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 Jeremy Ashby, Newton City/County Airport service attendant. The vice-chair is Brody Flavin, Halstead clinic manager for Health Ministries Clinic.

Meetings for 2023
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

Meetings for 2022

Meetings for 2021
Agendas Minutes
Feb. 10
Canceled
April 14
April 14
June 9  Canceled
Aug. 11
Aug. 11
Oct. 6 Oct. 6
Dec. 8 Dec. 8
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.