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Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Buffalo County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is not active at this time.

The committee consists of representatives from the community. The membership includes law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire services, media, industry, and local officials.

The committee was organized under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) passed by
emergency plan includes the following: an identification of local facilities and transportation routes where hazardous material are present; the procedures for immediate response in case of an accident; a plan for notifying the community that an incident has occurred; the names of response personnel at local facilities; and a plan for conducting exercises to test the plan.

What is Shelter-in-Place?
Shelter in Place "is an emergency response concept for the general public designed to reduce the chance of injury during a chemical accident. This to inform the public about the five steps of "sheltering inplace" during a chemical emergency. How to "Shelter in place where you are," according to emergency officials, "unless you areinstructed to evacuate." more>>



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