To provide Neosho County residents, businesses and industries, non-profit organizations, and local governments the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life; to minimize property damage; and to protect environmental sensitive areas from all types of disasters through a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard emergency management program.
This comprehensive emergency management program includes all four phases of emergency management:
Neosho County LEPC
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation.
The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):
Elected state and local officials
Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
Representatives from community groups and the media
The point of contact for Neosho County LEPC
Neosho County office of emergency Management
PO Box 109, Erie, KS 66733
Neosho County’s LEPC meeting
November 12th, 2019 at 10 am
Location:Neosho County Health Department, 320 East Main, Chanute, KS
NEOSHO COUNTY PUBLIC STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS
With the storm season actively upon us we wish to remind residents of local shelter locations in the event of severe weather.
Tioga Hotel - Corner of Main St. & Lincoln Ave.
NCCC Gymnasium - 800 West 14th Street
Lincoln School - 1000 West Main Street
Erie & Galesburg
Erie Courthouse 101 S Main St Erie KS
Galesburg Middle School - 6955 Kingman Rd
St. Paul & Thayer
St. Paul High School - 318 1st Street (K-47 Highway)
Thayer United Methodist Church - Corner of Labette & Okmulgee
Band Shell at Thayer City Park
Grant Center (Old School House) - West Main Street
Accessibility of SARA Title III Hazardous Substance Information
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community. Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.
Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in our Neosho County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Neosho County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Neosho County Emergency Management at 620-244-3874.
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