Miami County Emergency Management is an agency that is required by Kansas Law. Each county in Kansas must establish and maintain a disaster agency responsible for emergency management and coordination of response to disasters. In 1995, the Board of County Commissioners placed Miami County Emergency Management under the Sheriff's Office. Emergency Management is a support agency that assists local responders, agencies and municipalities with planning and coordinating emergencies and disasters that occur within the County.
During a disaster, it is imperative that all citizens are prepared to take care of themselves until emergency responders can arrive. There are many ways you can prepare your home, car, work, family and pets for a disaster. For more information please go to www.ready.gov.
Local Emergency Planning Committees were established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. LEPCs are non-profit community organizations that include in their membership local officials including police, fire, civil defense, public health, transportation, and environmental professionals, representatives of facilities subject to the emergency planning requirements, community groups and others. The Miami County LEPC assists in the development of emergency response plans, receive and store Tier II reports and provide information about chemicals in the community when requested.
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, PL 99-499) 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 II hazardous materials planning which is included in our Miami County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Miami County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Emergency Management at (913) 294-4444.