland Security, click here.


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