FREE Family Emergency Kits Available
The Fayette Local Emergency Planning has a limited number of family emergency kits available for use as fundraising items for local non-profit organizations. The kits include a NOAA weather radio, fire extinguisher, flashlight, batteries and other items that would be needed during the first 72 hours of a community emergency.
The kits are FREE, but your organization needs to apply for a kit. Send us an email, with the name, address and membership of your organization and how you would use the Fayette LEPC emergency kit in your activities.
The awards committee will review your application and make the award on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the public information officer for the Fayette LEPC, John Bobel, via email to: email@example.com
To send the LEPC an email with your application, click here.
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Welcome to LEPC
The primary mission of the Fayette Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to develop and implement a community emergency response plan for releases of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS); provide an interface between facilities handling EHS and the public; and provide education for appropriate protective actions to the community.
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA or SARA Title III) was passed by Congress in 1986. The state counterpart law for Kentucky is found in KRS Chapter 39. SARA Title III has two main purposes: it establishes authorities for emergency planning and prepardedness at the community and state level; and provides local governments and the public with information about hazardous chemicals in their community through reporting measures. Most importantly, SARA Title III has established new relationships among levels of government, industry, institutions, environmental groups, the press and citizens.
2014 LEPC Seminar - 'Creating a Blueprint for Success'
The Fayette LEPC presented its second annual day long seminar on facility emergency planning and response on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lexington’s Clarion Hotel. Industry leaders spoke about the latest developments in emergency planning and other important issues. Seminar topics included:
- US EPA Update
- Risk Communication
- Business Continuity
- Planning and Partnerships
- New Technologies for Spill Response
- Facility Assessment Update
- Chemical Facility Safety and Security
Click on the topics listed above for presentation materials. Be sure to check out the gallery for event pictures.