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About LEPC

About the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The LEPC service area spans eight counties in the Greater Kansas City region:
Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray in Missouri.

Fast Facts About the LEPC

  1. Thousands of  chemicals are used to provide essential services, like clean water, and to manufacture goods that make life easier and safer and that people use everyday in the Kansas City area.

  2. The Mid-America LEPC region has over 1,450 facilities that store and use hazardous materials.

  3. The Kansas City Region is first in railroad freight volume and  has over 4,400 miles of Railroad track that hauls hundreds of hazardous materials shipments each day.

  4. Over 10 million tons of hazardous materials are shipped by air freight each year involving over 120,000 takeoffs and landings at the Kansas City International airport.

  5. Over 20 pipeline companies transport liquid and gas petroleum products in the Mid-America LEPC Region through hundreds of miles of pipelines.

  6. Thousands of tons of hazardous materials is shipped by regional river freight from the Kansas City Port Authority up and down the Missouri River.

  7. Over 15,000 miles of regional roads throughout the Mid-America LEPC Area have thousands of hazardous materials shipments transported by truck each day.

  8. Many sites storing and utilizing hazardous chemical are located in some of the most densely populated areas of the Mid-America LEPC Area.

  9. There are Eight Hazardous Materials Teams in the Mid-America LEPC area ready to respond to a hazardous materials incidents.

  10. Numerous chemical spills occur within the Mid-America LEPC area each year. Are you and your family prepared to evacuate or shelter-in-place should a chemical emergency happen in your neighborhood?