Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
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).
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
Butler County LEPC Representatives
Our LEPC is made up of representatives from the following agencies and industries across Butler County:
The 2021 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.