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