Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Overview


Each county in Kansas is expected to have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), comprised of emergency response agencies, hospitals, industries, and community groups (see the list of Butler County member agencies / industries below).

Responsibilities


Some of an LEPC's primary responsibilities include:
  • Preparing and regularly reviewing their jurisdiction's Emergency Operations Plan, as well as coordinating training exercises for stakeholders on the Plan
  • Collecting information on hazardous materials stored throughout the county
  • Analyzing potential risks to the community
  • Evaluating the adequacy of warning systems and evacuation procedures (as they relate to hazardous material spills / releases)
  • Promoting the community right-to-know law to the public and provide educational materials / resources to the community
For more info on the legislation behind the LEPCs, view SARA Title III.

Butler County LEPC Representatives


Our LEPC is made up of representatives from the following agencies and industries across Butler County:
  • Andover Fire and Rescue
  • Barton Solvents
  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Butler Community College
  • Butler County Community Development
  • Butler County Conservation District
  • Butler County Emergency Management
  • Butler County EMS
  • Butler County Landfill
  • Butler County GIS
  • Butler County Health Department
  • Butler County Sheriff's Office
  • Butler County School Superintendents / USD 394
  • Butler County Times-Gazette
  • El Dorado Correctional Facility
  • El Dorado Fire Department
  • El Dorado Police Department
  • Holly Energy Partners
  • HollyFrontier - El Dorado Refinery
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • Kansas Medical Center
  • Mears Fertilizer
  • Phillips 66 Pipeline, LLC
  • Savage Services
  • Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital
  • Towanda Fire Department
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners

The 2017 chairperson for the Butler County LEPC is Pam Dunham of Butler County GIS. The vice chair is John Prather, a Transportation Safety Consultant. Questions about the LEPC or requests for information should be directed to Butler County Emergency Management at (316) 733-9796.

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management maintains a page of LEPC resources on their website. That information can be accessed here.

To review the Butler County LEPC's approved By-Laws and Procedures, click here.