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Emergency groups starts work for 2011
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2010 was a busy year for emegency preparation work in Barton County, and this year will be as well, from early indications, according to Emergency Risk Manager Amy Miller.
Miller noted that the Barton County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Barton County Courthouse to start work on projects for this year.
The agenda will include discussion on a Critical Assets Inventory, an update on committee by-laws and discussion on exercises planned during calendar year 2011. 
Miller explained that the main function of the Local Emergency Planning Committee 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.” 
She added, the LEPC is comprised of representatives from elected officials; hospitals; community service/civic groups; law enforcement; health, medicine, and transportation professionals; fire fighting; environment; media; industry; and others.
For more information on the LEPC, contact Miller, 793-1919 or by email at