Success Starts Here: 2015 LEPC ConferenceThis year the Fayette County and Jefferson County LEPCs held a joint conference on Tuesday, September 29, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. The conference included workshops, policy updates and other sessions designed to make emergency planning easier.
Below is a list of speakers that includes a link to each of their PowerPoint presentations:
- Cyber Security - Stephen Oakes, FBI, Louisville Office
- Risk Communication - Dr. Shari Veil, College of Communication, UK
- Keynote Address "Safety Teams" - Ken Sheridan, LGE-KU
- Case Study - WV Freedom Industries Spill - Rusty Joins, WV Dept of Env Protection
- Case Study - 2005 Ky River Pipeline Oil Spill - Edward Harden, Mid-Valley Pipeline
- Status Report - Exec Order 13650 - Art Smith, Region IV EPA
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 preparedness 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.
Full Committee Meeting
Steve Jackson, LFUCG Division of Emergency Management, was the guest speaker. His topic for discussion was Regulatory Aspects of the LEPC. Click to download his PowerPoint presentation. Check out the photo gallery 'Meetings' folder to see pictures of Steve during his presentation.
The Committee voted on new LEPC officers. The list of officers are available here.