2014 LEPC Seminar - 'Creating a Blueprint for Success'

The Fayette LEPC presented its second annual day long seminar on facility emergency planning and response on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lexington’s Clarion Hotel. Industry leaders spoke about the latest developments in emergency planning and other important issues. Seminar topics included:

Click on the topics listed above for presentation materials. Be sure to check out the gallery for event pictures.

Television Stations/Radio Stations

Channel 36

Channel 27

Channel 18

Channel 7


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Welcome to LEPC

The primary mission of the Fayette Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to develop and implement a community emergency response plan for releases of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS); provide an interface between facilities handling EHS and the public; and provide education for appropriate protective actions to the community.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA or SARA Title III) was passed by Congress in 1986. The state counterpart law for Kentucky is found in KRS Chapter 39. SARA Title III has two main purposes: it establishes authorities for emergency planning and prepardedness at the community and state level; and provides local governments and the public with information about hazardous chemicals in their community through reporting measures. Most importantly, SARA Title III has established new relationships among levels of government, industry, institutions, environmental groups, the press and citizens.

Tier 2 Submit - 2014

Tier2 Reporting is one of the most important aspects of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), providing vital planning information to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and Fire Departments.  The data submitted by facilities helps States and communities improve chemical safety and protect public health and the environment through emergency planning and public education. (Click here to read the letter from KyEM Director Michael Dossett).

Other downloads include:

  1. Tier 2 Submit software 
  2. EPCRA - How to Comply Packet and other information located here

Changes the Tier 2 Submit software includes are as follows:

  • Added "Quick Report" button, which displays the selected facility's information in a browser window
  • Added a drop-down calendar feature for date fields
  • Modified Facility KML export to include facility and 24-hour emergency coordinator phone numbers
  • Updated state-specific fields
  • Upgraded to FileMaker 13
  • Made minor bug fixes and changes
IMPORTANT: Use the drop-down menu to select County Location in Tier2Submit2014 (click here for screenshot)
    ***If the County field within Tier2Submit2014 contains spelling errors or additional words (e.g., listing Franklin County instead of the drop-down default Franklin) the submitter may be overcharged during the checkout process!***

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