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:
- Risk Communication
- Business Continuity
- Planning and Partnerships
- New Technologies for Spill Response
- Facility Assessment Update
- Chemical Facility Safety and Security
Click on the topics listed above for presentation materials. Be sure to check out the gallery for event pictures.
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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.
Success Starts Here: 2015 LEPC Conference
This year the Fayette County and Jefferson County LEPCs will hold a joint conference on Tuesday, September 29, at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. For more information, please download our flyer and newsletter:
LEPC Full Committee Meeting
On March 20, the LEPC Full Committee meeting was held at Schneider Electric. Emergency response plans for 66 EHS facilities were approved, including five new facilities: Costco Wholesale, Lexel Imaging, Parker Hannifin, Xerox New Circle Rd, and Xerox Yorkshire Blvd.
The guest speaker was Ralph McCracken with the Lexington Fayette County Health Department. Mr. McCracken presented information about PODs (Point of Distribution).
Click here to download his presentation.