Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)


The Ellis County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a community-based organization created by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), to increase hazardous materials (Hazmat) preparedness and response. The committee has representatives from local city and county government, healthcare facilities, non profit organizations, private businesses,and volunteer groups. The LEPC provides support to the community by:

  • Receiving and processing chemical inventory reports from local industry (also known as Tier II)
  • Responding to public requests for information on chemical inventory or releases
  • Providing planning support for emergency responders and industry members
  • Coordinating and hosting training
  • Increasing community awareness concerning issues like: chemical facilities in your area, how to shelter-in-place, when to evacuate, and who to call when you have questions.

Upcoming Meetings



Tuesday, September 11th at 10:00 a.m.
Emergency Operations Center
1105 East 22nd St. Hays, KS 67601

Tuesday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m.
Emergency Operations Center
1105 East 22nd St. Hays, KS 67601

Contact Us



For more information please contact Darin Myers, LEPC Chairperson.
1105 East 22nd St. Hays, KS 67601
785-625-1061