LEPC Responsibilities

The major legal responsibilities of LEPCs in Kansas are listed below. The responsibilities are from the EPCRA, Public Law 99-499.

 Each LEPC:

  • Shall review local emergency management plans once a year, or more frequently as circumstances change in the community or as any facility may require.
  • Shall make available each MSDS, or TIER II Report. inventory form. and follow-up emergency notice to the general public, during normal working hours at a location designated by the LEPC.
  • Shall establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information including
    Tier II information.
  • Shall receive from each subject facility the name of a facility representative who will participate in the emergency planning process as a facility emergency coordinator.
  • Shall be informed by the community emergency coordinator of hazardous chemical releases reported by owners or operators of covered facilities.
  • Shall be given follow-up emergency information as soon as practical after a release, which requires the owner/operator to submit a notice.
  • Shall receive from the owner or operator of any facility a MSDS for each such chemical (upon request of the LEPC of fire department), or a list of such chemicals as described.
  • Shall, upon request by any person, make available an MSDS to that person.
  • Shall receive from the owner or operator of each facility an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form.
  • Shall respond to a request for Tier II information no later than 45 days after the date of receipt of the request.
  • May commence a civil action against an owner or operator of a facility for failure to provide information. or for failure to submit Tier II information.