Courthouse closed Monday, Feb. 18 for Presidents Day

A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is an opportunity for government, industry, and citizens to collectively discuss and train for emergency situations.

The Harvey County LEPC meets bi-monthly - typically the second Tuesday of that month - at 9 a.m. in the Emergency Operations Center, located in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center at 120 E. 7th St. in Newton. Locally, the LEPC is represented with community leaders from the county and city governments, health care, railroad maintenance and more. The meetings are open to the public.

LEPC leadership positions are annually elected. The LEPC chair is Brian Palmer, Newton City/County Airport manager. The vice chair is Ed Patton Sedgwick city administrator. The secretary is Rachel Corn, Harvey County emergency management customer service representative.

Meetings for 2019

Agendas Minutes
Feb. 13
Feb. 13
April 10
April 10
June 12  June 12
Aug. 14
Aug. 14
Oct. 9 Oct. 9
Dec. 11 Dec. 11

Meetings for 2018

Agendas Minutes
Feb. 14
Feb. 14
April 11
April 11
June 13  June 13
Aug. 8
Aug. 8
Nov. 14 Nov. 14
Dec. 12 Dec. 12

Meetings for 2017

Agendas Minutes
Feb. 8
Feb. 8
April 12
April 12
June 14 June 14
Aug. 9
Aug. 9
Oct. 11 Oct. 11
Dec. 13 Dec. 13


Public Notice

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 Harvey County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Harvey County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Harvey County Emergency Management at 316-284-6910.