Christian County, Missouri

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Christian County
Emergency Management

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was a result of a federal law being passed when a toxic chemical accident in Bhopal, India that killed over 2,000 people in 1984. Eight months later another toxic chemical escaped from a plant in West Virginia. In 1986, the federal government passed the “Community Right to Know Act”.
The law gave states and local government the power to compile lists of hazardous chemicals that are being stored in their communities, to provide this information to the public and emergency personnel when requested, develop emergency plans for dealing with an accident, emergency notification, and toxic chemical release reporting. 
The governor appoints individuals to serve on the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC). In turn each county or region must establish an LEPC to carry out the federal and sate mandate on the local level. 
Representatives on the LEPC include elected officials, law enforcement, emergency management, firefighters, health & medical and owners/operators of chemical facilities.

 

Links
Missouri Emergency Response Commission 
State Emergency Management Agency 
Department of Public Safety

Resources for Public Safety 
Cameo-Marplot Download 
Propane Safety 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
HAZ MAT Training Schedule 

Resources for Businesses 
Tier Two Reports
Instructions for filling out Tier Two Reports
Manual Fee Calculation Sheet
Fee Calculation Sheet Instructions

 

 

 

Mailing Address
100 W. Church Room 100
Ozark, MO 65721

Physical Address

100 W. Elm St Room 60
Ozark, MO 65721
(Judicial Building on the south side of the square

 

 

 

 

 

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Links of Interest

 

 

Christian County’s Swift Reach 
Notification System
is the premier community
notification tool designed
to enhance emergency preparedness
and facilitate urgent and 
necessary notifications to
citizens during emergent events.

Click here to register!

Swift Reach

 

 

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