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 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
LEPC Full Committee Meeting
On September 18, the LEPC Full Committee meeting was held at the Kentucky American Water Company. The guest speaker was Brad Kinckiner with KAWC.
Mr. Kinckiner discussed the importance of planning and exercising. KAWC conducted a tabletop exercise in March 2015 that included a diesel fuel spill of 7,000 gallons on the Clays Ferry I-75 bridge. In June, there was an actual spill of approximately 100 gallons of diesel fuel on the Clays Ferry I-75 bridge, about 2.5 miles upstream from an intake of the water treatment plant. Due to planning and exercising, they were prepared with improved incident notification and communication and improved understanding of roles and responsibilities.
Click here to download his presentation.