Local Emergency Planning Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Jasper County, Missouri, Local Emergency Planning Committee is to protect public health and the environment by assisting our communities with chemical incident prevention and preparedness; and by receiving, processing and reporting on chemical information received under the community right-to-know laws.

LEPC meetings occur on the third Wednesday of every other month and are open to the public. Meeting locations alternate between Joplin and Carthage. For detailed information contact Keith Stammer at kstammer@joplinmo.org.

LEPC News and Training Opportunities
Training & Education   News & Information
2nd Quarter MoDPS FirstNet Meeting, 10 AM, August 26, 2014 Joplin City Hall.   August 1, 2013: President signs Executive Order on improving chemical facility safety and security. Executive Order | Fact Sheet
NIMS ICS 300, September 3-5, 2014 Joplin   OSHA hazmat inspection program launching in Missouri. More Information
Emergency Vehicle Driver Training, Blue Springs, Sept 6-7, 2014   Information about Safe Community Grants for communities along Enbridge’s ROW
MGT348 Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents class, October 7-8, 2014 Joplin, MO More Information | Course Application Form Keeping Food Safe During and Emergency
Online Training Opportunity: IS-2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework. Information Sheet. FEMA Training: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/     Video - Multi-Discipline Active Shooter Response Training
Online Training Opportunity: Enbridge Pipeline Training     NOAA - Springfield Weather Page
    United States Department of Labor OSHA Publications

What is LEPC?

The passage of the SARA Title III: Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 mandates that facilities which produce, utilize and/or store certain hazardous materials must report these chemicals to State environmental authorities. This Act has also intensified local governmental authorities' and the community's concern and interest about these facilities. It encourages these facilities to initiate community awareness about the chemicals they use and to work with local governments, emergency response organizations, and neighborhood groups in developing emergency plans in the event of a hazardous materials incidents at these facilities. The Jasper County Local Emergency Planning Committee was created on January 23, 1997, with the following purposes in mind: to write a comprehensive HazMat response plan; to receive, record, and publish information from Tier II reports regarding storage of hazardous chemicals; and to monitor Hazardous Materials response and training within the county. Click link to view the LEPC Composition and Responsibilities according to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.