February 8, 2016

Local Emergency Planning Committee ~ L.E.P.C.

c/o: Hand County Emergency Management
Alex Roeber – Director
415 West 1st Avenue, Suite 102
Miller, South Dakota 57362-1371
605-853-2408 (Sheriff’s Dispatch)
605-853-2362 (Sheriff’s Fax)
 
hand.county.lepc@live.com
Community Alerts provided via www.nixle.com
 
Attention: The SARA Tier II forms are due in January!  I have only received a half-dozen of these reports and there are more due.  Please submit your reports very soon!
 
State of South Dakota L.E.P.C. webpage:  http://denr.sd.gov/des/gw/SARATitleIII/LEPC_Organization.aspx
 
Federal Statutes on “Community Right to Know”: EPCRA – LEPC Federal Statutes (downloads a PDF file).
 

LEPC MISSION

 

  • to collect and maintain information on hazardous materials�being used in or passing through the county;

  • to analyze associated risks and vulnerabilities,�and develop an effective emergency plan;

  • to make planning information readily available to�responders and the general public; and,

  • to provide a continuing forum for the local community�to discuss hazardous materials issues.

 

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

 

  • “size the problem” associated with hazardous chemicals�located in and moving through the county;

  • assess baseline capabilities in terms of available�HazMat training and resources;

  • evaluate the effectiveness of emergency response�plans with respect to hazardous materials; and

  • promote chemical safety on the job,�in the classroom and at home.

 

I. LEPC STRUCTURE

A. MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICERS

1. LIST OF REQUIRED REPRESENTATIVES

The LEPC should include, at a minimum, representatives from the following groups or organizations:

  • public officials
  • facility owners and operators
  • environmental groups
  • hospitals
  • transportation personnel
  • emergency medical
  • broadcast and print media
  • fire service
  • community groups
  • health
  • law enforcement
  • emergency management

 

LEPC membership should be representative of the community and include those who will use the emergency plan referred to under the Duties and Responsibilities section of this handbook. The plan is more likely to be successful and credible if the people who implement it during disasters, emergencies, or exercises were part of the planning process. Those not involved in emergency response should also be part of the planning process because they add a different perspective and bring new ideas to the process. They are likely to ask the simple questions that need to be asked.

 

In some cases one person could represent more than one group. Because state emergency response commissions (SERCs) review the affiliations of nominees to the LEPC to assure legal requirements for membership are met, some LEPCs have nominated representatives by job titles, rather than individual names. This helps to assure continuity of LEPC membership and makes the appointment of replacement members easier.

 

2. OFFICERS

LEPC officers should consist of a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary. A treasurer or others would be optional. Important factors to consider in choosing officers are leadership abilities, availability, credibility, management skills, and commitment to the LEPC process.

 
 

Leadership:

2014 Officers:

Rodney Gortmaker – Chairman

Tom Lichty – Vice chairman

Nehemia Volquardsen – Secretary/Treasurer/Emergency Manager

Doug DeBoer – Public Information Officer

 

2105 Officers:

Rodney Gortmaker – Chairman

Tom Lichty – Vice Chairman

Nehemia Volquardsen – Secretary (Emergency Manager) through March

Doug DeBoer – Acting Secretary after March

Doug DeBoer – Public Information Officer

 

2016 Officers:

Rodney Gortmaker – Chairman

Tom Lichty – Vice Chairman

Doug DeBoer – Acting secretary / Acting Emergency Manager

Doug DeBoer – Public Information Officer

ALERT – ALERT – ALERT

(Messages of Importance)

 

Links:

Model HazMat Plan  (Blank PDF file usable by LEPCs to create a county plan, added 08/09/11)

Hand County is on FACEBOOK.  Simply search for “Hand County” once you log in.

Local weather provided by the National Weather Service

Storm Reports provided by stormreportmap.com.

Aviation weather provided by SuperAWOS.

Snowplow safety video. sd-DOT

www.Safetravelusa.com/sd/

Hand County Spill Database – This is the database for all spills reported to DENR.  Open the drop down menu for “County” and scroll down to “Hand” and click.  After that click “Submit” and this will show the spills reported in Hand County with a map that shows the reports from this year.

2013 Eastern South Dakota Commodity Flow Study

Agendas, Minutes and Announcements:

2013-08 LEPC Minutes

2013-06 LEPC Minutes

2013-04 LEPC Minutes

2013-02 LEPC Minutes

2015-10 LEPC Minutes

2015-12 LEPC Minutes

Board Agenda November 2015

SARA TIER II REPORTS 2016

 

 

SARA TIER II REPORTS 2014

Hand Co Highway Dept TIER II FORMS

Century Link QWEST TIER II FORMS

Harrell Brothers TIER II FORMS

SD Wheatgrowers St. Lawrence (TIER II)

Miller Terminal TIER II FORMS

City of Miller TIER II FORMS

North Central Farmers Elevator TIER II FORMS

Titan Wind Farms TIER II FORMS

Bob’s Gas TIER II Forms

Wheat Growers Agronomy Center TIER II Form