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 Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)


There are several active Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) in South Central Nebraska. A LEPC is a group of representatives from all parties interested in HAZMAT in a community. They identify potential risks from hazardous chemicals, minimize those risks, prevent accidents, develop effective plans to deal with a chemical emergency, and provide the public with information about events that affect them.


LEPC’s consist of representatives from groups and organizations within each community including:

  • Elected officials
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency management
  • Fire departments
  • First aid
  • Health
  • Local environmental and transportation agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Broadcast and print media
  • Community groups

Representatives of facilities subject to emergency planning and community right-to-know requirements.


If you are interested in learning more about a local LEPC organization, the active groups in the region are:


Adams County LEPC


Chip Volcek, Emergency Manager




Clay County LEPC


Loren Uden, Emergency Manager



Hall County LEPC


Jon Rosenlund, Emergency Manager




South Central Regional LEPC

Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps


Pat Gerdes, Emergency Manager



Nebraska Emergency Management Agency

State Emergency Response Commission/Local Emergency Planning Committees