The Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Barton County Courthouse. The agenda will include a presentation on Wheatland Electric disaster response operations, severe weather broadcasts at Eagle Radio-Great Bend, and reports from members.
The main function of the LEPC is to establish and maintain a Hazardous Materials Plan, conduct exercises of the plan and serve as the contact for the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Program, often referred to as SARA Title III. The Barton County LEPC is comprised of representatives from the following groups: elected official, first responders, hospital, community service/civic group, law enforcement, health/medicine/transportation, firefighting, environment, communications media, and facilities/industries regulated by SARA Title III.
Individuals may contact Amy Miller, Emergency Management Director, by calling 620-793-1919 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information concerning the meeting.